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December 06, 2013

TCM Film Festival 2014 to host Quincy Jones tribute

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay tribute to one of the entertainment industry's most celebrated figures – Quincy Jones – during the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival next spring. Jones will appear at multiple events during the festival, including a 50th anniversary screening of Sidney Lumet's powerful drama The Pawnbroker (1964), which marked Jones' debut as a film composer. Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The gathering will coincide with TCM's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.

Jones, will also participate in an on-stage interview and a 50th anniversary screening of the movie that marked his debut as a film composer, The Pawnbroker (1964). Celebrating more than 60 years in the entertainment industry, Jones has developed a prolific career as a composer, record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, magazine founder, entrepreneur and humanitarian. In the early '60s, Jones turned his attention to the world of film scores, an area that had essentially been closed to African-Americans.

He made his debut with Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker, the first of nearly 40 motion pictures he has scored. His credits also include scores for In Cold Blood (1967) and In the Heat of the Night (1967). In 1985, he co-produced Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple which introduced Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey to the world. He has earned seven Academy Award® nominations and received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

Passes for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival can be purchased exclusively through the official festival website: Descriptions for the newly announced additions to the festival lineup are included below. Check back for additional events for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival as they are announced.

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