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World Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN at AFI FEST 2012

LINCOLN

We are thrilled to announce the closing night film of AFI FEST 2012 will be the World Premiere of LINCOLN, directed by Steven Spielberg. The gala screening event will take place on Thursday, November 8 at the Historic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

The film stars Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role; Academy Award® winners Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones; Academy Award® nominees David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley, John Hawkes and Hal Holbrook; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader and Jared Harris.  Academy Award®-winning composer John Williams scored the film, with 2012 marking a collaboration between Spielberg and Williams that has enriched 26 of their films together.  From an original screenplay by Academy Award® nominee Tony Kushner based in part on the best-selling book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the revealing drama explores our 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office during the Civil War.

”Steven Spielberg is an American master, enriching the cultural legacy of our nation with each new film in his extraordinary career,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO.  ”We are honored he has chosen AFI FEST for the World Premiere of LINCOLN, an historic cinematic event in itself as it brings the most dramatic American history to life for new generations.”

“Steven Spielberg epitomizes American filmmaking,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, AFI FEST, “and who better to tell the story of one of the most significant figures in our country’s history.  In this important presidential election year, Spielberg’s LINCOLN reminds us that the challenges of the past remain as relevant today.”

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 Official World Premiere closing night gala of LINCOLN.  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.

 
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).

AFI FEST NOW: TGIF Edition

The Lady

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 BALAMISS 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).


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 RESTLESS CITY

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

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