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November 12, 2018

  TCL Chinese TheatreChinese 1Chinese 2Chinese 3Chinese 4Chinese 5Chinese 6Egyptian Theatre - RiglerEgyptian Theatre - SpielbergHollywood Roosevelt
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7:30 p.m. - 9:27 p.m.BIRD BOX
1:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.HER SMELL
4:30 p.m. - 6:51 p.m.ASH IS PUREST WHITE
8:15 p.m. - 11:23 p.m.THE WILD PEAR TREE
1:30 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.BULBUL CAN SING
4:30 p.m. - 6:19 p.m.SHORTS PROGRAM 4
7:15 p.m. - 9:06 p.m.SHORTS PROGRAM 5
9:45 p.m. - 10:58 p.m.DEAD HORSE NEBULA
3:00 p.m. - 4:28 p.m.LEMONADE
6:45 p.m. - 8:33 p.m.PIG
9:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.THE CRUZ BROTHERS AND MISS MALLOY
12:00 p.m. - 1:57 p.m.ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT
5:45 p.m. - 7:55 p.m.GENESIS
9:00 p.m. - 10:31 p.m.THE DIVE
3:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.AKASHA
6:30 p.m. - 8:08 p.m.OF FATHERS AND SONS
9:15 p.m. - 10:49 p.m.CAM
1:45 p.m. - 3:32 p.m.RAY & LIZ
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.RAZZLE DAZZLE 'EM! A Conversation With Rob Marshall
8:45 p.m. - 10:25 p.m.DAUGHTER OF MINE
4:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES
7:00 p.m. - 9:19 p.m.UNDER THE SILVER LAKE
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.DOC ROUNDTABLE

GALAS

BIRD BOX

Susanne Bier

TCL Chinese Theatre, 11/12/2018 7:30 p.m.

In this unpredictable sci-fi thriller, based on the bestselling novel of the same name, a mother, Malorie (Sandra Bullock), and two children navigate a hostile, even demonic landscape after an apocalyptic event. As Malorie confronts her ambivalence toward motherhood while learning the rules of her new uncertain existence, she and a small group of survivors must grasp in the dark — figuratively and literally — in the hope that there is life outside of themselves.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

HER SMELL

Alex Ross Perry

Chinese 1, 11/12/2018 1:00 p.m.

In HER SMELL, Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) battles addiction and personal demons while trying to maintain her celebrity and creativity as lead musician of a '90s punk-rock band. Backstage, Becky comes unhinged, ranting maniacally at her bandmates, friends and family as mascara runs down her face. With an uneasy, bass-heavy score and lengthy tracking close-ups, this is a nightmarish, abrasive ride to rock bottom.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

ASH IS PUREST WHITE

Jia Zhang-ke

Chinese 1, 11/12/2018 4:30 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

THE WILD PEAR TREE

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Chinese 1, 11/12/2018 8:15 p.m.

THE WILD PEAR TREE is a portrait of an ambitious young writer returning home after college. At once languid and rhapsodic, Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan's film is a profound and poetic look at a misspent youth grasping at a maturity that, once attained, is revealed to be the ultimate disappointment.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

BULBUL CAN SING

Rima Das

Chinese 2, 11/12/2018 1:30 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

SHORT FILMS

SHORTS PROGRAM 4

Chinese 2, 11/12/2018 4:30 p.m.

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SHORT FILMS

SHORTS PROGRAM 5

Chinese 2, 11/12/2018 7:15 p.m.

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NEW AUTEURS

DEAD HORSE NEBULA

Tarik Aktaş

Chinese 2, 11/12/2018 9:45 p.m.

Awarded the Locarno Film Festival prize for Best Emerging Director, Tarik Aktaş’ feature debut DEAD HORSE NEBULA is either a real or imagined childhood memory of adults attempting to remove the body of a dead horse from an open field. This existential fever dream is a transformative experience, a distillation of the extraordinary suspense of day-to-day existence.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

LEMONADE

Ioana Uricaru

Chinese 3, 11/12/2018 3:00 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

WORLD CINEMA

PIG

Mani Haghighi

Chinese 3, 11/12/2018 6:45 p.m.

Past-his-prime filmmaker Hasan is having a crisis of ego. A serial killer is offing local filmmakers, and Hasan wants to know why he isn’t being targeted. In veteran filmmaker Mani Haghighi’s wonderfully bizarre dark comedy, the satire is heavy and hilarious, and gender stereotypes get smashed right and left.  read more

CINEMA'S LEGACY

THE CRUZ BROTHERS AND MISS MALLOY

Kathleen Collins

Chinese 3, 11/12/2018 9:30 p.m.

