From the opening night 50th anniversary screening of “The Producers” to the closing film “Animal House,” a 40th anniversary celebration, the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival featured classic comedies as well as dramas that have stood the test of time.
Oscar winners from Jeff Bridges to Eva Marie Saint discussed their classic films where cinema in Hollywood was born including the Egyptian Theater and TCL Chinese Theatre.
Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese was honored with the first Robert Osborne Award for his efforts in film restoration. The award was named for the long-time TCM host and film historian who died in March 2017 after being a staple at the film festival.
Cicely Tyson, who at 93 still has a busy acting career, had her hands and footprints immortalized in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre and she also discussed her classic film “Sounder,” at a separate question and answer session.
Among the many other guests that attended included director John Carpenter, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sally Field, director William Friedkin and Tim Robbins
The TCM Classic Film Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2019 in Hollywood