World Premiere of Warren Beatty’s RULES DON’T APPLY Will Open AFI FEST 2016 – American Film Institute


World Premiere of Warren Beatty’s RULES DON’T APPLY Will Open AFI FEST 2016

The world premiere of 20th Century Fox’s RULES DON’T APPLY — written, directed, produced by and starring AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner Warren Beatty — will be the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi on Thursday, November 10, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

The cast also includes Academy Award® nominees Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Steve Coogan and Ed Harris, as well as Haley Bennett, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt and Martin Sheen. In the film, an aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty) for whom they work. (See the trailer below.)hwood blvd

The 30th edition of AFI FEST takes place November 10–17, 2016, in the heart of Hollywood. Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled in October.

Head here to purchase festival passes and packages to ensure reserved seats for Opening Night. Passes and packages can include access to sold-out Galas and other high-demand films and events.

As part of their membership benefits, AFI members will receive a complimentary AFI FEST Cinepass, which allows access to all regular screenings and special offers at this year’s festival. AFI members at the Two-Star level and above level receive a 10% discount on all AFI FEST Patron Packages and Express Passes. Information about AFI membership is available at

Free tickets to AFI FEST will be available to the general public online at beginning November 1.

Comments (5)


please let me know how can i get free passes to your festival since i an a fan but unemployed now.

    Diego Miranda

    Tickets are free at afi fest , that’d why they are the shit (the bees knees)

Simon Mark-Brown

Hi there I am a director from New Zealand and I have a film entered in the festival but regardless of it getting in I am coming to LA to attend AFI. What’s my best plan for attending screenings and any events I should attend as I potentially look for a distributor or a producer for further projects?


@sheri — Tickets to the films are available for FREE to the general public every year. This year, they become available on November 1 2016 at

TomansZ Krupka

Love to see these upcoming films! Am a student studying at UCLA/AFI alumnus…how can get some killer tix? Hmb…please….thx…t

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