TCM Classic Film Festival to Focus on Comedy

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Organizers also announce dates for the festival's eighth edition.

The 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival has set April 6-9 as the dates for next year's festival.

The theme of the eighth edition of the festival will be "Make 'Em Laugh: Comedy in the Movies" and the event, which focuses on iconic films from the past, will encompass everything from slapstick to comedy of manners.

Passes for the 2017 festival, which takes place in Hollywood under the guidance of festival director Genevieve McGillicuddy, will go on sale to the public in November.

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