Partying with Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert De Niro at AFI Fest (Photos)

“Jackie” director Pablo Larrian called Natalie Portman, “our queen,” while introducing the feature at AFI on Monday night, November 16. A tremendously pregnant Portman posed with the twins who played “Jon-Jon”: twins Aiden and Brody Weinberg.

Power table: “The Comedian” stars Danny De Vito and Robert De Niro sip drinks with producer Art Linson before…

…DeVito pops up out for a groupie with Sony Pictures Classics chief Michael Barker (back) and royal couple of comedy, Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow. While most parties were at the Roosevelt, this one crowded the Pig N’ Whistle pub thanks to party partner Maestro Dobel Tequila.

 

On the opening night of AFI, Sarah Jessica Parker got the eye of “Rules Don’t Apply” writer/director Warren Beatty. What was Parker doing there? Matthew Broderick is in the film.

 

Mary Chieffo hugs her mom, Beth Grant, at the “Jackie” party. Grant, who plays Ladybird Johnson, also starred in Best Picture winners “The Artist” and “No Country for Old Men.”

 

Super agent Kevin Huvane (CAA) with Lily Collins on AFI’s opening night.

 

The JFK Jr’s: JFK actor Caspar Phillipson and the twins who played Jon Jr: Aiden Weinberg, and Brody Weinberg.”Just Visiting”

David O. Russell and Matthew Weiner exemplify the most leisurely way to enjoy AFI as a big time director: as a moviegoing guest only.

 

After cozying up with Michael Barker, Leslie Mann engages the other half of Sony Pictures Classics’ co-presidency: Tom Bernard. Ironically, they poured wines (from Kim Crawford) at this classic English pub.

 

In De Niro’s productive late-career turn to comedy, these two have never worked together. Bring it on.

 

Cloris Leachman and Helen Mirren. Mirren’s “Collateral Beauty” arrives at Christmas.

 

“Jackie” Director Pablo Larrain told the crowd at the TCL Chinese that he searched the world for the actor to play JFK. He found Caspar Phillipson in Denmark. Now he’s pulling up on Hollywood Boulevard in this sleek whip.Instead of watching NFL on Sunday,

Chris Pine and Miles Teller were two of the big names at Audi’s Sky Lounge at the Roosevelt – a sneaky celeb hideaway perched above the pool including Marilyn Monroe’s suite.

Sally Field and Rebecca Hall were also there with Pine and Teller, part of a panel of “Indie Contenders,” meaning awards contenders from independent films.

Here’s the full class of 2016 indie contenders: Viggo Mortensen, Margo Martindale, Ruth Negga, Rebecca Hall, Chris Pine, Sally Field, Kate Beckinsale,

Miles Teller and Adam Driver, with festival director Jacqueline Lyanga (far right). were two of the big names that in Audi’s Sky Lounge at the Roosevelt – a sneaky celeb hideaway perched above the pool including Marilyn Monroe’s suite. Viggo Mortensen, Margo Martindale, Ruth Negga, Rebecca Hall, Chris Pine, Sally Field, Kate Beckinsale, Miles Teller and Adam Driver

“Jackie” director Pablo Larrian called Natalie Portman, “our queen,” while introducing the feature at AFI on Monday night, November 16. A tremendously pregnant Portman posed with the twins who played “Jon-Jon”: twins Aiden and Brody Weinberg.

Power table: “The Comedian” stars Danny De Vito and Robert De Niro sip drinks with producer Art Linson before…

…DeVito pops up out for a groupie with Sony Pictures Classics chief Michael Barker (back) and royal couple of comedy, Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow. While most parties were at the Roosevelt, this one crowded the Pig N’ Whistle pub thanks to party partner Maestro Dobel Tequila.

 

On the opening night of AFI, Sarah Jessica Parker got the eye of “Rules Don’t Apply” writer/director Warren Beatty. What was Parker doing there? Matthew Broderick is in the film.

 

Mary Chieffo hugs her mom, Beth Grant, at the “Jackie” party. Grant, who plays Ladybird Johnson, also starred in Best Picture winners “The Artist” and “No Country for Old Men.”

 

Super agent Kevin Huvane (CAA) with Lily Collins on AFI’s opening night.

 

The JFK Jr’s: JFK actor Caspar Phillipson and the twins who played Jon Jr: Aiden Weinberg, and Brody Weinberg.”Just Visiting”

David O. Russell and Matthew Weiner exemplify the most leisurely way to enjoy AFI as a big time director: as a moviegoing guest only.

