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The Gold Rush Film Still - Charles Chaplin

AFI Movie Club: THE GOLD RUSH

From the legendary Charlie Chaplin – ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest screen legends of all time – comes THE GOLD RUSH (1925), a beloved comedy that has appeared across three of AFI’s iconic lists, including on both the original and anniversary editions of the greatest films of all time,...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: MISERY

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on September 23, 2020. The character of Annie Wilkes in MISERY (1990) – chillingly portrayed by Kathy Bates in her Academy Award®-winning performance – is recognized by AFI as one of the great villains in cinematic history. Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO...
Ray Film Still - Jamie Foxx

AFI Movie Club Rewind: RAY

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on August 10, 2020. RAY (2004) was written by James L. White and became the first African American biopic ever nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards®. White got his start in the industry when AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Sidney Poitier hired...
The Princess and the Frog Film Still

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on August 22, 2020. THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG features Tony Award® winner Anika Noni Rose as Tianna, Disney’s first Black princess, and garnered three Academy Award® nominations. Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on September 16, 2020. MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (2005) is an epic drama that follows a young woman who must navigate the social terrain as a geisha in pre-World War II Japan. The film was produced by AFI Life Achievement Award winner and AFI...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: LADY BIRD

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on July 5, 2020. LADY BIRD (2017), 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...
It's A Wonderful Life Film Still - James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Karolyn Grimes

AFI Movie Club Rewind: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 24, 2020. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) was named 20th on AFI's Top 100 greatest American films of all time. It’s ranked # 1 on 100 Years…100 Cheers and #9 on 100 Years…100 passions, and George Bailey is listed at #9 on AFI’s 100 Heroes list. James Stewart is ranked #3 on AFI’s list of...
Die Hard Film Still - Bruce Willis

AFI Movie Club Rewind: DIE HARD

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 16, 2020. 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. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where...
The Preacher's Wife Film Still- Whitney Houston

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE PREACHER’S WIFE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 18, 2020. Directed by Penny Marshall and starring Whitney Houston and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington, THE PREACHER’S WIFE follows an angel who arrives on the wings of a prayer to help a good reverend whose Baptist church is struggling, as is his marriage.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH...
ELF FILM STILL - Will Ferrell

AFI Movie Club Rewind: ELF

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 22, 2020. In director Jon Favreau’s heartwarming and hilarious holiday classic, ELF, Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a misfit raised by Santa’s elves who travels to New York in search of his father (James Caan). AFI Trustee Toby Emmerich served as one of the film’s executive producers.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream...
The Best Man Holiday Film Still - Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Terrence Howard, and Harold Perrineau

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 23, 2020. Starring Taye Diggs, Regina Hall and Sanaa Lathan, THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY revolves around a group of college friends reuniting over the holidays as friendships and marriages are tested and long-simmering tensions reemerge. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where...

AFI AWARDS Event Postponed To a Later Date

*Update as of January 13, 2022 - AFI announced the 2021 AFI AWARDS celebration will take place on March 11, 2022. The American Film Institute  announced that it will postpone the AFI AWARDS luncheon scheduled to take place on Friday, January 7. In response to the rising concerns over current health conditions, the organization will...
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