When Movies Were Movies

BY Trudy Ring

April 15 2010 8:30 AM ET

TCM FILM FEST 1 X390 (COURTESY) | ADVOCATE.COMWith some under themes such as “Hollywood on Hollywood,” “Vanity Fair’s Tales of Hollywood,” “The Film Foundation” (restoration), and “The Hustons: A Hollywood Dynasty,” other likely festival highlights include:

- Midnight Cowboy, the 1969 Oscar winner from gay director John Schlesinger (who took home a statuette for Best Director). It’s the only X-rated film to win Best Picture, with the X subsequently having been appropriated by porn flicks and replaced by NC-17 in the MPAA rating system; Midnight Cowboy’s rating was eventually revised to an R. Jon Voight, who starred with Dustin Hoffman, will be on hand to discuss the film.

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