AFI FEST starts up today in Hollywood, and this year, I’m the Editor of the Festival blog, AFI FEST NOW, as well as an Associate Programmer. I’ll be introducing the screenings of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, A Screaming Man, Free Radicals, Kubrick’s Lolita, and the double feature of Kim Ki-young’s 1960 classic The Housemaid (which can be viewed for free in its entirety at MUBI, here) and Im Sang-soo’s new remake. I’ll also introduce the Hong Sang-soo double feature, HaHaHa and Oki’s Movie, and I’ll facilitate the Q/A with Hong.

All of these screenings are free, and if you haven’t already gotten your tickets, don’t forget that more tickets will be released online at 10:00 a.m. the day before each screening, and at the Festival box office the day of the screening. When not introducing films, I’ll be working at the Roosevelt Hotel’s AFI FEST press room. If you happen to see me, don’t hesitate to say hi.

4 thoughts on “AFI FEST 2010

  1. It has distribution from Strand Releasing, so I’m sure it’ll show up via Landmark or Laemmle at some point. And it’s definitely something you want to see on the big screen.

  2. I ended up skipping Uncle Boonmee because my boyfriend couldn’t get a ticket to it, but I’m glad to hear it has distribution – I’ll definitely try to catch it. For some reason I’ve heard a lot more great things about it over the past couple of weeks even than I had before.

    I did catch HaHaHa, which was one of my faves of the festival, and most of Free Radicals, which I was disappointed to have to leave early to make another screening. It seems unlikely that Free Radicals would have a large enough audience to get theatrical distribution, but do you have any guess as to DVD distribution at some point? I’d love to see the rest of it.

    • Unfortunately, no news as far as Free Radicals distribution is concerned, but keep an eye on L.A.’s great avant-garde venues (Filmforum, REDCAT, Echo Park Film Center, Hammer, etc.); I wouldn’t be surprised if it played at one of them.

      You might also keep an eye on Pip Chodorov’s Film Gallery website, maybe a DVD will show up there at some point:

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