Dates, Theme Set for 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival
The TCM Classic Film Festival, coinciding with Turner Classic Movies' 20th anniversary, will return to Hollywood April 10-13 for its fifth annual edition.
TCM announced Friday that the theme of this year's event will be "Family in the Movies: The Ties That Bind." The festival will present films that "showcase on-screen clans of all types -- big and small, happy and imperfect, musical and dramatic." It also will "spotlight the first families of Hollywood and the filmmaking dynasties that have entertained generations."
TCM's Robert Osborne will once again host the festival, with the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, site of the first Academy Awards ceremony, once again serving as the event's headquarters.
Passes are set to go on sale in November at TCM.com with prices ranging from $249 to $1,599 for various levels of access to screenings, parties and events. Prices are unchanged from last year, when the theme was "Cinematic Journeys: Travel in the Movies" and the opening-night film was Funny Girl.
Screenings and events during the festival will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre -- now an Imax theater with an enormous 94-by-46-foot screen following a renovation that began days after last year's TCM festival -- the Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland, and the Egyptian Theatre.