Monday, February 9, 2009

31 Days of Oscar Feb 1- March 3

Right now Turner Classic Movies is presenting it's annual "31 Days of Oscar" festival, in which every film has received one or more Academy Awards and/or nominations. All movies are shown in an unedited, commercial-free format. This year's theme for "31 Days of Oscar" is TCM University, with movies categorized by Departments and Course Offerings that allow any student of film to gather knowledge on a variety of subjects.

More than 25 titles will make their first appearance on TCM during "31 Days of Oscar", including Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge (Feb. 5); the colorful musical LiÂ'l Abner (Feb. 6); the gritty urban drama Boyz N the Hood (Feb. 8); Lawrence Olivier's stunning adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III (Feb. 10); the passionate drama Room at the Top (Feb. 10); the delightful romanceEnchanted April (Feb. 10); Alec Guinness' hilarious comedy The Horse's Mouth (Feb. 15); Louis MalleÂ's controversial Pretty Baby (Feb. 15); Barry Levinson's Bugsy (Feb. 16); adaptations of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (Feb. 19), Stephen Vincent Benet's The Devil and Daniel Webster (Feb. 23) and John Steinbeck's East of Eden (Feb. 23); Kon Ichikawa's anti-war classic The Burmese Harp (Feb. 24); and Jim Sheridan's heart-wrenching My Left Foot (Feb. 25).

The 81st Annual Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. (ET)/ 5 p.m. (PT) on ABC.

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