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THE LAST EMPEROR 3D screens today at AFI FEST 2013.
For the 25th anniversary of the international release of this visually sumptuous epic about the life of Pu Yi (1905-1967) – China’s final sovereign after millennia of dynastic rulers – the film has been given a 4K restoration with re-mastered sound. Personally supervised by director Bernardo Bertolucci (AFI FEST 2012 Guest Artistic Director) and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, depth and dimension have been added with a 3D conversion that enriches the film’s rare sights; it was the first feature shot in Beijing’s 500-year-old Forbidden City.
Four different actors portray Pu Yi, beginning with his ascent to the throne shortly before his third birthday, through the Chinese civil war, occupations by Japan and the Soviet Union, and his rehabilitation by Chinese communists. Renowned actors Peter O’Toole and Joan Chen – not to mention thousands of extras – round out the international cast. Pu Yi’s own brother, Pu Chieh, served as one of the film’s many technical advisors, and the resulting tapestry received nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

THE LAST EMPEROR 3D screens today at AFI FEST 2013.

For the 25th anniversary of the international release of this visually sumptuous epic about the life of Pu Yi (1905-1967) – China’s final sovereign after millennia of dynastic rulers – the film has been given a 4K restoration with re-mastered sound. Personally supervised by director Bernardo Bertolucci (AFI FEST 2012 Guest Artistic Director) and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, depth and dimension have been added with a 3D conversion that enriches the film’s rare sights; it was the first feature shot in Beijing’s 500-year-old Forbidden City.

Four different actors portray Pu Yi, beginning with his ascent to the throne shortly before his third birthday, through the Chinese civil war, occupations by Japan and the Soviet Union, and his rehabilitation by Chinese communists. Renowned actors Peter O’Toole and Joan Chen – not to mention thousands of extras – round out the international cast. Pu Yi’s own brother, Pu Chieh, served as one of the film’s many technical advisors, and the resulting tapestry received nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole, and thousands of extras tell the story of China’s last emperor in this visually sumptuous film. This was the first feature shot in Beijing’s 500-year-old Forbidden City. THE LAST EMPEROR, which turned 25 last year, garnered nine Academy Awards in 1989, including Best Picture.

Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole, and thousands of extras tell the story of China’s last emperor in this visually sumptuous film. This was the first feature shot in Beijing’s 500-year-old Forbidden City. THE LAST EMPEROR, which turned 25 last year, garnered nine Academy Awards in 1989, including Best Picture.

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Zoe Saldana stars opposite Christian Bale as Lena Warren in #OutOfTheFurnace, in theaters December 6.

Follow @AFIFEST tonight for red carpet pics from the world premiere of OUT OF THE FURNACE!

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Zoe Saldana stars opposite Christian Bale as Lena Warren in #OutOfTheFurnace, in theaters December 6.

Follow @AFIFEST tonight for red carpet pics from the world premiere of OUT OF THE FURNACE!

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Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker stars in OUT OF THE FURNACE, in theaters December 6. 

World premiere at AFI FEST 2013 on Saturday, Nov. 9th.

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Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker stars in OUT OF THE FURNACE, in theaters December 6. 

World premiere at AFI FEST 2013 on Saturday, Nov. 9th.

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When bad decisions land Rodney Baze in trouble, his options are limited. 

OUT OF THE FURNACE premieres Saturday, Nov. 9th, at AFI FEST 2013.

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When bad decisions land Rodney Baze in trouble, his options are limited. 

OUT OF THE FURNACE premieres Saturday, Nov. 9th, at AFI FEST 2013.

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See Scott Cooper’s masterful vision come to life on December 6. #OutOfTheFurnace

World Premiere at AFI FEST 2013 on Saturday, Nov. 9th.

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See Scott Cooper’s masterful vision come to life on December 6. #OutOfTheFurnace

World Premiere at AFI FEST 2013 on Saturday, Nov. 9th.

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Willem Dafoe plays the bookie, John Petty, in #OutOfTheFurnace. See it in theaters December 6.

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Willem Dafoe plays the bookie, John Petty, in #OutOfTheFurnace. See it in theaters December 6.

World Premiere of HITCHCOCK Will Open AFI FEST 2012

HITCHCOCK starring Anthony Hopkins

On November 1, the World Premiere of HITCHCOCK will open the AFI FEST 2012 at Grauman’s historic Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The film stars Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma Reville, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins.

The film is directed by Sacha Gervasi and also stars Toni Collette, Danny Huston and Michael Stuhlbarg.  From a screenplay by John J. McLaughlin, the film is based on the book “Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho” by Stephen Rebello. HITCHCOCK, a love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner, Alma Reville, takes place during the making of the distinguished director’s seminal 1960 movie, PSYCHO.

“AFI’s history with Alfred Hitchcock is a proud one, from a Master Seminar at the AFI Conservatory in 1970 to his receiving the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1979,” said Bob Gazzale, President and CEO of the American Film Institute.  “We are honored to celebrate his lasting legacy with the World Premiere of HITCHCOCK – a bloody valentine to his creative genius and the inspired woman at his side.”

“Alfred Hitchcock’s signature style has made him one of the most influential directors in the world,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, AFI FEST.  “This film pulls back the curtain and takes us behind-the-scenes of his lifelong collaboration with his wife Alma during the making of his 1960 masterpiece PSYCHO – it’s the perfect film to welcome our audience of movie-lovers with on opening night.”

 For the fourth consecutive year, AFI FEST will continue its unprecedented offer of free tickets to all screenings, but only the Star Patron Package and Marquee Patron Package will provide reserved seating at the World Premiere opening night gala of HITCHCOCK.  These and other AFI FEST Patron Packages and Passes – which can include access to sold-out galas and other high-demand films and events – are on sale now at AFI.com/AFIFEST.  The American Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural organization, and Patron Packages are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

 Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings and galas will be available to AFI members on Wednesday, October 24 in a 24-hour advance window before they become available to the general public on October 25.  In addition, AFI members Two Star level and above receive a 10% discount on all Patron Packages and Passes.  Information about AFI Membership is available at AFI.com/membership.

Day 6: Photos from the sixth day of screenings and eventsat the 2011 AFI FEST Presented by Audi. See more pictures here.

 
GALA and SPECIAL SCREENING ticket holders for films at GRAUMAN’S MAIN THEATRE: If you reserved a ticket online or in person at the box office for these films: CARNAGE, RAMPART, MY WEEKEND WITH MARILYN and the Secret Screening on Sunday night, note that the line for entry forms on the second floor of Hollywood and Highland by the Build-a-Bear Workshop, Suite 200 (across from the FEST BOX OFFICE).

GALA and SPECIAL SCREENING ticket holders for films at GRAUMAN’S MAIN THEATRE: If you reserved a ticket online or in person at the box office for these films: CARNAGE, RAMPART, MY WEEKEND WITH MARILYN and the Secret Screening on Sunday night, note that the line for entry forms on the second floor of Hollywood and Highland by the Build-a-Bear Workshop, Suite 200 (across from the FEST BOX OFFICE).

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