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Mudbound, Call Me By Your Name, All the Money in the World set for AFI Fest 2017

AFI Fest 2017 will be the world premiere of Ridley Scott’s second film this year, the Getty-kidnapping drama All the Money in the World starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Spacey. Previous fest closers include Patriots Day and The Big Short. AFI FEST will present the work of Robert Altman retrospective, with screenings and discussions of 12 films — ...

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‘La La Land’ gets Centerpiece Gala treatment at AFI Fest

Not that it needed more festival presence, La La Land, the current frontrunner for the Best Picture Oscar, is going to screen at AFI Fest as a Centerpiece Gala on November 15th at the TCL Chinese Theater. The film has already swept up audiences at Venice, Telluride, and Toronto (where it won that festival’s People’s Choice award) this fall on its way ...

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Annette Bening Tribute Set for AFI Fest, 20th Century Women to Screen

Annette Bening is set to be feted at the AFI Fest on November 16th in a tribute that will also feature a screening of her newest film, and Oscar hopeful, 20th Century Women. The film, about a bohemian family in 1979 Santa Barbara, received high praise after its debut as the Centerpiece film of the New York Film Festival last week. ...

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Warren Beatty’s ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ to open AFI Fest

Warren Beatty’s first film in 18 years will open the 2016 AFI Fest which runs from November 10-17. Beatty received the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Rules Don’t Apply, which Beatty also wrote and co-produced, is a dramedy revolving around the romantic entanglements of an ingenue actress (played by Lily Collins) and a driver (played by the new Han Solo, ...

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Brad Pitt Bookends: ‘The Big Short’ to Close 2015 AFI Fest

  Right after debuting the first trailer and announcing a December release yesterday, Paramount Pictures announced that The Big Short will be the closing night gala for the 29th AFI Fest in November. Last year’s closing night film, Foxcatcher, went on to garner five Oscar nominations, including Best Director, Best Actor (Steve Carell) and Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo). Chock ...

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Angelina Jolie-Pitt’s ‘By the Sea’ to Open AFI Fest

After the cold reception of her last two films, In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken, Angelina Jolie-Pitt is hoping the third time’s the charm with By the Sea, which will open the AFI Fest. She is the star (with husband Brad Pitt), writer and director. The 29th fest will run from November 5-12 and By the Sea ...

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