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AFI FEST NOW: It’s Opening Night!

J. Edgar

AFI FEST presented by Audi begins with a bang tonight with the world premiere of J. EDGAR, director Clint Eastwood’s epic portrait of one of America’s most controversial figures. It’s the opening salvo for the 25th edition of Los Angeles’ longest running international film festival, bringing modern masters and emerging filmmakers to the heart of Hollywood with eight days of red carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes.

ON THE RED CARPET

J. EDGAR explores the personal and public life of FBI head J. Edgar Hoover, who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it during a life devoted to his own idea of justice, often swayed by the darker side of power.

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

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

Expected appearances: Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer, Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz and Dustin Lance Black.

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 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 RESTLESS CITY

Tickets for the following event and films tomorrow — Friday, November 4 — will be available online today beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT:

EXTRATERRESTRIAL, EXPECTING, RESTLESS CITY, GREEN, HANAAN, THE LADY, THIS IS NOT A FILM, WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT, L.A. TIMES YOUNG HOLLYWOOD PANEL, MAMA AFRICA, FAUST, BONSÁI, SHORTS FOUR, MISS BALA, ALMAYER’S FOLLY, and BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW

J. EDGAR TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE at AFI FEST 2011 presented by Audi

We are thrilled to announce our Opening Night Gala will be the World Premiere of J. EDGAR, directed by Clint Eastwood! The 25th Edition of AFI FEST will kick off on November 3. J. EDGAR stars Academy Award nominee Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role, along with Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, Armie Hammer and Oscar winner Judi Dench.  It is produced by Academy Award winners Eastwood and Brian Grazer and Oscar nominee Robert Lorenz.  From an original screenplay by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black, the film explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century, J. Edgar Hoover, founding director of the FBI. 

Source: afi.com

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