Your Guide to FEST Films Screening on Friday, November 15 – American Film Institute


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


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 her family? Should one be more loyal to the past than to one’s own future? Director Sophie Deraspe attending screening. Buy tickets here.


3:45 p.m. – FAMILY MEMBERS

“In this poetic sophomore feature from Argentinian Mateo Bendesky, coming-of-age, sexual awakening and navigating adult relationships with family members becomes a whimsical affair, both frightening and magical.” Director Mateo Bendesky attending screening. Buy tickets here.

6:00 p.m. – BLACKBIRD

Starring Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet and Mia Wasikowska, BLACKBIRD gracefully explores the complex heartbreak, humor and humanity of death. A stellar ensemble cast and delicate direction from Roger Michell create a thoughtful, elegant portrait of the preciousness of life and family. David Bernardi and producer Sherryl Clark attending screening. Buy tickets here.  


7:00 p.m. – MS SLAVIC 7

“In this deceptively light comedy of errors, a clever minimalist aesthetic prods at the institutional barriers that leave archival access and historical interpretation the domain of a privileged class of academics.” Director Sofia Bohdanowicz attending screening. Buy tickets here


9:45 p.m. – LOVE ME TENDER

LOVE ME TENDER is anchored by lead actress Barbara Giordane is a wild tangle of hair, teeth and muscle in an intensely visceral and physical performance. Writer/director Klaudia Reynicke masterfully balances the real and the surreal, resulting in a stunning portrait of a non-conforming, eccentric young woman thrust out of her comfort zone. Director Klaudia Reynicke attending screening. Buy tickets here.  


10:30 p.m. – BLOW THE MAN DOWN

“BLOW THE MAN DOWN is a clever debut from two very promising filmmakers, Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy. The directors craft a witty and layered noir featuring a stellar ensemble cast of women.” Buy tickets here


Midnight – SAINT MAUD

A once-feted dancer and socialite, Amanda finds her final, dependent days boring and frustrating. Maud interprets Amanda’s depression as a religious cry for help. Their relationship transforms from admiration to resentment as Maud becomes dangerously obsessed with saving Amanda’s soul. Director Rose Glass delivers a thrilling and rich psychological horror story of religious devotion that will make you shiver long after leaving the theater. Director Rose Glass and producer Oliver Kassman attending screening. Buy tickets here.



If you want to experience some of the most eclectic and creative short films of this year, buy tickets for the SHORTS PROGRAM 1 & 2 screenings on Friday at 6:45 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.


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