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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…

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…
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