Club TCM and Other Special Programming

Exclusively for passholders*,  this programming offers a unique, behind the curtain view of classic Hollywood.

The heart of the Festival, Club TCM is a private locale in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where movie fans can gather to relax, meet new friends, and attend special presentations and events with many of our celebrity guests — including our own Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz. Recreating the flavor of bygone Hollywood hotspots, Club TCM embodies true Hollywood glamour and is located in the Blossom Room — site of the very first Academy Awards banquet.

As passholder exclusive programming is also scheduled at  additional venues outside of Club TCM, please check the descriptions below to ensure the location of your desired event.


*Select events limited by pass level.

Line up subject to change.


    3:30pm - 4:30pm - Sons of Gods and Monsters

    Venue: The Hollywood Museum  (1660 N. Highland Ave.)

    From the silent era and the Universal Studios cycle of the 1930s, to the Hammer horrors of the 1950s and ’60s and the creature features of today, monsters in the movies have scared the wits out of moviegoers for decades. They even inspired young fans to become formative artists and creators of their own monstrosities. Oscar winning makeup artist Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Ed Wood, The Nutty Professor) and director Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins) will discuss the legacy of classic movie monsters, including Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man and many others.

    Note: Eligible passholders (please check the dates on your pass) attending this discussion are invited to arrive early for a complimentary entry to museum exhibits. This complimentary admission to the museum begins at 2:00pm.

    5:00pm - TCM At 20: Inspired by the Classics

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    TCM Host Robert Osborne will be joined by actresses Kim Novak and Jane Seymour, as well as actor/playwright Charles Busch, and artist/producer Bruce Eric Kaplan to kick off the opening of Club TCM and the special exhibit, TCM at 20: Inspired by the Classics. Busch, Kaplan, Novak, and Seymour are among the artists featured as part of this exclusive display celebrating what inspires them about classic film, will join Robert onstage to talk about their work.

    2:00pm - 3:00pm - Meet TCM: Special Edition

    Venue: The Egyptian Theatre  (6801 Hollywood Blvd.)

    As TCM celebrates its 20th Anniversary, this special edition of the popular Meet TCM session will feature TCM staffers sharing insights on the network and its 20-year legacy. They’ll also look ahead at the next 20 years to see what’s on the horizon for TCM.


    2:00pm - 3:30pm - Ask Robert, with TCM Host Robert Osborne

    Venue: The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre  (1615 North Vine Street)

    In a rare opportunity for Festival passholders, TCM Host Robert Osborne will talk about his life and career. He will also take questions from the audience. One of the most popular events on recent TCM Classic Cruises, this event will be brought to the TCM Classic Film Festival for the first time.

    6:00pm - 7:00pm - A Conversation with Quincy Jones

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    In his six-decade career as a Grammy-winning arranger, producer and bandleader, Quincy Jones has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson. Jones has also composed scores for more than 30 feature films, including THE PAWNBROKER (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967), THE ITALIAN JOB (1969) and The Color Purple (1985). His film work has garnered Jones seven Academy Award nominations, and his philanthropy and activism earned him the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Leonard Maltin will host this conversation with one of the most celebrated talents in entertainment as TCM highlights Jones’ career in film.

    4:00pm - 5:00pm - A Conversation with William Friedkin

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    Responsible for some of the most intense scenes in film history, William Friedkin will discuss his career, as well as sign copies of his autobiography, The Friedkin Connection. Friedkin is long an admirer of classic Hollywood and French thrillers, including 1953′s The Wages of Fear, which he remade in 1977 as SORCERER. His other films include the Oscar-winning The French Connection (1971) and the blockbuster The Exorcist (1973). Friedkin will be interviewed by film historian Eddie Muller.

    2:00pm - 3:00pm - A Conversation with Richard Dreyfuss

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    Academy Award®-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will speak with acclaimed actress Illeana Douglas about his extraordinary career in this hour-long conversation. From his memorable roles in films like Jaws (1975), THE GOODBYE GIRL (1977) and MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS (1995) to his passion for politics and education, Dreyfuss has made singular contributions to the field of entertainment and continues to do so today.

    12:30pm - 1:30pm - A Conversation with Carl Davis

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    The Festival offers this rare opportunity to hear the world-renown composer and conductor Carl Davis talk about writing scores for silent films. Davis will present the world premiere of his latest work at the Festival, a new score for the Harold Lloyd film WHY WORRY? (1923). His output as a composer has included a multitude of notable work in film and television. It is his work on silent films, however, that has been a distinguishing part of his career, with more than 50 scores for such films as Napoleon (1927), Ben-Hur (1925), Intolerance (1924) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925), to name a few.


    6:30pm - 7:30pm - A Conversation with Richard Sherman

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    When the BBC commissioned a national poll in 2007 to determine the top 10 favorite children’s films of all time, four movie musicals penned by the Sherman Brothers made the list: MARY POPPINS (1964), THE JUNGLE BOOK (1967), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), and The Aristocats (1970). Oscar-winning composer and lyricist Richard Sherman, one half of the famous Sherman Bros. songwriting team with his brother Robert, will share personal memories and stories of working on these films with Walt Disney and many other notables. Leonard Maltin hosts.

