AFI fest puts Public Enemy on list
EmptyTwo documentaries, including a look at the 20-year history of innovative rap group Public Enemy, will make their world premiere at this year's AFI Fest, set for Nov. 1-11 in Los Angeles.
"Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome," directed by Robert Patton-Spruill, gives a rare insight into the group and features interviews with musicians Henry Rollins and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello. Meanwhile, director Andrea Kreuzhage's documentary "1000 Journals" focuses on the social/art project initiated by San Francisco-based artist "Someguy."
Two foreign films will make their U.S. debut at the festival: the Canadian drama "The Tracey Fragments," directed by Bruce McDonald, and "With Your Permission," an entry from Denmark directed by Paprika Steen.
Another 11 films playing at the Toronto International Film Festival also will screen, including "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" directed by Cristian Mungiu; Eran Kolirin's "The Band's Visit"; Stefan Ruzowitzky's "The Counterfeiter"; Gael Garcia Bernal's "Deficit"; Julian Schnabel's "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"; Hao Hsiao-hsien's "Flight of the Red Balloon"; Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen's "Jellyfish"; Jason Reitman's "Juno"; Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's "Persepolis"; Tamara Jenkins' "The Savages"; and Lee Chang-dong's "Secret Sunshine."
Passes are on sale through the festival's Web site at AFI.com, or by phone, (866) AFI-FEST. Individual film and event tickets go on sale Oct. 12.
The American Film Market runs concurrently with the festival from Oct. 31-Nov. 7.