AFI Fest Adds Tommy Lee Jones-Hilary Swank Drama ‘The Homesman’

The American Film Institute has added “The Homesman,” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank, to its gala lineup on Nov. 11 at the Dolby Theatre.

The Western drama, directed by Jones, premiered at Cannes in May and had its U.S. premiere at the Telluride Festival. Roadside Attractions and Saban Films will release the movie on Nov. 14.

AFI Fest has already announced that it will open with “A Most Violent Year” on Nov. 6 and close with “Foxcatcher” on Nov. 13, along with galas for “The Gambler” and “Inherent Vice” and a Sophia Loren tribute.

The festival also announced its special screenings lineup Monday: Robert Kenner’s documentary “Merchants of Doubt,” Olivier Assayas’ “Clouds of Sils Maria,” Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy,” Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent,” Mike Leigh’s “Mister Turner,”  Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s “Still Alice,” Nick Broomfield’s “Tales of the Grim Sleeper” and the Dardenne brothers’ “Two Days, One Night.”

The festival’s conversations program will include a discussion with “Birdman” stars Michael Keaton and Edward Norton about their careers; Roger Deakins discussing cinematography, including his work on “Unbroken”; an Indie Contenders Roundtable and the Young Hollywood Roundtable.

The locations include include the Dolby Theatre, the TCL Chinese Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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