3. DAY NINE: AFI FEST'S RAINBOW LASTS ALL WEEKEND!
This weekend's program features numerous Festival debuts, as well
as encore screenings of some of our most popular programs. Here are
just a few of the highlights:
RABBIT PROOF FENCE, November 15, 9:30 p.m.
What if the government kidnapped your daughter? It happened every
week in Australia between 1905 and 1971, as half-caste Aboriginal
children were forcibly and permanently removed from their outback
families and trained as servants.
Directed by Phillip Noyce.
EVENHAND, November 15, 10:00 p.m.
Directed by Joseph Pierson, EVENHAND is a devastating film that follows
Officers Francis and Morning around San Lavisa, as they eat muffins,
investigate automobile accidents and ultimately recognize that danger
and boredom are hazardous bedfellows.
Director Joseph Pierson will participate in a Q and A following the
CHIHWASEON, November 16, 1:30 p.m.
Asian New Classics
Set in the 1850's, the latest film from Im Kwon-Taek chronicles the
life of an artist, Kim Byung-moon, who saves young Seung-up from being
beaten by a group of drifters and encourages him to pursue art.
PHOTOS TO SEND, November 16, 4:45 p.m.
International Documentary Competition
In 1954, world-renowned photographer Dorothea Lange traveled to County
Clare, Ireland, and took some of the best photos of her career. In
her directorial debut, Irish American cinematographer Dierdre Lynch
retraces Lange's footsteps, traveling the country roads to visit some
of the same people whom Lange met nearly 50 years go.
Director Dierdre Lynch will participate in a Q and A following the
CIVIL BRAND, November 16, 6:15 p.m.
Starring DaBrat, MC Lyte, Lisa Raye, and Mos Def, CIVIL BRAND is
a hip-hop tale of young black women behind bars. Forced to work under
slave conditions in this "prison for profit," the women unite against
the guards and try to overtake the prison.
Director Neema Barnette will participate in a Q and A following the
SWEET SIXTEEN, November 16, 9:30 p.m.
The latest film from Ken Loach (RIFF RAFF, BREAD & ROSES), SWEET
SIXTEEN is a companion piece to his earlier film, MY NAME IS JOE.
This beautiful story recounts a young man's struggle to realize his
dreams amid Glasgow's mean streets.
GEBERTIG, November 17, 1:30 p.m.
With shocking frankness and disarming humor, Lukas Stepanik and Robert
Schindel's GEBETIG deftly tales the personal stories of victims, culprits
and those who came after, as they try to shoulder the burden of history
and come to terms with their never-ending past.
Co-Director Lukas Stepanik will participate in a Q and A after the
MILENNIUM ACTRESS, November 17, 6:30 p.m.
Asian New Classics
Directed by renowned anime director Satoshi Kon, MILENNIUM ACTRESS
is a compelling and visually stunning romance/adventure where fantasy
and reality converge in an epic saga spanning a millennium.
Director Satoshi Kon will participate in a Q and A following the
As always, please don't take our word for it. Visit http://www.afi.com/ and make your own informed
4. VISIT THE AFI FEST 2002 GALLERY!
Late at night, early in the morning or whenever life takes you away
from AFI FEST, you can still enjoy the festivities at http://www.AFI.com/AFIFEST/2002/,
our Photo Gallery that broadcasts some of the happy (and often good-looking)
faces at the FEST.
5. HOW CAN I BE PART OF THIS?
Excellent question. Nothing could be easier. Take a look.
Individual tickets can be purchased by calling 1.866.AFI FEST, ordering
online at http://www.afi.com/ or
by visiting the AFI FEST 2002 Box Office located at ArcLight Hollywood.
FEST Passes are now available (with the exception of PRO PASSES,
which, sadly, have sold out). We offer a broad selection, with a pass
to match your style, budget and mood:
The Best Value for Those with Flexible Schedules
Admits one to all matinee (before 6:00 p.m.) Festival screenings
Reduced Rate: $43
The Most Popular Pass for All Regular Screenings
Admits one to all Festival screenings (excluding Opening and Closing
Night), Tribute, Centerpiece Gala and Cinema Lounge Regular: $200
Reduced Rate: $170
Total Access and Bring a Guest To The Galas
Admits one to all Festival screenings and the Tribute. Also includes
two tickets to Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Galas (premiere and
reception) and access for two to the Cinema Lounge.
Reduced Rate: $510
REDUCED RATE TICKETS AND PASSES:
Students, seniors and members in good standing with the following
organizations are eligible for reduced rate passes and tickets:
AFI, ArcLight, IDA, American Cinematheque, IFP, DGA, PGA, SAG, WGA,
WIF, AMPAS, AFMA, LACMA, Norton Simon, Stella Adler and Skirball Cultural
Proof of organization membership and/or valid ID is required at time
of ticket pick-up.
6. CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT: HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY DIET AND
RAMADA PLAZA WEST HOLLYWOOD
HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITY DIET
AFI FEST 2002 is pleased to have Hollywood Celebrity Diet® as a Major
Sponsor of the Festival as well as the Presenting Sponsor
of the Festival's Closing Night Gala. Furthermore, Hollywood Celebrity
Diet® made AFI FEST's outreach effort at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival
possible through a sponsored reception aboard The Hollywood Yacht.
