AFI FEST, the American Film Institute's annual presentation of some of the year's most noteworthy films, will be screening Tom Ford's directorial debut, A Single Man, which won the Queer Lion and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival.
Summary courtesy of AFI FEST:
Unfolding on a single day in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, this story follows George Falconer, a 52-year old British college professor (Colin Firth) who struggles to find meaning after the death of his long time partner. Dwelling on the past and unable to see his future, George is consoled by his closest friend Charley (Julianne Moore), a 48-year-old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future, and stalked by Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), a young student coming to terms with his own true nature. Based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel, and featuring splendid performances and precise, gorgeous design on every level, Tom Ford’s acclaimed debut is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.
A Single Man will be screening at Graumann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood on Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are only available in the same day rush line, though AFI FEST Patron Pass-holders are guaranteed entry. For more information, call (866) AFI-FEST or visit AFI FEST online.
The Weinstein Company will be releasing A Single Man in limited release on December 11 before expanding to more theaters in early 2010.