Opening and Closing Night

Tickets for the AFI DOCS Opening and Closing Night films are now on sale below.

Individual tickets for the full slate of AFI DOCS films will be available for purchase to the general public on May 26, 2015 – but only AFI members can get them in advance: May 20–25. Members at the Two-Star level or higher also get to enjoy tickets at a discount. Join AFI today or call 800.774.4234 for more information.

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Opening Night (June 17): BEST OF ENEMIES

BEST OF ENEMIESFrom director Robert Gordon and Academy Award®-winning director Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), this film features William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal's explosive debates during the 1968 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, aired live on ABC News. A discussion with Gordon and Neville and an after-party will follow the screening. An Opening Night Gala ticket ($50), includes the screening, discussion and after-party.

Closing Night (June 21): MAVIS!

MAVIS!This is the first feature documentary on gospel and soul music legend, and civil rights icon, Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. The documentary features live performances and conversations with collaborators including Chuck D, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy and more. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with director Jessica Edwards. A Closing Night ticket ($12) includes the screening and discussion. AFI members at the Two-Star level and higher can purchase tickets to Closing Night at a discounted rate of $11/per ticket.