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The AFI FEST Interview: Nick Broomfield Talks TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER

In TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER, filmmaker Nick Broomfield (AILEEN: LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER, KURT & COURTNEY) takes an in-depth look at the Grim Sleeper, a notorious serial killer who terrorized South Central Los Angeles for over 20 years. With the over 100 young women estimated to be victims of the Grim…

The AFI FEST Interview: Director Gabe Polsky Talks Soviet Hockey In RED ARMY

Gabe Polsky’s documentary RED ARMY plays like a high-stakes sports match, with glory and heartbreak, and more than a few thrilling twists and reversals of fortune. It follows the Soviet Union’s premier hockey team, called the Red Army, through its peak years in the 1980s, when it boasted the formidable five-man lineup known as the…

Rob Reiner and Robert Leighton On The Art of Collaboration

It’s back. TCM PRESENTS: AFI’S MASTER CLASS – THE ART OF COLLABORATION returns with another intimate discussion in which two Hollywood giants talk about the importance (and satisfaction!) of banding together during the movie-making process. The show will air on TCM on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET and again for an encore a few hours…

The New American Film™ Is Here

You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. Because, well, they are. Welcome to the new and improved American Film™. This new format isn’t a remake, spin-off or even a sequel. Think of it as a reboot. First, the things that won’t change: We’ll continue to post quality content about movies…

The AFI Interview: WILD Director Jean-Marc Vallée

Over the course of the last 20 years, Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée has helmed over a dozen acclaimed films – both features and shorts. Last year, he directed two actors (Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto) to Academy Award-winning performances in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. His newest film is WILD which is based on the powerful true story of…

Richard Donner Reveals The Movie Magic In SUPERMAN

Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) — the movie that first legitimized the superhero genre for mainstream audiences and foreshadowed the contemporary age of the comic book blockbuster — took its subject seriously and made audiences believe that a man could fly – no small leap, given the effects of the period. It was a cinematic flight…

Sophia Loren: By The Numbers

We’re very excited about this month’s special Tribute to Sophia Loren at AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi. We’ll celebrate the life and career of the movie icon, one of the greatest screen legends of all time. Just ahead of the Tribute, we’ve put together this brief visual overview of the life and career of the multi-talented actress. Enjoy.

Get Easy Access to AFI FEST 2014

Love AFI FEST presented by Audi? You might want to consider the Cinepass Express for priority admission For the sixth consecutive year, AFI FEST continues to offer free tickets for screenings — unprecedented in the film festival world. But there’s another great option for the savvy AFI FEST attendee who wants to enjoy even easier…
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