AFI Fest: 9 Stars to Appear at THR's Indie Contenders Panel

Kate Beckinsale, Adam Driver, Sally Field, Rebecca Hall, Margo Martindale, Viggo Mortensen, Ruth Negga, Chris Pine and Miles Teller will sit down with THR's Scott Feinberg on Nov. 13 in Hollywood.
Clockwise from top left: Kate Beckinsale, Adam Driver, Sally Field, Rebecca Hall, Miles Teller, Chris Pine, Ruth Negga, Viggo Mortensen and Margo Martindale

Nine stars who are generating major awards buzz for their work in 2016 independent films will participate in AFI Fest's third annual Indie Contenders Panel, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter, on Nov. 13 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Kate Beckinsale (lead actress, Love & Friendship), Adam Driver (lead actor, Paterson), Sally Field (lead actress, Hello, My Name Is Doris), Rebecca Hall (lead actress, Christine), Margo Martindale (supporting actress, The Hollars), Viggo Mortensen (lead actor, Captain Fantastic), Ruth Negga (lead actress, Loving), Chris Pine (lead actor, Hell or High Water) and Miles Teller (lead actor, Bleed for This) will sit down with THR's Scott Feinberg in front of a crowd of 200 AFI Fest badgeholders and ticketholders for a 75-minute conversation about their experiences with indie films.

Video of the full conversation will subsequently appear on this blog.

The 2015 edition, which you can watch here, featured Ramin Bahrani (writer/director, 99 Homes), Blythe Danner (lead actress, I'll See You in My Dreams), Saoirse Ronan (lead actress, Brooklyn), Jason Segel (supporting actor, The End of the Tour), Sarah Silverman (lead actress, I Smile Back), Lily Tomlin (lead actress, Grandma) and Olivia Wilde (lead actress/producer, Meadowland).

And the 2014 edition, which you can watch here, featured J.C. Chandor (writer/director, A Most Violent Year), Damien Chazelle (writer/director, Whiplash), Marion Cotillard (lead actress, Two Days, One Night), Jake Gyllenhaal (lead actor, Nightcrawler), Bill Hader (lead actor, The Skeleton Twins), Michelle Monaghan (actress, Fort Bliss), Kristen Stewart (supporting actress, Still Alice and Clouds of Sils Maria) and Tilda Swinton (lead actress, Snowpiercer).

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