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AFI Movie Club: THELMA & LOUISE

THELMA & LOUISE  was named by AFI as one of the most heart-pounding cinematic thrills – as well as one of the art form’s most inspiring stories. AFI also recognized both Thelma and Louise as two of cinema’s greatest heroes.      Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THELMA & LOUISE Now THELMA & LOUISE – Reelgood Watch…

AFI Movie Club: BEATRIZ AT DINNER

BEATRIZ AT DINNER is directed by AFI Conservatory alum Miguel Arteta and stars Salma Hayek as a Mexican immigrant and healer who, when her car breaks down at the home of a wealthy client, ends up staying for dinner and engaging in an epic sparing match, exposing harsh truths about race, class and privilege.  Click Here…

Meet the Indie Contenders Roundtable for AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi

FEST Passes now on sale! Tickets available on Oct. 7. Riz Ahmed, Rachel Brosnahan, Winston Duke, Julia Garner, Vanessa Kirby, Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan and Andy Samberg with gather virtually for Indie Contenders Roundtable at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi. In its seventh year at the AFI Summit, the popular panel will be…

AFI Movie Club: TOP HAT

Featuring iconic performances from Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire – both recognized by AFI as two of cinema’s greatest screen legends – TOP HAT appears on AFI’s list of the greatest American musicals of all-time. Astaire was honored with the highest honor for a career in film – the AFI Life Achievement Award – in…

AFI Movie Club: CITY LIGHTS

CITY LIGHTS ranks #1 on the American Film Institute’s 10 Top 10 list of the art form’s greatest romantic comedies, and has appeared six times on AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – including #11 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition. AFI also named the film’s star and director Charlie Chaplin #10 among cinema’s greatest…

AFI Movie Club: A SINGLE MAN

A SINGLE MAN, a beautiful meditation on love, grief and mortality, stars Colin Firth as a gay man struggling with the recent loss of his partner over the course of a single day. The film was honored with an AFI Award in 2009 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally…

AFI Announces Festival Tributes to Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair

Passes go on sale Sept. 28. AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is thrilled to present four Tributes at this year’s reimagined virtual festival. Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers and will stream live online during the festival, Oct….

AFI Announces Thomas P. Pollock Endowed Scholarship Fund

Today, AFI announced the establishment of the Thomas P. Pollock Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of AFI Chair Emeritus Thomas Pollock. The fund, established in collaboration with Pollock’s family, is supported by leadership gifts from Mellody Hobson and George Lucas, Robert Daly and Carole Bayer Sager, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg,…

AFI Movie Club: EL NORTE

Following two Guatemalan teenaged siblings on their harrowing journey to escape tragic conditions in their own country, the groundbreaking EL NORTE was co-written and produced by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Discipline Head Anna Thomas, who earned an Academy Award® nomination for her work.    Click Here to Find Out How to Watch EL NORTE Now WHAT’S EL NORTE…

AFI Movie Club: WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT, a biopic that explores the brilliant and heartbreaking story of the legendary Tina Turner, was included on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films of all time. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT Now WHAT’S LOVE…

AFI Movie Club: MISERY

The character of Annie Wilkes in MISERY – chillingly portrayed by Kathy Bates in her Academy Award®-winning performance – is recognized by AFI as one of the great villains in cinematic history. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch MISERY Now MISERY – Reelgood Watch Rosalind Chao announce MISERY: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM…

AFI Movie Club: BLINDSPOTTING

Directed by Carlos López Estrada and co-written by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, BLINDSPOTTING is a powerful story that brings to light issues of gentrification, racism, cultural appropriation and police brutality, while also evoking the humanity that is too often overlooked when injustice makes its way into the headlines. The film’s loving depiction of Oakland,…
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