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    AFI FEST Adds Conversations and Panels, from Veteran Bening to Rising Stars Gerwig and DeHaan

    AFI FEST 2013 has added conversations and panelists to its bulging program set to take place November 7 though 14 in Hollywood.

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    AFI FEST Adds World Cinema, Classics and Independents to November Program

    At this point festivals like London and AFI FEST all start to resemble one another as they score a world premiere or two ("Saving Mr. Banks" and "Out of the Furnace" respectively) and lay out the usual smorgasbord of awards contenders. But Hollywood's AFI FEST (November 7-14) is adding a rich select...

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    AFI FEST Locks Down Complete Slate; 'Green Inferno,' 'Omar' and 'Congress' Make Cut

    AFI FEST 2013 (November 7-14) today locked down the remaining sections and films screening in the festival's World Cinema, American Independents, Breathrough, Midnight, Cinema's Legacy and Presentations programs.

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    AFI FEST Adds Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings, World Premiere of Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor'

    The American Film Institute (AFI) is adding more Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings. They include John Wells and Tracy Letts' Toronto title "August: Osage County" on November 8 and the world premiere of Peter Berg's war film "Lone Survivor" (November 12) as well as Bernardo Bertolucci's Oscar-...

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    AFI FEST Reveals New Auteurs and Shorts Selections

    AFI FEST 2013 has made an international selection of films for the New Auteurs and Shorts sections at this year’s festival (November 7 through 14).

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    AFI FEST Adds Three Centerpiece Galas; 'Out of the Furnace' World Premieres

    The AFI FEST has added a world premiere to their lineup, after Sony Pictures Classics pushed back Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" to 2014: Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace," starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Forest Whitaker (November 9).

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    New Images From 'Out Of The Furnace' As Film Heads To AFI Fest

    The 2013 awards season race is so tight that even Harvey Weinstein is breaking a little bit of a sweat. He's already moved his "Grace Of Monaco" out of the way, while last week came the bummer piece of news that Bennett Miller's excellent looking "Foxcatcher" was also being pushed to 2014, with both...

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    'Out of the Furnace,' 'Walter Mitty' and 'Nebraska' Head To AFI FEST

    A week after they lost the world premiere of "Foxcatcher" due to delays in the film's release, the 2013 edition of AFI FEST has landed another world premiere, Scott Cooper's "Out of the Furnace." The film will screen as a centerpiece at the festival alongside Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" and Ben Sti...

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    AFI FEST Seeks Replacement for Opening Weekend Gala as 'Foxcatcher' Falls Out

    The good news for the AFI FEST (November 7-14) is that it often lands late-finishers in the Oscar derby. The bad news is that they sometimes don't finish. That's what happened with Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," which was scheduled for the festival's high-profile opening weekend Friday gala on Novem...

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    AFI FEST 2013 Announces Four Iconic Film Selections by Guest Artistic Director Agnes Varda

    The American Film Institute has announced a program of four films selected by Guest Artistic Director Agnes Varda to screen at AFI FEST 2013, including films by Bresson, Fassbinder, Cassavetes and Scorsese.

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