LOS ANGELES, CA, October 31, 2013 – AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, today announced a Special Tribute to David O. Russell on Friday, November 8. AFI FEST will take place November 7 through 14 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

For the fifth consecutive year, AFI FEST will offer free tickets to all screenings. Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings and galas will be available to the general public online and at the AFI FEST AT&T Box Office at The Hollywood & Highland Center starting on November 2. The American Film Institute honors excellence in film artistry annually through AFI FEST, which brings icons, emerging artists and audiences together to experience global cinema in the movie capital of the world.


A conversation with award-winning director David O. Russell, celebrating his acclaimed work and new film AMERICAN HUSTLE. The tribute presentation will feature scenes from Russell’s body of work, including AMERICAN HUSTLE. Russell’s last two films, the box office sensation SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012) and THE FIGHTER (2010), together garnered a total of 15 Academy Award® nominations including seven acting nominations. Russell’s prior films include I HEART HUCKABEES (2004), THREE KINGS (1999), FLIRTING WITH DISASTER (1996) and SPANKING THE MONKEY (1994).
Friday, November 8, 9:00 P.M., Egyptian Theatre

AFI FEST Express Passes and Patron Packages are on sale now at AFI.com/AFIFEST. AFI members at the Two-Star level and above receive a 10% discount on all AFI FEST Patron Packages and Passes. Information about AFI membership is available at AFI.com/membership.

For the 10th year, Audi returns as the festival’s presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include American Airlines, the official airline of AFI; AT&T; Coca Cola; The Egyptian Theatre; Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; National Geographic Channel; Stella Artois and TCL Chinese Theatre, among many others.

Film stills are available for press use only and can be downloaded at: http://afifestpress.afi.com