    4:30pm - 5:30pm - Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    The Academy Film Archive shares some gems from its collection with a screening of specially selected home movie footage from Hollywood’s Golden Age. The home-movie craze extended to Hollywood’s film professionals, including stars and directors who captured their families, friends, parties and vacations, as well as behind-the-scenes activities on their film sets. The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of home movies and will present a selection that includes Alfred Hitchcock and his family; Florenz Ziegfeld and Billie Burke; cast and crew “film families” on the sets of OKLAHOMA! (1955) and The Geisha Boy (1958); the wrap party picnic for It’s a Wonderful Life (1946); and much more. Special guests for this presentation of unique and rarely screened footage include John Kimball, son of animator Ward Kimball; Miriam Nelson, choreographer and former wife of actor/dancer Gene Nelson; and Tim Zinnemann, son of director Fred Zinnemann. Hollywood Home Movies will be hosted by Randy Haberkamp, managing director of programming, education and preservation for AMPAS, and Lynne Kirste, special collections curator at the Archive.

    2:30pm - 3:30pm - A Conversation with Thelma Schoonmaker

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    Having first met Martin Scorsese in film school, Thelma Schoonmaker helped him edit his first feature film, Who’s That Knockin’ At My Door (1967), and has edited every one of the director’s feature films since 1980’s Raging Bull, for which she won the first of her three Oscars. This past year, the two longtime collaborators famously cut down hours of improvised dialogue into the 180-minute The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). Schoonmaker will share stories about her career, and also talk about the legacy of her husband, British film giant Michael Powell (The Red Shoes, A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH).


    12:30pm - 1:30pm - Mom and the Movies: A Conversation with Richard Corliss

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    Time magazine movie critic and film historian Richard Corliss will be on hand for the official book launch of his brand new book Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate), from TCM and Simon & Schuster. Corliss will discuss the process of writing the book, while also touching upon his lifelong fascination with the movies and his career as a renowned critic. After the conversation, he will sign copies of Mom in the Movies.


    10:00am - 12:00pm - Classic Movie Memorabilia Appraisals by Bonhams

    Venue: Lobby of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (open to the public)

    The TCM Classic Film Festival is proud to partner once again with the world-renowned Bonhams auction house to provide expert appraisals of classic movie memorabilia for Festival goers. Come and watch as the experts at Bonhams help your fellow attendees learn more about their Silver Screen collectibles. Through these clinics, Bonhams’ experts have discovered many important items that have gone on to bring record prices at auction. For more information or to make an appraisal appointment, please visit

    3:00pm - 4:00pm - 20 Years of TCM On-Air

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    For 20 years, the TCM on-air creative team has endeavored to create work that complements and highlights the classic movies we program. Working with innovative designers, musicians and other artists, the goal of the On-Air group has been to offer a visual environment that is as rich as the movies, themselves. This hour will take passholders on a journey through the best of this work, from the early days of the network’s launch to the team’s most recent efforts.

    12:30pm - 2:00pm - Judy Garland: A Legendary Film Career

    Venue: Club TCM (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel)

    Her on-screen life spanned five decades, and her ability to involve, entrance and excite cross-generational audiences has only grown. Emmy Award-winning producer and best-selling author John Fricke celebrates Judy Garland and her remarkable capacity for song, dance, comedy and drama in an hour packed with many less-familiar motion-picture excerpts from 1929 to 1963.


    Home Movies by Hollywood: Photography from the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library

    TCM is proud to present these rare photographs from the archives of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This fascinating collection features classic film stars and directors in candid shots at home, on vacation and at play, as well as shots of them filming their own personal movies on the set and at home. Special thanks to Randy Haberkamp, Matt Severson and Jane Glicksman for their support of this exhibit.


    The 75th Anniversary of GONE WITH THE WIND

    Presented in partnership with the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, the home of the David O. Selznick archive, this exhibit features a selection of storyboard and concept art paintings created for the production of GONE WITH THE WIND (1939). These works and others from the archive will be a part of the upcoming exhibition The Making of Gone With the Wind, which will run at the Ransom Center Sept. 9, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015. Additional information about the exhibition and its printed catalog can be found at

    TCM at 20: Inspired by the Classics

    In celebration of TCM’s 20th anniversary, the network invited a select group of artists to create a visual work illustrating their classic movie inspiration. The result is this special exhibit, on display only at the TCM Classic Film Festival. These artists were encouraged to consider performance, cinematography, direction, location or even mood. The resulting art demonstrates that although it is a mass medium, movies undoubtedly make a very personal and lasting impact. TCM is proud feature a diverse group of actors/performers, writers, artists and fashion designers represented in this exhibit, including Tony Bennett, Manolo Blahnik, Charles Busch, Jules Feiffer, Joel Grey, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Kim Novak, Todd Oldham, Jane Seymour and Burt Young.