AFI Fest — the Los Angeles film festival set for November 2-6 this year and headquartered at the TCL Chinese Theater — has announced its full lineup, including appearances by Luca Guadagnino Bones and all Starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell, Sarah Polley’s star-packed Women are talkingand a documentary by Chris Smith Mr. Robert Downey Jr.’s indie film about the life and career of his pioneering father.
In total, the program includes 125 films, of which 53 percent are directed by women, 32 percent by BIPOC filmmakers, and 11 percent by LGBTQIA+ helmers. The roster includes seven red carpet premieres, six special screenings, 12 Discovery, 12 World Cinema, 12 Documentary, 30 Short Film Competition, 43 AFI Conservatory and three guest Artistic Director selections by Ava DuVernay.
As previously announced, Apple Original Film’s Selena Gomez documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me Opens the festival, but Steven Spielberg’s deeply personal The Fablemans, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, will close. Additional red carpet premieres include Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritus Bardo, the false chronicles of a handful of truths; US premiere of Guillermo del Toros Pinocchio; Oliver Hermanus’ are living Starring Bill Nighy; By Maria Schrader she said About starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan The New York Times the Harvey Weinstein investigation; and Florian Zellers the son Starring Hugh Jackman, Vanessa Kirby, Anthony Hopkins and Laura Dern.
Guadagnino’s Cannibal Love Story is part of a special exhibitions segment that also features Smith. Mr.Polly’s Women are talkingDocumentary on Elvis Mitchell Is that black enough for you?!?Alice Rohwachers Le PapilleProduced by Alfonso Cuaron and Nikita Jusus nanny Starring Anna Diop, Michelle Monaghan, Cinqua Walls, Morgan Spector and Rose Decker.
Carla Simon’s in World Cinema Choices AlcarrasBy Felix van Groningen Eight mountainsBy Jerzy Skolimowski EOJoanna Hoggs The Eternal Daughter Tilda Swinton, Zafar Panahi’s No Bears, starring Mia Hansen-Lowes One fine morning Starring Léa Seydoux and Quentin Dupuis Smoking causes coughg, among others.
For the full range, including Discovery and Documentary options, click Here. Passes are available now with individual tickets for members on October 11 and the general public on October 12.