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November 9, 2018

  TCL Chinese TheatreChinese 1Chinese 2Chinese 3Chinese 4Chinese 5Chinese 6Egyptian Theatre - RiglerEgyptian Theatre - SpielbergHollywood Roosevelt
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7:30 p.m. - 9:40 p.m.GREEN BOOK
2:00 p.m. - 4:21 p.m.ASH IS PUREST WHITE
6:00 p.m. - 7:48 p.m.NON-FICTION
4:00 p.m. - 5:54 p.m.SHORTS PROGRAM 1
6:45 p.m. - 8:32 p.m.SHORTS PROGRAM 2
9:45 p.m. - 11:21 p.m.L'ANIMALE
3:30 p.m. - 5:17 p.m.MAYA
6:30 p.m. - 8:06 p.m.SIR
9:30 p.m. - 10:58 p.m.LEMONADE
3:45 p.m. - 5:17 p.m.SHORTS PROGRAM 7
6:15 p.m. - 7:52 p.m.BLOWIN' UP
9:15 p.m. - 10:56 p.m.YARA
3:00 p.m. - 4:11 p.m.THE GREAT PRETENDER
6:00 p.m. - 7:31 p.m.RELAXER
8:45 p.m. - 10:27 p.m.AMATEURS
11:59 p.m. - 1:45 a.m.KNIFE+HEART
5:00 p.m. - 7:53 p.m.OUR TIME
9:00 p.m. - 10:35 p.m.BULBUL CAN SING
11:59 p.m. - 1:21 a.m.PIERCING
3:30 p.m. - 4:24 p.m.I AM THE NIGHT
8:00 p.m. - 9:52 p.m.VOX LUX
8:00 p.m. - 9:52 p.m.VOX LUX
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.SHOOT THE BOOK!

GALAS

GREEN BOOK

Peter Farrelly

TCL Chinese Theatre, 11/09/2018 7:30 p.m.

Inspired by a true story, GREEN BOOK tells the story of “Tony Lip” (Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer from The Bronx who is hired to drive and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Academy Award®winner Mahershala Ali), a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South in 1962.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

ASH IS PUREST WHITE

Jia Zhang-ke

Chinese 1, 11/09/2018 2:00 p.m.

Jia Zhang-ke returns to AFI FEST with his latest sprawling masterwork. Centering on the struggles of Qiao (played by Zhao Tao), a gangster's girlfriend who spends five years in prison after getting caught up in a violent attack, ASH IS PUREST WHITE is a haunting, enigmatic portrait of individuals navigating China's new "capitalism" at the dawn of the millennium.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

NON-FICTION

Olivier Assayas

Chinese 1, 11/09/2018 6:00 p.m.

Olivier Assayas' latest is a delightful, easygoing comedy centering on a married couple (Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet) as they navigate the swiftly evolving landscape of the modern publishing industry, and the ever-thorny issue of monogamy (or lack thereof) in long-term relationships.  read more

SHORT FILMS

SHORTS PROGRAM 1

Chinese 2, 11/09/2018 4:00 p.m.

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SHORT FILMS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

Chinese 2, 11/09/2018 6:45 p.m.

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NEW AUTEURS

L'ANIMALE

Katharina Müeckstein

Chinese 2, 11/09/2018 9:45 p.m.

On the verge of graduation and an uncertain future, a mischievous teenager rails against the societal and familial pressures of her suburban surroundings to seek autonomy in director/writer Katharina Müeckstein's masterfully perceptive and effervescent second feature about finding oneself by embracing one's true desires.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

MAYA

Mia Hansen-Løve

Chinese 3, 11/09/2018 3:30 p.m.

Mia Hansen-Løve reunites with actor Roman Kolinka for her sixth feature. As the French protagonist Gabriel, he travels to India after a traumatic stint of forced captivity and encounters the charming Maya. What takes shape is a subtle build of silent attraction as the two explore his childhood home in this gentle film filled with yearning, wandering and rumination.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

SIR

Rohena Gera

Chinese 3, 11/09/2018 6:30 p.m.

When an unexpected romance develops with her upper-class boss, a strong-willed maid in Mumbai finds herself treacherously close to breaking India's rigid rules of class division. Director/writer Rohena Gera's debut feature boasts a luminous lead performance by Tillotama Shome.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

LEMONADE

Ioana Uricaru

Chinese 3, 11/09/2018 9:30 p.m.

Incredible performances and beautiful cinematography herald a bold new voice in Romanian cinema in this tale of a young mother immigrating to America. Mara struggles to navigate the system, in a fight to bring her son a better life though it might cost her everything.  read more

SHORT FILMS

SHORTS PROGRAM 7

Chinese 4, 11/09/2018 3:45 p.m.

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AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

BLOWIN' UP

Stephanie Wang-Breal

Chinese 4, 11/09/2018 6:15 p.m.

BLOWIN’ UP is an intimate portrait of a New York criminal court and the rebel heroines working to change the way women charged with prostitution are prosecuted. Stephanie Wang-Breal’s essential and fascinating documentary reveals the complex hurdles sex workers must face, and the steadfast efforts of those helping to change their lives.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

YARA

Abbas Fahdel

Chinese 4, 11/09/2018 9:15 p.m.

