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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Film Still - Sacha Baron Cohen and Max Adler

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

"THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 slams the gavel down with authority to remind that 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.' Aaron Sorkin’s passionate look back at the 1968 Democratic National Convention brilliantly weaves a complex narrative founded in protests, politics and posturing into an essential tale for our times. His soaring words and...
Ted Lasso Film Still - Jason Sudeikis

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree TED LASSO

"TED LASSO scores big as a tonic for our times. The talented creative team of Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly makes the extra pass to turn the pure positivity of an unlikely sports story to hilariously feel-great television. Sudeikis’ uniquely lovable, deceptively unsophisticated “football” coach inspires audiences to BELIEVE while bringing...
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AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree MINARI

"MINARI blossoms with hope in the beating heart of America. Lee Isaac Chung’s deeply personal saga is an ode to the unrelenting pressure of the pioneer spirit. Universal questions about home, pride and identity drive the narrative to touch both hearts and minds, as the Yi family dreams for more in a field of uncertainty. Steven Yeun...
Da 5 Bloods Film Still - Chadwick Boseman

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree DA 5 BLOODS

"DA 5 BLOODS honors the eternal bond of friendship amidst the ongoing battle to comprehend the horrors of the Vietnam War. Spike Lee’s mastery of the explosive reaches new emotional heights in this time-embracing narrative – as he elevates the art form to meet his undeniably epic ambition. The enduring trauma of war and peace...

AFI Member Spotlight: Pete Costello

This month, the American Film Institute is highlighting Five-Star AFI member Pete Costello, who’s been a member since 2013 and has supported AFI through the Costello Educational Foundation. Costello lives in Orlando and has worked in the Transportation sector for over 20 years. AFI spoke with Pete about how he became invested in AFI’s mission,…

AFI Catalog Spotlight: Alice B. Russell

Modern scholars have recently begun to study the profound yet generally unhistoricized impact that women of color made to the establishment of the film industry, including pioneering African American women who were making films in the silent era, including Eslanda Robeson, Eloyce King Patrick Gist, Zora Neale Hurston, Tressie Souders, Maria P. Williams – and...
Detroit Film Still - John Boyega

AFI Movie Club: DETROIT

In 2017, AFI Honorary Degree recipient Kathryn Bigelow brought the poignant film DETROIT to audiences, basing the film on true events of racial tensions and civil unrest that start to fracture the city of Detroit.  MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? DETROIT is based on true events – the Detroit riots of the long, hot summer of 1967, 50 years before Kathryn...
GLORY Film Still - Denzel Washington

AFI Movie Club: GLORY

GLORY, the powerful tale of the Union Army's first African American regiment in the Civil War, was directed by AFI Conservatory alum Edward Zwick (AFI Class of 1975) and stars two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman.  MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? To convince TriStar of the project’s viability, director Edward Zwick filmed a...
Sophie's Choice Film Still - Meryl Streep

AFI Movie Club: SOPHIE’S CHOICE

As part of member benefits, AFI Star members and above can watch SOPHIE'S CHOICE – along with other films curated by AFI – for free. Become a member and start streaming today! LEARN MORE. SOPHIE’S CHOICE stars Kevin Kline and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Meryl Streep — and is ranked #91 on AFI’s list...
White Heat Film Still - James Cagney and Edmond O'Brien

AFI Movie Club: WHITE HEAT

WHITE HEAT ranks #4 on AFI’s 10 Top 10 list of cinema’s great gangster films, and its star James Cagney was the second person to be honored with an AFI Life Achievement Award in 1974. MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? WHITE HEAT marked James Cagney’s first film back at Warner Bros. after he broke with...

AFI AWARDS 2020 Honorees Announced

Today, AFI announced the recipients of the 2020 AFI AWARDS. AFI’s global Movie Club program will showcase the official selections beginning in February, with new and exclusive content released daily, including special guests from the honored works introducing the titles and AFI “Behind the Scene” conversations with filmmakers and actors. Sign up to be the…
Legally Blonde Film Still - Reese Witherspoon

AFI Movie Club: LEGALLY BLONDE

The comedy LEGALLY BLONDE, starring the effervescent Reese Witherspoon, brought its bend and snap to the big screen in 2001, following underestimated law student Elle Woods whose blonde ambition leads her from Bel Air to the hallowed halls of Harvard. Watch Chloë Grace Moretz announce LEGALLY BLONDE. Director Robert Luketic on the making of LEGALLY...
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