Winston Duke’s ‘Nine Days’ to play at 2020 AFI

(Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz star in Nine Days at AFI)

This week, AFI FEST 2020 will launch virtually, which actually makes Los Angeles’ premier film festival to anyone around the United States or the world able to attend. One of the films to be featured comes from Sony Classic and features Black Panther’s Winston Duke, Joker’s Zazie Beetz, and IT’s Bill Skarsgård. The science fiction film is called Nine Days.

Will (Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV’s of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth.

Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Watch the trailer below:

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Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Brazilian born writer-director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will. Nine Days screens at

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Language: English

Running Time: 124 minutes

Rated: R

SOURCE: Sony Classics