40 Celebrated Years 1 Historic Night: TARGET PRESENTS AFI'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Sep 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from American Film Institute

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute today
 announced a historic public event to mark the institute's 40th anniversary.
 Target Presents AFI's 40th Anniversary is an event of unprecedented scale
 -- even for Hollywood. Eleven classic American films will screen on a
 single night, in a single location -- each with a live introduction by the
 film's legendary star or filmmaker.
     The event will be held October 3 at ArcLight Hollywood. All film
 programs will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale to the general
 public on September 19.
     The films and artists that are confirmed to take part in this momentous
 occasion are:
     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 movie-goers in the flickering light of these classic
 American films," stated Jean Picker Firstenberg, AFI's President and CEO.
 "We thank Target for their continued support of AFI, providing the
 opportunity to honor AFI's 40th Anniversary with an epic celebration worthy
 of America's national educational and cultural organization."
     "We are thrilled to honor 40 great years of the American Film Institute
 by celebrating the magic and artistry of the silver screen," said Laura
 Sandall, director, events marketing and publicity, Target. "By building
 relationships with leading cultural organizations like AFI, Target is able
 to foster creativity, promote learning and build stronger communities."
     Tickets to all screenings are $25 and can be purchased at AFI.com or in
 person at the ArcLight box office at 6360 W Sunset Boulevard (at Ivar)
 beginning Wednesday, September 19. Event tickets include free popcorn and
 soda for all guests. The first 100 guests to arrive in each theater will
 receive a free copy of the special commemorative AFI 40th Anniversary
 Tribute book.
     About the American Film Institute:
     AFI is a national institute providing leadership in screen education
 and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film,
 television and digital media. AFI trains the next generation of filmmakers
 at its world-renowned Conservatory, maintains America's film heritage
 through the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and explores new digital
 technologies in entertainment and education through the AFI Digital Content
 Lab and AFI K-12 Screen Education Center. As the largest nonprofit
 exhibitor in the US, AFI ON SCREEN encompasses the annual AFI FEST
 presented by Audi: AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival -- as well
 as year-round programming at ArcLight Hollywood and the AFI Silver Theatre
 and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, including SILVERDOCS:
 AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. AFI AWARDS, the annual almanac
 for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and
 television programs of the year, while AFI's 100 Years . . . series has
 ignited extraordinary public interest in classic American movies. And,
 during the past 35 years, AFI's Life Achievement Award has become the
 highest honor for a career in film. Additional information about AFI is
 available at AFI.com.
     About Target:
     Minneapolis-based Target serves guests at 1,537 stores in 47 states
 nationwide by delivering today's best retail trends at affordable prices.
 Target is committed to providing guests with great design through
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SOURCE American Film Institute