This charming feature debut from recently rediscovered filmmaker Kathleen Collins (LOSING GROUND), THE CRUZ BROTHERS AND MISS MALLOY follows three Puerto Rican brothers who, under the watchful eye of their father’s ghost, are enlisted to help an eccentric elderly widow restore her home before her own anticipated death.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT

James Longley

Chinese 4, 11/12/2018 12:00 p.m.

Filmed over three years, the latest documentary from James Longley follows students and teachers at a school in an old neighborhood of Kabul that is slowly rebuilding from past conflicts. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offers an intimate and nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

GENESIS

Philippe Lesage

Chinese 4, 11/12/2018 5:45 p.m.

While Guillaume, an outwardly confident teenager in a posh boarding school, struggles with surprising new feelings of love and alienation, his older sister Charlotte navigates a thorny path of relationships with disappointing men in Québécois director Philippe Lesage's detailed, incisive portrait of adolescent yearning.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

THE DIVE

Yona Rozenkier

Chinese 4, 11/12/2018 9:00 p.m.

Following the death of their father, three estranged brothers — two veterans and one heading to war — return to their family’s kibbutz to fulfill the patriarch’s final wish, setting off a firestorm of unsettled conflicts and long-buried resentments.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

AKASHA

hajooj kuka

Chinese 5, 11/12/2018 3:45 p.m.

Documentarian hajooj kuka makes his attention-grabbing, intelligent narrative debut with AKASHA, a comedy set in a rebel-held area of Sudan, where fighting has stopped amid the rainy season — and a man, a woman and an AK-47 are entangled in a love triangle.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

OF FATHERS AND SONS

Talal Derki

Chinese 5, 11/12/2018 6:30 p.m.

Award-winning documentarian Talal Derki gained the trust of a radical Islamist family in Syria and filmed their daily lives for two years. The result is OF FATHERS AND SONS, a jaw-dropping, intensely uninhibited look at young boys training as Jihadi fighters, and their Caliphate-obsessed father.  read more

MIDNIGHT

CAM

Daniel Goldhaber

Chinese 5, 11/12/2018 9:15 p.m.

Lola (THE HANDMAID'S TALE’s Madeline Brewer) is a modern-day camgirl who makes her living through online private chats, but her world is about to be ominously disrupted. Written by a former camgirl, this modern-age thriller is one of the most surprising and intelligent films of the year.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

RAY & LIZ

Richard Billingham

Chinese 6, 11/12/2018 1:45 p.m.

In this immersive debut, director and photographer Richard Billingham returns to the squalid council flat outside of Birmingham where he and his brother were raised, in a confrontation and reconciliation with parents Ray and Liz. A complex and layered visual inquiry, Billingham’s probing gaze, rich saturated palette and meticulous compositions reveal a surrealistic beauty in memories of poverty.  read more

CONVERSATIONS

RAZZLE DAZZLE 'EM! A Conversation With Rob Marshall

Chinese 6, 11/12/2018 6:00 p.m.

Oscar®-nominated film and stage director Rob Marshall joins us for an in-depth conversation about his career. Considered the master of the modern movie musical, Marshall has brought multi award-winning musicals, such as CHICAGO, NINE and INTO THE WOODS, to film audiences around the globe. His latest, Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS, will be released in December. Audience members will get an exclusive preview of one of the musical numbers from MARY POPPINS RETURNS.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

DAUGHTER OF MINE

Laura Bispuri

Chinese 6, 11/12/2018 8:45 p.m.

10-year-old Vittoria is a quiet girl whose uneventful Sardinian summer becomes upended when she discovers her birth mother is the town drunk, Angelica (Alba Rohrwacher). As Vittoria begins to split her time between Angelica and the more stable woman who raised her (Valeria Golino), she finds herself struggling with something deep and innate.  read more

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES

Alexis Bloom

Egyptian Theatre - Rigler, 11/12/2018 4:00 p.m.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES explores the rise and fall of the late Roger Ailes, a Republican Party heavyweight. From Ailes' early media influence on the Nixon presidency to his controversial leadership at Fox News, director Alexis Bloom documents the creation of his media empire and how Ailes was one of the earliest giants toppled by accusations of sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement.  read more

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

UNDER THE SILVER LAKE

David Robert Mitchell

Egyptian Theatre - Rigler, 11/12/2018 7:00 p.m.

A killer cast leads this highly anticipated noir from David Robert Mitchell, one of the most exciting directors working today. Hidden beneath the surface of the lives of the young and beautiful in Los Angeles lurks a sinister code to unlocking everything.  read more

CONVERSATIONS

DOC ROUNDTABLE

Hollywood Roosevelt, 11/12/2018 5:00 p.m.

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