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At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling
At the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, a world of ideas come calling

"A Most Violent Year," written and directed by J.C. Chandor, stars Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in an explosive story of a couple struggling to grow their heating oil business that is part crime saga, part domestic drama. It's very much a New York story, set specifically in 1981 as one of the most statistically violent years on record. But the film's world premiere will be in Los Angeles on Thursday night, as the opening film for this year's AFI Fest. "In a weird way, while the movie is set in New York," Chandor said in an interview this week, "its DNA is a good '70s and '80s Sidney Lumet-style movie-movie. There's a good old...

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