Your Guide to FEST Films Screening on Saturday, November 16 – American Film Institute


Your Guide to FEST Films Screening on Saturday, November 16

Films are listed in chronological order so you can find films that best fit your schedule!


11:30 a.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? Buy tickets here.


11:45 a.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.” Buy tickets here.


12:15 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.” Buy tickets here


3:30 p.m. – ANNE AT 13,000 FEET

“Deragh Campbell’s layered and dynamic performance as Anne draws us into an intimate portrait of a volatile, young woman struggling to find her place in society.” Buy tickets here.



Inspired by actual events in 1988 Peru, Georgina is a 20-year-old indigenous woman who seeks justice after her newborn is kidnapped in a child-trafficking scheme. Meticulously composed black and white cinematography imparts a richness of texture and a luminescent glow, delivering exquisite beauty in even the bleakest of realities. Buy tickets here.


8:30 p.m. – ROCKS

After her troubled, single mother disappears, east London teenager “Rocks” takes it in stride. As money runs out and fears of foster care sink in, Rocks pushes away help from her all-girl crew and community in this authentic, compassionate and multi-dimensional portrait of girlhood. Buy tickets here.


10:00 p.m. – KNIVES AND SKIN

Returning to AFI FEST, writer/director Jennifer Reeder’s electric feature debut is a mystical-realist musical telling the story of an eerily quiet community and a missing high school girl. Buy tickets here


11:15 p.m. – DEERSKIN

From director Quentin Dupieux, comes this eccentric, dark comedy about a man’s descent into madness and his obsession with a deerskin jacket. Buy tickets here.


11:30 p.m. – JALLIKATTU

Like the ferocious beast at the center of JALLIKATTU that eludes capture by an entire village of pursuers, Malayalam filmmaker Lilo Jose Pellissery breaks through the passivity of the movie-going experience with this fresh, totally original vision of contemporary Indian cinema. 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 at 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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