Wednesday, October 17, 2012


AFI has just announced the line-up for this year's festival presented by Audi which will be held November 1st through the 8th.

The American Film Institute will once again present an impressive collection of the very best in global cinema beginning with the world premiere of "Hitchcock" which stars Academy-Award winner, Anthony Hopkins as the iconic director with fellow Oscar-winner, Helen Mirren as his wife, Alma. The film focuses on their relationship during the filming of his 1959 classic, "Psycho":

This year's Guest Artistic Director is director, Bernardo Bertolucci as he presents four films that inspired him as a filmmaker which includes the musical, "42nd Street" and the silent classic, "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans" as well as a documentary short, "Electric Chair", a behind-the-scenes look at Bertolucci's latest film, "Me And You".

Marion Cotillard, the Best Actress Oscar winner will be honored during the festival and will screen her recent film, "Rust and Bone", directed by Jacques Audiard, with her performance in the film being highly praised:

The closing night film will be another world premiere of Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated, "Lincoln" that stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the President and Sally Field as the First Lady.

In between, there will be a wide assortment of films from around the globe including Ang Lee's, "Life of Pi", Walter Salles', "On The Road" and a selection of the official Foreign-Language Film submissions for this year's Academy Awards, "Barbara" (Germany), "Pieta" (South Korea), "Caesar Must Die" (Italy), "A Royal Affair" (Denmark) and director, Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner, "Amour" (Austria):

The festival will be held again in Hollywood at the Egyptian Theatre, the Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Chinese 6 Theaters. Like previous years, tickets are being offered for free to all screenings but there will be Patron Packages, Cinepass Express passes and Special Screenings passes available for purchase.

For a complete list of films and additional information, please go to:
AFI 2012