Cher Helps Kick Off TCM’s New Friday Night Spotlight

Robert Osborne and Cher

Robert Osborne and Cher - Photo Courtesy of Turner Classic Movies

Oscar/Grammy winner Cher is joining TCM host Robert Osborne for the debut of a new film showcase series, Friday Night Spotlight. The new show premieres on April 5, 2013 and will feature a collection of 17 movies chosen by Cher that “illustrate the evolving roles of women from the late 1930s to the early ’50s”
 
Each month, Friday Night Spotlight will feature a new co-host who will offer up a collection of films on a specific topic. Cher’s collection is titled “A Woman’s World: The Defining Era of Women in Film” and will cover motherhood, the war and life on the homefront, working women, and women taking charge.
 
“Working with Robert isn’t like working at all! We can’t stop taking about the classics and obscure golden oldies. We talk though the breaks while they move the cameras, check the lighting and do the touch-ups. I can’t stop when it comes to the subject of old films, and then I get Robert going, and then the crew and director finally say, ‘Ahh, Cher? We have a show to do.’ Robert and I laugh and become grown-ups again. We don’t work. We play every Friday night in April! Come have fun with us,” said Cher.
 
“It’s a great pleasure to be joining Cher in launching TCM’s new Friday Night Spotlight series,” added Osborne. “Besides being an Academy Award winning actress and an electrifying stage performer, Cher loves movies, knows movies and has fascinating things to say about them. We’re also proud to claim her as one of Turner Classic Movies’ most passionate and knowledgeable fans.”

TCM’s Friday Night Spotlight – A Woman’s World: The Defining Era of Women

Friday, April 5 – Motherhood
8 p.m. – Mildred Pierce (1945)
10 p.m. – Stella Dallas (1937)
Midnight – Penny Serenade (1941)
2:15 a.m. – Bachelor Mother (1939)
 
Friday, April 12 – War Effort and the Homefront
8 p.m. – So Proudly We Hail (1943)
10:15 p.m. – Since You Went Away (1944)
1:15 a.m. – The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
3:30 a.m. – Three Came Home (1950)
5:30 a.m. – The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
 
Friday, April 19 – Working Women
8 p.m. – His Girl Friday (1940)
10 p.m. – Woman of the Year (1942)
Midnight – Tender Comrade (1943)
2 a.m. – The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
 
Friday, April 26 – Women Taking Charge
8 p.m. – The Great Lie (1941)
10 p.m. – Kitty Foyle (1940)
12 a.m. – The Palm Beach Story (1942)
1:45 a.m. – The Women (1939)
 
Source: TCM

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