Sponsored Post: ICYMI Amazon Studios at AFI FEST 2020
AFI FEST presented by Audi showcases the best in world cinema – and this year, it went virtual! The reimagined festival featured over 120 films from master filmmakers and new artists alike. This year, the festival screened four Amazon Original films – including the World Premiere of I’M YOUR WOMAN and a Centerpiece Drive-In screening of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… In case you missed it, you can watch the Amazon films, filmmaker Q&As and Summit discussions here:
I’M YOUR WOMAN
The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the World Premiere of the Amazon Original film I’M YOUR WOMAN, a decidedly female take on crime dramas of the 1970s. Directed by Julia Hart and starring Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner Rachel Brosnahan, the film is a tale of love, betrayal, motherhood, family and what it takes to claim your life as your own. Unlock film and Q&A now.
EW’s The Awardist: A Conversation With Director Julia Hart and Rachel Brosnahan
Entertainment Weekly continued their series of conversations with contenders for the year’s biggest awards with an in-depth discussion exploring this year’s unique film landscape with director Julia Hart and leading actress Rachel Brosnahan of the Amazon Original film I’M YOUR WOMAN. Unlock event.
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… Drive-in Event
In February 1964, friends Cassius Clay, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke and Malcolm X gather in a hotel room to celebrate Clay’s heavyweight championship win. Reveling in the night, they match wits and stories. As their banter subsides, they turn to ideas of power, future dreams and civil rights — challenging each other on fame, money, activism and racism. View photos from the event.
When a death in the family strikes, Beth and her uncle set out on a road trip to their hometown to confront their family and their pasts. Director and writer Alan Ball (AMERICAN BEAUTY, SIX FEET UNDER, TRUE BLOOD) has spent much of his career contemplating death, and in UNCLE FRANK he tells another story where we face mortality the only way we know how: with life as a mirror. Unlock film and Q&A.
SOUND OF METAL
A recovering drug addict and heavy-metal drummer begins to lose his hearing and must face the complicated changes to his identity and passion. Riz Ahmed gives a powerful performance as a man on a complicated journey of grief and identity. With clever sound design and a sensitive script, SOUND OF METAL is a profound exploration on both the experience and culture of deafness. Unlock film and Q&A.
AFI Summit: Finding Your Voice: SOUND OF METAL And Its Connection To The Deaf Community
Darius Marder, Riz Ahmed and other actors from SOUND OF METAL engage in a spirited conversation with members of the Deaf community about the issues raised by the film and beyond. Unlock event.
AFI Summit: Indie Contenders
Presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by columnist and blogger Scott Feinberg, this annual panel favorite features a 90-minute discussion with major talent from the AFI FEST 2020 lineup and recent releases. Panelists included Riz Ahmed from SOUND OF METAL and Rachel Brosnahan from I’M YOUR WOMAN. Unlock event.
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It was hard seeing most of these films with the small screening window