Zwick’s ‘Defiance’ to close AFI Fest

WWII film to make world premiere at event

Edward Zwick’s WWII pic, “Defiance,” will world preem Nov. 9 at the ArcLight Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome Theater as the closing night film at the AFI Fest.

Zwick, an AFI alum, previously attended the fest in 2006 where he previewed his pic “Blood Diamond.”

Set for release in December, Zwick’s “Defiance” is based on the true story of three brothers who form a resistance against the Nazis.

The gala, hosted by Audi of America, will wind down the fest, which starts Oct. 30.

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