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AFI Movie Club: WHAT A WAY TO GO!

WHAT A WAY TO GO! stars the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient, Shirley MacLaine, and also features Gene Kelly who received the 13th AFI Life Achievement! Watch Demi Moore announce the film:   Movie Trivia about WHAT A WAY TO GO! –DID YOU KNOW publicist-turned-producer Arthur P. Jacobs initially acquired Gwen Davis’ story “I Love Louisa” – the…

AFI Movie Club: REDS

REDS appears on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list of the greatest love stories of all time and was also included on AFI’s 10 TOP 10 list of the greatest epic films of all time in 2008. The film features the star power of three AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton and…

AFI Movie Club: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE was included on AFI’s lists of both cinema’s great love stories and its great romantic comedies – and it also stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Tom Hanks!  Watch Lena Dunham announce the film:     Movie Trivia about SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE –DID YOU KNOW Nora Ephron was initially interested in SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE as…

AFI Movie Club: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

AFI recognized STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON with a 2015 AFI AWARD – selecting it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. The film’s cinematographer Matthew Libatique is also a graduate of the AFI Conservatory.    Movie Trivia about STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON –DID YOU KNOW O’Shea…

AFI Movie Club: NORTH BY NORTHWEST

In addition to ranking among the greatest American films of all time – on both the original list and the 10th Anniversary edition – NORTH BY NORTHWEST appears at #4 on AFI’s list of the art form’s greatest thrills. NORTH BY NORTHWEST comes from the master of suspense, AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Alfred Hitchcock (1979).     Movie Trivia about NORTH…

AFI Movie Club: STAGECOACH

STAGECOACH is ranked #63 on AFI’s original list of the greatest American films of all time! John Wayne was named one of the greatest screen legends by AFI, and director John Ford was the recipient of the inaugural AFI Life Achievement Award in 1973. Watch Vince Gilligan announce the film:     Movie Trivia about…

AFI Movie Club: DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS stars two-time Academy Award®-winning actor Denzel Washington, who was honored with the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award. The film was directed by AFI Conservatory alum Carl Franklin (Class of 1986). Watch Issa Rae announce the film:   Movie Trivia about DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS –DID YOU KNOW that DEVIL…

Congratulations to the AFI Alumni Projects Nominated for the 2019 Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors recently announced the 2019 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and digital media. AFI alumni projects nominated for the prestigious award include:   SUCCESSION Miguel Arteta (AFI Class of 1990), Director   UNBELIEVABLE Michael Dinner (AFI Class of 1979), Director Susannah Grant (AFI Class of…

Interviewing the Award-Winning Filmmakers Behind SINGLE

Produced through AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, SINGLE is the brainchild of writer/director Ashley Eakin (DWW, Class of 2020). The sharp comedy follows a young woman (Delaney Feener) with a physical disability confronting unconscious biases – both others’ and her own – when she is set up on a blind date. Originally set to premiere…

AFI Movie Club: SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS

SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS is ranked #61 on AFI 10th Anniversary list of the greatest movies of all time. The Preston Sturges’ comedy also appears at #39 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list and at #25 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring films ever.    Watch Lesli Linka Glatter announce the film:   Movie Trivia about…

AFI Movie Club: EASY RIDER

EASY RIDER was selected for both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time, and “Born to Be Wild” was recognized by AFI as one of the greatest songs ever featured in a film. EASY RIDER’s journey to the big screen included AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Jack Nicholson. …

AFI Alumni Projects Online

With movie audiences across the country taking COVID-19 precautions and staying at home, AFI would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the recent work of alumni. And you can help support our alumni too! Whether it’s a long-awaited digital premiere or a first-run theatrical release headed to VOD early, be sure to check out…
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