AFI Film Festival Adds 'Life of Pi,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and More to Schedule


With just under a month before festivities get underway, the 2012 AFI Film Festival committee announced a slew of films that will be screening at the annual event. It was announced last week that Hitchcock would be the Opening Night film and about a month ago, Lincoln was chosen as the Closing Night movie. The matter of filling in which movies get screened in between those two titles became a bit clearer today.

While the full schedule will be announced on October 15 and free tickets are available to the public on October 25, here are the films that have been added and confirmed for the festival.

Opening Night Gala: Hitchcock – World Premiere, November 1 at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood

Centerpiece Galas:

Life of Pi in 3D, November 2, 7:30 p.m. at Grauman's Chinese Theater

On the Road, November 3, 8 p.m. at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Rise of the Guardians in 3D, November 4, 4 p.m. at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Rust and Bone, November 5, 7:30 p.m. at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Closing Night Gala: Lincoln – World Premiere, November 8, 7p.m. at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Special Screenings:

Silver Linings Playbook, November 2, 8p.m. at Egyptian Theater

The Central Park Five, November 3, 3:30 p.m., Egyptian Theater

Holy Motors, November 3, 7 p.m., Egyptian Theater

The Impossible, November 4, 8:30 p.m., Grauman's Chinese Theater

Room 237, November 4, 9 p.m., Mann's Chinese Theater 1

Quartet, November 4, 9 p.m., Egyptian Theater

Ginger and Rosa, November 7, 8p.m., Mann's Chinese Theater 1

West of Memphis, Date, time and venue TBD


If you're in the Hollywood/L.A. area next month, are there any films from this initial list that look appealing? Check back next week when the full slate of films are announced.

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