AFI FEST gets under way November 1st in Hollywood, offering from 28 countries screening over 8 days. That's a lot of options in a short time frame, so Indiewire's staff is offering up ten choices for your consideration, most of them with a significant premiere status at the fest.
This isn't to say there isn't plenty of worthwhile films to choose from outside our list, but we figured a helpful nudge or two (or ten) might help make scheduling your own personal AFI FEST a little bit easier:
“All the Light in the Sky” (North American Premiere)
This Young Americans entry is the latest from super-prolific lo-fi filmmaker Joe Swanberg, who again directed, co-wrote, produced, edited and shot his own film. In a change from his usual milieus, however, “All the Light in the Sky” is a Hollywood story, albeit a very small one. Jane Adams, who co-wrote the 79-minute film, stars with Sophia Takal (a writer-director herself with the 2011 thriller...