Selma and American Sniper to premiere at AFI Fest
The 2014 AFI Fest is turning into the hottest ticket in town. Last week, the festival opened with the World Premiere of J C Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, and today, Ava DuVernay tweeted they would be showing Selma in full.
Originally, a 30 minute preview segment of the drama based on Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement was going to be shown, but DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey took to Twitter to announce that Selma would be shown in its entirety at the AFI Fest.
So, @Oprah. I think I want to show the whole film. Not just a 30 minute preview. Why wait, right? Let's DO this! Hot off the presses! Yes?
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) November 10, 2014
The film also stars, Tim Roth, Cuba Gooding Jr, Giovanni Ribisi, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King.
Another film that has just been announced is American Sniper. The film was confirmed as the festival’s secret screening movie, and will have its first public screening tomorrow. American Sniper was directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Bradley Cooper as the most lethal sniper in American military history.
American Sniper opens on December 25.
It seems the AFI Fest is changing predictions as we talk, where will these films stand in your predictions after tomorrow?