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    AFI Fest 2017 Announces Jury and Audience Award Winners

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — November 17, 2017 — LOS ANGELES, CA — The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the films that received the Audience and Jury awards at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi. “As the 31st edition of AFI FEST comes to a close, this year’s awards shine a light on the American independent, auteur and […] More

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    AFI Film Review: ‘What Will People Say’ Takes Faith To Task For Its Torture of Women

    AFI Festival 2017: Iram Haq’s AFI Fest Audience Winner for “New Auteurs” demonstrates a voice whose work doesn’t speak – it shouts. Right up there in familial intensity with some of Asghar Farhadi’s films, Haq’s story demands theological reflection and critique. Castigating an entire faith and culture is bold, but that never stops Haq from […] More

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    AFI Film Review: ‘Loveless’ is as Cold as a Winter in Moscow

    2017 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: Cold and lifeless are the most apt words to describe “Loveless,” Russia’s official submission for the Foreign Language Film competition. Simply put, this is the story of a missing boy. His parents are forced to work together to find their son and bring him home. Complicating the matter is that they […] More

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    AFI Film Review: ‘Newton’ is a Deep, Timely, and Universal Entry from India

    2017 AFI FILM FESTIVAL: India’s thriving film industry is known for glorious colors, plot lines that rival the wackiest of telenovelas, and, of course, random dance sequences. At least, that’s what audiences have come to expect from a good Bollywood movie. And that describes everything that India’s official Foreign Language Film submission is not. “Newton” […] More

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    Film Review: ‘The Breadwinner’ Is a Beautiful Tale About a Dark Time

    In the age of Pixar, watchers of animated films tend to expect flashy graphics and eye-popping color. But sometimes less is definitely more, as is the case of Nora Twomey‘s new film, “The Breadwinner.” Classic, simple animation tells this story. It is exactly the right touch for a film about such a bleak and devastating subject. […] More

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    ‘Molly’s Game’ To Close AFI FEST 2017 With Gala Screening and Tribute

    Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, “Molly’s Game,” will close out AFI Fest 2017. The American Film Institute (AFI) will honor the Academy Award-winning writer and director with a moderated discussion of Sorkin’s work, followed by a gala premiere screening. “Molly’s Game” replaces Ridley Scott’s film “All The Money In The World” after star Kevin Spacey (“House of […] More

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    AFI Fest 2017: From American Independents to World Cinema

    The AFI Fest 2017 begins this week, with a slate of films that include Oscar hopefuls from independents and documentaries to foreign language submissions. The American Film Institute is dedicated to preserving the legacy of film and celebrating filmmakers. The festival, which began in 1987, is part of its commitment to preserving the legacy. Because […] More

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    ‘All the Money In the World’ Pulled from AFI Fest

    Ridley Scott‘s premiere of “All the Money in the World” has been cancelled by Sony, according to Variety. The film was scheduled to close AFI Fest, which begins this Thursday in Los Angeles. Sony has pulled the film from AFI Fest, but will not change the release date. “All the Money in the World” will […] More

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    AFI Fest Announces Centerpiece Galas, Errol Morris Tribute

    Three of the most highly anticipated films will receive a special spotlight from the American Film Institute (AFI). AFI announced Friday that there will be three Centerpiece Galas at AFI Fest 2017, giving Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist,” and Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles” some extra room to shine. The festival will also honor Oscar-winning […] More

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