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AFI Movie Club: DIE HARD

In 1988, director and AFI Conservatory alum John McTiernan (AFI Class of 1975) gave movie lovers a thrilling holiday gift with the high-octane, enduring Christmas classic, DIE HARD, starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.   Watch director John McTiernan discuss making DIE HARD in this exclusive conversation with AFI. MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? Hans Gruber was named by AFI as one the greatest villains in cinematic history – played with unforgettable charm and...

AFI Movie Club: WHITE CHRISTMAS

A festive favorite starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, WHITE CHRISTMAS follows a song-and-dance team who put on a Christmas show for the ages to help a down-on-his-luck general save his inn in Vermont.  WHITE CHRISTMAS costume designer Edith Head discusses working with filmmakers in this exclusive AFI Archive video. MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? WHITE CHRISTMAS was a follow-up to Paramount’s 1942 release of HOLIDAY INN, which starred...

Catching Up With the AFI Alumni Team Behind the New Mystery-Thriller Film THE BLOODHOUND

In THE BLOODHOUND, writer/director Patrick Picard (AFI Class of 2016) tells the intriguing tale of a young man’s visit to a wealthy and reclusive friend that soon finds him fearful and isolated from the outside world. For his feature directorial debut, Picard assembled a team full of AFI graduates, including up-and-coming producers Leal Naim and…

AFI Movie Club: HOME ALONE

HOME ALONE, written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, is celebrating 30 years of holiday hijinks. This memorable comedic classic features the timeless music of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient John Williams. As the film marks its 30th anniversary, watch director Chris Columbus discuss making HOME ALONE in this exclusive conversation. MOVIE TRIVIA...

AFI Movie Club: JULIA

Based on the writing of legendary playwright Lillian Hellman, JULIA (1977) depicts Hellman’s close-knit friendship with the eponymous heroine who became a full-fledged anti-Fascist while studying medicine in Austria when Hitler came to power. The film features the talent of two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients: Jane Fonda as Hellman herself and Meryl Streep in…

AFI Movie Club: THE COURT JESTER

THE COURT JESTER, a classic musical comedy starring Danny Kaye, shows up on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS – the American Film Institute’s lists of the art form’s funniest films!  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THE COURT JESTER Now THE COURT JESTER – Reelgood Watch Carl Reiner and Martin Short talk about THE COURT…

AFI Movie Club: MALCOLM X

MALCOLM X, Spike Lee’s powerful biopic, stars AFI Life Achievement honoree Denzel Washington as the eponymous Civil Rights crusader who fought for racial equality. An honorary degree recipient from the AFI Conservatory, Lee recently was featured in AFI’s Black Stories Matter series, while MALCOLM X cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson took part in a Harold Lloyd…

AFI Movie Club: AN AMERICAN TAIL

AN AMERICAN TAIL, a heart-warming tale of a young immigrant mouse, lost in late-19th century New York City, was produced by AFI Life Achievement Award winner Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch AN AMERICAN TAIL Now AN AMERICAN TAIL – Reelgood   Watch AN AMERICAN TAIL producer Kathleen Kennedy…

AFI Movie Club: THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH

Appearing on AFI’s list of the greatest American movie comedies of all time, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Billy Wilder – and stars Marilyn Monroe, named by AFI as one of the greatest screen legends of all time.  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THE SEVEN…

AFI Movie Club: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

A truly original and offbeat coming-of-age tale, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL chronicles the journey of a self-deprecating and cinema-obsessed teen (Thomas Mann) who unexpectedly befriends a cancer-stricken classmate (Olivia Cooke) as he tries to survive the social minefield that is high school. The director of this breakout Sundance hit is AFI alum…

AFI Movie Club: CARMEN JONES

This riveting rendition of “Carmen” with an all-Black cast, CARMEN JONES stars Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. Dandridge was nominated for an Oscar® for her performance, making her the first person of color to be nominated for a leading role. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch CARMEN JONES Now CARMEN JONES – Reelgood…

AFI Movie Club: THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES follows a young girl who searches for the truth about her dead mother while befriending a family of beekeepers. The film’s producer Jada Pinkett Smith is on AFI’s Board of Trustees, and Prince-Bythewood has previously served as an Artist in Residence for AFI’s Directing Workshop for…
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