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AFI Movie Club Rewind: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 25, 2021. Norman Jewison’s rousing film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF stars Topol as a poor, Jewish milkman in a village in Czarist Russia whose daughters wish to break with tradition by marrying for love rather than having their...
AFI Movie Club: Native American Heritage Day SMOKE SIGNALS
SMOKE SIGNALS (1998) marked the theatrical debut of director Chris Eyre – a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Nations – and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream SMOKE SIGNALS SMOKE SIGNALS -...
AFI Movie Club: SOUL FOOD
Written and directed by George Tillman Jr., SOUL FOOD celebrates the importance of family dinners – and recognizes that they’re about more than just the meal on the table. Starring Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long and Mehki Phifer, the film was produced by AFI Trustee emerita Tracey E. Edmonds. Close Close Close HOW TO...
AFI Movie Club: BRUISED
Making its debut on Netflix today, BRUISED stars AFI Trustee Halle Berry as a fighter whose toughest opponent is her own past. A hard hard-hitting tale of combat and redemption, the film also marks Berry’s directorial debut. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream BRUISED NETFLIX GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB...
AFI Movie Club: THE PUBLIC ENEMY
A Prohibition-era story of gangsters fictionalized from firsthand accounts of Al Capone’s reign of terror in Chicago, THE PUBLIC ENEMY (1931) was the breakout for James Cagney and Jean Harlow – two stars later named by AFI among cinema’s greatest screen legends. Cagney would go on to be recognized with the American Film Institute’s highest...
AFI Movie Club: 30th Anniversary of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) appears three times across AFI’s 100 YEARS lists of the greatest American films – among cinema’s greatest songs, greatest musicals and most inspiring films. It also ranks #7 on AFI’s 10 list of the greatest animated films of all time. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream BEAUTY...
AFI Movie Club Rewind: POETIC JUSTICE
This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on March 8, 2021. Written and directed by John Singleton and starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, POETIC JUSTICE features the poetry of AFI Directing Workshop for Women alum – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Maya Angelou, who also appears in the film.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream...
AFI Movie Club: DISCLOSURE
In the vein of landmark documentaries such as THE CELLULOID CLOSET and ETHNIC NOTIONS, DISCLOSURE (2020) – directed by Sam Feder and executive produced by actress and activist Laverne Cox – traces the history of transgender representation onscreen and the cultural impact these portrayals have had on society at large. Close Close Close HOW TO...
AFI Movie Club: THE REVENANT
An epic tale of ambition and revenge set against a backdrop that is as harsh and unforgiving as it is majestic, THE REVENANT (2015) was produced by AFI Alum Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981). Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE REVENANT THE REVENANT - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI...
AFI Movie Club: COLUMBUS
COLUMBUS (2017) follows the son of a renowned architecture scholar who finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana. Written, directed and edited by Kogonada, the film stars John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson and received four Independent Spirit Awards in the categories of Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Cinematography and the Piaget Producers Award....
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