Friday, October 14, 2011


This year marks the twenty-fifth year of AFI's film festival which opens with the world premiere of Clint Eastwood's latest, "J. Edgar". Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the founding director of the FBI in this story that focuses on the public and private life of Hoover, one of the most powerfull and controversial figures of the last century.

The film should be released in U.S. theaters on November 9th which also features Arnie Hammer, Naomi Watts and Judi Dench.

Pedro Almodovar will be this year's Guest Artistic Director and will present a screening of his 1986 film, "Law of Desire" which helped introduce actor, Antonio Banderas (who stars in the director's recently released film, "The Skin I Live In") to the world. The acclaimed writer/director will also curate a program of films that helped inspire him as a film maker.

The festival will run from November 3rd through November 10 and will be held at the Mann Chinese 6, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

For the third time, AFI Fest will offer free tickets to all screenings but you may purchase Star Patron Package and Marquee Patron Package to get reserved seating to the opening night gala.

Individual tickets for all film screenings and galas will be available on October 26th for AFI members and on October 27th to the general public.

For more information, go to:

AFI 2011