Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, with help from the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has brought together fourteen of the studio’s most beloved films like All About Eve and M*A*S*H back to the big screen on Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the studio’s 75th anniversary.
One of the most anticipated highlights for the weekend is Saturday’s screening of M*A*S*H. This year marks the film’s 40th anniversary and Fox is celebrating in style, rolling out a new print of the revered crackpot military satire. A Q&A session will follow; cast members Elliot Gould, Sally Kellerman and Tom Skerritt, and Kathryn Reed Altman (widow of director Robert Altman) will be available to answer all questions.
Some early Fox favorites have been dusted off and had the scratches removed – restored prints of Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), Elia Kazan’s stern look at American anti-Semitism, Niagara (1953), featuring Marilyn Monroe in one of her first leading roles, and the film that redefined ‘winning an Oscar’, 1950’s All About Eve will also have center stage at this weekend’s gala.
Rounding out the weekend, the 1963, over-the-top spectacle, Cleopatra, along with the intense star-spangled picture, Patton (1970), will be shown in a colossal 70mm widescreen format – as if you needed to see them any bigger!
Twentieth Century Fox has made it a habit of capturing audiences hearts since 1935. Whether you recall Shirley Temple rocketing to fame at a very young age, or had a pin up of Betty Grable, 20th Century Fox was responsible. The studio gave you admirable gentleman like Henry Fonda and Tyrone Power and let you danced all night to the King and I, and Oklahoma. Oh, and admit it, you may have even embraced your inner geek with Fox films like Star Wars or Alien. Whatever your story is, you may not want to miss out on this weekend.
Full details about this weekend can be found here.