The World Premiere of Apple Original documentary film Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me will open the 36th edition of AFI FEST on Wednesday, November 2.
Helmed by Alek Keshishian, who made his groundbreaking directorial debut with the seminal documentary Madonna: Truth or Dare, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me chronicles Emmy® and Grammy® nominee Selena Gomez’s journey from the heights of unimaginable superstardom through the lows of a very personal crisis and back again.
“I had no interest in making a traditional pop doc,” says Keshishian. “I wanted to show something more authentic and Selena did, too. She has a raw vulnerability that captured me… I had no idea then that it would become a six-year labor of love.”
“AFI is proud to launch AFI FEST 2022 with Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me, a film as profoundly powerful as it is personal,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “Selena is a global force in art and entertainment, and we are honored to partner with her, Alek and Apple to shine a light upon her journey in this beautifully crafted celebration of optimism, vulnerability and hopefulness.”
AFI FEST 2022 will take place exclusively in person in Los Angeles from November 2-6.