U.S. Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS to Close AFI FEST 2022 – American Film Institute


U.S. Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS to Close AFI FEST 2022

AFI is thrilled to announce that Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s THE FABELMANS, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, will close AFI FEST 2022. The film is co-written by Spielberg and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony Kushner and is produced by Academy Award® nominee Kristie Macosko Krieger, Spielberg and Kushner.

THE FABELMANS stars four-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle and Academy Award® nominee Judd Hirsch. The ensemble cast includes Oscar® nominee Jeannie Berlin, Julia Butters, Robin Bartlett and Keeley Karsten, with music by Academy Award® winner John Williams, cinematography by Academy Award® winner Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987) and editing by Oscar® winner Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar (AFI Class of 2005). The film’s production designer is Academy Award® winner Rick Carter and the costume designer is Oscar® winner Mark Bridges.

“AFI FEST is where magic happens,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “And there is no greater cinematic magician than Steven Spielberg. We are honored to celebrate his return to the festival with this intimately powerful film that will send the audience’s spirits soaring.”

Now in its 36th year, AFI FEST 2022 will take place exclusively in person in Los Angeles from November 2-6.

Tickets and passes to AFI FEST 2022 will be available in October on FEST.AFI.com. AFI Members receive exclusive early access to purchase passes and tickets and other exclusive benefits. To become an AFI member, visit AFI.com/join/.

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