The second Turner Classic Movies Classic Film Festival will unfold from 4.28 though 5.1, mostly at the American Cinematheque and the Chinese. The progammers are Robert Osborne and Charles Tabesh. There will be an emphasis on musicals, apparently, but other genres will be included. Some of the films will have undergone some form of restoration prior to entering the Bluray market, or so I understand.

One of the films being screened is Robert Mulligan‘s To Kill A Mockingbird (’62), which will also be observing its 50th anniversary next year. I noticed this morning that First Run Features will open Mary McDonagh‘s Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & ‘To Kill A Mockiingbird’, a documentary based on her 2010 book “Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird“, on May 6th.

McDonagh’s doc screening at the TCM Classic Film Festival sounds like a cross-promotional no-brainer to me, but a First Run rep said she was unaware of any such plan or notion.

Other TCM Classic Film Festival selections include A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), An American in Paris (1951), Becket (1964), Carousel (1956), Citizen Kane (1941), The Guns of Navarone (1961), La Dolce Vita (1960), Network (1976), Reds (1981), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), Taxi Driver (1976), The Devil is a Woman (1935), The Tingler (1959), West Side Story (1961) and Whistle Down the Wind (1961).