About the Festival

Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.

The central theme of the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival is Family in the Movies: The Ties that Bind. In celebration of the network’s 20th birthday and the fifth anniversary of the TCM Classic Film Festival, TCM is summoning its family of movie lovers from around the globe to come to Hollywood for a cinematic celebration of the ties that bind us together. In keeping with this theme, the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival is going to showcase on-screen clans of all types – big and small, happy and imperfect, musical and dramatic. The Festival will spotlight the first families of Hollywood and the filmmaking dynasties that have entertained generations. It will explore the kinship that connects close-knit groups of professionals behind the camera, such as the stock companies of classic Hollywood. From the bond between parents and children to sibling rivalries, TCM recognizes the power of family to touch us all.