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Mississippi Masala Film Still - Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury

AFI Movie Club: MISSISSIPPI MASALA

Starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury, director Mira Nair’s MISSISSIPPI MASALA (1992) explores a clash of cultures after Uganda’s exiled Indian population relocated to the southern United States. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream MISSISSIPPI MASALA MISSISSIPPI MASALA - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB...
Fiddler On The Roof Film Still - Topol

AFI Movie Club Rewind: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 25, 2021. Norman Jewison’s rousing film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF stars Topol as a poor, Jewish milkman in a village in Czarist Russia whose daughters wish to break with tradition by marrying for love rather than having their...
Smoke Signals Film Still - Adam Beach and Irene Bedard

AFI Movie Club: Native American Heritage Day SMOKE SIGNALS

SMOKE SIGNALS (1998) marked the theatrical debut of director Chris Eyre – a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Nations – and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream SMOKE SIGNALS SMOKE SIGNALS -...
Soul Food Film Still - Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Mekhi Phifer, Vanessa Williams, Michael Beach, Brandon Hammond, Gina Ravera, Jeffrey D. Sams, Morgan Méchelle Smith, and Carl Wright

AFI Movie Club: SOUL FOOD

Written and directed by George Tillman Jr., SOUL FOOD celebrates the importance of family dinners – and recognizes that they’re about more than just the meal on the table. Starring Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long and Mehki Phifer, the film was produced by AFI Trustee emerita Tracey E. Edmonds. Close Close Close HOW TO...
Bruised Film Still - Halle Berry

AFI Movie Club: BRUISED

A hard-hitting tale of combat and redemption, BRUISED stars AFI Trustee Halle Berry as a fighter whose toughest opponent is her own past – and the film also marks Berry’s directorial debut. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream BRUISED BRUISED - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club...

AFI Announces 2022 Screen Australia-AAA-Onbass Fellowship

AFI announced today that the Screen Australia-AAA-Onbass Fellowship, a full tuition scholarship to the AFI Conservatory, will be awarded to an incoming Australian Fellow beginning in the 2022 academic year for a Master of Fine Arts degree in one of six disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. Created in partnership with Screen...
Public Enemy Film Still - James Cagney and Edward Woods

AFI Movie Club: THE PUBLIC ENEMY

A Prohibition-era story of gangsters fictionalized from firsthand accounts of Al Capone’s reign of terror in Chicago, THE PUBLIC ENEMY (1931) was the breakout for James Cagney and Jean Harlow – two stars later named by AFI among cinema’s greatest screen legends. Cagney would go on to be recognized with the American Film Institute’s highest...
Beauty And The Beast Film Still - The Beast and Belle

AFI Movie Club: 30th Anniversary of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) appears three times across AFI’s 100 YEARS lists of the greatest American films – among cinema’s greatest songs, greatest musicals and most inspiring films. It also ranks #7 on AFI’s 10 list of the greatest animated films of all time. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream BEAUTY...
Poetic Justice Film Still - Janet Jackson

AFI Movie Club Rewind: POETIC JUSTICE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on March 8, 2021. Written and directed by John Singleton and starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, POETIC JUSTICE features the poetry of AFI Directing Workshop for Women alum – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Maya Angelou, who also appears in the film.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream...
Disclosure Film Still - Laverne Cox

AFI Movie Club: DISCLOSURE

In the vein of landmark documentaries such as THE CELLULOID CLOSET and ETHNIC NOTIONS, DISCLOSURE (2020) – directed by Sam Feder and executive produced by actress and activist Laverne Cox – traces the history of transgender representation onscreen and the cultural impact these portrayals have had on society at large. Close Close Close HOW TO...
The Revenant Film Still - Leonardo DiCaprio

AFI Movie Club: THE REVENANT

An epic tale of ambition and revenge set against a backdrop that is as harsh and unforgiving as it is majestic, THE REVENANT (2015) was produced by AFI Alum Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981). Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE REVENANT THE REVENANT - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI...
Columbus Film Still - John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson

AFI Movie Club: COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS (2017) follows the son of a renowned architecture scholar who finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana. Written, directed and edited by Kogonada, the film stars John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson and received four Independent Spirit Awards in the categories of Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Cinematography and the Piaget Producers Award....
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