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AFI Movie Club Rewind: HE GOT GAME

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on March 18, 2021. AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee brought the story of basketball phenom Jesus Shuttlesworth to audiences in 1998, collaborating for the third time with AFI Life Achievement recipient Denzel Washington, who plays Shuttlesworth’s father in the film.   Close Close...

AFI Movie Club: MISS JUNETEENTH

MISS JUNETEENTH director Channing Godfrey Peoples joined AFI Fellows of the Conservatory to discuss her directorial debut in a special private conversation with the future filmmakers.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream MISS JUNETEENTH MISS JUNETEENTH - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a global, virtual gathering of film fans who...

AFI DOCS 2021: AFI Alumni Films

Congratulations to the AFI Alumni who have films in this year’s AFI DOCS festival. Check out their compelling documentaries today!   Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973), Executive Producer – REBEL HEARTS In Los Angeles in the 1960s, the courageous Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary challenged the Roman Catholic Church in an effort…

AFI DOCS 2021: Films Starring Cute Animals

  FATHOM Have you ever wanted to introduce yourself to a whale? FATHOM follows women in the field of cetacean research trying to do just that and takes a deep dive into whale culture and our own. Buy Ticket   HALPATE Alligator wrestling, considered a staple of Florida tourism, is a dangerous spectacle that has…

AFI Movie Club: INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE

Celebrating the career of an iconic screen legend – and the first person of color ever nominated for an Academy Award® in a lead role – INTRODUCING DOROTHY DANDRIDGE is directed by Martha Coolidge and stars AFI Trustee Halle Berry in an award-winning performance. The 1999 HBO film was written by AFI Trustee Shonda Rhimes...

AFI DOCS 2021: Animated Short Films

Animation aficionados will appreciate the Short Film Competition section at AFI DOCS 2021. Introducing filmmakers, who have set the interrotron aside and picked up their paintbrushes to present fascinating real-life stories, each employing their own fantastic animation style, these short documentaries are also gorgeous art films!   THE BROTHER (LE FRÈRE) USA Premiere Suffering from…

AFI DOCS 2021: Eating Bugs

We know now that eating bugs can save the planet, but can you imagine what that industry might look like? These two incredible and extremely different short films take you inside these bug farms, one in Florida and the other in Uganda, to present beautiful depictions of community and culture centered around insect farming. The…

AFI Movie Club: AMERICAN HONEY

A road movie following transient teenagers selling magazine subscriptions across the Midwest, AMERICAN HONEY is written and directed by AFI Conservatory alumna Andrea Arnold.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream AMERICAN HONEY AMERICAN HONEY - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a global, virtual gathering of film fans who...

AFI Movie Club: TO SLEEP WITH ANGER

Written and directed by Charles Burnett, TO SLEEP WITH ANGER stars Danny Glover, Paul Butler and Mary Alice. The film won four Independent Spirit Awards: Best Director (Charles Burnett), Best Screenplay (Charles Burnett), Best Male Lead (Danny Glover) and Best Supporting Female (Sheryl Lee Ralph) – and won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance...

AFI DOCS 2021: Racial Justice Films

With the power to educate, to inspire, to change hearts and minds and to call-to-action, the AFI DOCS film festival’s incredible selection of documentaries on the subject of racial justice is a celebration of protest, of speaking out against injustices and of finding joy in connecting with community and a network of changemakers. Take to…

AFI DOCS 2021: Feminist Films

The AFI DOCS 2021 film festival is proud to present this wonderful selection of features and short documentaries centering on powerful women flexing their strength in political, intellectual and physical spheres. Through issues as wide-ranging as border violence, nun rights and vagina support groups, these women share their unique perspectives and insights on equality, feminism…

AFI Movie Club: JUNO

JUNO was recognized with an AFI AWARD as one of the most outstanding motion pictures of 2007. According to the official rationale, “deep inside JUNO is the tiny but true heartbeat of American film. Director Jason Reitman has an extraordinary control of tone, shifting sympathies and a clear respect for the fully realized characters created by...
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