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AFI Fest Director Michael Lumpkin Retires (Exclusive)

Lumpkin came to AFI in 2015 to serve as director of AFI Docs, and in 2018 was promoted to oversee both AFI Docs and AFI Fest.

‘Industry’: TV Review

'Industry,' HBO's spicy new drama, set against the backdrop of London's financial sector, has a pilot directed by Lena Dunham.

‘She Paradise’: Film Review | AFI 2020

Maya Cozier's Trinidad-set debut feature, 'She Paradise,' revolves around a female crew of hard-working, hard-partying soca dancers and their newest recruit.

AFI Fest: 8 Contenders on 2020 Indies’ Challenges and Rewards

Riz Ahmed, Rachel Brosnahan, Winston Duke, Julia Garner, Vanessa Kirby, Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan and Andy Samberg met virtually with THR's Scott Feinberg.

‘My Psychedelic Love Story’: Film Review | AFI 2020

Errol Morris' latest documentary 'My Psychedelic Love Story' focuses on Joanna Harcourt-Smith and her relationship with Timothy Leary.

‘Eyimofe (This is My Desire)’: Film Review | AFI 2020

Nigerian directors Arie and Chuko Esiri's debut feature 'Eyimofe (This is My Desire)' follows two people trying to make it in Africa's largest city.

‘The Boy Behind the Door’: Film Review | AFI 2020

David Charbonier and Justin Powell’s debut feature ‘The Boy Behind the Door’ is an unsettling indie thriller showcasing the talents of two striking young actors.

‘I’m Your Woman’: Film Review | AFI 2020

Rachel Brosnahan toplines Julia Hart's 1970s-set drama 'I'm Your Woman' as the wife of a criminal, on the run with her infant.

‘I’m Your Woman’ Director Julia Hart Examines ’70s Crime Dramas Through Motherhood: “Car Chases Have Nothing on a Sleeping Baby”

I’m Your Woman director Julia Hart, whose film starring Rachel Brosnahan opens the 2020 AFI Fest on Thursday, opens up about her inspiration, inclusion and landing a…

Chuck Todd Says “Oscar and Emmy Notice” Doc Shorts Shown at ‘Meet the Press’ Film Fest

THR speaks with the 'Meet the Press' moderator and exclusively reveals the lineup for the fest's fourth edition, including 19 films and seven panels moderated by some of NBC News' biggest names.

AFI Fest: 8 Standouts From 2020 Indie Films Set for Hollywood Reporter Panel

Eight performers will appear on AFI Fest's seventh annual Indie Contenders Panel to discuss the challenges and rewards of making independent movies.

AFI Docs Film Festival Will Go Virtual Amid Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the 18th edition of AFI Docs, the American Film Institute's annual celebration of documentaries, will take place as planned from June 17-21 — only this year not…