By the Sea Premiere, LA

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Affair: By the Sea Red Carpet Premiere

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hot Spot: TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi kicks off on Thursday, November 5 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. The Opening Night Gala is the world premiere of BY THE SEA, written, directed, and produced by Academy Award®winner Angelina Jolie Pitt who also stars in the film with co-producer and fellow Academy Award® winner Brad Pitt.

Written, directed and produced by Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie Pitt, By the Sea serves as her directorial follow-up to Universal Pictures’ epic Unbroken. The dramatic film stars Brad Pitt and Jolie Pitt, who are supported by an international ensemble led by Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Richard Bohringer. 

By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.

In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience, By the Sea is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s.

Jolie Pitt is joined behind the scenes by a key crew that includes cinematographer Christian Berger (The White Ribbon), who used his Cine Reflect Lighting System to shoot the film; production designer Jon Hutman (Unbroken); editor Patricia Rommel (The Lives of Others); and costume designer Ellen Mirojnick (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps). Pitt joins her in production duties, while Chris Brigham (Inception), Holly Goline-Sadowski (Unbroken) and Michael Vieira (Unbroken) serve as executive producers. 

Who You May Spot: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Richard Bohringer

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

Bid on 2 tickets or here to the premiere & after party! (Ends October 29, 2015, November 3, 2015, respectively)
- Ensure a seat at the festival today with one of our Patron Packages and Express Passes — a limited number are now on sale. AFI members receive a complimentary AFI FEST Cinepass, which allows access to all regular screenings. Also, AFI members at the Two-Star level and above receive a 10% discount on all Express Passes and Patron Packages.

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