Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Cannes 2023: Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Set for Red Carpet Premiere Plus Tribute to Harrison Ford


Just as I wrote on February 20th:

Cannes has announced that “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will premiere on the red carpet on May 18th.

Harrison Ford, director James Mangold, the rest of the cast including, presumably, Karen Allen, will walk the red carpet to the sounds of John Williams’ famous theme music.

So now we have “Dial of Destiny” as well as Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.” The Festival is shaping up very nicely!

The last “Indiana Jones” movie at Cannes was “Kingdom the Crystal Skull” in 2008. I remember vividly writing the review in between the press screening and press conference. The audience loved it. I also remember John Sehring from IFC and I having to sneak in through a side door to the Palais because the French security guard didn’t understand us and wouldn’t let us in the front gate! The glamour of Hollywood!

There will also be a tribute to Harrison Ford, and it’s about time!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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