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Annette Bening to receive tribute from AFI Fest

Annette Bening to receive tribute from AFI Fest

AFI Fest will honor actress Annette Bening with a tribute and centerpiece gala on Nov. 16. The tribute will include a conversation with the actress followed by a screening of the upcoming “20th Century Women.”

In “20th Century Women,” from writer-director Mike Mills (“Beginners”), Bening plays Dorothea Fields, a single mother in her mid-50s raising an adolescent son in 1979 Santa Barbara. The film co-stars Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade Zumann. The movie opens Dec. 25.

"Annette Bening is a modern-day icon of American cinema," said Jacqueline Lyanga, director of AFI Fest, in a...

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