November 8, 2013 |
Between red carpets, morning talk shows and post-screening Q&As, an actor can quickly seem ubiquitous during award season. And if you're promoting two movies in the months leading up to the Oscars? Overexposure becomes a legitimate concern. That's the situation Tom Hanks is wrestling with right now as he works the promotional circuit to talk up two high-profile roles. The latest is his turn as Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," which kicked off AFI Fest in Hollywood on Thursday evening.
October 29, 2013
Five of the brightest up-and-comers in the movie business will come together at AFI Fest next month for the Times' fourth annual Young Hollywood roundtable. Dane DeHaan, 27, Greta Gerwig, 30, Michael B. Jordan, 26, Brie Larson, 24, and Miles Teller, 26, will sit for a conversation with reporter Amy Kaufman on Nov. 8 about their acting careers. Each has gained notice this year for a head-turning performance. DeHaan has appeared in three films in 2013, most recently playing Allen Ginsberg's love interest Lucien Carr in "Kill Your Darlings.
October 17, 2013 |
More than a year after his "Battleship" was torpedoed at the box office, filmmaker Pete Berg is set to unveil his new movie in the heart of Hollywood. "Lone Survivor," the director's Navy SEAL drama, will have its red carpet debut at AFI Fest, the eight-day-long film gathering that kicks off Nov. 7. Berg's film, which Universal Pictures will open in limited release in late December before its nationwide launch two weeks later, is one of three additional gala screenings announced by festival programmers on Thursday.
October 15, 2013 |
AFI Fest 2013 has chosen 10 movies for its New Auteurs showcase and 36 shorts for this year's festival, which takes place Nov. 7-14 at the TCL Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Roosevelt Hotel. Among the 10 films in the New Auteurs showcase are "The Fake," an animated drama from South Korea; the German drama "Nothing Bad Can Happen"; the Mexican comedy "We Are Mari Pepa"; and the Argentinean comedy "The Owners. " "I left Los Angeles 11 months ago and traveled to half a dozen film festivals to curate the New Auteurs section and find the the 10 finest films from first- and second-time filmmakers," Lane Kneedler, associate director of programming, said in a statement.
September 30, 2013 |
Bennett Miller's “Foxcatcher” won't be finished in time for this year's AFI Fest 2013, but programmers at the festival have added the world premiere of “Out of the Furnace” to this fall's gathering. The festival also will screen Ben Stiller's remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and hold a tribute for Bruce Dern, who stars in Alexander Payne's “Nebraska.” "Out of the Furnace," directed by Scott Cooper (“Crazy Heart”),...
September 24, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. The Hollywood Film Festival is in a tough spot with its mid-October dates falling between the Toronto International Film Festival and L.A.'s own AFI Fest in November. To distinguish itself, the festival, under new leadership, says it is striving to be "more relevant" as it launches its 17th annual event Oct. 18 to 20 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, showing 25 features and a still-to-be-announced selection of shorts. The festival will include a “Celebrating Hollywood” spotlight, featuring films that either were shot in Los Angeles or reference show business.