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THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on four of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest films of all time – including on both the original and 10th anniversary editions, as well as among cinema’s most memorable love stories and most inspiring narratives – THE AFRICAN QUEEN (1951) was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree John Huston and...
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THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017) – AFI Movie Club

A small film that peers intimately into the inner lives of those living in the shadow of the Magic Kingdom, THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017) was recognized in the year of its release with a 2017 AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding achievements of the year. According to the official rationale, "THE FLORIDA PROJECT...

Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts and Reese Witherspoon Among Presenters at AFI’s Tribute to Nicole Kidman

Today, AFI announced that Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts and Reese Witherspoon will be among the presenters at the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute in honor of Nicole Kidman, with Streep – recipient of the 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award – presenting the highest award for a career in film to Kidman. “Nicole...
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BEST IN SHOW (2000) – AFI Movie Club

A hilarious send-up of dog show competitions from a troupe who themselves consistently earn the proverbial blue ribbon within the creative community, BEST IN SHOW (2000) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD in 2000, naming it among the most outstanding achievements of the year. According to the official rationale,...
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THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (1981) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from the 1969 post-modern novel by English author John Fowles, THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (1981) stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep – and earned the beloved icon an Academy Award® nomination for her dual portrait of the titular character in a period drama and the actress playing her in a filmed adaptation...
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THE HANGOVER (2009) – AFI Movie Club

From director Todd Phillips and a core crew of Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, THE HANGOVER (2009) was honored with a 2009 AFI AWARD, recognizing it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “THE HANGOVER will have you rubbing your head in the morning and wishing you...
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AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Pairing Richard Gere and Debra Winger in a romantic drama from director Taylor Hackford, AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (1982) was lifted up to three of the American Film Institute’s iconic lists celebrating excellence in the art form – including among the greatest love stories and the most inspiring, as well as the most memorable...
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ARGO (2012) – AFI Movie Club

Starring and directed by Ben Affleck and produced by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree George Clooney, ARGO (2012) was honored in the year of its release with a 2012 AFI AWARD, recognizing it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “ARGO cracks the code between fiction and truth –...
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THE GUNFIGHTER (1950) – AFI Movie Club

The story of an aging gunman once reputed to be the fastest draw in the Southwest, THE GUNFIGHTER (1950) stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Gregory Peck as the titular “Jimmie Ringo” – now a man just trying to avoid confrontation and death. In addition to being named one of the greatest legends of the...
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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (2015) – AFI Movie Club

A biographical drama charting the rise of N.W.A., STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (2015) was directed by F. Gary Gray and shot by AFI Alum Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992) – and was honored in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD in 2015, recognizing it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year....

AFI DWW+ 2024 Showcase Launches Next Generation of Directors and Celebrates Program’s 50th Anniversary Honorary Committee

On April 10, AFI celebrated the AFI DWW+ Class of 2024 directors – Vanessa Beletic, Chloë de Carvalho, Desdemona Chiang, Naomi Iwamoto, Huriyyah Muhammad, Joanne Mony Park, Kerry O’Neill and Roxy Toporowych – to a sold-out house at its annual AFI DWW+ showcase at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles. Launched in...
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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) – AFI Movie Club

Named by the American Film Institute as one of the most enduring screen legends of cinema’s past, the incomparable Audrey Hepburn was arguably at her most iconic in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) – a film that AFI ranked among the art form’s great love stories and also recognized for having one of cinema’s great songs,...
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