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AFI FEST Presented by Audi: Angel Kristi Williams on REALLY LOVE

Watch with us! The World Premiere of REALLY LOVE begins on Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT. GET TICKET Following the film at 8:45 p.m. PDT, Academy Award® Winner Barry Jenkins leads a conversation with filmmaker Angel Kristi Williams and actors Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing.     Angel Kristi Williams is an award-winning director/writer from…

AFI Movie Club: I’M YOUR WOMAN at AFI FEST Presented by Audi

Watch the World Premiere of I’M YOUR WOMAN at AFI FEST presented by Audi on Oct. 15. GET TICKET The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the World Premiere of the Amazon Original film I’M YOUR WOMAN, which is directed by Julia Hart and written by Hart and Academy Award®…

AFI Conservatory Showcase at This Year’s AFI FEST Presented by Audi

The AFI Conservatory Showcase features new and emerging voices from the most recent graduating class of the world-renowned filmmaker training program. This collection of 15 short fictional narratives highlights the diverse and distinct perspectives of the next generation of storytellers. Variety is the Media Partner of the AFI Conservatory Showcase. Free screenings are available beginning…

AFI Movie Club: PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and actress-comedian Mo’Nique in this adaptation directed by Lee Daniels and penned by Geoffrey Fletcher, who is the first African American to receive an Academy Award® for screenwriting. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2009, which recognizes the best film…

Cinematographer and AFI Alum Carolina Costa on WANDER DARKLY and her Time at AFI

WANDER DARKLY begins screening on October 19, 12 p.m. PDT until October 22, 11:59 p.m. PDT. Following the film, AFI FEST Senior Programmer Claudia Puig will lead a conversation with director Tara Miele and actor Sienna Miller. Award-winning cinematographer Carolina Costa has made a name for herself traveling the world shooting critically acclaimed feature films, documentaries…

Dr. Racquel Gates on Curating the Cinema’s Legacy Section for AFI FEST Presented by Audi

As lists of anti-racist movies by Black filmmakers were circulating fast and furiously in the wake of this summer’s racial reckoning, Dr. Racquel Gates, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the College of Staten Island, CUNY and author of “Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture,” was struck by the inadequacy of…

AFI FEST presented by Audi: Roseanne Liang and Chloë Grace Moretz on SHADOW IN THE CLOUD

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is going virtual – the festival runs online Oct. 15-22. SHADOW IN THE CLOUD is available starting October 17 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. BUY TICKET On a stormy night during World War II, a female pilot with top secret cargo talks her way on board a bomber plane about…

AFI FEST Presented by Audi: Directors/writers David Charbonier and Justin Powell on THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is going virtual – the festival runs online Oct. 15-22. THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR is available starting Oct. 17. BUY TICKET.  Twelve-year-old Bobby and his best friend Kevin have been kidnapped. Bobby is stuffed in a trunk to suffocate, and Kevin is who knows where. Proving ever-resourceful, Bobby…

AFI FEST presented by Audi: AFI Alum Zoé Wittock and Noémie Merlant on JUMBO

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is going virtual this year – the festival runs online Oct. 15-22. JUMBO available starting Oct. 19. BUY TICKET. When the new amusement park “attraction,” The Move It, arrives at the local carnival where she works, Jeanne’s life is forever changed. Forbidden love is not a new theme to…

AFI FEST Presented by Audi: AFI Alum Carolina Costa on WANDER DARKLY

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is going virtual – the festival runs online Oct. 15-22. WANDER DARKLY will be available starting October 19 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. BUY TICKET Award-winning cinematographer and AFI Alum Carolina Costa (AFI Class of 2013) has made a name for herself traveling the world shooting critically acclaimed feature films,…

AFI Movie Club: BLACK SWAN

BLACK SWAN, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman in an Academy Award®-winning role, is set against the competitive world of high-stakes ballet. Shot with a serene and surreal beauty by AFI Conservatory alum Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992), who was also nominated for an Oscar® for his work, the film is suffused…

Your Guide to the Women Filmmakers at AFI FEST 2020 Presented by Audi

AFI FEST presented by Audi is going virtual! The 34th edition showcases 124 titles of which 53% are directed by women, 39% are directed by BIPOC and 17% are directed by LBGTQ+. In addition to its support for AFI film festivals throughout the year and the Audi Fellowship for Women at the AFI Conservatory, Audi…
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