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The stars of the 1965 film will be on hand for the movie-musical’s 50th anniversary gala screening on March 26, emceed by Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne at the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX. The restored film will be presented in collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox, which will release an anniversary Blu-ray edition on March 10.
TCM’s screening of the title, telling the story of the Von Trapp family, will mark the second year in a row that a Rodgers &Hammerstein musical has opened the fest. Last year, the big-screen 1955 adaptation Oklahoma! launched the festivities, with Shirley Jones attending.
This year’s lineup of restored classics, with the theme “History According to Hollywood,” also includes Apollo 13 (1995), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928). Additional screenings and events will be announced over the coming months.
The 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival runs March 26-29 in Hollywood.
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