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AFI Fest opens with 'Mudbound' and continues with a bounty of world cinema

AFI Fest opens with 'Mudbound' and continues with a bounty of world cinema

One of the pleasing ironies of AFI Fest is that, although presented annually by an organization called the American Film Institute, this Hollywood-based, independent-spirited festival has become a vital destination for moviegoers seeking some of the best that world cinema has to offer.

Don’t get me wrong. Any overview of this year’s festival highlights would have to include more than a smattering of American titles, including Errol Morris’ 4½-hour documentary-fiction hybrid, “Wormwood,” soon to be seen on Netflix; “The Disaster Artist,” James Franco’s wild look at the making and unmaking of an

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