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21st Century Fox and AFI FEST host event to honor female directors

Fox Filmmakers Lab and Director Valerie Weiss Recognized Director Valerie Weiss 21st Century Fox and the American Film Institute (AFI), in partnership to help advance opportunities for female directors, hosted a networking breakfast on November 12. The event was held during AFI FEST, the American Film Institute’s annual celebration of cinema in Hollywood, which took place November 8-15. Titled “Breaking the Frame: A …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic ‘On the Basis of Sex’ to open AFI Fest

Credit: Jonathan Wenk / Focus Features AFI Fest has landed the world premiere of Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic On the Basis of Sex, starring Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Armie Hammer, as the opening night film November 8th.  The film details the early years of RBG and her ascent to the highest court in …

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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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