Turner Classic Movies March 2013 Highlights

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Kim Novak: Live at the TCM Classic Film Festival – Wednesday, March 6, at 8 p.m. (ET)

TCM will celebrate the extraordinary career of actress Kim Novak with an entire night of programming. The evening will open with the premiere of Kim Novak: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival, a one-hour interview special hosted by TCM's Robert Osborne and taped at last year's festival in Hollywood. TCM will then explore Novak's career with presentations of four memorable films: Bell, Book and Candle (1958), Picnic (1955), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Of Human Bondage (1964).
 
Guest Programmer: Joel Grey – Tuesday, March 19, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)

Joel Grey, who won an Oscar® for playing the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret (1972), sits down with Robert Osborne to introduce three of his favorite films: the post-war drama The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), the musical biopic Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and the starkly realistic drama On the Waterfront (1954).
 
The Essentials – Saturdays at 8 p.m. (ET) – 13th season begins Saturday, March 9

TCM's signature showcase launches its 13th season of presenting classic films every movie lover should see. Drew Barrymore returns to co-host The Essentials with TCM's Robert Osborne. For the season opener on March 9, they will introduce two films that feature large ensemble casts and multiple storylines. At 8 p.m. (ET) will be the glamorous Oscar®-winning film Grand Hotel (1932), starring Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, John Barrymore (Drew Barrymore's grandfather) and Lionel Barrymore (her great uncle). Later that night, at 12:30 a.m., Barrymore and Osborne will introduce Lawrence Kasdan's baby-boomer comedy-drama The Big Chill (1983), with Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly and JoBeth Williams.

The following is The Essentials' schedule for the rest of the month:
March 16 – Tootsie (1982) – part of a night of Dustin Hoffman films.
March 23 – Gun Crazy (1949) – kicking off a night of films featuring girls with guns.
March 30 – The Lady Eve (1942) – first of five films centering on con artists.
 
Star of the Month: Greer Garson – Mondays in March

TCM celebrates the career of Greer Garson, the beloved actress known for her earnest performances as morally courageous women. Garson will be featured each Monday night in March in such films as Mrs. Miniver (1942), Random Harvest (1942), Madame Curie (1943), Desire Me (1947), That Forsyte Woman (1949), Strange Lady in Town (1955) and Sunrise at Campobello (1960).
 
TCM Spotlight: Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini, one of the great masters of Italy's neorealism movement, takes center stage in March as TCM presents some of his greatest films each Friday night. The month-long tribute includes Rome, Open City (1946), Paison (1946), Germany, Year Zero (1947), L'Amore (1948), Stromboli (1950), Europa (1952) and the TCM premieres of Journey to Italy (1954), Fear (1954), The Machine that Killed Bad People (1952), India: Matri Bhumi (1959), Socrates (1971) and Blaise Pascal (1972).
 

TCM Salutes Lionel Rogosin – Wednesday, March 13, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)

In addition to celebrating the works of Roberto Rossellini through March, TCM will set feature a night of films by independent American filmmaker Lionel Rogosin, a pioneer of political cinema who was heavily influenced by Italian neorealism. The evening features the TCM premieres of four Rogosin films, including On the Bowery (1956), Come Back, Africa (1959), Black Roots (1970) and Good Times, Wonderful Times (1965), as well as documentary about the making of Come Back, Africa entitled An American in Sophiatown (2007).

To the Moon and Beyond: A Night of Space Movies – Wednesday, March 20, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)

TCM heads into outer space for a night of space movies, beginning with the award-winning documentary For All Mankind (1989), which chronicles NASA's Apollo program. The night also includes 2010 (1984), Forbidden Planet (1956), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) and Marooned (1969).

Easter Epics – Sunday, March 31, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)

TCM will celebrate Easter with a night of Bible-inspired epics, beginning with The Robe (1953), based on Lloyd C. Douglas' novel about a Roman centurion who presides over Jesus' crucifixion. Next up is the sequel, Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954), with Victor Mature leading an all-star cast in the story of Emperor Caligula's search for Jesus' robe. The lineup concludes with a Silent Sunday Night presentation of Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings (1927), starring H.B. Warner as Jesus.

Programming subject to change.
Schedule for TCM in Canada may differ slightly.

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