TCM Celebrates 20 Years at Classic Film Festival

6 May 2014 - By TW Staff

(Above: Actors Illeana Douglas and Richard Dreyfuss on stage at the TCM Classic Film Festival)

The fifth annual TCM Classic Film Festival took over Hollywood last month in epic style. Everywhere from the TCL Chinese IMAX Theater to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to the Hollywood Museum played host to an abundance of screenings, interviews and celebrations during the four-day festival (see photos below).  

The festival kicked off with a screening of newly restored Oklahoma! and included conversations with legends such as Quincy Jones, Alan Arkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Mel Brooks and Jerry Lewis over the next several days. Not to mention the screenings. And there were enough screenings to satiate even the most die-hard of movie buffs – American Graffiti, Grey Gardens, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Nutty Professor, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Gone with the Wind and Mr. Holland's Opus, among many others.

This year the film festival was extra special because it fell on TCM’s 20th anniversary. "For nearly two decades, TCM has evolved far beyond a network that presents classic films," said Jeff Gregor, general manager of Turner Classic Movies and chief marketing officer of TCM, TNT and TBS, in a statement. "We've become a lifestyle brand for movie lovers everywhere, who come to TCM not only for the great movies, but also for the curated, contextual environment in which they get to enjoy those films.

"TCM at 20: Inspired By The Classics," a retrospective art exhibit, was on display at the Classic Film Festival. Watch the video below for a beautiful glimpse into the last two decades of film.

If you couldn't make it to the TCM Classic Film Festival this year, have no fear – TCM has you covered. Want a quick highlight reel? Click here. Interested in more details from each event? Click here.

Photos courtesy of Turner Broadcasting