The first destination "Lions for Lambs" will head for in the States appears to be Los Angeles for sure as the political drama has delightfully been announced to become the opening-night gala feature at this year's AFI Fest, which first took shape in 1971 under the name of Filmex.
Marking its North American debut there, the flick will unspool at ArcLight's Cinerama Dome as the event opens on November 1, 2007. To add, the screening will coincide with the first day on the job for AFI's incoming prexy-CEO Bob Gazzale, who will be the third person after Jean Picker Firstenberg to lead the 40-year-old National Endowment for the Arts, the organization holding the festival.
Slated for a November 9, 2007 release, "Lambs" is the first big screen production from the revamped United Artist label which explores the human consequences of America's war on terror. Apart from Claremont, California, filming on the movie also took place in Ren-Mar Studios in Los Angeles, Rocky Peak Park, and Simi Valley.