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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…

Industry and Community Resources for AFI Alumni and Fellows

With the impact of the coronavirus slowing our community to a standstill, AFI is committed to helping AFI Conservatory alumni and Fellows during this challenging time. Below are community resources for different sectors of the industry and links to grants and relief funds, as well as health and mental health resources. AFI Fellows, please email…

20-Second Movie Quotes for All Your Hand Washing Needs

AFI is here to make washing your hands a cinematic experience. With the CDC recommendation that you wash your hands for 20 seconds, you’ve probably been singing “Happy Birthday” or some other song while you do so. But since we’re all movie lovers, we’ve been reciting our favorite movie quotes for 20 seconds, and we…

AFI’s Guide on What to Watch from the Lists You’ve Always Loved

Need a little inspiration in these trying times? Revisit your favorite AFI List as a much-needed guide on what to watch with your family, roommate or on your own. From classics you’ll want to see again to hidden gems you never knew about, the AFI Lists are here to inspire and entertain – especially in a time…

Watch the Films: AFI Directing Workshop for Women Class of 2020

Today, the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) launched the online premiere of the films by the Class of 2020. Congratulation to the DWW filmmakers: Robin Cloud, Revati Dhomse, Ashley Eakin, Tiffany Frances, Marie Jamora, Bridget Moloney, Lara Panah-Izadi and Nicole Taylor-Roberts!  Watch all the films HERE. Meet the DWW Class of 2020:   Learn…

AFI Tribute to Julie Andrews Postponed

AFI announced today it is postponing the 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute in celebration of Julie Andrews. The event was originally scheduled for April 25 and will be rescheduled for a date in early summer. Long considered one of the preeminent annual events for the entertainment and arts community, the AFI Life…

AFI Alum Films to Screen at Tribeca 2020

Congratulations to the AFI alumni who will be screening their films at the Tribeca Film Festival! The festival will take place in New York City from April 15-26. Here are the 22 alumni and their 14 projects that will inspire east coast audiences:   ASIA Daniella Nowitz (AFI Class of 2014), Cinematographer   BLOOD AND…
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