Magazine article Screen International

'On the Basis of Sex', 'Mary Queen of Scots' to Bookend AFI FEST

Magazine article Screen International

'On the Basis of Sex', 'Mary Queen of Scots' to Bookend AFI FEST

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Focus Features throws two more into awards season.

On The Basis Of Sex

AFI FEST presented by Audi has given world premieres slots to two potential awards season contenders, opening selection On The Basis Of Sex starring Felicity Jones as pioneering attorney and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and closing night entry and historical drama Mary Queen Of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

Focus Features handles both selections and will release Mary Queen Of Scots on December 7, and On The Basis Of Sex on December 25 to commemorate Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court, and

AFI alumna Mimi Leder directed The Basis Of Sex also stars Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor and Cailee Spaeny, Sam Waterston and Kathy Bates. It is a Participant Media film in association with Alibaba Pictures. …

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