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CONCUSSION To Have Its World Premiere At AFI FEST 2015

Another announced AFI FEST presented by Audi film, another world premiere. Sony Pictures’ CONCUSSION — starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith, written and directed by Peter Landesman, and produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon — will make its global debut and also be a Centerpiece Gala of AFI…

World Premiere of THE BIG SHORT To Close AFI FEST 2015

AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi is bringing another world premiere to this year’s festival…and it’s a “big” one. The Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises film THE BIG SHORT will be the Closing Night film of AFI FEST on Thursday, November 12 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Adam McKay with a screenplay by…

World Premiere of BY THE SEA To Open AFI FEST 2015

AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi kicks off on Thursday, November 5 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. The Opening Night Gala, the world premiere of BY THE SEA, follows an American writer (Brad Pitt) and his wife (Angelina Jolie Pitt) who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s…

AFI FEST 2015 Video Recap

Look back at another successful AFI FEST presented by Audi with interview clips we captured on the red carpet and post-screening panel discussions throughout the festival’s lineup of world premieres, Galas and Special Screenings. BY THE SEA Angelina Jolie Pitt (UNBROKEN, 2014) unveiled BY THE SEA on Opening Night, and revealed on the red carpet why AFI…

Harold Lloyd Classic SAFETY LAST! with Live DJ Re-Score for AFI FEST

Among the many highlights of AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi is the Youth and Family Programming section, which brings unique films and events to audiences of all ages and extends AFI’s educational mission to build passion for the art form by cultivating young movie fans and future film artists. This weekend’s Youth and Family presentation of Harold Lloyd’s 1923…

The AFI Interview: Bob Byington

Writer and director Bob Byington’s film SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME was an official selection at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. We caught up with the filmmaker before the world premiere of his latest film at South by Southwest 2015, 7 CHINESE BROTHERS. In the last few years since your film SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES…

Omar Sharif Talks About His Career at AFI FEST Tribute

Earlier this month, the world lost Omar Sharif, a one-of-a-kind actor who starred in such cinema classics as DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, FUNNY GIRL and LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. The Egyptian-born Sharif’s career was one that spanned not only decadaes but also continents. In 2003, AFI honored Sharif with a special Tribute at AFI FEST presented by Audi where the masterful actor…

The AFI FEST Interview: FELT Director Jason Banker

Jason Banker, the director and co-writer of the film FELT, uses the real-life experiences and artwork of co-writer and actress Amy Everson to craft a feminist tale that blurs the line between narrative and documentary. FELT, an Official Selection at AFI FEST 2014, is now in theaters. We talked to Banker about the film. We…

Michael Keaton and Edward Norton Discuss BIRDMAN, Acting and More: Video

Last year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi featured over 100 film screenings, a Tribute to a living legend and several Conversations that led to, well, great conversation about movies. One of those discussions included BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) stars Michael Keaton and Edward Norton who spoke candidly about the craft of acting, the evolution of their respective careers and…

The AFI FEST Interview: Director Kanu Behl On His Bollywood Drama TITLI

TITLI is a story about a young man – the film’s title character – living in the slums of Delhi, who seeks freedom from his violent, oppressive older brother and his patriarchic crime family. After thwarting Titli’s plans for escape, his brothers force him to marry. But Titli’s new bride is a strong-willed girl with…

AFI FEST 2014 Award Winners Announced

AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi has announced the features and short films that received this year’s Jury and Audience Awards. “The films in competition have screened at other festivals throughout the year and AFI FEST is the place where they are presented together in the context of showcasing bold, original and audacious auteur work from…

The AFI FEST Interview: Director Mia Hansen-Løve Talks Parisian DJ Epic EDEN

Mia Hansen-Løve’s fourth feature, EDEN, chronicles two decades in the Parisian club scene, starting in the early 1990s. Following aspiring young DJ, Paul (Félix de Givry), from his early gigs at house parties to a life of international travel and then through the waning popularity of garage music in the mid-2000s, the film is filled…
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