Another announced AFI FEST presented by Audi film, another world premiere.
Sony Pictures’ CONCUSSION — starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith, written and directed by Peter Landesman, and produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon — will make its global debut and also be a Centerpiece Gala of AFI FEST 2015. The event will take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, November 10. CONCUSSION will be the third announced world premiere at AFI FEST 2015 so far. BY THE SEA and THE BIG SHORT will bookend the festival.
“AFI FEST is for movie lovers who understand and appreciate the power of stories on the big screen. CONCUSSION packs that punch by shining a light on a topic that has caught the country’s attention, here expertly expressed through the direction of Peter Landesman and an unforgettable performance by Will Smith. We are proud to present the World Premiere of CONCUSSION as a Centerpiece Gala at AFI FEST,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, director, AFI FEST.
“AFI FEST is the perfect stage to unveil CONCUSSION, and we are privileged to have been chosen as the Centerpiece Gala,” said Ridley Scott and Giannina Scott, two of the film’s producers. “CONCUSSION is a powerful and uncompromising film about an issue that was ignored for far too long and continues to play out today. It’s a story that had to be told, and we were determined to tell it right.”
The 29th edition of AFI FEST will take place November 5–12 in the heart of Hollywood. Ensure a seat at the festival today with one of our Patron Packages and Express Passes — a limited number are now on sale.
Watch the film’s trailer below.