BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (2014) – AFI Movie Club – American Film Institute
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BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (2014) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton and directed, co-written and produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) was recognized in 2014 with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale,BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) sings of the wide divide between artist and celebrity — and the uniting force to feel beloved on the earth. Alejandro González Iñárritu and his brilliant creative ensemble provide a backstage pass into the worried minds behind a Broadway show, asking audiences to consider what is art and what is artifice. Emmanuel Lubezki’s camera is fluid in flight, following Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone as they hit the boards with star wattage, and Michael Keaton’s tour de force performance soars into the history of cinema as a celebration of both humility and hubris.” With AFI FEST now in full swing through the weekend, festival attendees have the opportunity to experience the latest masterwork from this visionary director with tonight’s red carpet premiere of BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS.

Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) – and visit AFI FEST to see the whole festival schedule for the week ahead! 

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