AFI Fest Announces Galas and Special Screenings; ‘Silver Linings,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘The Impossible’ Among Selections

AFI Fest 2012 today announced the high-profile films that make up its Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings lineups. As previously announced, the world premiere of “Hitchcock” will open the festival, while Steven Spielberg’s historical epic “Lincoln” will close.

The Centerpiece Galas are: Ang Lee’s first foray into 3D “Life of Pi”; “On the Road,” from Walter Salles; the animated film “Rise of the Guardians”; and Jacques Audiard’s Marion Cotillard-starring drama “Rust and Bone.”

AFI Fest’s Special Screenings are: “The Central Park Live”; “Ginger and Rosa,” which is attracting a lot of attention for Elle Fanning’s acclaimed performance; the gonzo Cannes hit “Holy Motors”; Juan Antonio tsunami epic “The Impossible”; Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut “Quartet”; “Room 237,” a buzzed about documentary that delves into theories surrounding “The Shining”; David O. Russell’s Oscar front-runner “Silver Linings Playbook; and “West of Memphis.”

Below are full synopses of the latest additions, courtesy of AFI Fest. The festival runs November 1 through 8

ON THE ROAD: Jack Kerouac’s seminal pseudo-autobiography arrives on the big screen at the intersection of fact and fiction. DIR Walter Salles. SCR Jose Rivera, Jack Kerouac. CAST Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Bragga, Elisabeth Moss, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortenson. France/UK/USA/Brazil.
Saturday, November 3, 8:00 p.m., Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

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From AFI’s site:

For the fourth consecutive year, AFI FEST will continue its unprecedented offer of free tickets to all screenings, but only the Star Patron Package and Marquee Patron Package will provide reserved seating for the galas, including the World Premiere opening night gala of HITCHCOCK and the World Premiere closing night gala of LINCOLN. These and other AFI FEST passes, including the Special Screenings Pass, are on sale now at AFI.com/AFIFEST. The American Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural organization, and packages and passes are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

AFI members will have a 24-hour advance window on Wednesday, October 24 before free tickets become available to the general public. In addition, AFI members at the Two-Star level and above receive a 10% discount on all Patron Packages and Passes. Information about AFI Membership is available at AFI.com/membership.

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OTR Will Be Centerpiece Gala at AFI Film Fest
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11 Oct, 2012



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