We have huge news ahead of the 2022 AFI Festival set to take place in November. We recently go the news that Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans would have its North American Premiere to close the festival and now we know what will open the festival.
AFI Fest 2022 to open with the world premiere of Alek Keshishian’s Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me From Apple Original Films
Los Angeles, CA, September 15, 2022 —Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that the World Premiere of Apple Original film SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME will open the 36th edition of AFI FEST on Wednesday, November 2.
Helmed by Alek Keshishian, who made his groundbreaking directorial debut with the seminal documentary MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE, SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME chronicles Emmy® and Grammy® nominee Selena Gomez’s journey from the heights of unimaginable superstardom through the lows of a very personal crisis and back again.
“I had no interest in making a traditional pop doc,” says Keshishian. “I wanted to show something more authentic and Selena did, too. She has a raw vulnerability that captured me… I had no idea then that it would become a six-year labor of love.”
“AFI is proud to launch AFI FEST 2022 with SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME, a film as profoundly powerful as it is personal,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “Selena is a global force in art and entertainment, and we are honored to partner with her, Alek and Apple to shine a light upon her journey in this beautifully crafted celebration of optimism, vulnerability and hopefulness.”
The documentary is an Apple Original Film, produced by Interscope Films and Lighthouse Management & Media.
AFI FEST 2022 will take place exclusively in person in Los Angeles from November 2-6. Tickets and passes to AFI FEST 2022 will be available in October on FEST.AFI.com.