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Opening Night Film

West Side Story
19612h 35mTV-PG

60th anniversary celebration of the modern day “Romeo and Juliet” set in a New York City ghetto about a Polish teen from one gang who falls for a Puerto Rican girl whose brother is from a rival gang.

Festival Extras
NEW! Cast Reunion Conversation with Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn
Ben Mankiewicz and Ava DuVernay discuss West Side Story (Intro)
Ben Mankiewicz and Ava DuVernay discuss West Side Story (Outro)

Tributes

The Festival recognizes a select group of individuals whose careers have left a lasting impact on cinema, including exclusive conversations celebrating the honoree.
Danny Glover

Actor Danny Glover discusses his prolific career and iconic film roles with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. Featured tribute titles include The Color Purple (1985) and Grand Canyon (1991).

Ali MacGraw

Actress Ali MacGraw discusses her career and her most iconic films with Natasha Gregson Wagner, actress and daughter of Natalie Wood and Richard Gregson. Featured tribute titles include Love Story (1970) and The Getaway (1972).

Martin Short

Actor and comedian Martin Short reflects on his influential career with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz. Featured tribute titles include Innerspace (1987) and Clifford (1994).

The Masters of Filmmaking

Iconic directors introduce one of their seminal films and share their personal recollections of the making of the film.
Barbara Kopple

Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple introduces her debut feature documentary Harlan County USA (1976).

Barry Levinson

Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson introduces his Oscar-nominated dramatic comedy Good Morning, Vietnam (1987).

Steve McQueen

Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen introduces his feature-length film debut Hunger (2008).
(Photo Credit: John Russo)

Mira Nair

Director Mira Nair introduces her award-winning drama The Namesake (2006).

Rob Reiner

Oscar-nominated director Rob Reiner introduces his Oscar-winning thriller Misery (1990).

Martin Scorsese

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese introduces his Oscar-nominated gangster drama GoodFellas (1990).
(Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe)

Essentials

Timeless classics that have shaped generations, both past and present, and continue to influence filmmaking and culture today.
All the President’s Men
19762h 18mTV-MA

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein tie the Watergate break-in to the White House.

Festival Extras
Scoop: Journalism in the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz and Carl Bernstein discuss All the President's Men
Redford/Hoffman: The Making of All the President's Men
The Best Years of Our Lives
19462h 52mTV-PG

World War II veterans struggle on their return to a society that they once knew. Issues of anger, injury and love rise to the surface in this Best Picture winner.

Festival Extras
David Wyler on The Best Years of Our Lives
Ben Mankiewicz and Disability Rights Advocate Lawrence Carter-Long discuss The Best Years of Our Lives
Ben Mankiewicz and Military Veteran Brian Delate discuss The Best Years of Our Lives
Bullitt
19681h 54mTV-14

When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own.

Festival Extras
NEW! Jacqueline Bisset on Bullitt
Bullitt: Anatomy of a Car Chase
Steve McQueen's Commitment to Reality
The Maltese Falcon
19411h 15mTV-G

Detective Sam Spade investigates the theft of a priceless statue.

Festival Extras
NEW! Danny Huston on The Maltese Falcon
How Bogart Became a Star
Men in Crisis: The Films of John Huston
North by Northwest
19592h 16mTV-PG

A suave, successful New York advertising executive finds himself, through a case of mistaken identity, embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder that takes him across the country to prove his innocence to the police.

Festival Extras
Eva Marie Saint: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2013)
Michael Caine on Cary Grant
Ben Mankiewicz and Brad Bird discuss North by Northwest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
19752h 13mTV-MA

A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.

Festival Extras
NEW! Michael Douglas on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Michael Douglas: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2017)
Robert Osborne and Sally Field discuss One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Searchers
19561h 59mTV-PG

A veteran returning to Texas after the Civil War discovers that Comanche Indians have killed his family and kidnapped his niece, and sets out on a journey to find her.

Festival Extras
Meet John Ford
Ben Mankiewicz and Bruce Springsteen discuss The Searchers
Hollywood in My Hometown - John Ford Country
A Star is Born
19542h 56mTV-PG

A falling star marries the newcomer he’s helping reach the top.

Festival Extras
NEW! Guest Programmer: Lisa Rinna
Footage from 1954 World Premiere of A Star is Born
Above Limitations: George Cukor
The Thin Man
19341h 20mTV-G

In New York, a detective, his wife and his dog solve the murder case of an eccentric inventor.

Festival Extras
Nick and Nora Charles: A Perfect Pair
Ben Mankiewicz and Animal Casting Agent Greg Tresan discuss The Thin Man
Julianne Moore on Myrna Loy
Top Hat
19351h 45mTV-G

A woman believes that an enamored dancer is her best friend’s husband.

Festival Extras
Cheek to Cheek and Head to Toe
What a Character - Eric Blore
Michael Feinstein on Fred Astaire
West Side Story
19612h 35mTV-PG

60th anniversary celebration of the modern day “Romeo and Juliet” set in a New York City ghetto about a Polish teen from one gang who falls for a Puerto Rican girl whose brother is from a rival gang.

Festival Extras
NEW! Cast Reunion Conversation with Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn
Ben Mankiewicz and Ava DuVernay discuss West Side Story (Intro)
Ben Mankiewicz and Ava DuVernay discuss West Side Story (Outro)

Discoveries

Films that have been forgotten or overlooked by time or changing cultural tastes that deserve to be rediscovered.
Antwone Fisher
20021h 57mTV-MA

The true story of a young man healing from a traumatic past and finding hope and a new future after seeing a Navy psychiatrist.

