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AFI FEST Interview: ALAN PAKULA: GOING FOR TRUTH director Matthew Miele

Producer/director/writer Alan J. Pakula created some of the most emotionally penetrating, culturally significant and artistically brilliant films of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. AFI FEST 2019 will celebrate the master filmmaker with a tribute featuring three of his all-time classics: KLUTE, SOPHIE’S CHOICE and THE STERILE CUCKOO. Filmmaker Matthew Miele’s insightful documentary ALAN J. PAKULA:…

AFI FEST Interview: AND THEN WE DANCED Writer/Director Levan Akin

AND THEN WE DANCED plays as part of the World Cinema section at AFI FEST at the TCL Chinese Theatres on Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21. Buy tickets to the screening here. Premiering in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, Levan Akin’s third feature, AND THEN WE DANCED, is about a young dancer struggling…

AFI FEST Interview: QUEEN & SLIM Writer Lena Waithe

Although initially known as an onscreen performer, Lena Waithe turned heads when she wrote the poignant Thanksgiving episode of MASTER OF NONE in which, over a series of Thanksgivings, a young woman embraces her sexuality as she struggles to come out to her family. Not only was the episode critically hailed, but it also earned…

Just Added to AFI FEST 2019: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese

AFI announced today that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will honor Martin Scorsese with a Tribute on Friday, November 15 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The evening will celebrate the AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner’s indelible impact on culture as one cinema’s most acclaimed filmmakers. “Martin Scorsese is an American…

Wondering What to See at AFI Fest 2019? Here are Some Programmer Highlights

This week's announcement of the full AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi lineup marks the culmination of many months of screening, reviewing and whittling down thousands of film entries by our dedicated team of festival programmers. In the end emerges a dynamic showcase that includes world premiere Galas, rising new auteurs, a brand-new documentary section...

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Full Program

The program for this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi includes 142 titles of which 51% are directed by women. The New Auteurs section highlighting emerging directors features 24 films, with 17 helmed by female filmmakers. The section also includes two official International Feature Film Oscar® submissions: Morocco’s ADAM and Russia’s BEANPOLE. Over in the…

AFI Summit to debut at AFI FEST

AFI announced today the program for the inaugural AFI Summit that will take place at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. The six-day forum of intimate conversations and dynamic panel discussions will feature acclaimed and thought-provoking filmmakers, industry leaders and academics who are making a difference. BUY A PASS TO AFI FEST 2019 DOC ROUNDTABLE…

AFI FEST Announces Galas, Tribute and Special Screenings

THE AERONAUTS, THE TWO POPES round out the Gala Section.  Special Screenings include CLEMENCY with A Conversation with Alfre Woodard, JUST MERCY and BLACKBIRD Tribute to Alan J. Pakula Added to Festival Line-Up AFI FEST presented by Audi announced Gala presentations of Netflix’s THE TWO POPES and Amazon Studios’ THE AERONAUTS. THE TWO POPES is…

Gala Premiere of THE CROWN Season Three at AFI FEST 2019

Festival to Honor THE CROWN Creator Peter Morgan With A Tribute To His Career Season Three Award-Winning Cast to Also Appear AFI announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will host An Evening With Peter Morgan which will include a conversation with Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning writer and producer in tribute…

Announcing the AFI FEST 2019 Indie Contenders Roundtable

Presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by columnist and blogger Scott Feinberg, the annual Indie Contenders Roundtable at AFI FEST presented by Audi will feature a 90-minute discussion with major artists who have done standout work in independent film this year. The eight performers who will appear at the 2019 panel are: Awkwafina (THE…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Documentary Films Section

New to the 2019 AFI FEST presented by Audi, the inaugural Documentary Films section presents some of the most engaging and powerful real-life stories depicted in global non-fiction cinema. With subjects and themes both profound and impactful, the section includes two-time Academy Award®-winning director Barbara Kopple’s DESERT ONE, a film that revisits the 1980 secret…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces World Cinema Section

AFI announced today the films that will play in the World Cinema section of AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Showcasing the best in cinema from the US and around the globe, this section presents the depth and diversity of human culture as seen through the universal language of the motion picture. The section features…
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