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  • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi Announces Dates and Call For Entries

    The American Film Institute’s 28th Annual Celebration of Global Cinema in Hollywood Continues Unprecedented Offer of Free Tickets to All Screenings Still the Only Festival in North Americawith a Market Partner (American Film Market)LOS ANGELES, CA, March 12, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi officially announced its dates and call for entries today.

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    Advanced Press Screenings

    Please RSVP to festpublicity@afi.com


    Friday, Oct. 25

    1:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    CHILD'S POSE: This dark tragicomedy presents an overly protective and domineering mother who uses every means at her disposal to protect her son from the law. DIR Călin Peter Netzer. SCR Răzvan Rădulescu, Călin Peter Netzer. CAST Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Florin Zamfirescu, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia,Vlad Ivanov, Mimi Branescu. Romania. 112 minutes.

    3:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN – Acclaimed filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof tackles the true story of a failed 1995 assassination plot by the Iranian regime against 21 writers and journalists. DIR Mohammad Rasoulof. Iran. 127 minutes.


    Monday, Oct. 28

    1:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    BLUE RUIN: This American revenge story follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. DIR Jeremy Saulnier. SCR Jeremy Saulnier. CAST Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack, Eve Plumb, David W. Thompson, Brent Werzner, Stacy Rock, Sidné Anderson. USA. 92 minutes.

    3:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    THE SELFISH GIANT: In this memorable example of British realism, feisty menace Arbor and his friend Swifty are expelled from school and turn to illegal means of making money. DIR Clio Barnard. SCR Clio Barnard. CAST Connor Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Rebecca Manley. United Kingdom. 91 minutes.


    Tuesday, Oct. 29

    1:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    HELI: A Mexican factory worker and his family are plunged into a world of drugs, violence and corruption when a young army cadet makes a rash decision. DIR Amat Escalante. SCR Amat Escalante, Gabriel Reyes. CAST Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda Gonzalez, Juan Eduardo Palacios. Mexico, France, Germany, Netherlands. 105 minutes.

    3:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    GLORIA: Gloria is an independent, 50-something woman who dominates Santiago's nightclub scene until she meets a naval officer and launches a challenging relationship. DIR Sebastián Lelio. SCR Sebastián Lelio, Gonzalo Maza. CAST Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora. Chile, Spain. 110 minutes.


    Wednesday, Oct. 30

    10:00 a.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    MY AFGHANISTAN – LIFE IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE: Danish journalist and filmmaker Nagieb Khaja arms 30 civilians with high-definition cell phone cameras in war-torn Afghanistan for this jarring, embedded reportage. DIR Nagieb Khaja. SCR Nagieb Khaja. Denmark. 88 minutes.


    Thursday, Oct. 31

    1:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR: Two lesbian lovers and former convicts settle in the countryside of Quebec after they're released from prison in this offbeat and engrossing crime drama. DIR Denis Côté. SCR Denis Côté. CAST Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marc-André Grondin, Marie Brassard. Canada. 95 minutes.

    3:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    THE FAKE: In this controversial animated drama from South Korea, a rural village in danger of a flood turns to a church that promises salvation. DIR Yeon Sang-ho. SCR Yeon Sang-ho. CAST Yang Ikjune, Oh Jungse, Kwon Haehyo, Park Heevon. South Korea. 101 minutes.


    Friday, Nov. 1

    1:00 p.m. 

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    WE ARE MARI PEPA: Rebellious middle school girls form a punk band in 1982 Stockholm in this refreshing drama from Lukas Moodysson, based on his wife's graphic novel. DIR Lukas Moodysson. SCR Lukas Moodysson. CAST Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne. Sweden.102 minutes.

    3:00 p.m.

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    MANAKAMANA: High above a jungle in Nepal, pilgrims make an ancient journey by cable car to worship at the legendary Manakamana temple. DIR Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez. CAST Chabbi Lal Gandharba, Anish Gandharba, Bindu Gayek, Narayan Gayek, Gopika Gayek, Khim Kumari Gayek, Chet Kumari Gayek. Nepal, USA. 118 minutes.



    Monday, Nov. 4

    1:00 p.m. 

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    HARMONY LESSONS: This captivating Kazakh drama follows an adolescent boy who faces schoolyard bullying – part of a hierarchy of village corruption – who resolves to plot revenge. DIR Emir Baigazin. SCR Emir Baigazin. CAST Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Anadassov, Anelya Adilbekova, Beibitzhan Muslimov, Omar Adilov, Adlet Anarbekov, Daulet Anarbekov, Nursultan Nurbergenov, Nurdaulet Orazymbetov, Erasyl Nurzhakyp, Assan Kirkabakov, Ramazan Sultanbek, Bagila Kobenova. Kazakhstan, Germany, France. 110 minutes.

    3:00 p.m. 

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    LIKE FATHER LIKE SON: Hirokazu Kore-eda's touching drama tells the story of two families who learn that their six-year-old sons were switched at birth. DIR Hirokazu Kore-eda. SCR Hirokazu Kore-eda. CAST Fukuyama Masaharu, Ono Machiko, Maki Yoko, Lily Franky. Japan. 120 minutes.



    Monday, Nov. 5

    1:00 p.m. 

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    BABY BLUES: A Polish teen tries to balance her adolescent pastimes – shopping, drinking, partying – with her responsibilities as a new mother in this provocative drama. DIR Kasia Rosłaniec. SCR Kasia Rosłaniec. CAST Magdalena Berus, Nikodem Rozbicki, Mikołaj Łubek, Dominik Łubek, Michał Trzeciakowski, Klaudia Bułka, Magdalena Boczarska, Renata Dancewicz, Katarzyna Figura, Jan Frycz, Mateusz Kościukiewicz, Danuta Stenka. Poland. 98 minutes.

    3:00 p.m. 

    Mark Goodson Screening Room

    GRAND CENTRAL: A young worker at a nuclear power plant in the south of France finds himself falling into an illicit romance in this drama about uncontrollable forces. DIR Rebecca Zlotowski. SCR Gaëlle Mace, Rebecca Zlotowski. CAST Tahar Rahim, Léa Seydoux, Olivier Gourmet, Denis Menochet, Johan Libereau, Nozha Khouadra, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Camille Lellouche, Guillaume Verdier. France, Austria. 94 minutes.