September 17, 2008

Defiance at the AFI Fest

Our first real look at this movie will be then, so says this press release, which among other things, says:
-This will mark Zwick’s second appearance at AFI FEST, having previewed scenes and discussed his work on BLOOD DIAMOND, prior to the film’s opening in 2006.
“As part of the AFI family, I am deeply honored they have chosen DEFIANCE, a ten year labor of love, as their closing night film,” stated Zwick. “As a student at the AFI, I was encouraged to tell stories with meaning and purpose and I have tried to hold onto that belief in my career.”
“AFI FEST is honored to host the World Premiere of DEFIANCE at AFI FEST. The event symbolizes the very heart of the American Film Institute – to train the next generation of filmmakers and then have them come home to premiere a film of the highest artistic ideals,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI’s President and CEO.
-Anticipating Defiance?


  1. Sounds awesome. I love Edward Zwick. He's no David Lean, but he's one of the only remaining filmmakers who still makes those historical war epics about good and hope and stuff like that. Blood Diamond should have been nominated for Best Picture IMO, and I hope Defiance will get some recognition. The one thing you can guarantee about an Edward Zwick film is that the performances are all top notch, because he has proven to really be an actor's director. Let's hope it does well at AFI Fest! :)