Yara lives alone with her grandmother on a remote Lebanese mountain-side. A farmer brings supplies, a tour guide assists with odd tasks and, lost on a hike, a charismatic young hiker happens upon Yara hanging her underwear. A gently paced romance, Abbas Fahdel’s YARA captures the elation of first love and the crushing pain of its loss.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

THE GREAT PRETENDER

Nathan Silver

Chinese 5, 11/09/2018 3:00 p.m.

In Nathan Silver’s latest comedy, four New Yorkers intersect within the framework of Mona’s (Maëlle Poesy-Guichard) autobiographical play. Expanding upon the themes of self-delusion Silver explored in THIRST STREET (2017), the film's artificial hues of violet, yellow and green blur the characters' real lives with the play in which they’re all unwittingly performing.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

RELAXER

Joel Potrykus

Chinese 5, 11/09/2018 6:00 p.m.

Indie film at its most raw is on display in this latest collaboration between director Joel Potrykus and his actor/muse Joshua Burge as Abbie, whose latest challenge forces him to stay on the couch while Y2K looms large. Lucky for him, there’s plenty of milk.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

AMATEURS

Gabriela Pichler

Chinese 5, 11/09/2018 8:45 p.m.

When German investors show interest in building a superstore in the small town of Lafors, community leaders decide to create a promotional video. Turning to students for help, teenagers Aida and Dana begin filming — and the battle for the true image of Lafors is on. Director Gabriela Pichler returns to AFI FEST with a sharp, funny, youthful and complex drama about giving voice to those most often unheard.  read more

MIDNIGHT

KNIFE+HEART

Yann Gonzalez

Chinese 5, 11/09/2018 11:59 p.m.

A masked madman, using a switchblade dildo, stalks a producer and her film company. What results is a psychosexual slasher set in the world of the 1970s porn scene in Paris, from visionary and boundary-pushing director Yann Gonzalez.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

OUR TIME

Carlos Reygadas

Chinese 6, 11/09/2018 5:00 p.m.

Two-time AFI FEST alum Carlos Reygadas returns with an intensely personal project. OUR TIME tells the story of an upper-middle-class rancher (Reygadas) whose wife (played by Reygadas' real-life spouse) draws him into a cuckolding fetish. As the emotional stakes rise, life on the idyllic landscape becomes threatened.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

BULBUL CAN SING

Rima Das

Chinese 6, 11/09/2018 9:00 p.m.

In Rima Das' lyrical and quietly moving third feature, an independent girl, Bulbul, lives a typical teenage life in the Assam region of India. But when a cruel shaming by a group of local men balloons into a tragedy, Bulbul must learn how to deal with her awakening desires in a restrictive culture.  read more

MIDNIGHT

PIERCING

Nicolas Pesce

Chinese 6, 11/09/2018 11:59 p.m.

In Nicolas Pesce's wicked and kinky black comedy PIERCING, Reed (Christopher Abbott) is a seemingly normal guy struggling to channel some dark urges involving an ice pick. But when he orders a call girl (Mia Wasikowska) with the secret intention of taking his violence out on her, things go disturbingly off-script.  read more

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

I AM THE NIGHT

Patty Jenkins

Egyptian Theatre - Rigler, 11/09/2018 3:30 p.m.

Inspired by a true story, and directed by AFI Conservatory alumna Patty Jenkins, this TNT event series tells the incredible story of Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) who was given away at birth. As Fauna begins to investigate the unbelievable secrets to her past, she meets a disgraced reporter (Chris Pine), haunted by the case that undid him. Together they follow a sinister trail that swirls ever closer to an infamous Hollywood gynecologist, Dr. George Hodel, a man involved in one of Hollywood’s most infamous unsolved crimes.  read more

CONVERSATIONS

VOX LUX

Brady Corbet

Egyptian Theatre - Rigler, 11/09/2018 8:00 p.m.

In Brady Corbet's assured and razor-edged second directorial feature, Natalie Portman stars as Celeste, a jaded pop star who as a teen survived a Staten Island school shooting. Now, when Celeste's most popular music video is the inspiration for another mass shooting, she must contend with the link between her past and present.  read more

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

VOX LUX

Brady Corbet

Egyptian Theatre - Rigler, 11/09/2018 8:00 p.m.

In Brady Corbet's assured and razor-edged second directorial feature, Natalie Portman stars as Celeste, a jaded pop star who as a teen survived a Staten Island school shooting. Now, when Celeste's most popular music video is the inspiration for another mass shooting, she must contend with the link between her past and present.  read more

CONVERSATIONS

SHOOT THE BOOK!

Hollywood Roosevelt, 11/09/2018 3:00 p.m.

Organized by the French Embassy’s Cultural Services and the Institut Français, Shoot the Book! L.A. features a panel of film rights managers whose young-adult books have been selected by a jury of industry professionals for their screen potential.  read more

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