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J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ Will Open AFI Fest

J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' Will Open AFI Fest

AFI Fest 2014 presented by Audi will host the film’s gala premiere on November 6 at the TLC Chinese Theatre, kicking off eight days of contemporary world cinema on Hollywood Boulevard.

Chastain and Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) star as the heads of an oil business who get caught up in the New York City criminal underworld during the winter of 1981. Chandor, Oscar-nominated for “Margin Call” and acclaimed for “All Is Lost,” directs his own original screenplay.

Last year’s opening night selection was Oscar hopeful “Saving Mr. Banks.” But is this an Academy contender? We won’t know until AFI Fest. Participant Media’s “A Most Violent Year” will be distributed by A24 Films in NY and LA on December 31, before a national rollout in January. Watch the trailer here.

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