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AFI Fest gala opener: J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' draws raves
AFI Fest gala opener: J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' draws raves

Filmmaker J.C. Chandor walked onstage Thursday night at the Dolby Theatre to introduce his new movie, the crime drama "A Most Violent Year," the gala opener of this year's AFI Fest. Pointing to a seat near the front, Chandor noted: "The last time I was in this room, I was sitting right there and lost to Woody Allen," referring to the 2012 Oscars, at which Allen's "Midnight in Paris" won the original screenplay award over Chandor's "Margin Call." Chandor then paused, adding, "Let's hope it goes a little better tonight." Two hours later, standing poolside at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel at a lively party following the...

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