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AFI Movie Club: GIRL, INTERRUPTED

GIRL, INTERRUPTED stars Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, who won an Oscar® for her performance. The acclaimed film was directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker James Mangold and co-written by AFI alum Lisa Loomer (AFI TV Writing Workshop, Class of 1987). Watch Millie Bobby Brown announce the film: Movie Trivia about GIRL, INTERRUPTED -DID YOU KNOW that…

AFI Movie Club: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT

AFI Life Achievement Award recipients Shirley MacLaine (2012) and Jack Nicholson (1994) came together to help bring you to tears in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. And director James L. Brooks is the Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory! Watch Naomi Watts announce the film:   Movie Trivia about TERMS OF ENDEARMENT -DID YOU KNOW the film…

AFI Movie Club: CHICAGO

CHICAGO was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2002 and appears on two of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS and AFI’s 100 YEARS OF MUSICALS!    Movie Trivia about CHICAGO –DID YOU KNOW the film is based on the 1926 play “Chicago” written by Maurine Dallas Watkins, which was inspired by two…

AFI Remembers AFI Catalog Editor Patricia King Hanson

Today, AFI pays tribute to Patricia King Hanson (January 9, 1947-May 8, 2019), Executive Editor of the AFI Catalog who devoted over a quarter century to leading its prestigious, rigorous history-telling. Roughly 90% of silent films are considered lost, according to the Library of Congress. Lost, but not forgotten. America’s cultural legacy has endured to…

AFI Movie Club: BEING THERE

BEING THERE is on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Laughs as one of the funniest films to grace the silver screen. Star Shirley MacLaine was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2012, and the film’s cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, was a member of the first class at the AFI Conservatory.   Watch Jay Roach announce the…

5 Questions with AFI Member Margie Selke

Growing up with a mother who loved to dance and a father who was like a modern Lumiere brother making short films, Margie Selkie was hooked on the performing arts by age 11, writing, acting and directing in her own “productions” in the family’s garage – and her passion for drama has never waned. Margie…

Lawrence Herbert On His $3 Million Dollar Gift to AFI Conservatory

“At this time in history, it is my honor to create a place at AFI that will drive the future of this global connection between all of us who love a story well-told.” -Lawrence Herbert AFI recently announced a $3 million gift from AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert, which will establish the Lawrence Herbert Alumni…

DID YOU KNOW? This cinematographer was nominated for a record-breaking 10 Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography, winning twice for THE ROSE TATTOO (1955) and HUD (1963).

In a fifty-year career that spanned the transition from silent film to sound and color, Chinese-American cinematographer James Wong Howe filmed over 130 feature films and pioneered camera technologies, including deep focus, wide-angle lenses and hand-held cameras. Howe also directed three features, beginning with CHIJKU WO MAWASURU CHIKARA (1930), the little-known, first Japanese-language sound film made in Los Angeles….

AFI Movie Club: LOST IN TRANSLATION

LOST IN TRANSLATION was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2003 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Watch Bob Odenkirk announce the film:   Movie Trivia about LOST IN TRANSLATION -DID YOU KNOW the…

AFI Movie Club: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is ranked #39 on AFI’s original list of the greatest movies of all time. Yuri Zhivago and Lara’s timeless romance lands at #7 on AFI’s greatest love stories of all time. Director David Lean was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1990. Watch MIRA NAIR announce the film: Movie Trivia about…

AFI Announces 2020 AFI DOCS Film Festival Dates

The 2020 edition of AFI DOCS is going virtual! AFI announced today that AFI DOCS will showcase current non-fiction fare in a re-imagined online film festival June 17–21. “AFI is committed to the documentary art form in the best of times and in the most challenging of times,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director of AFI Festivals….

AFI Movie Club: SPARTACUS

AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Kirk Douglas helped lead SPARTACUS to recognition on several of AFI’s lists of the greatest films of all time – including a ranking at #5 of the greatest epics in cinematic history. Watch Michael and Cameron Douglas announce the film: Movie Trivia about SPARTACUS -DID YOU KNOW that screenwriter Dalton…
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