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    AFI Fest 2013: Steve McQueen Talks '12 Years a Slave,' Why He Wants to Discuss Slavery Now, & His #1 Goal for Solomon Northrup's Story

    Director Steve McQueen spoke at AFI Fest's Q&A discussion titled "On Directing: A Conversation with Steve McQueen" Sunday night. He discussed his latest film, "12 Years a Slave," accessing a diverse audience with a controversial subject, and his main goal for the film.

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    Awards Circuit: AFI FEST 'Out of the Furnace' Review, BAFTA Britannia Awards to Clooney & Elba, Thompson & Penn Sing 'Mary Poppins' (VIDEO)

    Awards season is in full swing with the AFI Fest world premiere of "Out of the Furnace" (review), BAFTA Britannia awards for Clooney and Elba, Emma Thompson and Sean Penn singing the "Mary Poppins" songbook and more.

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    AFI Fest Screens First Six Minutes of David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' -- 1.5 Times, to Be Exact (VIDEO)

    An hour late, and after a couple of technical blunders, David O. Russell held court last night at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Hosted by AFI Fest, the evening was a special tribute to the Oscar-nominated "Silver Linings Playbook" director for his new film "American Hustle."

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    What to See at AFI Fest 2013, from Oscar Heavyweights to Breakout Indies (TRAILERS)

    Running November 7-14, AFI FEST 2013 kicks off tonight with a strong slate of Oscar contenders and critically acclaimed films. Though some tickets are harder to snag than others, it's a free festival in the center of Hollywood that invites you to catch up on the major films out of Cannes, Telluride,...

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    AFI FEST Promotes One of Last Holiday Entries Via Special Tribute to David O. Russell

    Given that David O. Russell's "American Hustle" (December 25) is one of the last films to arrive into the already-crowded awards fray, the last film festival of the fall season, AFI FEST 2013 (November 7-14), gets to promote the presumed Oscar contender via Special Tribute on Friday, November 8.

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    AFI FEST 2013 Announces a Special Tribute to David O. Russell

    The 2013 AFI FEST announced a Special Tribute to three-time Oscar nominated writer/director David O. Russell, whose latest film "American Hustle" opens Dec. 13. The tribute will take place Nov. 8 at 9pm in the Egyptian Theater. Below find more info courtesy of the fest:

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    American Film Institute Selects Producer Patty West to Lead AFI Directing Workshop for Women

    The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that producer Patty West (AFI Class of 2006) will be Director for the AFI Directing Workshop For Women. The announcement coincides with the November 1 start of open enrollment for 2014, and the announcement of the Open House event for prospective appli...

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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 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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