“On the Basis of Sex” at the AFI Opening Gala, 2018
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AFI Fest 2018 featuring ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ ‘Green Book’ and more

Actress Felicity Jones on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening-night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday. Jones portrays Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the origin story of Ginsburg.

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The final touches are put on the posters and look of the red carpet for “On The Basis of Sex" at the opening-night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Actor Justin Theroux on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening-night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Director Mimi Leder gets some direction from her mother, Etyl Leder, 95, on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening-night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Actor Armie Hammer on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Kesha on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Actor Justin Theroux on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Actress Felicity Jones, director Mimi Leder and actor Armie Hammer on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Cailee Spaeny on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Actors Sam Waterston and Armie Hammer on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Cailee Spaeny speaks with reporters on the red carpet of “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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A group of 100 AFI Conservatory fellows, including Mimi Leder, a 1973 alum, poses for a photo with images of female filmmakers projected on the Roosevelt Hotel behind them, before the red carpet of Leder’s “On The Basis of Sex” at the opening-night gala of AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.

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Actor Mahershala Ali on the red carpet for “Green Book” at AFI Fest 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 9.

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Director Peter Farrelly on the red carpet for “Green Book” at AFI Fest 2018 on Nov. 09.

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Viggo Mortensen hugs Linda Cardellini, left, and Mahershala Ali hugs director Peter Farrelly, right, on the red carpet for “Green Book.”

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Actor Mahershala Ali signs autographs at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Nov. 9.

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Linda Cardellini at the red carpet for “Green Book.”

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Actor Mahershala Ali, left, takes pictures with fans before the red carpet for"Green Book.”

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Viggo Mortensen and Linda Cardellini on the red carpet for “Green Book” at AFI Fest 2018 on Nov. 9.

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Actor Viggo Mortensen on the red carpet for “Green Book.”

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Producer Charles Wessler and actress Beverly D’Angelo on the red carpet for “Green Book.”

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Actress Natalie Portman on the red carpet for “Vox Lux” during AFI Fest at the Egyptian Theatre on Nov. 9.

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Natalie Portman on the red carpet for “Vox Lux.”

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Actor John C. Reilly on the red carpet for “Stan and Ollie,” in which he plays Oliver Hardy. 

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Actor John C. Reilly, center, hobnobs with AFI Fest director Michael Lumpkin, left and Tom Bernard.

 

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Actor Steve Coogan on the red carpet for “Stan and Ollie,” in which he plays Stan Laurel.

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Shirley Henderson and John C. Reilly on the red carpet for “Stan and Ollie.” In the film Reilly plays Oliver Hardy, and Henderson his wife.

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“Widows” screenplay co-writer Gillian Flynn.

 

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Genesis Tennon, daughter of Viola Davis, left, jokes with actress Elizabeth Debicki, right, with actor Lukas Haas, behind, backstage before a screening of their new film “Widows." 

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Screenplay co-writer Gillian Flynn and co-writer and director Steve McQueen.

 

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Actress Michelle Rodriguez, left, samples some of Viola Davis’ popcorn, while screenwriter Gillian Flynn, back left, greets actress Elizabeth Debicki, backstage before a screening of their film, “Widows." 

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Actors Lukas Haas, left and Elizabeth Debicki  before a screening of their film, “Widows." 

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