November 2015 – Page 2 – American Film Institute

The AFI FEST Interview: SOUTHBOUND Director Roxanne Benjamin

SOUTHBOUND, from the producers of the V/H/S films, centers on a series of characters that all encounter sinister forces while on an isolated desert road. It screens in the Midnight section at AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi. AFI spoke with director/producer Roxanne Benjamin about this fresh new take on the horror anthology.  AFI: You were…

Benicio Del Toro Is Coming to AFI FEST

AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi has added the special event On Acting: A Conversation with Benicio Del Toro to this year’s program. Academy Award®-winning actor Benicio Del Toro will come to the festival on Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. for a conversation about his extensive career — which includes the films CHE (2008),…

The AFI FEST Interview: MACBETH Director Justin Kurzel

Writer/director Justin Kurzel broke out of the Australian independent film scene with SNOWTOWN (AFI FEST 2011), a disturbing true crime retelling of a vicious spree of cult murders in the 1990s. Curious, then, that his next feature should be MACBETH, a Shakespeare adaptation that finds Kurzel working on a bigger-budget canvas carried by two Hollywood…

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