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AFI marks its 40th with classic screenings

September 14, 2007|Lee Margulies | Times Staff Writer

Imagine going to a movie theater that was showing "Star Wars," "Rocky," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Unforgiven," "The Sound of Music" and "Bonnie and Clyde."

The good news: You can.

The bad news: The films all start at the same time, so you can only see one.

To help celebrate its 40th anniversary, the American Film Institute said that it would show 11 classic films at ArcLight Hollywood on Oct. 3 -- with each movie to be introduced by one of its stars or filmmakers. But all 11 screen at 7 p.m.

The lineup as announced by AFI:

Julie Andrews will present "The Sound of Music" (1965).

Warren Beatty will present "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967).

Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner will present "When Harry Met Sally . . . " (1989).

Kirk Douglas will present "Spartacus" (1960).

Clint Eastwood will present "Unforgiven" (1992).

Morgan Freeman will present "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994).

Tippi Hedren will present "The Birds" (1963).

Angela Lansbury will present "Beauty and the Beast" (1991).

George Lucas will present "Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope" (1977).

Jack Nicholson will present "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975).

Sylvester Stallone will present "Rocky" (1976).

"What better way to celebrate 40 years of AFI than to bring together movie artists and moviegoers in the flickering light of these classic American films?" said Jean Picker Firstenberg, AFI's president.

Tickets, priced at $25 (which includes popcorn and a soda), go on sale Sept. 19. All profits will go to support AFI.


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