AFI FEST NOW: Auteurs Galore

MY WEEK

Daylight Savings ends at 2:00 a.m. (don’t forget to set your clocks back!), but AFI FEST presented by Audi moves forward with its weekend screenings. Sunday’s lineup highlights internationally renowned auteurs — Chantal Akerman (ALMAYER’S FOLLY), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA), Werner Herzog (INTO THE ABYSS), Alexander Sokurov (FAUST) and Lars von Trier (MELANCHOLIA) — along with the best in world and American cinema.


ON THE RED CARPET

Michelle Williams gives a luminous performance as Marilyn Monroe in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, ably supported by Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench in this intimate portrait of the tragic Hollywood icon.

At Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (6925 Hollywood Boulevard)

4:00 p.m. Press check-in
5:00 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
6:00 p.m. Program begins

INTO THE ABYSSIn his new documentary, INTO THE ABYSS, living legend Werner Herzog turns his focus on an impending execution in Texas and the realities of Death Row.

At Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard)

4:30 p.m. Press check-in
5:00 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
5:30 p.m. Program begins

BUTTERJennifer Garner stars in BUTTER, a comedy about a Midwestern housewife who embarks on a ruthless campaign to conquer the world of competitive butter carving.

At Chinese 1 (6801 Hollywood Boulevard)

4:00 p.m. Press check-in
6:00 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
6:30 p.m. Program begins

MELANCHOLIA

Denmark’s most celebrated and notorious filmmaker, Lars von Trier, returns with MELANCHOLIA, a drama about depression, severely dysfunctional families and the end of the world.

At Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard)

6:45 p.m. Press check-in
7:30 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
8:30 p.m. Program begins

Expected appearances: MY WEEK WITH MARILYN: Michelle Williams, Julia Ormond, Dominic Cooper, Malcolm McDowell and Simon Curtis; INTO THE ABYSS: Werner Herzog; BUTTER: Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde and Yara Shahidi; MELANCHOLIA: Kirstin Dunst and Udo Kier. Also attending: Francisca Fuenzalida (EXPECTING), Ellen Y.D. Kim and Tae-sik Um (HANAAN), Clay Lifford (WUSS), Joshua Marston (FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD), Joe Swanberg (SILVER BULLETS) and Jean-Marc Vallée (CAFÉ DE FLORE).


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 films tomorrow — Monday, November 7 — will be available online today beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT:

ARIRANG, ART HISTORY, ATTENBERG, THE COLOR WHEEL, CORIOLANUS, THE DAY HE ARRIVES, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, HEADHUNTERS, I MELT WITH YOU, INTO THE ABYSS, THE KILLERS, KINYARWANDA, LAW OF DESIRE, MICHAEL, OSLO, AUGUST 31, PINA, Shorts Three, TARGET, THE TURIN HORSE and WUSS

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