AFI Film Fest 2005 'Walks the Line'
The number of film festivals held in this town seems only slightly outnumbered by the number of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf outlets. But tomorrow, AFI Fest 2005 (Nov. 3-13) opens -- and in its 19th year -- this is one that shouldn't be ignored. A few of the week's highlights include:
Walk the Line: The Johnny Cash biopic, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Man in Black and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash, opens the festival at the Cinerama Dome Thursday at 7:30 PM. Gala tickets are available for $75.
The World's Fastest Indian - Based on a true story, Anthony Hopkins plays New Zealander Burt Munro, who broke the world land speed record on Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967, a record which still stands to this day. The un-PC title refers to the Indian Scout motorcycle that Munro rode to history. The U.S. premiere of the film screens on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 PM at the Cinerama Dome. Tickets are $25.
A Tribute to Johnny Depp - In addition to screenings of Edward Scissorhands, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and the world premiere of Depp's The Libertine, there's a panel discussion with film critic/commentator Richard Schickel and the guest of honor himself onstage. The discussion will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 PM at the ArcLight Theatre 10. Tickets are $25.