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World Premiere of THE COMEDIAN Presented at AFI FEST

The World Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics and Cinelou Films’ THE COMEDIAN (DIR Taylor Hackford) will play as a Special Screening of AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi. The film stars Oscar® winner Robert De Niro, along with Leslie Mann, Oscar® nominee Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin, Oscar® winner Cloris Leachman, Patti LuPone…

Annette Bening to Be Honored at AFI FEST 2016

AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi will honor actress Annette Bening with a Tribute and Centerpiece Gala screening at the festival. The Tribute will celebrate her extraordinary career and will include a conversation with the actress followed by A24’s 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (DIR Mike Mills) on Wednesday, November 16. Bening is a four-time Academy Award®…

Diane Keaton to Receive 45th AFI Life Achievement Award

Legendary actress Diane Keaton will be the recipient of the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Keaton at a Gala Tribute on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. “Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film,”…

Isabelle Huppert to Be Honored at AFI FEST 2016

AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi will honor acclaimed actress Isabelle Huppert with a Tribute and a Gala screening at the festival. The Tribute will celebrate her storied career and will include a conversation with the actress, followed by a Gala screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ ELLE (directed by Paul Verhoeven) on Sunday, November 13….

Watch: AFI Celebrates Young Filmmakers at the White House Student Film Festival

Today’s White House Student Film Festival in Washington, DC, marked AFI’s third annual collaboration on the event, which inspires and celebrates young filmmakers from around the nation. AFI welcomed aspiring K–12 filmmakers to the White House to premiere their work for an audience of special guests and film artists from in front of and behind…

The White House Student Film Festival To Take Place Sunday, October 2

The third annual White House Student Film Festival, a collaboration between AFI and the White House, will take place this Sunday, October 2, 2016. Watch it as AFI streams it live on Facebook that day starting at 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST. K-12 student filmmakers submitted over 700 films that incorporated the theme of…

Win a Pair of Passes to AFI FEST 2016

Look up, Los Angeles! Street pole banners for AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi are now hanging high above neighborhoods throughout the city. There are three versions of the banners, each focusing on a different pioneering Hollywood legend. To celebrate these new street banners, we’re giving away a pair of Express Passes to this year’s festival. Here’s how you can win yours….

Dorothy Dandridge, Ida Lupino and Anna May Wong Honored at AFI FEST 2016

In celebration of the 30th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi, a trio of diverse female trailblazers will adorn the festival’s 2016 key art and be featured in its programming lineup. AFI FEST will spotlight Dorothy Dandridge, the first African American nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award®; Ida Lupino, a pioneering director, writer,…

AFI and 20th Century Fox Strike Partnership Aimed at Female Directors

Twentieth Century Fox Film and the American Film Institute have entered a new partnership to help increase the number of female directors working on major studio films. The initiative will provide alumnae of the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — the American Film Institute’s unique female filmmaker training program — the opportunity to…

TOP GUN Turns 30: Revisiting the Iconic Action Blockbuster

In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan, enthusiastic patriotism and the popular blockbusters of the day — the RAMBO and ROCKY franchises among them — were part of the defining Americana at the nation’s core, which is why Tony Scott’s TOP GUN became a hit, and the highest-grossing film of 1986. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the…

15 Facts About Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE

Three quarters of a century after its release in 1941, Orson Welles’ towering achievement CITIZEN KANE is still a triumph of style, an endlessly fascinating mystery, a masterpiece to be marveled at for all time. It continually places atop lists of the greatest films of all time, including AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies lists, both in 1998 and in…

Watch: Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz at AFI Conservatory 2016 Opening Day

Last week, first and second year AFI Fellows arrived on campus, and got to hear from two of their own alumni — Ed Zwick (AFI Class of 1975) and Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975), respectively the director/writer and co-writer of JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK. Two months ahead of its October release, the film…
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