AFI Fest Set to Start!

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NALIP is proud to partner up with AFI and promote AFI FEST presented by Audi. AFI Fest takes place November 10-17 at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. 

A program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global cinema and today’s Hollywood, an opportunity for master filmmakers and emerging artists to come together with audiences in the movie capital of the world. 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®.

NALIP is excited host a slate of incredible films at AFI Fest:

NALIP is proud to partner up with AFI and promote AFI FEST presented by Audi. AFI Fest takes place November 10-17 at the Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. 

A program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global cinema and today’s Hollywood, an opportunity for master filmmakers and emerging artists to come together with audiences in the movie capital of the world. 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®.

NALIP is excited host a slate of incredible films at AFI Fest:

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OSCURO ANIMAL

Director: Felipe Guerrero
Screenwriter: Felipe Guerrero
Producer: Felipe Guerrero, Gema Juárez Allen
Executive Producer: Gema Juárez Allen
Director of Photography: Fernando Lockett
Editor: Eliane D. Katz
Production Designer: Marcela Gómez
Cast: Marleyda Soto, Jocelyn Meneses, Luisa Vides, Verónica Carvajel, Josué Quiñones, Pedro Suárez, Lorena Vides
Colombia, 2016
106 min.
Feature
New Auteurs Section

This gorgeously shot narrative debut follows three Colombian women who are all brutally affected by the country’s armed conflict.

Gorgeously shot and paced with patient rigor, feature debut director Felipe Guerrero’s OSCURO ANIMAL follows three Colombian women who are all brutally affected by the country’s armed conflict. Rocio returns from a routine laundry trip to find her small village gutted; homeless, she travels to Bogotá (but not without more violence en route) and finds some solace when she strikes up a friendship with a young city girl. La Mona also finds herself heading to the city, after bravely freeing herself of the abusive paramilitary who has impregnated her. Nelsa, herself a paramilitary, is similarly at the lustful mercy of her fellow male soldiers; she too departs for Bogotá. Practically dialogue free and haunted by the painful silences of loss and trauma, this startling vision imagines women who have experienced the unimaginable, and yet still take their fates in hand, heading to a shared destination. — Beth Hanna

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THE UNTAMED (LA REGIÓN SALVAJE)

Director: Amat Escalante
Screenwriter: Amat Escalante, Gibrán Portela
Producer: Jaime Romandía, Fernanda de la Peza, Amat Escalante
Executive Producer: Nicolás Celis, Thomas Gammeltoft
Director of Photography: Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor: Fernanda de la Peza, Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Production Designer: Daniela Schneider
Music: Guro Moe, Lasse Marhaug, Martín Escalante
Cast: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio, Andrea Peláez, Oscar Escalante, Bernarda Trueba

Mexico l Denmark l France l Germany l Norway l Switzerland, 2016
100 min.
Feature
World Cinema Section

The lives of a young mother, and her husband and brother are thrown into upheaval with the arrival of a mysterious woman who shows them how to access the most intense pleasure they’ve ever known.

Alejandra is a young mother who works at a factory and takes care of her two boys. Her husband Angel spends nights away from home, involved in an extramarital affair and neglecting his wife’s sexual needs. Her brother, Fabian, is a nurse at the local hospital who is involved in an unhealthy relationship with a married man. When the mysterious Veronica shows up wounded at the hospital, all of these characters’ provincial lives are thrown into upheaval as she shows them something that allows them to experience pleasure purely and more intensely than they have ever known. In many ways a spiritual sequel to Andrzej Zulawski’s POSSESSION (1981), director/writer and AFI FEST alum Amat Escalante explores the notion that our base instincts, sexual wants and desires often conflict with values and taboos ingrained in us as a society. The film brilliantly uses fantasy elements to explore what would happen if something allowed us to access pure sexual gratification. — Jenn Murphy

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Don't miss the opportunity to watch these and all of the films to be showcased at the AFI Fest. Tickets available now!

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