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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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    Jane Fonda to Receive 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award

    Jane Fonda is to receive the 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustee Sir Howard Stinger announced.

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    Jane Fonda to Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award (CLIPS)

    The American Film Institute's 42nd Lifetime Achievement will be given to two-time Oscar-winner Jane Fonda at a gala tribute on June 5, 2014. While Fonda needs no introduction, check out clips from her legendary and illustrious career, from "Klute" and "Coming Home" to her recent stint on HBO's "The ...

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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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    American Film Institute Announces 2013 AFI Awards Dates

    For the 14th time, the AFI Awards will honor the creative teams behind the 10 most outstanding films and 10 most outstanding television programs of the year. Honorees will be announced on December 9, with a private luncheon to follow on January 10, 2014, where awards will be given.

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    AFI FEST 2013 Opens with 'Saving Mr. Banks' and Closes with 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' More Early Details

    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" will open the festival on Thursday, November 7. The Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" will close the festival on November 14.

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    Dustin Hoffman Brought to Tears While Eloquently Explaining Why 'Tootsie' Was "Never a Comedy"

    In the clip below from the American Film Institute's archives, Dustin Hoffman reflects on why and how he pursued the 1982 film, "Tootsie." The video starts with Hoffman emphatically asking the question he found central to the film, and ends with a poignant moment of realization. The content is best ...

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    AFI Docs Announces Policy Engagement Program; Documentary Filmmakers Meet with Policy Makers to Maximize Impact

    AFI Docs presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs) has announced their inaugural Policy Engagement Program, where filmmakers making social-issues documentaries connect with policy makers to maximize their impact on the issues their films cover. The program will take place in Washington D.C. on June 20...

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