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Carmen Jones Film Still - Dorothy Dandridge

CARMEN JONES (1954) – AFI Movie Club

A riveting rendition of “Carmen” with an all-Black cast, CARMEN JONES (1954) stars Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge – who earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance as the title character, making her the first person of color to be nominated for a leading role. The film also marked the first movie title sequence...
Singin' In The Rain Film Still - Gene Kelly

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) – AFI Movie Club

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) is easily one of the most beloved movies in the history of the art form, dancing its way across AFI’s lists of the greatest American films, including appearances on both lists of the greatest films of all time – the original and 10th anniversary edition...

AFI Young Women in Film Participants Premiere Films at Showcase

Congratulations to this year’s AFI Young Women in Film participants who premiered their films at a showcase on the AFI Campus today. The red carpet event was hosted by AFI, and filmmakers and their families, along with AFI Fellows and Faculty who mentored the filmmakers during the nine-week workshop, screened the short films in the...
Devil in a Blue Dress Film Still - Denzel Washington

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from author Walter Mosley’s novel of the same name, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) follows World War I veteran Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins as he navigates 1940s Los Angeles – taking work as it comes to him, even when he finds him in over his head after investigating the disappearance of missing woman. The...

AFI Alumni Projects at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival

The 2022 Tribeca Film Festival is right around the corner. Taking place from June 8-19, the 21st edition of the acclaimed festival – which will have both in-person and online screenings this year– will feature a diverse mix of narrative, documentary and animated films. Congratulations to all of the AFI Alumni with projects showcased at...
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Film Still - Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) – AFI Movie Club

Hardened after the events of THE TERMINATOR (1984) and by the burden of raising the future leader of mankind’s resistance against the machines, Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor returned to forge her own fate in TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) – the groundbreaking sequel from director and co-writer James Cameron, which was included on the American...
Shane Film Still - Elisha Cook Jr.

SHANE (1953) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked by the American Film Institute among the top ten Westerns in the history of the art form, SHANE (1953) also appeared on both AFI’s lists of the greatest American films of all time – the original and 10th anniversary edition – as well as among the cinema’s most inspirational stories. Alan Ladd’s iconic turn...
Sunset Blvd. Film Still - Gloria Swanson

SUNSET BLVD. (1950) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Billy Wilder and starring William Holden – named by AFI among the greatest screen legends – and Gloria Swanson, SUNSET BLVD. (1950) is the quintessential LA film noir enshrined not only as a definitively dark encapsulation of the City of Angels, but also across the American Film Institute’s...
Yentl - Barbra Streisand

YENTL (1983) – AFI Movie Club

YENTL (1983), the musical drama of a brave young woman who poses as a boy to pursue her passion for studying Jewish Talmudic Law, features the talents of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Barbra Streisand – who wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film. Learn more about YENTL in the AFI Catalog. HOW TO...

AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women Applications Open on May 20

We are thrilled to announce that this year's AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women (CIW) presented by Panavision will be held Friday, July 15 through Monday, July 18 on the AFI Campus located in Los Angeles. CIW is a tuition-free, four-day workshop designed for aspiring cinematographers committed to their journey toward a professional career as cinematographers,...
Parasite Film Still - Kang-ho Song and Yeo-jeong Cho

PARASITE (2019) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Bong Joon Ho, PARASITE (2019) was honored with an AFI AWARDS Special Award, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. According to the official AFI AWARDS rationale, “PARASITE embeds itself in the collective consciousness and proves the power of cinema to assert universal...
Stand and Deliver Film Still - Edward James Olmos

STAND AND DELIVER (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Based on the remarkable true story of an East Los Angeles math class that beat the odds to conquer the AP calculus exam, STAND AND DELIVER (1988) stars AFI Trustee Edward James Olmos as Garfield High School teacher Jaime Escalante – whose trials and triumphs in nurturing his students earned a place on AFI’s 100...
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