The world premiere of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s BY THE SEA will kick off AFI FEST 2015 on Thursday, November 5. BY THE SEA follows an American writer (Brad Pitt) and his wife (Angelina Jolie Pitt) who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. The film is written, directed, produced by and starring Academy Award winner Jolie Pitt and co-produced by and starring Academy Award winner Pitt.
“Time and again, Angelina Jolie Pitt has proven herself an artist of the highest caliber,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “It is an honor for AFI to celebrate her latest story with its World Premiere – and in doing so – to shine a proper light upon her boundless creative energies as actor, director, writer and producer.”
“AFI has long supported the boldness and experimentation that accompanies provocative cinema,” said Jolie Pitt. “As a filmmaker, and on behalf of our cast and crew, I am honored to launch the film at the Opening Night Gala for AFI FEST.”
The 29th edition of AFI FEST will take place November 5–12, 2015 in the heart of Hollywood.