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The AFI FEST Interview: Director Mike Leigh Talks MR. TURNER

In MR. TURNER, British auteur Mike Leigh follows the latter half of the life and career of iconoclastic landscape painter J.M.W. Turner. Played by Timothy Spall in a Cannes Best Actor-winning performance, Turner is at once charming and a repulsive brute of a man, using unusual methods to craft stunning masterpieces while employing considerably less…

The AFI FEST Interview: Director Sarah Adina Smith Talks THE MIDNIGHT SWIM

In THE MIDNIGHT SWIM, three half-sisters – Isa (Aleksa Palladino), Annie (Jennifer Lafleur) and June (Lindsay Burdge) – return to their childhood waterfront home to handle their mother’s affairs after she disappears in the mysterious Spirit Lake. June, the youngest, obsessively films the reunion in an attempt to deal with past psychological issues that threaten…

The AFI FEST Interview: Co-Director Wash Westmoreland Talks STILL ALICE

One of the many powerful films screening at AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi is STILL ALICE, a drama co-directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer. The film, based on the novel by Lisa Genova, stars Julianne Moore as prominent linguistics professor Alice Howland, whose life takes a devastating, unexpected turn when she’s diagnosed with…

AFI FEST Shorts Present Bold Visions With Brief Runtimes

An annual celebration of world cinema, AFI FEST presented by Audi serves as a showcase for both established auteurs and new voices – with the latter represented nowhere better than in the festival’s various Shorts programs. These capsule narratives capture the diverse perspectives of their respective makers, giving life to tales that span the spectrum…

THE AFI FEST Interview: Director Josephine Decker Talks THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY

Josephine Decker’s film THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY is a poetic piece of psychosexual filmmaking framed against the backdrop of a quiet country farm. Akin (Joe Swanberg) has taken a summer job on Jeremiah’s (Robert Longstreet) farm and develops an attraction to Jeremiah’s daughter, Sarah (Sophie Traub). The budding relationship unveils Jeremiah’s jealousy. But Akin…

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.

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