Film Will Launch Festival on Thursday, November 10
at Historic TCL Chinese Theatre
Patron Packages to Ensure Opening Night Seating Available Now at AFI.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 30, 2016 — The American Film Institute (AFI)
announced today that the World Premiere of New Regency and 20th Century
Fox's RULES DON'T APPLY — written, directed, produced by and starring
AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner
Warren Beatty — will be the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2016
presented by Audi on Thursday, November 10, at the historic TCL Chinese
Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The cast also includes Academy Award® nominees
Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Steve Coogan and Ed
Harris, as well as Haley Bennett, Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman,
Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Taissa Farmiga, Megan Hilty, Oliver
Platt and Martin Sheen.
the 13th consecutive year, AFI FEST will showcase the very best in
global cinema thanks to the visionary support of presenting sponsor
Beatty has charmed and challenged moviegoers from his first moment on
screen, and his talents as an actor, director, writer and producer have
always transcended trends," said Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO.
"AFI is honored to present the World Premiere of his newest gift to
America's cultural legacy."
are launching the 30th edition of AFI FEST with a new Warren Beatty
film that takes place in 1950s Hollywood. Romantic entanglements, the
youthful pursuit of success and an outlandish billionaire are brought
to life by a remarkable ensemble cast," said Jacqueline Lyanga,
Director, AFI FEST. "On Opening Night, the TCL Chinese Theatre, the
quintessential temple of cinema in Hollywood, will shine a light on
RULES DON'T APPLY."
30th edition of AFI FEST takes place November 10–17, 2016, in the heart
of Hollywood. Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the
TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre
and The Hollywood Roosevelt. The full festival lineup and schedule will
be unveiled in October.
packages ensure reserved seats for Opening Night and all proceeds
benefit the educational programs of the American Film Institute. A
limited number of individual tickets to Opening Night and other
screenings are also made available at no charge thanks to the event
sponsors. Go to AFI.com now
to purchase Patron Packages which can include access to Galas and other
high-demand films and events. Individual tickets are available at AFI.com beginning November 1.
part of their membership benefits, AFI members will receive a
complimentary AFI FEST Cinepass, which allows access to all regular
screenings and special offers at this year's festival. Additionally,
AFI members at the Two-Star level and above level receive a 10%
discount on all AFI FEST Patron Packages and Express Passes.
Information about AFI membership is available at AFI.com/membership.
is the exclusive presenting sponsor of AFI FEST 2016, once again
championing innovative filmmakers from around the globe through its
steadfast support of the festival and AFI's mission.
top sponsors include AT&T; American Airlines, the official airline
of AFI; and VIZIO, the official home theater sponsor of AFI.
About RULES DON'T APPLY
aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver
(Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of
the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty) for whom they work.
Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin
Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes
(Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver
Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th
grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant
attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but
also defies Hughes' number one rule: no employee is allowed to have any
relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior
intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways,
and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are
challenged and their lives are changed.
To learn more about RULES DON'T APPLY, visit the film's official website athttp://www.foxmovies.com/movies/rules-dont-apply. In theaters November 23, 2016.
About the American Film Institute
is America's promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to
honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of
storytellers. AFI programs include the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and the AFI Archive, which preserve film heritage for future generations; the AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film; AFI AWARDS, honoring the most outstanding movies and TV series of the year; AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies television
events and movie reference lists, which have introduced and
reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers;
year-round and special event exhibition through AFI FEST presented by Audi, AFI DOCS and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; and educating the next generation of storytellers at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory. For more information about AFI, visit AFI.com or connect with AFI attwitter.com/AmericanFilm, facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute,instagram.com/AmericanFilmInstitute and youtube.com/AFI.
About AFI FEST presented by Audi
program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST presented by Audi is a
celebration of global cinema and today's Hollywood — a showcase for the
best festival films of the year and an opportunity for master
filmmakers and emerging artists to come together with audiences in the
movie capital of the world. Celebrating its 30th edition, AFI FEST is
the only festival of its stature that is free to the public. The
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a
qualifying festival for both Short Film categories for the annual
Academy Awards®. This year's edition takes place November 10–17, 2016. Additional information about AFI FEST is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST atfacebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFIFEST.
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Shari Mesulam, American Film Institute, 310.663.0056 or SMesulam@AFI.com
Liza Ameen, American Film Institute, 323.856.7885 or LAmeen@AFI.com