"By the Sea," Angelina Jolie’s third narrative feature as a director, will open this year’s AFI Fest (November 5-12). The drama about a husband and wife (played by Jolie Pit and her husband Brad Pitt) trying one last time to salvage their broken marriage while on vacation will be the first woman-helmed opener at the festival in at least a decade.
The November 5 screening will be the film’s world premiere and will likely kick off the Universal release’s award-season stump.
The festival’s full line-up will be announced in October.
"By the Sea" is slated to open November 13.