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TCM 2012 Classic Film Festival To Launch in Space

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 26, 2012 at 11:35AM

Turner Classic Movies has set April 25-28 2013 as the dates for its fourth-annual TCM Classic Film Festival. To open the festival, TCM takes this year's theme, Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies, to an extreme: TCM teamed up with NASA for an "extra-terrestrial screening" of the cult sci-fi flick "Forbidden Planet" on Saturday October 13...
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Forbidden Planet

Turner Classic Movies has set April 25-28 2013 as the dates for its fourth-annual TCM Classic Film Festival.  To open the festival, TCM takes this year's theme, Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies, to an extreme: TCM teamed up with NASA for an "extra-terrestrial screening" of the cult sci-fi flick "Forbidden Planet" on Saturday October 13 - both at the Kennedy Space Center as well as onboard the International Space Station, so that astronauts can also enjoy the 1956 sci-fi thriller.  The record-setting astronaut for spacewalking, Sunita Williams, will introduce the film at the screening.

The rest of the 2013 TCM Film Festival will take place back in California, where TCM film historian Robert Osborne will play host. Pricey passes for the 2013 Festival will go on sale in November and can be purchased here.
 

This article is related to: Festivals, TCM, Festivals, Classics, DVDs


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.