Monday, November 10, 2014


Oscars: Paramount’s Contender ‘Selma’ To Debut In Its Entirety Tuesday At AFI Fest



Now comes word via a Twitter exchange between producer/co-star Oprah Winfrey and director Ava DuVernay that on Tuesday night, instead of just the previously announced 30 minutes of advance footage and a Q&A, the “hot off the presses” complete two hour-plus feature of Selma  will be unveiled beginning at 6PM at the Egyptian Theatre followed by the previously announced Q&A between Winfrey, DuVernay and David Oyelowo.
This way as well, Paramount is not letting the just-announced “Sneak Preview” of an “unknown” film Tuesday at 9PM (also at the Egyptian) try and steal the thunder from Selma’s unveiling. Will that mystery film be another unseen Oscar contender, making Tuesday a major potential bellwether day this awards season?
AFI says they will announce the title of that film on Tuesday morning at 10AM PT. Based on my own intel you can rule out titles like Unbroken, Into The Woods, Exodus: Gods And Kings, Big Eyes  and the controversial  The Interview. For various reasons none of those films are going to show up at AFI Fest this week. Take it to the bank.

But Clint Eastwood did tell me at Saturday night’s Governors Awards that he had completely finished  American Sniper over the weekend and that “it is ready to be seen now”.

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