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AFI Movie Club: DR. STRANGELOVE

STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB appears on several of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – including #3 on the AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS! Watch Robert De Niro announce the film:   Movie Trivia about DR. STRANGELOVE: –DID YOU KNOW Peter Sellers was originally signed on to play…

Dean Susan Ruskin Q&A: How the AFI Conservatory is Adapting to COVID-19

As we continue to evolve to meet this unprecedented moment prompted by the COVID-19 crisis, AFI turned to Dean Susan Ruskin to discuss how the AFI Conservatory has transitioned to online learning over the past several weeks and how Fellows, faculty and staff are adjusting. We spoke with her about the state of the industry,…

Member Spotlight: AFI National Council Members and Founders of Last Rodeo Studios

Three AFI National Council members – Steve Stodghill, David Kiger and Philip Erdoes – also happen to be the founders of the production company Last Rodeo Studios. Their latest film SCARE ME had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by AMC Networks’ genre streaming service Shudder. Their collective credits…

CARES Act Increases Deductions for Charitable Contributions

As a non-profit, AFI relies on the support of movie fans – like you – who believe in our mission to empower storytellers and inspire audiences. The movies have never been more important to us as a source of inspiration and entertainment than in this time of uncertainty. We are deeply appreciative of your commitment…

Five Questions with AFI Member Shelley Cranley

Tell us a little about yourself. Where do you live and what do you do? Shelley: I grew up in Nevada, primarily Tonopah, Silver Peak, and Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world! I had a wonderful childhood spent exploring and walking the hills and staking out mining claims with my father, and taking in…

The CARES Act and What It Means for AFI Fellows and Alumni

On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security “CARES” Act was signed into legislation in order to offset the economic hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Below are a few key provisions that we hope will be beneficial to AFI Fellows and Alumni: A Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program that will last through…

AFI Movie Club: SOME LIKE IT HOT

SOME LIKE IT HOT features two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – director Billy Wilder and star Jack Lemmon! SOME LIKE IT HOT also appears on four of AFI’s lists of the greatest America films – most notably ranked #1 on the AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS, which chronicles the funniest films ever to grace the…

AFI Movie Club: MOULIN ROUGE!

“This story is about love.” Nominated for eight Oscars®, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Nicole Kidman, and an AFI AWARDS Movie of the Year honoree, MOULIN ROUGE! is a dazzling extravaganza – a kaleidoscope of melodrama, soap opera and opera – that reinvented the American musical genre. Tell us which musical performance is your…

Did You Know? This Film – Released 44 Years Ago This Month – Stars Tatum O’Neal in her First Role After Winning an Oscar®

Tatum O’Neal had previously been prevented by her father, actor Ryan O’Neal, from accepting any lead roles until the age of 16. But after she became the youngest person to win an Oscar® at age 10 for her debut performance in PAPER MOON (1973), she was hired to star in THE BAD NEWS BEARS for a…

The American Film Institute Launches AFI Movie Club

Today, the American Film Institute announced the launch of AFI Movie Club – a daily virtual gathering to leverage our collective love of film on behalf of optimism in this time of global uncertainty. AFI Trustee Steven Spielberg introduced the inaugural film, THE WIZARD OF OZ, in a video that reminds in a timely manner,…

A Message from Bob Gazzale

AFI Family and Friends – At this moment in our history, we’re inspired by the line that Ed Harris delivers in APOLLO 13 – “Let’s work the problem, people …” Join us in this spirit – and in a common goal to live in a world of art above anxiety. This is the core of…

AFI Movie Club: THE WIZARD OF OZ

AFI Movie Club begins today – and THE WIZARD OF OZ is our inaugural film!   Watch Steven Spielberg introduce our first title:   From the AFI Archive, watch Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft on the first time they saw the film:   Perhaps the most famous and best loved family film ever made, THE…
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