2018 TCM Festival Suggestions in General Discussion Posted July 20, 2017 Certainly some good ideas, cinecrazydc! Unfortunately, I doubt very seriously if "Funny Girl" would be considered for an opening night film again for the TCMFF. On Thursday, April 25, 2013, "Funny Girl" was the opening night film. Cher and Robert Osborne did the presentation of the film. As I understood it, Barbra Streisand had initially agreed to be in attendance, but later on she was named the recipient of the Chaplin Award by the Lincoln Center Film Society, and decided instead to travel to New York to receive the prize which was awarded to her by President Bill Clinton on April 22, 2013.