Turner Classic Movies will honor the recent passing of director Sydney Pollack on June 2, by preempting its evening schedule to present four of his films.
At 8pm, TCM will present Pollack’s first film, The Slender Thread (1965), with Sidney Poitier and Anne Bancroft. Following that will be two of Pollack’s seven collaborations with Robert Redford- Three Days Of The Condor (1975) at 10 pm and Jeremiah Johnson (1972) at 2 am. Nestled between the two at midnight is Pollack’s comedy Tootsie (1982), in which he also appeared as Dustin Hoffman’s agent.
Stuff like this is one of the reasons why I think movie fans should treasure Turner Classic Movies. Granted, they can’t preempt their programming to do retrospectives every time a Hollywood figure passes. But when they are able to, they make sure that they do it right.