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AFI FEST Interview: ANNE AT 13,000 FEET and MS SLAVIC 7 Actor Deragh Campbell

Deragh Campbell holds the unique position of starring in two films (and co-directing one of them) at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi. We spoke with Deragh about her background, the different creative approaches for each film and the importance of finding a film community. AFI: Can you tell us a little bit about…

Your Guide to FEST Films Screening on Sunday, November 17

Films are listed in chronological order so you can find films that best fit your schedule!   12:15 p.m. – IVANA THE TERRIBLE Based on actual events, this acerbic tragicomedy touches on nervous breakdowns, hitting creative walls and feeling both at home and apart in different countries. Ivana Mladenović’s charming sophomore feature enlists former lovers,…

Your Guide to FEST Films Screening on Saturday, November 16

Films are listed in chronological order so you can find films that best fit your schedule!   11:30 a.m. – ANTIGONE CANADA OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM OSCAR® SUBMISSION After a controversial police shooting that leaves one brother dead and another imprisoned, Antigone finds herself having to make sudden and life-changing choices. Will she sacrifice all for…

Your Guide to FEST Films Screening on Friday, November 15

Films are listed in chronological order so you can find films that best fit your schedule!   3 p.m. – ANTIGONE CANADA OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM OSCAR® SUBMISSION After a controversial police shooting that leaves one brother dead and another imprisoned, Antigone finds herself having to make sudden and life-changing choices. Will she sacrifice all for…

Your Guide to Documentary Films at AFI FEST

The inaugural documentary section at AFI FEST presented by Audi features some of the most engaging and powerful real-life stories depicted in global non-fiction. Films are listed in chronological order so you can find the ones that best fit your schedule! Friday, November 15   4:00 p.m. BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR Eva Orner’s stunning documentary…

Audi and AFI Present #ChangingTheChairs

With the number of women directing the top 100 movies set to triple this year, AFI and Audi continue their commitment to champion female directors in film and television through the campaign “Changing the Chairs.” Making its debut at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi, “Changing the Chairs” will celebrate, embrace and recognize the...

AFI FEST Interview: Dr. Stacy Smith on the Erasure of Latinx in Film

The AFI Summit with Eva Longoria And Dr. Stacy Smith on the Erasure of Latinx in Film will take place at AFI FEST on Friday, November 15 at the Hollywood Roosevelt. It’s no secret that Latinos are overwhelmingly underrepresented both in front of and behind the scenes in Hollywood. However, this summer Dr. Stacy Smith…

AFI FEST Interview: QUEEN & SLIM’s Lead Actor Daniel Kaluuya

QUEEN & SLIM is the Opening Night film at AFI FEST on Thursday, November 14 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. QUEEN & SLIM is the powerful feature directorial debut of AFI alum Melina Matsoukas from a provocative and poetic script written by Lena Waithe. The film starts on a cold night in the…

Just added to AFI FEST! Special Screening of I AM WOMAN

AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi has added a Special Screening of I AM WOMAN, the Helen Reddy biopic, directed by Unjoo Moon (AFI Class of 2000). The film is produced by Moon and Rosemary Blight, written by Emma Jensen and stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Evan Peters and Danielle Macdonald. The film will have its US…

AFI FEST Interview: RICHARD JEWELL Lead Actor Paul Walter Hauser

RICHARD JEWELL will screen as part of a Gala presentation at AFI FEST on Wednesday, November 20 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on true events, RICHARD JEWELL is a story about what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. The world is first introduced…

AFI FEST Interview: JUST MERCY Director/Co-Writer Destin Daniel Cretton

JUST MERCY plays as a Special Screening at AFI FEST on Saturday, November 16 at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton is an indie darling with credits, including the award-winning drama SHORT TERM 12 and THE GLASS CASTLE — an adaptation of Jeannette Walls’ 2005 bestselling memoir. This spring Marvel came…

AFI FEST Interview: HALA Writer/Director Minhal Baig

HALA plays as part of the New Auteurs section at AFI FEST at the TCL Chinese Theatres on Monday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 20. Buy tickets to the screening here. Writer/director Minhal Baig has steadily proven herself a force within the independent film world with her first feature, ONE NIGHT, and now HALA, which…

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