Robert Patton-Spruill's Public Enemy: Welcome To The Terrodome charts the 20-year history of the hip hop legends, while Andrea Kreuzhage's 1,000 Journals examines a San Francisco writing experiment.
Bruce McDonald's Canadian drama The Tracey Fragments and Paprika Steen's Danish drama With Your Permission receive their US premieres.
Cristian Mungiu's Romanian Cannes Palme D'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days gets a slot, along with Eran Kolirin's Israeli Cannes hit The Band's Visit, Stefan Ruzowitzky's Austria-Germany wartime drama The Counterfeiters, Tamara Jenkins' US family drama The Savages, and from Mexico, Gael Garcia Bernal's feature directorial debut Deficit.
The line-up continues with Jason Reitman's drama Juno, which plays at Toronto, Julian Schnabel's US-France adaptation The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, Hao Hsiao-hsien's Taiwan-France drama Flight Of The Red Balloon, Etgar Keret and Shira Gefen's Israel-France drama Jellyfish, Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parranoud's animated Persepolis, and South Korean drama Secret Sunshine from Lee Chang-dong.
As previously announced, the North American premiere of Robert Redford's war drama Lions For Lambs starring Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep will open the festival.
AFI FEST is scheduled to run from Nov 1-11. For further details vist www.AFI.com.