David O. Russell to Receive Special Tribute at AFI Fest

Russell will talk about his directing career as well as his upcoming film, “American Hustle”

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:26 PM

David O. Russell will receive a special tribute at the 2013 AFI Fest, the American Film Institute announced Thursday.

The director of “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Three Kings” will sit down for a conversation Friday Nov. 8 to talk about his career as well as his upcoming film “American Hustle.”

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“American Hustle,” a reimagining of the Abscam scandal starring Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams, should figure into this year’s Oscar race after its debut in December.

Russell’s last two movies, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Fighter,” earned 15 Oscar nominations combined.

AFI Fest begins Nov. 7 and will run for a week with events at various locations in Hollywood.

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