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Last chance to experience AFI FEST 2021!

Posted by Larry Gleeson

All good things must come to end – but not before one last day of amazing films! Tickets to today’s in-person and virtual screenings still available. VIEW SCHEDULE & BUY TICKETS

The ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage show yet…all in the glamorous entertainment capital of the world, Redshore City. There’s just one hitch: they first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star – played by global music icon Bono – to join them. Screening at the TCL Chinese Theatre today at 2:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS

Following the screening, join us for an in-depth conversation with director Clint Bentley, Clifton Collins Jr.,  Molly Parker and more moderated by Variety’s Clayton Davis. Screening today at 2:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS

This whip-smart feature debut from Araceli Lemos is a potent and visceral tale of race, class and tradition filtered through body and social horror. Screening today at 7:30 p.m.BUY TICKETS

After escaping a labor camp during the Cultural Revolution in China, the film’s nameless hero has one goal – to watch a newsreel screening in which his daughter was briefly captured on film. On this journey, he meets a young orphan who has her own schemes for a newsreel, as well as a small village’s much-loved film projectionist named Mr. Movie. Screening in person today at 5:00 p.m.BUY TICKETS

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at Cannes, Payal Kapadia’s hypnotic feature directorial debut examines rediscovered, once lost film reels and a diary written by a student (“L”) to her absent lover at the Film & Television Institute of India. Screening in person today at 3:30 p.m.BUY TICKETSVIEW MORE FILMS

Whether you enjoy this year’s AFI FEST films in the theater or at home, make sure you vote after the screenings for the Audience Award!

(From AFI News)

PALMER Releases Official Trailer

My good friend, Beezee, sent me a heads up on Palmer, an upcoming American drama about an ex-convict who befriends a troubled youth. Palmer is directed by Fisher Stephens and written by Cheryl Guerriero.

Beezee had an ex-girlfriend whose brother-in-law had a sister-in-law named Wynn who had a role in Palmer. Normally when I get a message like this it goes straight into File 13. But, the only other time Beezee sent me a heads up on a film, was on St. Louisan Jim Gunn’s 2014 Guardians of The Galaxy (worldwide box office $773 million). So, I pulled out my phone and took a peek at Palmer and saw a few names I recognized – Justin Timberlake, Alisha Wainwright, and rising-star Juno Temple, who I inauspiciously interviewed here as part of Kat O’Brien’s Lost Transmissions team.

I called Beezee and said Palmer looked good commenting on the cast I saw first while explaining I didn’t see Wynn (I believed Wynn to be a Vietnamese physician I had met in St. Louis) but I would look further into it. Beezee obstreperously informed me Wynn was not Vietnamese and was a successful actress who happened to be a sister-in-law of an ex-girlfriend. I reiterated I would pursue the matter further. I began my research and caught Palmer’s trailer.

Pretty good trailer as far as trailers go. Eye-catching visuals, brief character moments, and some soundtrack. Talented performer Justin Timberlake is the centerpiece. Alisha Wainright is the main course and Wynn Everett (yes, that Wynn) is the dessert. 

Alisha Wainwright (IMDb photo)

And, if the smooth eye-popping trailer wasn’t enough, thanks again to Beezee, I got a chance to peruse Palmer’s soundtrack, a soulful Southern Rock vibe with Nathaniel Rateliff writing and performing most of the tunes. Unfortunately for me, this was the first time I had heard Rateliff. One thing I know for sure, it won’t be the last.

Palmer is scheduled for a January 29th premiere on Apple TV+ and is currently listed as in post-production. Mark the calendar like this one has all the makings for a deep, tear-jerking, emotional roller-coaster ride movie night!

Until next time, stay healthy. Stay happy. I look forward to seeing you at the movies!

Larry Gleeson/HollywoodGlee

*Featured photo: Wynn Everett (IMDb)