2020 – Page 4 – American Film Institute

Take a Virtual Tour of the AFI Conservatory

Located in the filmmaking capital of the world, the AFI Conservatory is nestled in the hills overlooking Hollywood. The picturesque eight-acre campus is in the center of the professional filmmaking community with easy access to studios, networks and post-production facilities. Due to the current pandemic, we’re unable to offer in-person tours of the AFI Campus…

AFI Movie Club: THE VERDICT

THE VERDICT is ranked #75 on AFI’s list of cinema’s most inspiring stories – as well as #4 on the 10 greatest courtroom dramas to grace the silver screen. Watch Jimmy Smits announce THE VERDICT: Movie Trivia about THE VERDICT -DID YOU KNOW that producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown purchased the motion picture rights…

AFI Movie Club: THE MATRIX

THE MATRIX, directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, was named by AFI as one of the most heart-pounding thrills in the cinematic pantheon.     In this exclusive AFI Archive video, Keanu Reeves talks about THE MATRIX:    Movie Trivia about THE MATRIX –DID YOU KNOW that THE MATRIX was nominated for four Academy Awards® and won…

AFI Movie Club: LIFE OF PI

LIFE OF PI was honored with an AFI Award in 2012 – 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.  In this exclusive AFI Archive clip, director Ang Lee and actor Suraj Sharma talk about LIFE OF…

AFI Movie Club: MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Warren Beatty teamed up with Julie Christie and director Robert Altman to bring MCCABE & MRS. MILLER to the silver screen, which AFI named as one of the greatest westerns in film history.   Watch Alfre Woodard announce MCCABE & MRS. MILLER: Movie Trivia about MCCABE & MRS. MILLER –DID YOU…

AFI Movie Club: SUGAR

SUGAR was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2009 – 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.  Movie Trivia about SUGAR –DID YOU KNOW co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck auditioned more than six hundred actors…

AFI Movie Club: BLACK ORPHEUS

The Oscar®-winning BLACK ORPHEUS transports the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the stunningly sumptuous world of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its vibrant cinematography and pulsating soundtrack by film composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim, BLACK ORPHEUS kicked off the bossa nova craze across America and inspired countless filmmakers, including AFI alum Carl Franklin…

AFI Movie Club: SELENA

A biopic of the beloved, Grammy® Award-winning Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, SELENA stars Jennifer Lopez in the lead role, alongside Edward James Olmos – an AFI Honorary Degree recipient and longtime AFI Trustee.   Movie Trivia about SELENA ​-DID YOU KNOW that Selena’s family chose to make the movie as a pre-emptive strike since other unauthorized films about…

AFI Movie Club: THE STING

THE STING stars Robert Redford and Paul Newman with production design by Henry Bumstead. Bumstead – who won his second Academy Award® for THE STING’s impossibly charming period aesthetic – helped to educate the next generation of storytellers as a teacher at the AFI Conservatory.  Watch Henry Winkler announce THE STING: Movie Trivia about THE STING DID YOU…

AFI Movie Club: LADY BIRD

LADY BIRD, an elegiac coming of age story about growing up in Sacramento, is partially inspired by the childhood of writer/director Greta Gerwig – a three-time Oscar® nominee. Along with five Academy Award® nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, LADY BIRD was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2017, recognizing it…

AFI Movie Club: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN goes to bat with an all-star lineup that includes Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and AFI Life Achievement Award Recipient Tom Hanks – who taught us all that “There’s no crying in baseball!” –one of AFI’s greatest movie quotes in cinematic history. Movie Trivia about A LEAGUE OF…

AFI Movie Club: THE RIGHT STUFF

THE RIGHT STUFF is ranked #19 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers list of the most inspiring films of all time. Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel is an alum of the first class of the AFI Conservatory. THE RIGHT STUFF marked his first Academy Award® nomination.  Watch Zooey Deschanel announce THE RIGHT STUFF: Movie Trivia about THE RIGHT STUFF –DID YOU…
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