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Time Bandits Film Still - Malcolm Dixon, Jack Purvis, David Rappaport, Tiny Ross, and Craig Warnock

TIME BANDITS (1981) – AFI Movie Club

A madcap, magical heist across time and space, TIME BANDITS (1981) features a colorful assortment of scoundrels shepherding a hapless young boy along on their misadventures. Among the cast of all-stars they encounter along the way – including John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Ralph Richardson and David Warner – is...

Ava DuVernay Named Guest Artistic Director of AFI FEST 2022

AFI is thrilled to announce that Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay will serve as Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2022. DuVernay has selected three independent films amplifying the voices and vision of women directors to showcase: HELLION (2014), directed by Kat Candler and starring Academy Award®-nominee Juliette Lewis and Aaron Paul; MOSQUITA Y MARI...
The Great Dictator Film Still - Charles Chaplin

THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) – AFI Movie Club

A thinly veiled condemnation of the hubris and arrogance of Adolf Hitler – produced and released at the height of the German fascist’s global overreach – THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) tackles the harsh subject matter with the humanity that characterized much of its director’s iconic work, earning a place on the American Film Institute’s list...
The Thing Film Still

THE THING (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by legendary horror icon John Carpenter, THE THING (1982) was included among the inarguable programming that made up AFI’s NIGHT AT THE MOVIES in 2013 – a veritable fireworks display of great American films, each presented by an artist responsible for bringing it to life. Star Kurt Russell was on hand to introduce the...
Mary Poppins Film Still - Julie Andrews

MARY POPPINS (1964) – AFI Movie Club

“Practically perfect in every way,” incomparable AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Julie Andrews stars in MARY POPPINS (1964) – her film debut, which earned its place on two of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest films of all time, including among the art form’s most memorable musicals and most enduring songs (“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”). Visit...
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Film Still - Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson

HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) – AFI Movie Club

With the conclusion of the saga in 2011, the HARRY POTTER series as a whole was honored with an AFI Special Award, recognizing it for its significance to the cultural landscape. According to the official rationale, “THE HARRY POTTER SERIES marks the final triumphant chapter of a landmark series; eight films that earned the trust...
The Searchers Film Still - John Wayne

THE SEARCHERS (1956) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree John Ford and starring John Wayne – who was ranked by the American Film Institute among the greatest screen legends of all time – THE SEACHERS (1956) appears on AFI’s original and anniversary edition lists of the greatest films of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn...
The Godfather Part II Film Still - Al Pacino

THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring AFI Life Achievement Award honorees Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton, THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) also features impeccable art direction from AFI Honorary Degree recipient Dean Tavoularis. Deepening the story of the Corleone crime family, the iconic sequel appears on both the original and the...
The Best Years of Our Lives Film Still - Dana Andrews and Teresa Wright

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) – AFI Movie Club

AFI Life Achievement Award recipient William Wyler helmed THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (1946) – deemed not only one of the greatest American films by AFI but also one of the art form’s most inspiring stories. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES. HOW TO WATCH Where to...
After Hours Film Still - Rosanna Arquette and Griffin Dunne

AFTER HOURS (1985) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Griffin Dunne as a hapless man facing the most harrowing night of his life, AFTER HOURS (1985) was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Martin Scorsese and features editing by the director’s most frequent collaborator, AFI Honorary Degree recipient Thelma Schoonmaker. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about AFTER HOURS. HOW TO WATCH Where...
Moonstruck Film Still - Nicolas Cage and Cher

MOONSTRUCK (1987) – AFI Movie Club

A magical romance starring Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello and Olympia Dukakis, MOONSTRUCK (1987) appears among the American Film Institute’s accounting of cinema’s most beautiful love stories, as well as on AFI’s list of the funniest comedies of all time, with Cher’s iconic line – “Snap out of it!” – counted as one of the...
Whiplash Film Still - Miles Teller

WHIPLASH (2014) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by and Damien Chazelle and starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH (2014) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “WHIPLASH drums up a perfectly paced drama that crescendos with the question: ‘What is...
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