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Clint Eastwood’s ‘J. Edgar’ to Kick Off AFI Fest 2011

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"J. Edgar Opens AFI Fest 2011"The upcoming drama movie ‘J. Edgar’, directed by Clint Eastwood, has been announced on September 7, 2011, to open the AFI Festival 2011.

The world premiere of the upcoming flick ‘J. Edgar’ would be held at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on November 3, 2011. Bob Gazzalae, President and CEO of American Film Institute said that, it would be a gift to the movies made by Clint Eastwood and it would be an honor for the American Film Institute, to premiere his latest contribution to the America’s Cultural Legacy. The movie would be released in limited theatres on November 9, 2011, a week after AFI premiere.

The forthcoming flick ‘J. Edgar’ features, ‘Titanic’ star Leonardo DiCaprio, Judie Dench, Naomi Watts and Armie Hammer in the lead roles. The script of the movie is provided by Dustin Lance Black, who has scribed ‘Milk’. The earlier movies of Clint have been premiered at New York Film Festival. However, this time, ‘J. Edgar’ has bypassed both the film festivals at New York and Toronto and is opening at AFI Fest 2011.

The legendary director, Clint Eastwood has received the AFI Life Time Achievement Award in the year 1996. Now, it would be the 25th film festival of American Film Institute, which would run till November 10, 2011. The AFI will provide, free tickets, to the most of its screenings. However, the price of the ‘J. Edgar’ would range in between $1,500 and $5,000, for Marquee Patron Package or Star Patron.

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