Founded by entrepreneurs Lisa Tremain and Howard Schwartz, The Original
Hollywood Celebrity Diet®?is a weight loss program designed to jump-start
the diet process and maintain weight-loss. The comprehensive, all
natural, clinically proven program consists of a complete product
line including the 2-Day QuickStart Juice Fast, Fat Metabolizer Capsules,
Nutritional Snack Bars, Cleansing and Detoxifying Citrus Diet Tea
and the new Slimming and Contouring Crème.
The program was formulated to assist in making healthy diet choices
and through immediate results, users are motivated to stay on the
program until they reach their desired goals.
The Original Hollywood Celebrity Diet" is distributed by the Marina
del Rey, California headquartered Celebrity Products Direct, Inc.,
which is committed to bringing its worldwide client base the finest
weight loss products available. In addition to its designation as
the "Official Diet of Hollywood™ The Original Hollywood Celebrity
Diet® contributes to the advancement of a number of extreme and lifestyle
sports through sponsorship and support of athletes and events. For
additional information on the complete line of products, visit The
Original Hollywood Celebrity Diet® Web site at www.celebritydiet.com.
RAMADA PLAZA WEST HOLLYWOOD
As the Official Hotel Sponsor of AFI FEST 2002, the Ramada Plaza West
Hollywood hosts many of the Festival's filmmakers who journey to Los
Angeles from far corners of the world to screen their films for enthusiastic
The ONLY hotel ideally situated on Santa Monica Boulevard in West
Hollywood, the Ramada Plaza West Hollywood puts you in the heart of
the action. Step out of your room and onto "The Boulevard" where this
vibrant city invites you to experience extraordinary dining, live
entertainment, unique shopping, exceptional art, and exciting nightlife.
The Ramada Plaza West Hollywood is an award-winning property, having
won several prestigious honors, including:
HOTEL GOLD KEY AWARD - Property of the year award.
WEST HOLLYWOOD - Tourism and Travel Award.
WEST HOLLYWOOD - Creative Business Award.
In addition to their support of AFI FEST 2002, the Ramada Plaza West
Hollywood is actively involved in the community as a sponsor of over
60 non profit organizations, including: APLA, Project Angel Food,
The Trevor Project, Aid For Aids, Aids Walk, Women in film, OutFest
and many more!
West Hollywood is filled with diversity. Live entertainment, trendy
shopping, outdoor cafes, hip hangouts, art galleries, fine dining,
they're all just outside your door when you stay at Ramada Plaza West
Hollywood. For more information, please visit the Ramada Plaza West
Hollywood online at www.ramada-wh.com.
7. AFI FEST 2002 - PARTNERS
AFI FEST 2002 is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board
of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
AFI FEST 2002 is proud to continue its collaborative Sponsorship
with the Skirball Cultural Center.
AFI FEST 2002's Made in Germany series is made possible through the
cooperation of the Export-Union of German Cinema.
Please recognize the following companies (listed in alphabetical order)
that provide support to AFI FEST 2002, as well as an unwavering commitment
to the international film community and its audiences worldwide:
Continental Airlines - Official Airline Sponsor of AFI FEST 2002
Hollywood & Highland
Los Angeles Times
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Ramada Plaza Hotel West Hollywood - Official Hotel Partner of AFI
SilverDocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival
Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival - Official Automotive Sponsor
of AFI FEST 2002
Eastman Kodak Company - CONNECT Presenting Sponsor
Hollywood Celebrity Diet
Hollywood Sign Trust
Home Box Office
Los Angeles Magazine
The New 6565 Sunset Boulevard
Cultural Affairs Department/City of Los Angeles
Les Deux Café
Lufthansa - Airline Sponsor of Made in Germany
Film Out Express
GE Energy Rentals
Henry Fonda/Music Box Theatre
Show Gear Productions
Armenian Assembly of America
Armenian General Benevolent Union
Dolby Digital Laboratories
Frederick Wildman & Sons, LTD.
Holiday Inn of Hollywood
Junior Achievement of Armenia
The Magic Castle
Screen Actors Guild
Writers Guild of America
The Austrian Consulate General, Los Angeles
The British Film Office, Los Angeles
The Consulate General of Canada
The Consulate General of the Netherlands
The French Cultural Services of the French Embassy
The French Film & TV Department in Los Angeles
The Italian Cultural Institute
Directors Guild of America
Echo Lake Productions
El Capitan Theatre
The Polish Film Festival
United Talent Agency
Film Commission Partners
California Film Commission
Film Offices of the Hawaiian Islands
Maryland Film Commission
Mississippi Film Office
Montana Film Office
Nevada Film Office
Oregon Film & Video Office
San Diego Film Commission
Gala Restaurant Partner
Supporting Restaurant Partners
Brooklyn Bagel Bakery
Messob Ethiopean Restaurant - http://www.messob.com/
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
Toi on Vine
8. ABOUT AFI
The American Film Institute (AFI) is the preeminent organization
dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of film, television
and other forms of the moving image. AFI trains the next generation
of moving image artists, provides leadership in the nationwide film
and television preservation effort and explores new technologies in
the digital media arts. AFI also presents the best of film through
the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI FEST) in Los
Angeles; the AFI National Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington,
DC; the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD,
opening in 2003; and the annual AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest
honor given for a career in film.
9. CONTACT US
AFI FEST 2002 (November 7 - 17)
1.866.AFI FEST or 323.856.7709
18, 2002 Newletter
May 9, 2002