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AFI Fest: American Film Institute’s dazzling line-up for its annual film festival




American Film Institute Director Jacqueline Lyanga attends the opening night of the 2014 AFI Fest on November 6, 2014.
American Film Institute Director Jacqueline Lyanga attends the opening night of the 2014 AFI Fest on November 6, 2014.

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The AFI Fest brought to LA by the American Film Institute kicked off last night. It opened with the buzzy "A Most Violent Year" -  starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. And it closes with the equally anticipated "Foxcatcher" - starring Steve Carell in a dramatic role alongside Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller at the Dolby Theatre on November 13. The Fest is LA's longest running, starting as FILMEX in 1971.

This years' program includes 118 films (73 features, 45 shorts), representing 39 countries. The director, Jacqueline Lyanga, has headed it up for a few years.

The fest runs Nov 6 -13. All tickets are free - at AFI.com

Guest:

Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, American Film Institute Festival