Stars to introduce films for AFI series

Denzel Washington, Jim Carrey among actors on bill

Twelve stars, including Sean Connery and Denzel Washington, will be on hand at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywod on Oct. 1 to introduce a dozen movies in which they appeared.

The program, dubbed "Target presents AFI Night at the Movies," is a follow-up to the program of the same name that the AFI created last year to mark its 40th anniversary.

Tickets, priced at $25 each, will go on sale Sept. 17 at AFI.com and at the ArcLight boxoffice.

This year's lineup of stars and films includes Connery, presenting "The Man Who Would Be King"; Annette Bening, "American Beauty"; Jim Carrey, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"; Cameron Diaz, "There's Something About Mary"; Jodie Foster, "The Silence of the Lambs"; Dustin Hoffman, "Tootsie"; Shirley MacLaine, "The Apartment"; Steve Martin, "The Jerk"; Rita Moreno, "West Side Story"; Mike Myers, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery"; Keanu Reeves, "The Matrix"; and Washington, "Glory."

The program, AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale said, "is grand in scale, but simple in message: to bring movie makers and move lovers together in the glow of this great American art form. It is a fireworks show of American film, and AFI's honor to celebrate the artists and their contributions to the rich cultural legacy of our nation."
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