AFI has announced that Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin will be honored by AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi with a Tribute and Premiere Closing Night Gala screening of STXfilms and The Mark Gordon Company’s MOLLY’S GAME on Thursday, November 16, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
AFI today announced that the final version of ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. has been added to the festival’s lineup and will screen in the Special Screenings section on Wednesday, November 15, at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The new film from director/writer Dan Gilroy, nominated for the Academy Award® for his screenplay for NIGHTCRAWLER, stars Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo.
In honor of AFI FEST’s inaugural retrospective, this year centering on American auteur Robert Altman, we asked FEST filmmakers to name their favorite Altman film, or the Altman film that has been the most influential to them. Three films emerged as the clear favorites: 3 WOMEN, NASHVILLE and SHORT CUTS. These titles — plus nine other brilliant films — are playing as part of the festival’s Altman retrospective.
Rising star Timothée Chalamet spends a sun-dappled summer in Italy falling in love with Armie Hammer in director Luca Guadagnino’s exquisite CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Adapted from the celebrated novel by André Aciman, the passionate romance — built on stolen glances, coded exchanges and erotic tension — is also a coming-of-age story, with its young protagonist Elio (Chalamet) in the throes of first love and of being 17. Chalamet brings remarkable maturity to the role, imbuing Elio with curiosity, intellect, and a depth and certainty of feeling that belie his years.