The legend of the comedy Billy Crystal is the golden man at the 10th TCM Classic Film Festival which opens with a screening of the 30th anniversary of "When Harry Met Sally …", where he will be joined by the co – protagonist Meg Ryan and director Rob Reiner, Thursday 11 April.
Crystal will also be set in front of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX with a fingerprinting and handprinting ceremony on Friday, April 12th.
In its first nine years, the TCM Classic Film Festival has welcomed legends such as Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds, Mel Brooks, Julie Andrews, Jeff Bridges, Cicely Tyson, Sydney Poitier, Carl and Rob Reiner, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Jane Fonda and many others.
This year's festival, which features screenings at the TCL Chinese Theater, at the Egyptian Theater, Hollywood Roosevelt, among others, presents the appearances of Kurt Russell and director John Carpenter for their film "Escape from New York". A projection by Robert Altman "Nashville" "He will pull out Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine and Jeff Goldblum.
Other stars in the program include Angie Dickinson, Jacqueline Bisset, Gena Rowlands, Rita Wilson, Louis Gossett Jr., Alex Trebek, Burt Bacharach, Patty McCormack, Bill Hader, Frank Darabont and Norman Lear.
The festival will close on Sunday 14 April with a screening of the 80th anniversary of "Gone with the Wind" at the Chinese TCL.
TCM will also honor founder Ted Turner with an interview and a video tribute opening the festival. Turner Classic Movies also celebrates its 25th anniversary on April 14th.
Festival tickets are available and individual tickets can be purchased for some screenings.
For more information, visit film festival.tcm.com.