Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ Closes AFI Fest

AFI Fest closed with one of the hautest films of the season, a movie that is already generating heavy Oscar buzz.

‘Lincoln’, directed by Steven Spielberg, premiered at the Audi-sponsored event on Thursday evening at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were on hand to celebrate the film’s opening.

Other attendees included James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Walton Goggins, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, Bruce McGill, David Oyelowo, Gulliver McGrath, Tim Blake Nelson, Joseph Cross, Dakin Matthews, David Warshofsky, screenwriter Tony Kushner, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, composer John Williams,
author Doris Kearns Goodwin, costume designer Joanna Johnston, make-up artist Lois Burwell,
production designer Rick Carter, AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale and AFI FEST Director
Jacqueline Lyanga.

Director Steven Spielberg also attended with stepdaughter Jessica Capshaw.

The film premieres in limited release today.

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