Boyhood Director Appears As Guest Programmer On TCM!


Richard Linklater, director of the critically acclaimed Boyhood, will be spending the evening of Thursday, September 4th with TCM’s Robert Osborne to present and discuss three of his favorite films: Some Came Running, Asphalt Jungle, and Fanny and Alexander.

Linklater’s evening as Guest Programmer will begin at 8/7C. For further details, follow the jump.

Boyhood Producer-Writer-Director Richard Linklater to Present Three Favorite Movies on TCM in September

Award-winning filmmaker Richard Linklater, whose most recent film, Boyhood, garnered rave reviews and became a box office hit this summer, is coming to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in September to serve as Guest Programmer. Linklater, who burst onto the scene with his independent hit Slacker in 1991 and went on to earn Oscar® nominations for Before Sunset in 2004 and last year’s Before Midnight, will join TCM host Robert Osborne to present three of his favorite films on Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET).

Linklater’s selections will begin with the powerful drama Some Came Running (1958), starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine. He calls it a “wonderful melodrama” with “a film artist behind it” in director Vincente Minnelli. Next up is what Linklater calls “a great heist film,” John Huston’s film noir classic The Asphalt Jungle (1949), starring Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern and James Whitmore. The evening concludes with the theatrical version of Ingmar Bergman’s nostalgic drama Fanny and Alexander (1982), which Linklater calls “one of the best films about a child’s perspective on the world.”

A complete schedule for Richard Linklater’s stint as TCM’s Guest Programmer is included below.

TCM Guest Programmer: Richard Linklater – Thursday, Sept. 4, beginning at 8 p.m. (ET)

8 p.m. (ET) – Some Came Running (1958) – Frank Sinatra stars as a disillusioned veteran who returns to his Midwestern hometown in this adaptation of James Jones’ novel. Shirley MacLaine in an Oscar®-nominated performance, and Dean Martin co-star in the film, which was directed by Vincente Minnelli and shot on location in Indiana.


10:30 p.m. (ET) – The Asphalt Jungle (1950) – John Huston’s gripping film noir follows the planning, execution and aftermath of a complex jewel robbery. Sterling Hayden stars as a down-and-out gambler hired to help with the caper. Sam Jaffe co-stars as the mastermind, with James Whitmore as the getaway driver and Louis Calhern as the financial backer. Jean Hagen also stars, and Marilyn Monroe plays a small part.

12:45 a.m. – Fanny and Alexander (1982) – Ingmar Bergman’s award-winning drama follows the lives of a brother and sister who are members of a large Swedish family full of fascinating characters. Originally intended as a four-part television drama, Fanny and Alexander was re-edited for theatrical release and went on to win four Academy Awards®, including Best Foreign Language Film.


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