 

After cozying up with Michael Barker, Leslie Mann engages the other half of Sony Pictures Classics’ co-presidency: Tom Bernard. Ironically, they poured wines (from Kim Crawford) at this classic English pub.

 

In De Niro’s productive late-career turn to comedy, these two have never worked together. Bring it on.

 

Cloris Leachman and Helen Mirren. Mirren’s “Collateral Beauty” arrives at Christmas.

 

“Jackie” Director Pablo Larrain told the crowd at the TCL Chinese that he searched the world for the actor to play JFK. He found Caspar Phillipson in Denmark. Now he’s pulling up on Hollywood Boulevard in this sleek whip.Instead of watching NFL on Sunday,

Chris Pine and Miles Teller were two of the big names at Audi’s Sky Lounge at the Roosevelt – a sneaky celeb hideaway perched above the pool including Marilyn Monroe’s suite.

Sally Field and Rebecca Hall were also there with Pine and Teller, part of a panel of “Indie Contenders,” meaning awards contenders from independent films.

Here’s the full class of 2016 indie contenders: Viggo Mortensen, Margo Martindale, Ruth Negga, Rebecca Hall, Chris Pine, Sally Field, Kate Beckinsale,

Miles Teller and Adam Driver, with festival director Jacqueline Lyanga (far right). were two of the big names that in Audi’s Sky Lounge at the Roosevelt – a sneaky celeb hideaway perched above the pool including Marilyn Monroe’s suite. Viggo Mortensen, Margo Martindale, Ruth Negga, Rebecca Hall, Chris Pine, Sally Field, Kate Beckinsale, Miles Teller and Adam Driver

Robert De Niro’s ‘The Comedian’ Lands World Premiere at 2016 AFI Fest

Robert De Niro‘s “The Comedian” will have its world premiere at 2016’s AFI Fest, The American Film Institute announced Friday.

The film stars Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin and Cloris Leachman, and will screen on Nov. 11 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Oscar winner Taylor Hackford directed the film based on a screenplay by Art Linson, who also produced alongside John Linson, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon and Hackford.

Also Read: Robert De Niro’s ‘The Comedian’ Lands at Sony Pictures Classics in Time for Awards Season

The story follows aging comic icon Jackie (De Niro), who is forced to serve out a community service sentence for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Mann), and the two find inspiration in one another.

AFI’s Opening Night Gala will be the world premiere of “Rules Don’t Apply,” directed by Warren Beatty, on Nov. 10. It was also previously announced that Isabelle Huppert will be honored with a tribute on Nov. 13, followed by a Centerpiece Gala screening of Paul Verhoeven‘s “Elle.”

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Adam McKay‘s “The Big Short,” Will Smith‘s “Concussion” and Antonio Banderas‘ “The 33” had their world premieres at last year’s AFI festival, the former closing the fest on Nov. 12. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s “By The Sea” had its world premiere on Nov. 5 as part of the Opening Night Gala.

This year’s AFI Fest will take place on Nov. 10 to Nov. 17 in Hollywood, California. The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled later this month.

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Robert De Niro‘s “The Comedian” will have its world premiere at 2016’s AFI Fest, The American Film Institute announced Friday.

The film stars Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin and Cloris Leachman, and will screen on Nov. 11 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

Oscar winner Taylor Hackford directed the film based on a screenplay by Art Linson, who also produced alongside John Linson, Mark Canton, Courtney Solomon and Hackford.

The story follows aging comic icon Jackie (De Niro), who is forced to serve out a community service sentence for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Mann), and the two find inspiration in one another.

AFI’s Opening Night Gala will be the world premiere of “Rules Don’t Apply,” directed by Warren Beatty, on Nov. 10. It was also previously announced that Isabelle Huppert will be honored with a tribute on Nov. 13, followed by a Centerpiece Gala screening of Paul Verhoeven‘s “Elle.”

Adam McKay‘s “The Big Short,” Will Smith‘s “Concussion” and Antonio Banderas‘ “The 33” had their world premieres at last year’s AFI festival, the former closing the fest on Nov. 12. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s “By The Sea” had its world premiere on Nov. 5 as part of the Opening Night Gala.

This year’s AFI Fest will take place on Nov. 10 to Nov. 17 in Hollywood, California. The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled later this month.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Diane Keaton to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

Warren Beatty's 'Rules Don't Apply' Set to Open AFI Fest

AFI Cancels 'Birth of a Nation' Screening and Q&A With Nate Parker