‘The Fabelmans’ US Premiere to Close AFI Fest


The American premiere of Steven Spielberg‘s”The Fabelmans” will close on 2022 AFI-Festivalthe American Film Institute announced on Tuesday.

“The Fabelmans,” which has been billed as Spielberg’s most personal film to date, stars Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, Gabriel LaBelle and Judd Hirsch in a story inspired by Spielberg’s own childhood. The film follows a young man’s formative years as he uncovers a heartbreaking family secret, leading him to use movies as a way to help him see the truth about others and himself.

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The cast of “The Fabelmans” includes Jeannie Berlin, Julia Butters, Robin Bartlett and Keeley Karsten, with music by John Williams. Janusz Kaminski is director of photography and the film is edited by Michael Kahn and Sarah Broshar. Production design is directed by Rick Carter and costume design is overseen by Mark Bridges.

“AFI Fest is where the magic happens,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “And there is no greater cinematic magician than Steven Spielberg. We are honored to celebrate his return to the festival with this intimately powerful film that will send audiences’ spirits soaring.

Now in its 36th year, AFI Fest 2022 will take place in person in Los Angeles from November 2-6.

The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment film is co-written by Spielberg and Tony Kushner, who has previously collaborated with the director on “Lincoln,” “Munich” and “West Side Story.” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Spielberg and Kushner are the producers of the film.

“The Fabelmans” hits theaters November 11, 2022.

Ruth B. to perform at the world premiere of Tyler Perry’s ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ at TIFF

On Sunday, September 11, singer-songwriter Ruth B. will perform “Paper Airplanes” at the world premiere of Tyler Perry’s new film “A Jazzman’s Blues” during the Toronto International Film Festival.

The show will take place at Roy Thomson Hall, marking the live debut of “Paper Airplanes.” The track was written and recorded by Ruth B. and Terence Blanchard especially for Perry’s film. The track was produced by Ruth B. alongside Oscar- and Grammy-winning producer D’Mile.

“A Jazzman’s Blues”, which was written, directed and produced by Perry, stars Joshua Boone, Amirah Vann, Solea Pfeiffer, Austin Scott, Milauna Jemai Jackson, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Kario Marcel, Lana Young and Ryan Eggold . The film, a family drama and forbidden love story, follows a Southern family as 40 years of lies and secrets come to an end.

“Paper Airplanes” can also be heard in the film trailer and is available on Milan Records’ upcoming soundtrack for “A Jazzman’s Blues”.

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