The American Film Institute announced the films that will play in the New Auteurs, Cinema’s Legacy, Midnight, Shorts and AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI FEST 2019.
Knives and Skin (2019)
NAME OF FILM: KNIVES AND SKIN (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Jennifer Reeder
STARRING: Marika Engelhardt, Kate Arrington, Tim Hopper
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: In the rural midwestern town of Big River, the sudden disappearance of a teen girl drives the town’s small population into a surreal nightmare of fear, suspicion, and guilt.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire by director Céline Sciamma took home the top prize in the International Feature Film Competition at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival.
Motherless Brooklyn, Edward Norton’s adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s groundbreaking novel, will open the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival
The US Premiere of Taika Waititi’s hilarious and tender anti-hate satire JOJO RABBIT starring Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson, will open the 15th Fantastic Fest.
North Bend Film Festival 2019 Announces Lineup, Opens with US Premiere of THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WKND
The 20919 North Bend Film Festival returns to the historic town of North Bend, WA, will open with the US Premiere of Jon Mikel Caballero’s THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WKND.
Popcorn Frights announced the first wave of films for the fifth festival of genre cinema. The opening night film is the World Premiere of HAUNT, the new horror-thriller by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods.
The Fantasia International Film Festival, celebrating its 23rd Anniversary, today revealed a select first wave of titles, including the World Premiere of KILLERMAN starring Liam Hemsworth.
Elton John Biopic ROCKETMAN to Open Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival + Full Film Lineup Revealed
Elton John biopic ROCKETMAN will kick off this year’s 29th annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival (Inside Out), and the festival will close with the Canadian premiere of the Sundance crowd-pleaser LATE NIGHT.
The 2019 Overlook Film Festival will open with the US Premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s latest THE DEAD DON’T DIE starring Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton.
The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival returns for the fifth edition, from May 22 through 26, and will open with In Fabric starring Gwendoline Christie and Marianne Jean-Baptist.
The Maryland Film Festival has announced the first 10 narrative films selected for the 21st edition taking place from Wednesday, May 8 through Sunday, May 12.
The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival unveiled its feature film lineup of 103 films from 124 filmmakers. The Festival takes place April 24 to May 5.
Berlin International Film Festival Reveals First Films in 2019 Generation – Kplus and 14plus Competitions
In the run-up to the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, so far 16 feature-length films have been selected to compete in the 42nd Generation’s two competitions, Kplus and 14plus.