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iW NEWS | “Lions for Lambs” to Open 2007 AFI Fest

iW NEWS | "Lions for Lambs" to Open 2007 AFI Fest

Robert Redford‘s “Lions for Lambs” will open the 2007 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival at the ArcLight Hollywood Cinerama Dome Theatre on Thursday, November 1st organizers announced Wednesday. The United Artists release, starring Redford, Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise, will have its North American premiere at the event. The film marks the first production from the new United Artists, which was reborn last year through a new partnership between Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. “Lions” is described as a “powerful and gripping story that digs behind the news, the politics and a nation divided to explore the human consequences of a complicated war.” “We are incredibly proud that AFI has chosen ‘Lions for Lambs’ for its Opening Night Gala,” commented Wagner, UA’s CEO in a statement. “We think it’s an exciting film and an important film, and this is the perfect way to introduce it to the public.” [Brian Brooks]

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