AFI Fest sets opener, closer
“Love and Other Drugs,” Edward Zwick’s new film about the intoxicating power of love starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal, will premiere as the opening night film of the 2010 AFI Fest. “Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky’s supernatural ballet drama with Natalie Portman, will close the event, it was announced Thursday.
The respected local festival — part of the American Film Institute’s program — is celebrating its 24th year, and will be held Nov. 4-11 in Hollywood.
Both Zwick and Aronofsky are alumni of the AFI Conservatory, as is the guest artistic director of the festival this year, David Lynch.