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Special guests announced for Osborne film festival

Special guests announced for Osborne film festival

Three Academy Award winners and several film industry veterans will be special guests at Robert Osborne’s Classic Film Festival, which runs March 25-28 at the Classic Center.

Actors Marshall Bell, Corey Feldman, Cloris Leachman and Caren Marsh-Doll are scheduled to join authors John Bengtson and Eddie Muller, producers Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos and Leon Vitali, and Turner Classic Movies’ vice president Tom Brown as special guests.

Bell has acted in both television and film for more than 25 years, including a role as an emotionally distant father in Stand by Me, which will be shown March 26 at 4 p.m. Joining him will be Feldman whose film career includes Gremlins, The Goonies and his breakout role in Stand by Me.

Leachman’s career includes a long history of roles in television and film, including the Mary Tyler Moore Show and an Oscar-winning performance in The Last Picture Show. She played the role of Agnes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which will be shown March 26 at 8 p.m.

A professional dancer and actress, Marsh-Doll, serves as Judy Garland’s stand-in for the March 28 matinee at 2 p.m. of The Wizard of Oz.

Bengtson, author of several critically acclaimed books, will be the featured guest for the film festival’s first silent film screening, Steamboat Bill Jr. on March 27 at 4 p.m.

Founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, Muller will share his knowledge of film noir at the 1 p.m. screening on March 26 of Double Indemnity.

Frederickson and Roos have long associations with Francis Ford Coppola, having worked with him on The Godfather II, for which they won an Academy Award. The pair will discuss the film on March 27 at 8 p.m.

Vitali, a Hollywood veteran, worked with producer/director Stanley Kubrick on four of his films including The Shining, the festival’s midnight film on March 26.