AFI kicked off last night with the world premiere of Hitchock starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Jessica Biel, and Scarlett Johansson (none of whom showed up for the premiere). The festival will close out next week with a special screening of Steve Spielberg’s Lincoln which stars Daniel Day-Lewis.
Anyone can go see these films if they buy passes and they aren’t yet sold out.
Required watching this AFI:
- HITCHOCK: (DIR Sacha Gervasi) Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Ralph Macchio (!!!), Danny Huston (who is the half-brother of Anjelica Huston)
- LINCOLN (DIR Steve Spielberg, based on a book by Doris Kearns Goodwin): Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, James Spader
- LIFE OF PI in 3D (DIR Ang Lee): Gérard Depardieu
- STARLET: Porn flick stars Dree Hemngway who is a model, and the great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway
- RUST AND BONE: Marion Cotillard
- THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE: 5 NY kids are falsely accused and jailed for the Central Park rape of a white woman until a serial rapist confessed to the crime.
- WEST OF MEMPHIS (DIR Amy Berg): The release of the WM3 is summed up.
- QUARTET (DIR Dustin Hoffman in his directorial debut)
- SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (DIR David O. Russell): Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
- ON THE ROAD: ON THE ROAD: Jack Kerouac’s seminal pseudo-autobiography: Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortenson
All screenings are held at the Chinese, the Egyptian, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (November 1-8). See full schedule and buy tixx: AFI.com/AFIFEST