Master Seminars from the AFI Archive – American Film Institute

Master Seminars from the AFI Archive

Take a peek into the extensive AFI Archive and learn from the masters of film. As a Two-Star member or above, you get exclusive access to full-length interviews and conversations released unedited for the first time to wider audiences. A full-length seminar will be made available each month, so check back often.

A Conversation with Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson
October 27, 1977
Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA

In this Harold Lloyd Master Seminar moderated by Edward Ashley, Cicely Tyson discusses with AFI Fellows the important historical roles she’s played, such as Coretta Scott King and Jane Pittman, as well as stage performances and her views on the craft of acting.

Tyson graduated from AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women in 1977 and received an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2014.

Suggested Kanopy pairing: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

The Golden Age of Hollywood

Alfred Hitchcock
February 3, 1970
Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA

The Harold Lloyd Master Seminar with Alfred Hitchcock was held on the Greystone campus, AFI’s first home, and moderated by James Silke. Hitchcock discusses his generation of filmmaking with the Fellows and the principles of film construction with examples from his works.

After watching this never-before-seen full seminar with Alfred Hitchcock, go to Kanopy and stream Hitchcock’s classic DIAL M FOR MURDER for free as part of your membership benefits.

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