Festival Extras
NEW! Antwone Fisher on Antwone Fisher
Chain Lightning
19501h 34mTV-PG

A reckless jet pilot goes to work for a demanding aviation tycoon.

Festival Extras
NEW! Jet Jockeys in Love: The Making of Chain Lightning with Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
Cleo From 5 to 7
19621h 30mTV-14

A spoiled and beautiful young pop singer wanders across Paris while awaiting the results of a medical test that may show she has cancer.

Festival Extras
Roll Credits: Agnès Varda
The Decline of Western Civilization
19811h 40mTV-MA

Documentary cameras capture the thriving Los Angeles punk scene of the early 1980s.

Festival Extras
Art, Action, Energy, Magic: The Power of Punk
Pioneering Angels: The Essence of L.A.
Jacqueline Stewart and Penelope Spheeris discuss The Decline of Western Civilization
Dogfight
19911h 34mTV-MA

Set in 1963, a romance involving a Marine on his way to Vietnam who encounters more than he bargained for when he takes part in a sadistic Marine ritual.

Festival Extras
NEW! Nancy Savoca on Dogfight
Alicia Malone and Wanuri Kahiu discuss Dogfight
Once
20071h 28mTV-MA

A tale that follows two struggling musicians that bond over their love of music, causing them to find confidence in each other and themselves.

Festival Extras
NEW! Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova on Once
Scarecrow
19731h 52TV-MA

An ex-con and a homeless ex-sailor meander cross-country from California to Detroit.

Festival Extras
Jerry Schatzberg: Reality in Focus
Robert Duvall on Gene Hackman
So This is Paris
19261h 8mTV-PG

A married doctor falls for a dancer while his wife develops an attraction to the latter’s husband in this world premiere restoration with a new score by Ben Model.

Festival Extras
Scott Eyman on Ernst Lubitsch
Silents, Please!
T-Men
19471h 31mTV-PG

U.S. agents infiltrate a deadly counterfeiting ring.

Festival Extras
Undercover on Screen
Master of Noir: The Cinematography of John Alton
Robert Osborne's introduction of T-Men
The Mortal Storm
19401H 40MTV-PG

The Third Reich’s rise tears apart a German family.

Festival Extras
James Stewart, Robert Mitchum: The Two Faces of America (2017)
Robert Osborne's introduction of The Mortal Storm
Victim
19611h 40mTV-PG

A closeted lawyer risks his career to bring a blackmailer to justice.

Festival Extras
A Brief History of Gay and Lesbian Cinema
Dave Karger and Alonso Duralde discuss Victim
Robert Osborne's introduction of Victim

Special Collections

Curated collections of films highlighting special themes that spotlight specific genres, eras, technical expertise or cultures.
The L.A. Rebellion

This late 1960s-early 1990s independent film movement was founded by Black film students at UCLA, including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash and Billy Woodberry and features influences by African cinema and Italian neo-realism. Includes Bless Their Little Hearts (1983), Daughters of the Dust (1991) and To Sleep with Anger (1990).

Festival Extras
NEW! Jacqueline Stewart, Billy Woodberry and Charles Burnett discuss The L.A. Rebellion
Immigrants in America

Featuring films that offer a look at a range of US immigrant experiences, this collection features works by Jim Jarmusch, Elia Kazan, and Michael Curtiz. Includes America, America (1963), The Black Legion (1937) and Stranger Than Paradise (1984).

Festival Extras
Coming to America: The Immigrant Experience
Hawks & The Art of Comedy

One of the top directors of the studio era, Howard Hawks excelled in many genres but especially made his mark with the screwball comedies featured in this collection. Includes Ball of Fire (1941), Bringing Up Baby (1938) and His Girl Friday (1940).

Festival Extras
The Hawksian Approach to Screwball Comedy
The Méliès Mystery

This collection is devoted to one of the earliest and most influential silent filmmakers, Georges Méliès, and features five recently restored short films (A Trip to the Moon, The Impossible Voyage, Four Troublesome Heads, The Infernal CauldronThe Old Hag) and the U.S. premiere of a new documentary about his innovative art.

Festival Extras
The Mystery of Méliès (2021) (U.S. Premiere)
MGM Musicals & Outtakes

Legendary studio MGM was especially known for its musicals, and this collection features films starring one of the top musical stars of all time, Gene Kelly, as well as rare outtakes from these movies. Includes It’s Always Fair Weather (1955), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), and Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949).

By Powell & Pressburger

The partnership of British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger produced a unique body of work championed by directors such as Martin Scorsese. Includes Black Narcissus (1947), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and The Red Shoes (1948).

Festival Extras
Remembering Powell and Pressburger
The Streets of New York

The setting for hundreds of Hollywood classics, this collection highlights the Big Apple in key films from different eras and includes a special short subject for each film produced by film historian and New Yorker Bruce Goldstein. Includes The Naked City (1948), Speedy (1928) and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974).

Festival Extras
NEW! Pelham One Two Three: NYC Underground
In the Footsteps of Speedy (Courtesy of Criterion)
Uncovering The Naked City (Courtesy of Criterion)
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