The American Film Institute’s 2010 Festival will open November 4 in Los Angeles with the world premiere of Edward Zwick’s Love & Other Drugs starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. Closing the fest on November 11 is Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis (which opened Venice earlier this month).
Zwick is excited to show his latest at the place he returns to “as often as possible, to teach and to learn,” he says. And Aronofsky, an AFI Conservatory alum, is thrilled to be screening his pic “at my favorite theater in the world, the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.” (The Mann Chinese 6 and Egyptian Theatre are also showcasing the fest’s offerings). Festival Director Jacqueline Lyanga believes both films tell unique stories from “very personal points of view,” she says, that embody “both mainstream and experimental voices.”