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AFI FEST Sets “Bobby” for Opening Night and Unveils 13 World Premieres

AFI FEST Sets "Bobby" for Opening Night and Unveils 13 World Premieres

Emilio Estevez‘s “Bobby,” the story of the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1968, will open the 2006 AFI FEST, the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival, much of the large ensemble cast from the film are expected to attend the opening night at the festival. Also announced were 13 of the films that will have their world premieres at the 2006 AFI FEST, including David Cunningham’s “After,” J.B. Rutagarama’s “Back Home,” Chad Lowe’s “Beautiful Ohio,” David Boyle’s “Big Dreams, Little Tokyo,” Alan White’s “Broken,” Daniel Jones & Dann Sytsma’s “Comic Evangelists,” Alante Kavaite’s “Fissures / Ecoute Le Temps,” David Stenn’s “Girl 27,” Henry Jaglom’s “Hollywood Dreams,” Yokihiko Tsutsumi’s “Memories of Tomorrow,” Sedika Mojadidi’s “Motherland Afghanistan,” Arnie Williams’ “No Sweat,” and Carla Garapedian’s “Screamers.” The festival will run from November 1 – 12, 2006, anchored again at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

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