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AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: NO WAY OUT

NO WAY OUT, a 50s film noir, marks the feature film debut of AFI Life Achievement Award honoree and AFI Board of Trustees emeritus Sidney Poitier. Richard Widmark to Sidney Poitier: "A Man We All Admire" MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? NO WAY OUT marked the feature film debut for both AFI Life Achievement Award...

AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is ranked #75 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #21 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies ever. Sidney Poitier’s “Virgil Tibbs” is the 19th most heroic character on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains, while “They call...

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...

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...

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...

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…

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...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: FRUITVALE STATION

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on September 9, 2020. In FRUITVALE STATION, cinematographer and AFI alum Rachel Morrison collaborated with director Ryan Coogler for the first time – later reteaming with him on BLACK PANTHER. An AFI AWARD winner, FRUITVALE STATION was recognized by AFI as one of the...

AFI Movie Club: INSIDE MAN

INSIDE MAN’s celebrated creative ensemble includes AFI Conservatory alum and cinematographer Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992), AFI Honorary Degree recipients director Spike Lee and Jodie Foster and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Denzel Washington. In 2006, the film was recognized with an AFI AWARD as one of the best films of the year.   MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? Originally, director Ron Howard was set to helm INSIDE MAN,...

AFI Movie Club: IN THE BEDROOM

A 2001 AFI AWARDS honoree, IN THE BEDROOM marked the feature directorial debut of AFI Conservatory alum Todd Field (AFI Class of 1992) and was shot by Antonio Calvache (AFI Class of 1992).  Watch director and AFI Conservatory alum Todd Field (AFI Class of 1992) talk about the film. MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? IN THE BEDROOM’s title refers to the inner cage of a lobster...

AFI Movie Club: THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT

In THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Michael Douglas plays the leader of the free world who is torn between the woman he loves – fierce environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening) – and a tight reelection campaign. AFI recognized the political drama as one of the greatest love stories in cinematic history and honored Bening with a tribute at AFI FEST...
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