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The Color Purple Film Still - Akosua Busia and Desreta Jackson

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE COLOR PURPLE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 27, 2020. THE COLOR PURPLE, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ranks #51 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring films in American history. Steven Spielberg, who directed the film, was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995....

DID YOU KNOW? This Prolific Mystery Writer Was Born 100 Years Ago This Month. Her First Novel Was Adapted Into Various Productions for Stage and Screen, Including the Alfred Hitchcock Classic STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

In addition to creating fictional—and cinematic—serial killers such as Tom Ripley, she wrote the lesbian opus The Price of Salt, which provided the source material for Todd Haynes’ 2015 hit CAROL. Patricia Highsmith was born on January 19, 1921, to a mother who later claimed she tried to abort the pregnancy and to parents that divorced ten…
Red Tails Film Still

AFI Movie Club: RED TAILS

Celebrating the thrilling heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen – a group of Black military pilots in World War II, RED TAILS marked the feature directorial debut of Anthony Hemingway, leading an all-star cast that includes David Oyelowo, Michael B. Jordan, Leslie Odom Jr., Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker, Method Man and Ne-Yo. The film was produced by AFI...
Queen Sugar Film Still - Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Rutina Wesley, and Kofi Siriboe

AFI Movie Club: QUEEN SUGAR

Created by Ava DuVernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, QUEEN SUGAR is a groundbreaking television series about a trio of siblings who attempt to run their family's sugarcane farm in rural Louisiana after tragedy strikes. Hailed for its inclusivity onscreen and off, the show features the directing talents of AFI Conservatory alumni Neema Barnette...
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AFI Movie Club: THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER

THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER appears at #34 on AFI’s list of the greatest thrillers of all time, and the film’s diabolical Reverend Harry Powell, played by Robert Mitchum, is ranked #29 on AFI’s list of the greatest villains to make their mark on the silver screen. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER also stars AFI Life Achievement Award recipient...
Something's Gotta Give Film Still - Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton

AFI Movie Club: SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE

Directed by Nancy Meyers, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE features the talents – and remarkable chemistry – of AFI Life Achievement Award recipients Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson.   Watch Meryl Streep pay tribute to 45th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Diane Keaton. MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE stars, Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, were previously paired in another AFI Life...
Midnight Run Film Still - Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin

AFI Movie Club: MIDNIGHT RUN

An odd couple story with an edge, MIDNIGHT RUN stars AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Robert De Niro as bounty hunter Jack Walsh– and was directed by AFI Conservatory alum Martin Brest (AFI Class of 1973).  Watch Keegan-Michael Key announce today's film MIDNIGHT RUN. Watch MIDNIGHT RUN star Robert De Niro accept the AFI Life Achievement Award. MOVIE TRIVIA...
Stand and Deliver Film Still - Edward James Olmos

AFI Movie Club Rewind: STAND AND DELIVER

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on October 9, 2020. STAND AND DELIVER stars Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips and Rosana De Soto – and is included on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films of all time.   In this video from the AFI Archive, stars Edward James Olmos...
An Affair to Remember Fim Still - Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr

AFI Movie Club: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

Starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER is ranked #5 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 PASSIONS list of the greatest love stories of all time.  Watch Cameron Crowe talk about the classic film AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER. MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER is a remake of the 1939 RKO picture LOVE AFFAIR, starring...
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