Turner Classic Movies made several important announcements today regarding the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival.
The festival will be held in Hollywood April 10-14, 2014.
The festival's theme, "Family in the Movies: The Ties That Bind," was also announced today.
According to the press release, the festival will "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."
I think that sounds terrific, particularly the focus on movie stock companies.
As in past years, the festival will be held at the Egyptian and Chinese Theatres, as well as the Chinese 6 multiplex. There's no word yet on whether screenings will also be held at Disney's El Capitan Theatre, as was the case in 2013.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel will once again be the festival's headquarters.
Festival passes will go on sale in November. The prices, which are also listed in the press release, range from $249 to $1599 per person.
Those interested in attending will want to bookmark the festival website and follow the festival's Twitter account.
The TCM Classic Film Festival coincides with the celebration of TCM's 20th anniversary. I'll be sharing additional information about the festival as it develops!
In other festival news, classic film fans in Southern California may wish to note that the TCM Classic Film Festival will be immediately preceded by the 16th Annual Noir City: Hollywood Festival at the Egyptian Theatre. The Film Noir Foundation's Alan Rode mentioned to me at a recent screening that next year's Noir City festival would be the last two weekends of March and the first weekend of April. This scheduling follows the same pattern as this year's festivals, simply moved up a couple weeks earlier on the calendar.