Sunday, November 1, 2015

American Film Institute Launches AFI DOCS Film Series

Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next screens November 16th

From our friends at AFI DOCS...

Kicks off November 16, 2015 with Filmmaker Michael Moore and the Washington, DC Premiere of Where to Invade Next

The American Film Institute announced today its new AFI DOCS FILM SERIES, a year-round documentary screening program in Washington, DC that supplements the annual AFI DOCS Film Festival in June. Throughout the year, AFI DOCS will bring audiences in the nation's capital the best in nonfiction filmmaking - with some of the most celebrated work from festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes, Sundance, South by Southwest, Telluride, Toronto and Venice. Academy Award-winning documentarian Michael Moore's WHERE TO INVADE NEXT will kick off the new series on November 16, 2015, at the Landmark E Street Cinema, where the series will be regularly hosted. Moore will participate in a post-screening discussion. Admission to this event and to all screenings in the AFI DOCS FILM SERIES will be free to invited guests and select AFI members.

"We see great enthusiasm in Washington, DC for world-class documentary experiences. The AFI DOCS FILM SERIES gives thoughtful, intelligent movie fans a first look at the best documentaries throughout the year. In addition to the wonderful line up of films presented year round at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, this new series enables us to bring even more filmmakers and their true storytelling to our nation's capitol," said Michael Lumpkin, Director of AFI DOCS.

In his latest subversive comedy, Moore, playing the role of "invader," visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects.  Turns out the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist in the world - they're just waiting to be co-opted. Ahead of the film's Washington, DC premiere in the AFI DOCS FILM SERIES, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT will be presented as an AFI FEST Centerpiece Gala screening in Hollywood, CA, on November 7, 2015. A leading voice in documentary, Moore's acclaimed film credits include ROGER & ME (1989); THE BIG ONE (1997); the Oscar-winning BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE (2002); Cannes Palme d'Or winner FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (2004); and CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY (2009).

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AFI DOCS is the American Film Institute's annual documentary festival in Washington, DC. Presenting the year's best documentaries, AFI DOCS is the only festival in the U.S. dedicated to screenings and events that connect audiences, filmmakers and policy leaders in the heart of our nation's government. The AFI DOCS advisory board includes Ken Burns, Davis Guggenheim, Chris Hegedus, Werner Herzog, Barbara Kopple, Spike Lee, Errol Morris, D A Pennebaker and Frederick Wiseman. Now in its 14th year, the festival will be held June 22-26, 2016 in landmark Washington, DC, venues and the historic AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. Visit and connect on, and