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Films in Robert Osborne's 2008 Classic FIlm Festival
Written by Diana Saenger   

Classic Movie fans now have something to look forward to as the schedule of films for Robert Osborne's Classic Film Festival has been announced. Covering films from 1946 to 1993, it's kind of scary to think that classics now reach into those years, but many times it's more about "the movie" than what year it showed. Osborne, TCM's host, has done a great job of selecting another list of exciting films that will surely stir up lots of chatter, memories and new revelations about them. Don't miss out on the fun.

2008 Film Festival Schedule

Thursday, April 10 (Opening Night)

8:30 p.m. - Young Frankenstein (1974)

young-frankenstein-posters140.jpgNot matter how many times you watch this movie you can't help but laugh. When a young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits his grandfather, Dr. Victor von Frankenstein's castle, he gets more than he bargained for. There's the hunchback, Igor (Marty Feldman), the lab assistant, Inga (Teri Garr) and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher (Cloris Leachman). What a mess, and what fun!


Friday, April 11

10:00 a.m. - Panel Discussion at the Classic Center (Free & Open to the Public)

1:30 p.m. - Notorious (1946)

notorious140.jpgIn this classic Hitchcock film Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) takes a nose dive after her German father is convicted of treason. She's soon asked to spy on a group of her father's Nazi friends operating out of Rio de Janeiro. But that's not so easy when she falls for the agent (Cary Grant) who gave her the assignment.



4:30 p.m. - Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) (free children's matinee)

journeytcenter140.jpgJules Verne's classic novel comes alive in this film about Prof. Lindenbrook (James Mason) who is chosen to lead an expedition party to the centre of the earth. This exciting adventure also stars Pat Boone and Arlene Dahl.






8:30 p.m.   - The Way We Were (1973)

waywewere140.jpgBarbra Streisand and Robert Redford get romantic in a movie about a couple who meet again after 20 years. They battle politics, job changes and trying to recapture what they once had.




Saturday, April 12

11:00 a.m. - Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

lawrencearabia140.jpgThis movie is about Thomas Edward Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), an extraordinary man who fought as a soldier in the Arabian Desert to destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire, then died at the age of 47 in a motorcycle accident. Also starring Alec Guinness, Claude Rains, Omar Sharif and Anthony Quayle, the movie won seven Oscars, including "Best Picture" and was nominated for three more.


4:30 p.m. - What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

whatseatinggilbertg140.jpgGilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) works at a local grocery store in his hometown of Endora, but he's also mostly responsible for his younger autistic brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Although Arnie gets into one mess after another, Gilbert doesn't mind until he falls in love with Becky (Juliette Lewis) and finds little time to be with her.


8:30 p.m.   - The African Queen (1951)

africanqueen140.jpgIt's the start of World War 1, and Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart) is finding unusual tasks for his old steamer, The African Queen. Not only must he ferry supplies to villages in East Africa; he faces a major obstacle when Rev. Samuel Sayer (Robert Morley) dies, and he has to take the reverend' sister, Rose (Katharine Hepburn), back to civilization - having a run in with the Germans on the way.


Sunday, April 13

1:30 p.m.   - The King & I  (1956)

When Mrs. Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok where she is to teach English to the children of the royal household, she's not happy. The teacher was promised a house that the King (Yul Brynner) has failed to provide. But will she leave as threatened when she feels she might be in love with him?

All events will be held in the theater of the Classic Center at The University of Georgia's Grady College in Athens, GA.

Please note that the films and their schedule times are subject to change. Passes and Individual tickets are on sale at the Classic Center Box Office and online at or by calling (800) 918-6393.

The price for a pass to all films and panel discussions is $60.

Individual film tickets $10, $8 with UGA Alumni Association or student id.

Discount passes are available to UGA Alumni Association members and to UGA students for $45. Student and Alumni Association discounts are only available at the Classic Center box office with a valid id/membership card.

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