AFI FEST presented by Audi begins its full roster of daily screenings today and many of the films are screening more than once, giving you more opportunities to see the films you love.
We’re all about character today; many of our films emphasize unique, eccentric or inspiring individuals. Whether real-life personages (THE LADY, MAMA AFRICA, THIS IS NOT A FILM) or compelling dramatic constructs (MISS BALA, RESTLESS CITY, FAUST and more), these films explore the complex inner and outer worlds of human behavior.
ON THE RED CARPET
Directed by Luc Besson, THE LADY tells the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman at the core of Burma’s democracy movement, Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband, Michael Aris (David Thewlis). It’s a story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today.
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
MISS BALA tells the story of Laura, a young woman whose aspirations of becoming a beauty queen turn against her, delivering her into the hands of a gang that’s terrorizing northern Mexico.
At Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard):
7:15 p.m. Press check-in
8:00 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
8:30 p.m. Program begins
Expected appearances: THE LADY: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Luc Besson and Virginie Besson-Silla; MISS BALA: Stephanie Sigman, Gerado Naranjo and Pablo Cruz. Also attending: Panos Cosmatos (BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW), Andrew Dosunmu (RESTLESS CITY), Cristián Jiménez (BONSÁI), Mika Kaurismäki (MAMA AFRICA), Ruslan Pak (HANAAN), Sophia Takal (GREEN) and Johannes Zeiler (FAUST).
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.
Tickets for the following event and films tomorrow — Saturday, November 5 — will be available online today beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT:
ARIRANG, BONSÁI, BUTTER, CARNAGE, CARRÉ BLANC, THE COLOR WHEEL, THE DISH & THE SPOON, DRAGONSLAYER, EYES WITHOUT A FACE, GREEN, THE INVADER, KILL LIST, KINYARWANDA, LE CERCLE ROUGE, LIGHT OF MINE, MAMA AFRICA, PINA, RAMPART, RESTLESS CITY, SHORTS TWO, SNOWTOWN, TARGET, THREE AND A HALF and TWO VISIONS OF THE WEST