JERICHO, N.Y., January 30, 2002 – On Sunday, February 3, AMC presents a defensive line-up against football folly with "Superbawl Sunday," an all-day marathon of poignant tear-jerkers. Starting at 7:30 AM (ET) the "Superbawl Sunday" festival showcases six heart-rending dramas, including Academy Award®-winners PICNIC, starring William Holden and Kim Novak; GIANT, with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean; LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING, starring Holden and Jennifer Jones; and THE GREAT GATSBY, with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
AMC's "Superbawl Sunday" festival begins at 7:30 AM (ET) with THE MAN IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT (1956). Gregory Peck is a Madison Avenue executive struggling to find meaning in his career and family life amid the changing American landscape after World War II. Jennifer Jones and Frederic March co-star.
Next, at 10:15 AM (ET), William Holden disrupts life in a small town when he lures Kim Novak away from his old fraternity buddy, Cliff Robertson, in the Academy Award®-winning drama PICNIC (1955). Based on the William Inge play, the film was nominated for six Oscars®, including Best Picture, and won two, including Best Editing.
The epic GIANT (1956), airing at 12:15 PM (ET), is the saga of two generations of a Texas cattle rancher's family, led by Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor, and their rivalry with cowboy-turned-oilman James Dean. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and both Hudson and Dean for Best Actor, the film took home one – George Stevens for Best Director.
The festival continues at 3:45 PM (ET) with the romantic drama AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957). Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr fall in love aboard a cruise ship, but their plans to reunite one year later on top of the Empire State Building are thwarted by a tragic accident.
Following, at 6:00 PM (ET), American war correspondent William Holden falls in love with Eurasian doctor Jennifer Jones in Hong Kong during the Korean War in LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING (1955). Friends object to their cross-cultural relationship in this Oscar®-winning romance based on a true story. With eight Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture and Jones for Best Actress, the film won three, including Best Score and Best Song.
The festival concludes at 8:00 PM (ET) with the Academy Award®-winning drama THE GREAT GATSBY (1974), the screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz-age novel. Sam Waterston is a naïve Midwesterner drawn into the life of millionaire Robert Redford and his ill-fated affair with Mia Farrow. The film won both of its Oscar® nominations, for Best Costume Design and Best Music. Bruce Dern co-stars.
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