The shape of water

AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi top brass on Tuesday announced Special Screenings, Cinema’s Legacy and shorts selections ahead of this year’s festival, set to run from November 9-16.

Special Screenings include a roster of fall festival highlights such as Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water (pictured), Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, and Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game.

Also screening are Chris Smith’s Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention Of Tony Clifton, Paolo Virzi’s The Leisure Seeker, and Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me directed by Sam Pollard.

Cinema’s Legacy celebrates film history and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of AFI the festival have selected international classics from 1967 including Stanley Kramer’s interracial romance Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, Juan Ibáñez’s Mexican Los Caifanes, rom-com Barefoot In The Park with Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, Eric Rohmer’s love-triangle La Collectioneuse, and Frederick Wiseman’s documentary Titicut Follies.

The selection includes Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and two from Michelangelo Antonioni: Blow-Up and Red Desert. Tony Zierra’s 2017documentary Filmworker will also screen and charts the collaboration between Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick.

For further details and information on the shorts programme, click here.