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AFI Fest Adds ‘Lone Survivor’ Premiere, ‘August: Osage County’ Gala

Films by Spike Jonze, Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Frears, Asghar Farhadi and Errol Morris also join lineup


The world premiere of Peter Berg‘s “Lone Survivor,” a gala screening of “August: Osage County and special screenings of Spike Jonze‘s “Her,” Ralph Fiennes‘ “The Invisible Woman” and Stephen Frears’ “Philomena” have been added to the lineup at the 2013 AFI Fest, the American Film Institute announced Thursday morning.

Also joining the schedule: special screenings of Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Asghar Farhadi’s “The Past” and the documentaries “Jodorowsky’s Dune” and “The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld.”

A new 3D version of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Oscar-winning “The Last Emperor” will be screened at the newly-IMAXed TCL Chinese Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 10.

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Coupled with previously-announced screenings of “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Out of the Furnace,” “Nebraska” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” the new additions give the AFI Fest a red-carpet gala every night from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, and reinforce its traditional role as a Hollywood showcase for Oscar hopefuls during a key period early in awards season.

Free tickets to the festival will be made available to AFI members on Monday, Oct. 28, and to the general public on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Festival passes are currently on sale at AFI.com/AFIFEST.

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The gala lineup, with new additions:

Nov. 7: “Saving Mr. Banks,” John Lee Hancock
Nov. 8: “August: Osage County,” John Wells
Nov. 9: “Out of the Furnace,” Scott Cooper
Nov. 10: “The Last Emperor 3D,” Bernardo Bertolucci
Nov. 11: “Nebraska,” Alexander Payne
Nov. 12: “Lone Survivor,” Peter Berg
Nov. 13: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Ben Stiller
Nov. 14: “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

New special screenings:
“Her,” Spike Jonze
“The Invisible Woman,” Ralph Fiennes
“Jodorowsky’s Dune,” Frank Pavich
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” Justin Chadwick
“The Past,” Asghar Farhadi
“Philomena,” Stephen Frears
“The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld,” Errol Morris