FSLC and ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES announce cast reunion of THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Posted by on 9.24.2012

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER and THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES announce cast reunion of THE PRINCESS BRIDE at the 2012 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

Special guests include director Rob Reiner and cast members Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn and Robin Wright 


NEW YORK, September 20, 2012 —The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced today the participants of a cast reunion as part of the 25th Anniversary presentation of THE PRINCESS BRIDE during the 2012 New York Film Festival.

Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, said, “We're delighted to screen Rob Reiner and William Goldman's wry, irreverent and thoroughly enchanting fable on this historic anniversary, from a beautiful 35mm print, in the presence of so many members of its original creative team.”

Presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Wave young patron’s group to celebrate the 25th Anniversary and all-new Blu-ray release of the classic storybook romance, the event will feature a screening of a newly struck and pristine 35mm print of the film at Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00PM. Director Rob Reiner will be joined on stage with cast members Billy Crystal, Cary Elwes, Carol Kane, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn and Robin Wright for a post-screening conversation. The print is provided by the Academy Film Archive and was created as part of the recently announced Film-to-Film initiative, a project that accelerates the work of the Archive to acquire and create new film masters and prints from at-risk elements.

Noted Patrick Harrison, the Academy’s New York Program Director, “The fact that THE PRINCESS BRIDE has stood the test of time is testament to the film’s timeless screenplay adapted by William Goldman, multi-talented director, actor and producer Rob Reiner and stellar ensemble cast.  The Academy is proud to be a part of the 25th anniversary celebration and the 50th anniversary of the New York Film Festival.”

THE PRINCESS BRIDE 25th Anniversary Blu-ray will be available October 2 courtesy of MGM and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Loaded with special features including the all-new featurette “True Love: The Princess Bride Phenomenon” which includes brand new interviews with Reiner, Elwes, Wright, Goldman, Christopher Guest (For Your Consideration), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night) and executive producer Norman Lear. 

Few if any films of the 1980s have been more beloved by successive generations of moviegoers than THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Directed by Rob Reiner (THIS IS SPINAL TAP) and written by legendary screenwriter William Goldman (BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID) based on Goldman’s 1973 novel, THE PRINCESS BRIDE is a classic tale of love and adventure as read by a kindly grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson. Featuring swordplay, an evil prince, a giant and a beautiful princess, the film showcases a peerless ensemble cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane, André the Giant and Billy Crystal as Miracle Max. Rock and roll writer and performer Willy DeVille composed the Academy Award-nominated theme song, "Storybook Love."

The 17-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Peña also includes: Melissa Anderson, Contributor, Village Voice; Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Todd McCarthy, Chief Film Critic, The Hollywood Reporter; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight and Sound.

The New York Film Festival is generously sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, illy, HBO, Trump International Hotel and Tower, WABC, WNET, the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.


FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
Under the leadership of Rose Kuo, Executive Director, and Richard Peña, Program Director, the Film Society of Lincoln Center offers the best in international, classic and cutting-edge independent cinema. The Film Society presents two film festivals that attract global attention: the New York Film Festival, currently planning its 50th edition, and New Directors/New Films which, since its founding in 1972, has been produced in collaboration with MoMA. The Film Society also publishes the award-winning Film Comment Magazine, and for over three decades has given an annual award—now named “The Chaplin Award”—to a major figure in world cinema. Past recipients of this award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks. The Film Society presents a year-round calendar of programming, panels, lectures, educational programs and specialty film releases at its Walter Reade Theater and the new state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit www.filmlinc.com and follow #filmlinc on Twitter.


THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners–Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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