2023 TCM Classic Film Festival: Steven Spielberg, Paul Thomas Anderson
The 14th annual TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off April 13 in Los Angeles.
The 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival celebrates 100 years of Warner Bros. — which, like TCM, is part of Warner Bros. Discovery.
This year, on April 13, in Los Angeles, it opens the centenary of Warner Bros. with Steven Spielberg and Paul Thomas Anderson and the Film Foundation, commemorating the history-making studio.
The 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival, taking place in the heart of Hollywood from April 13-16, is centered around the theme of “You’ve Never Seen It Yet,” celebrating cinematic legacy, with a special focus on the enduring legacy of Warner Bros. Its 100th anniversary is on April 4, 2023.
In conjunction with Warner Bros. Discovery’s centennial WB100 campaign, Celebrating Every Story, the TCM Classic Film Festival will spotlight some of the studio’s landmark works, including the 4K restoration of the 1959 western “Rio Bravo” starring Angie Dickinson. “Rio Bravo” will open the festival, where Dickinson will participate in a post-screening discussion with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.
“Rio Bravo” has been restored by the Martin Scorsese Film Foundation, whose board members Spielberg and Anderson will take the stage to celebrate the continuation of Warner Bros. Discovery’s multi-year partnership with the organization that has restored or preserved more than 950 films. ensure their survival for future generations.
“Any Angie Dickinson movie is made better by the fact that Angie Dickinson is in it. Of course, ‘Rio Bravo’ is no exception,” said host Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Anchor and official host of the TCM Classic Film Festival. “Plus there’s a couple of guys named John Wayne and Dean Martin. What’s more, the return of Paul Thomas Anderson and Steven Spielberg for the second year in a row is a great honor and a sign of TCM’s vital role in the filmmaking community.”
Warner Bros. “Rio Bravo” stars Sheriff John Wayne with a group of unlikely allies, including Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson and Dickinson, to help fend off a gang of gunmen trying to break out a prisoner. In 2014, “Rio Bravo” was designated by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
TCM previously announced that Oscar-winning production designer Patrizia von Brandenstein and actor, dancer, choreographer, director and artist Russ Tamblyn will be honored at this year’s festival. In addition, film historian Donald Bogle will be presented with the fourth annual Robert Osborne Award, which recognizes an individual who has helped keep the cultural legacy of classic film alive for future generations.
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