Which movies should you check out at the AFI Film Fest?
The year-end award season is gearing up, and if you weren't able to make it to the Toronto International Film Festival this year, then the AFI Film Fest, which starts tonight, is your best bet to see a whole roster of buzz-worthy movies in one week. And even better than Toronto, there's a good chance you'll be able to see many of the movies free — if you're lucky enough to get tickets.
But with 66 films shown over the course of eight days, there's no way any one person — no matter how movie-mad — can see all of them. To make matters easier, we've compiled an interactive rundown of 15 movies that are definitely worth checking out: foreign must-sees, hidden gems and some of Hollywood's heaviest award hitters.
— Patrick Kevin Day
Photos, credits (clockwise from top left): "Boy," AFI Film Festival; "Rabbit Hole," the Weinstein Co.; "Julia's Eyes," AFI Film Festival; "The King's Speech," the Weinstein Co.; "Black Swan," Fox Searchlight; "Love and Other Drugs," 20th Century Fox.