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Gala Presentation

These red-carpet premieres of high-profile, buzz-worthy titles are the talk of the town, with scheduled in-person appearances from filmmakers, stars, and special guests.


In-Person

Belfast

Kenneth Branagh  |   United Kingdom
English  
Coming of Age, Drama, Historical
Belfast is the humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one boy’s childhood amid the tumult of 1960s Northern Ireland. Set in the city of filmmaker Kenneth Branagh’s birth and [...]
In-Person

Dune

Denis Villeneuve  |   United States, Hungary, Jordan, United Arab Emirates
English  
Action, Science Fiction
Oscar®-nominee Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Dune, the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name. A mythic and [...]