John Mellencamp Teams with Turner Classic Movies as Guest Programmer

John Mellencamp - Courtesy image
John Mellencamp - Courtesy image

Edited by JOHN DALY

John Mellencamp proves he’s a vintage movie buff and will team with Turner Classic Movies as guest programmer, curating two special nights of films.

Mellencamp picked Tortilla Flat, Cool Hand Luke and The Misfits to air on September 17 followed by The Fugitive Kind, On the Waterfront and East of Eden on September 24.

Mellencamp is working with Turner Classic Movies on projects including the sponsorship of his forthcoming tour. He’s never had a tour sponsorship in all his years of performing live. Further information is available via the Mellencamp mailing list here.

He recently participated in the “From Hollywood to the Heartland” interstitial, focusing on how small towns are portrayed in movies as part of TCM’s July on-air promotion.

This summer, Mellencamp’s documentary The Good Samaritan Tour 2000 was released by Federal Films, along with a companion live album of the same name on Republic Records. Listen here.

Watch John Mellencamp talk Small Towns in the Movies: