Lucky us! Well some of us! If you’re in the LA area you can be one of the first to screen the new drama starring Mark Wahlberg alongside the stellar supporting cast of Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams, in The Fighter. AFI Fest just announced today that they will be screening the film from director David O. Russell for festival attendees tonight at 9:30 p.m. at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. See it before it starts winning awards!
Admission to the screening is available to AFI FEST 2010 pass-holders and the general public through online ticket reservations at AFI.com/AFIFEST and the AFI FEST box office at Hollywood & Highland from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. The Rush Line will begin forming at 8:30 p.m. All attendees are invited to walk the red carpet for the screening.
Those who become an AFI member or purchase an AFI FEST Patron Package, Gala Pass, Special Screenings Pass or New Auteurs Pass will receive a commemorative poster featuring artwork created by Guest Artistic Director David Lynch exclusively for AFI FEST 2010. Poster quantities are limited.
Check out more about the film below…
From acclaimed director David O. Russell comes The Fighter, the powerful true story of professional boxers Dickie (Bale) and Micky (Wahlberg). Although they are half brothers, their careers take very different courses. Older brother Dickie does not suffer from a shortage of talent or confidence, but his lack of judgment and humility lead him down a path of self-destruction. After blowing his shot against one of the greatest fighters of his generation, Dickie descends down a dangerous road of drug addiction that robs him of his career, alienates his brother, and eventually lands him in jail.
Meanwhile, discouraged from yet another defeat, younger brother Micky, whose talent never seems to match the size of his heart, vanishes into early retirement. But his itch to fight never goes away, and when a rehabilitated Dickie is released from prison and takes over as Micky’s trainer, Micky transforms himself from an underdog into a world champion prized pugilist.
The Fighter hits theaters officially on December 10th.
Will you be lining up to see it tonight?
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