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A Film Festival / Nov 5 - 12, 2015

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AFI Fest

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AFI FEST presented by Audi is the American Film Institute’s annual celebration of the year in cinema. AFI FEST brings filmmakers from around the world to Hollywood for 8 days and nights of red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes.

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November 5

By the Sea

BY THE SEA follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience, BY THE SEA is inspired by European cinema and theater of the 1960s and 1970s.

BY THE SEA follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis.

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November 10

Concussion

Will Smith stars in CONCUSSION, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world. The film is written and directed by Peter Landesman, based on the GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas, and produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon.

Will Smith stars in CONCUSSION, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known.

Will Smith stars in CONCUSSION, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu.

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November 9

The 33

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out.

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope.

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine.

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November 8

Carol

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara give luminous performances in Todd Haynes’ adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s influential lesbian novel “The Price of Salt.” Mara stars as shopgirl Therese Belivet, underwhelmed by her life working in a department store and dating a young man whose affections for her far surpass hers for him. When glamorous housewife Carol Aird (Blanchett) breezes into her life, Therese must confront suppressed desires that feverishly rush to the surface. As the women begin a relationship, they embark on a cross-country odyssey and come to understand the difficulties of living the life they want in 1950s America. Haynes’ brilliant direction, along with Edward Lachman’s grainy, richly hued cinematography evoking postwar photography, creates one of the most gorgeous films of the year. —Beth Hanna

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara give luminous performances in Todd Haynes’ gorgeous love story set in postwar New York City.

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November 6

The Lobster

A man is brought to a picturesque seaside resort because his wife has recently left him. If he is not romantically recoupled within 45 days, he will turn into an animal. And so director Yorgos Lanthimos smashes his audience into the strange reality of THE LOBSTER. What results is an incisive, trenchant exploration into the nature of society, rebellion, repression, relationships and restriction. The film has plenty to say about the illusory nature of romance and the thin veneer of civilization, with caustically funny performances from John C. Reilly, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux and many others. But it truly hangs on the deadpan, pitch-perfect performance from Colin Farrell as the title character. Through his shlubby desperation, he serves as both the audience’s surrogate and fractured mirror. –Lane Kneedler

Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux and John C. Reilly star in this science-fictional tale of a world where single people must romantically couple within 45 days or turn into animals.

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