Warren Beatty's RULES DON'T APPLY World Premiere To Open 30th Edition Of AFI FEST 2016 Presented By Audi12:15 PM
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the World Premiere of New Regency and 20th Century Fox's RULES DON'T APPLY — written, directed, produced by and starring AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner Warren Beatty — will be the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi on November 10, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA.
For the 13th consecutive year, AFI FEST will showcase the very best in global cinema thanks to the visionary support of presenting sponsor Audi.
"Warren Beatty has charmed and challenged moviegoers from his first moment on screen, and his talents as an actor, director, writer and producer have always transcended trends," Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO, said. "AFI is honored to present the World Premiere of his newest gift to America's cultural legacy."
"We are launching the 30th edition of AFI FEST with a new Warren Beatty film that takes place in 1950s Hollywood. Romantic entanglements, the youthful pursuit of success and an outlandish billionaire are brought to life by a remarkable ensemble cast," Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, AFI FEST, said. "On Opening Night, the TCL Chinese Theatre, the quintessential temple of cinema in Hollywood, will shine a light on RULES DON'T APPLY."The 30th edition of AFI FEST takes place November 10–17, 2016, in the heart of Hollywood.
Patron packages ensure reserved seats for Opening Night and all proceeds benefit the educational programs of the American Film Institute.
As part of their membership benefits, AFI members will receive a complimentary AFI FEST Cinepass, which allows access to all regular screenings and special offers at this year's festival.
Audi is the exclusive presenting sponsor of AFI FEST 2016, once again championing innovative filmmakers from around the globe through its steadfast support of the festival and AFI's mission.
Additional top sponsors include AT&T; American Airlines, the official airline of AFI; and VIZIO, the official home theater sponsor of AFI.
About RULES DON'T APPLY
An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty) for whom they work.
It's Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes (Beatty), arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test, but also defies Hughes' number one rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
To learn more about RULES DON'T APPLY, visit the film's official website at foxmovies.com/movies/rules-dont-apply. In theaters November 23.
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