Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," Walter Salles' "On the Road," Jacques Audiard's "Rust and Bone" and Dreamworks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians" will be the centerpiece galas at the 2012 AFI Fest, the American Film Institute announced Thursday.
The "Rust and Bone" screening is to feature a tribute to its star, Marion Cotillard.
The galas, red-carpet events presented at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, are traditionally a showcase for awards contenders.
Additional special screenings announced by the festival Thursday include David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," Dustin Hoffman's "The Quartet" and Ken Burns' "The Central Park Five."
AFI had previously announced that Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock" will open the festival and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" will close it.
AFI Fest is scheduled to take place Nov. 1-8 in Hollywood.