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AFI Movie Club: THE RIGHT STUFF

THE RIGHT STUFF is ranked #19 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers list of the most inspiring films of all time. Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel is an alum of the first class of the AFI Conservatory. THE RIGHT STUFF marked his first Academy Award® nomination.  Watch Zooey Deschanel announce THE RIGHT STUFF: Movie Trivia about THE RIGHT STUFF –DID YOU…

AFI Movie Club: DREAMGIRLS

DREAMGIRLS received an AFI AWARD in 2006 – recognizing it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image   Movie Trivia about DREAMGIRLS -DID YOU KNOW that DREAMGIRLS is based on a hit Broadway musical that opened in 1981? DREAMGIRLS was inspired by the careers…

DID YOU KNOW this Sydney Poitier film was released 50 years ago this month?

THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS! (1970) was released 50 years ago this month. Sidney Poitier’s iconic declaration from IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) was so poignant during the Civil Rights era, it became the title of the film’s 1970 sequel and remains one of the most recognizable movie references to this day, ranking #16 on AFI’s list…

AFI Movie Club: LOVE & BASKETBALL

LOVE & BASKETBALL, starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In 2015, writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood served as an Artist-in-Residence for AFI’S Directing Workshop for Women.  Watch LaToya Morgan (AFI Class of  2005) announce LOVE & BASKETBALL: Movie Trivia about Today’s Film -DID YOU KNOW that LOVE & BASKETBALL is the feature directorial debut of…

NOW PLAYING: AFI Alumni Projects Online

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Whether it’s a long-awaited digital premiere or a first-run theatrical release headed to VOD early, be sure to check out the following AFI alumni projects that are available to stream online. New Projects for July 2020 THE CHI Dinara Aprymova (AFI Class of 2016),…

AFI Member Spotlight: Melinda Sue Gordon

“My job on a film set is to tell a story in a single image. It’s a moment from the script, a character study or perhaps the choreography of the cast and crew outside the frame lines. The motion picture can be viewed over and over but what happens behind the lens will be caught…

AFI Sloan Seminar: CONTAGION Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns and Epidemiologist Dr. Ian Lipkin

In June 2020, the Conservatory hosted an AFI Sloan Seminar for AFI Fellows with CONTAGION screenwriter Scott Z. Burns and CONTAGION science advisor Dr. Ian Lipkin – a renowned epidemiologist who has been called a “master virus hunter” for his speed and innovative methods of identifying new viruses. Doron Weber, Vice President and Program Director…

AFI Movie Club: THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT was honored with an AFI Award in 2010 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.   Watch Annette Bening talk about what she loves about the movies in this exclusive…

AFI Movie Club: SOUNDER

SOUNDER ranks #61 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of inspirational films. Star Cicely Tyson graduated from AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women in 1977 – and received an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2014. Watch Don Cheadle announce SOUNDER:   Movie Trivia about SOUNDER -DID YOU KNOW SOUNDER was nominated for four Academy…

Watch the AFI Conservatory Directing Showcase 2020

The AFI Conservatory Directing Showcase 2020 presents the work of our diverse, award-winning Directing Fellows. During an intensive two years at the AFI Conservatory, Directing Fellows make between five and 10 short films. They hone their directing craft and cultivate their unique points of view, while developing exciting long-form projects that will become first features,…

Watch: AFI Movie Club Conversation with Spike Lee about DO THE RIGHT THING

AFI Movie Club was created to bring us together as one global community. And now our community is in need of more thoughtful discussions about films that have shaped our culture. DO THE RIGHT THING is that film. It’s a timeless and timely classic. The film, released in 1989, was nominated for two Academy Awards®,…

AFI Movie Club Partners With Universal Pictures For Online Conversation With Spike Lee and Free Rentals of DO THE RIGHT THING

DO THE RIGHT THING is the AFI Movie Club selection for June 22 and, in partnership with Universal Pictures, will be available to rent for free on Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, DirecTV, FandangoNOW, Google, Microsoft, Redbox, Sony, Verizon and Vudu, among others, from June 22 to June 29. Academy Award®-winning director Spike Lee…
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