Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020

AFI FEST to feature conversations with casts and crews of ‘Hillbilly Elegy,’ ‘The White Tiger,’ ‘The Witches’

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi will feature extended clips and in-depth conversations with filmmakers from three of the year’s most anticipated titles.  This year’s festival will take online October 15-22, 2020.  Visit to view this year’s lineup. 

HILLBILLY ELEGY: A Conversation with Ron Howard, Amy Adams and Glenn Close

An exclusive conversation with director Ron Howard, Amy Adams and Glenn Close of HILLBILLY ELEGY presented by Netflix. Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.

THE WHITE TIGER: A Conversation with Ramin Bahrani, Moderated by Werner Herzog

An exclusive conversation and sneak preview of THE WHITE TIGER, written, directed and produced by Ramin Bahrani presented by Netflix. THE WHITE TIGER is the epic journey of a poor Indian driver who must use his wit and cunning to break free from servitude to his rich masters and rise to the top of the heap. Based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel.

THE WITCHES: A Conversation with Director Robert Zemeckis, producer Jack Rapke and co-producer Derek Hogue, and cast members including Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer.

An exclusive conversation with filmmakers and cast of THE WITCHES presented by HBO Max. Reimagining Roald Dahl’s beloved story for a modern audience, THE WITCHES is a visually innovative film telling the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.

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