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Watch Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and Steven Spielberg Curate TCM’s ‘Two for One’ in Trailer for Limited Series

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Turner Classic Movies’ latest limited series “Two for One” features curated double features coupled with commentary from select guest programmers like Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, and more. The upcoming TCM series is hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, who will interview each director about why they chose to highlight their two chosen films.

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“Two for One” will feature 12 nights of double features, beginning April 6. With the logline “two films, one filmmaker, countless perspectives,” the series is set to span all of cinematic history. Directors will offer commentary on the double feature’s cultural significance, its influence on other films, behind-the-scenes stories, and their own personal reflections.

Martin Scorsese kicks off the show with a conversation comparing “Blood on the Moon” and “One Touch of Venus.” The following week, actress/director Olivia Wilde picks “Auntie Mame” and 1976 documentary “Grey Gardens.” Paul Thomas Anderson is also diving in 1976 with “The Bad News Bears” and “Bugsy Malone.”

Rian Johnson, Spike Lee, Ethan Hawke, Patty Jenkins, Steven Spielberg, David Byrne, Gina Prince-Blythewood, Todd Haynes, and Nicole Holofcener round out the “Two for One” guest stars.

“This was such an eclectic group of filmmakers to sit down with, which was invigorating, from Martin Scorsese talking about a Robert Mitchum western, to Spike Lee discussing Elia Kazan, to Olivia Wilde’s breakdown of Rosalind Russell in ‘Auntie Mame,'” TCM host Ben Mankiewicz said. “In these double features, these 12 directors lead us on an insider’s journey through cinematic history.”

See the full lineup of “Two for One” programming here:

Saturday, April 6 | Martin Scorsese – “Blood on the Moon” (1948) & “One Touch of Venus” (1948)

Saturday, April 13 | Olivia Wilde – “Auntie Mame” (1958) & “Grey Gardens” (1976)

Saturday, April 20 | Paul Thomas Anderson – “The Bad News Bears” (1976) & “Bugsy Malone” (1976) 

Saturday, April 27 | Rian Johnson – “Trouble in Paradise” (1932) & “Jewel Robbery” (1932)

Saturday, May 4 | Spike Lee – “A Face in the Crowd” (1957) & “Ace in the Hole” (1951)

Saturday, May 11 | Patty Jenkins – “The Fisher King” (1991) & “Synecdoche, New York” (2008)

Saturday, May 18 | Steven Spielberg – “Jailhouse Rock” (1957) & “Forty Guns” (1957)

Saturday, June 1 | Ethan Hawke – “The Gunfighter” (1950) & “Gun Crazy” (1950)

Saturday, June 8 | David Byrne – “A Matter of Life and Death” (1946) & “Wings of Desire” (1987)

Saturday, June 15 | Gina Prince-Blythewood – “Central Station” (1998) & “Fruitvale Station” (2013)

Saturday, June 2 | Todd Haynes – “The Go-Between” (1971) & “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1971)

Saturday, June 29 | Nicole Holofcener – “Coming Home” (1978) & “The Last Detail” (1973)

“Two for One” premieres April 6 on TCM. Check out the teaser below.

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