Robert Osborne has selected the films for his fourth annual Robert Osborne’s Classic Film Festival, to be held April 10-13 at the Classic Center.
Osborne, the prime time host of Turner Classic Movies and columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, has picked eight classic films that, according to him, “represent the breadth and variety of Hollywood, independent and international classic cinema from the 1930s to the 1990s.”
The movies in the festival are: Young Frankenstein, Notorious, Journey to the Center of the Earth, African Queen, Lawrence of Arabia, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, The Way We Were and The King and I. For the three-and-a half day festival in April, the 2,000-seat Classic Center theatre will be transformed into a world-class movie palace with the installation of a 60-foot motion picture screen and state-of-the-art 35mm projection and sound systems. Most prints will be pristine archival 35 mm prints from many of the major studios.
In addition, the festival will feature a panel discussion hosted by Osborne. Panelists will include UGA scholars, festival guests, artists, critics and others. The panel topics will relate to the classic festival films and their various influences. The panel discussion will be open to the public.
All films, with the exception of the April 11 matinee showing of Journey to the Center of the Earth, will require a paid ticket for admission. The matinee will be open to the public.
Passes are now on sale at the Classic Center box office, online at www.classiccenter.com or by calling (800) 918-6393. Prices are $60 for a pass to all films and panel discussions or $45 with valid student or UGA Alumni Association identification. A limited number of passes that include the festival’s closing brunch will be available for $90 for the general public and $75 with valid student or UGA Alumni Association identification. Tickets for individual films will go on sale in January.