The American Film Institute has announced early details of its AFI FEST 2013 program. The North American Premiere Gala of Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, will open the festival on Thursday, November 7. The Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” will close the festival on November 14.
On Friday November 8, AFI FEST will premiere “Moneyball” director Bennett Miller’s new film “Foxcatcher,“ starring Steve Carrell. The festival has also announced that French auteur Agnes Varda will serve as Guest Artistic Director.
More details will unspool in the coming weeks. AFI FEST runs November 7-14 in Hollywood.