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AFI Movie Club: TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY
Watch TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY for free*! Become an AFI Star member or above and watch complimentary AFI-curated films with our on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy. Upgrade to Star Level or above TODAY! Based on the life and music of Jerome Kern, TILL THE CLOUDS ROLL BY features a cavalcade of Golden Age stars –...
AFI Movie Club: NIGHT CATCHES US
The creative ensemble for Tanya Hamilton’s award-winning directorial debut, NIGHT CATCHES US, includes AFI Conservatory editing alum Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993).  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream NIGHT CATCHES US NIGHT CATCHES US - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a global, virtual gathering of film fans who love movies,...
AFI Movie Club: WITHIN OUR GATES
Born in 1884, Oscar Micheaux was the son of former slaves, and one of 11 siblings who attended segregated schools in Illinois. He began his career by writing novels about homesteading as a Black man. His first feature, THE HOMESTEADER (1919), is now believed lost but his film, WITHIN OUR GATES, released the following year, is considered to be the oldest surviving feature film...
AFI MOVIE CLUB: STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
For his iconic appearance as an inscrutable avatar of evil in this first sequel expanding that “galaxy far, far away,” Darth Vader appeared at #3 on AFI’s ranking of the greatest villains of all-time. STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK features no fewer than three AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – executive producer (and STAR WARS creator) George Lucas, star Harrison Ford and composer John...
AFI Movie Club: LAURA
In honor of the launch of The Osborne Collection, a celebration on AFI.com of the life and work of legendary film historian and TCM host Robert Osborne, today’s movie club pick is one of his favorites. New Conversation about Osborne with TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz and THR's Scott Feinberg premieres at 2 p.m. on THR Presents....
AFI Movie Club Rewind: DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST
This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on November 6,  2020. Set on a Navajo reservation, DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST, directed by Sydney Freeland, follows the intertwined lives of three young Native Americans – a soon-to-be father who is about to start basic training, an adopted daughter of Christian missionaries and a transgender...
AFI Movie Club: CORALINE
With the magical and macabre stop-motion film CORALINE, writer/director Henry Selick brought Neil Gaiman’s enchanting novella to life, featuring the vocal talents of Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane and British comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD as one of AFI's top 10 films of 2009. Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to...
AFI Movie Club: SPY
SPY stars Melissa McCarthy as unconventional CIA agent Susan Cooper. Co-starring Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham and Miranda Hart, this raucous comedy also features the work of casting director Allison Jones (AFI Class of 1981) and production designer Kelly Berry (AFI Class of 1994).  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream SPY SPY - Reelgood GET...
AFI Movie Club: BRINGING UP BABY
A madcap story of a boy, a girl and a leopard, BRINGING UP BABY features Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant – both ranked by AFI among the greatest screen legends of all time. The film is also on AFI’s lists of the greatest American films and the greatest filmed comedies and love stories of all time.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO...
AFI Movie Club: SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS
Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins, SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS features the talent of AFI Honorary Degree recipient Rita Moreno – and also marks the breakout performance of Natasha Lyonne, who co-stars alongside Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei and Carl Reiner. The film was shot by cinematographer Tom Richmond, a graduate of the AFI Conservatory. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to...
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