AFI FEST NOW: Weekend Edition

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AFI FEST presented by Audi starts its weekend screenings today — enjoy your time off with a schedule packed with FREE movies from around the world.

Filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar is a modern master whose vision has influenced artists everywhere, and we are proud to have him as our Guest Artistic Director this year. He has handpicked five classic movies (be sure to read his own fascinating synopses in our program guide), two of which we’ll begin screening today (EYES WITHOUT A FACE, LE CERCLE ROUGE).


ON THE RED CARPET

Roman Polanski directs a dream cast of Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C. Reilly in CARNAGE, a razor-sharp, acidly funny comedy centered on parental differences that erupt after a playground incident.

At Chinese 1 (6801 Hollywood Boulevard):

5:00 p.m. Press check-in
6:00 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
7:00 p.m. Program begins

PINAIn PINA, Wim Wenders captures the world of choreographer Pina Bausch and her dance company in spectacular 3D with thrilling performances of many of her most famous works.

At Chinese 1 (6801 Hollywood Boulevard):

6:30 p.m. Press check-in
7:15 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
7:45 p.m. Program begins

RAMPARTWoody Harrelson gives a ferocious performance in RAMPART as a dirty cop who is embroiled in the Los Angeles Police Department’s infamous Rampart corruption scandal.

At Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (6925 Hollywood Boulevard):

8:30 p.m. Press check-in
9:15 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
10:00 p.m. Program begins

Expected special appearances: CARNAGE: Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly, Yasmina Reza, Saïd Ben Saïd, Michael Barker and Tom Bernard; PINA: Wim Wenders; RAMPART: Woody Harrelson, Robin Wright, Ben Foster, Brie Larson, Ned Beatty, Oren Moverman and James Ellroy. Also attending: Alison Bagnall (DISH & THE SPOON), Alrick Brown (KINYARWANDA), Jean-Baptiste Léonetti (CARRÉ BLANC), Andrew Dosunmu (RESTLESS CITY), Brett Eichenberger (LIGHT OF MINE), Cristián Jiménez (BONSÁI), Rainer Kölmel (MAMA AFRICA), Tristan Patterson (DRAGONSLAYER), Alex Ross Perry and Carlen Altman (THE COLOR WHEEL), GREEN (Sophia Takal) and Alexander Zeldovich (TARGET).


FREE TICKETS

AFI FEST presented by Audi is offering free tickets again this year. While many screenings are already at capacity, you can get last-minute tickets the day before each screening at AFI.com/AFIFEST or the day of each screening at the AT&T Box Office (Hollywood & Highland Center, Suite 219). Additionally, rush lines will begin forming one hour before each screening, and remaining tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

A limited number of festival passes are still available for purchase — click here to learn more.

LAST-MINUTE TICKETS THE LADY

Tickets for the following event and films tomorrow — Sunday, November 6 — will be available online today beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT:

ALMAYER’S FOLLY, A SEPARATION, BUTTER, CAFÉ DE FLORE, THE DISH & THE SPOON, EXPECTING , FAUST, FOOTNOTE, THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD, HANAAN, HEADHUNTERS, INTO THE ABYSS, THE INVADER, KILL LIST, MELANCHOLIA, MICHAEL, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, "Secret Screening", SILVER BULLETS, Sony 3D Bootcamp and WUSS

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