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Stand By Me Film Still - River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Wil Wheaton, and Jerry O'Connell

STAND BY ME (1986) – AFI Movie Club

The story of four boys setting off to see a dead body, STAND BY ME is adapted from a nostalgic novella by acclaimed horror icon Stephen King – and directed by Rob Reiner, who discussed his creative process alongside editor Robert Leighton before the Fellows of the AFI Conservatory as part of AFI’S MASTERCLASS: THE ART OF COLLABORATION. ...
The Kid Film Still - Charles Chaplin and Jackie Coogan

THE KID (1921) – AFI Movie Club

A tender-hearted comedy-drama about a Tramp and the boy he takes under his wing to raise, THE KID (1921) was written, directed, produced and edited by star Charles Chaplin – named by the American Film Institute among cinema’s greatest screen legends of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE KID. HOW...
Midnight Cowboy Film Still - Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight

MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) – AFI Movie Club

Starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969) appeared on both of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest films of all time – the original and the 10th anniversary edition. The iconic quote from Hoffman’s Ratso Rizzo – “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!” – was counted...
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Film Still - Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee

TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992) – AFI Movie Club

Chronicling the final days of Laura Palmer and the chain of events that launched the series, TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992) was co-written and directed by AFI Conservatory Alum David Lynch (Class of 1970). Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME. HOW TO WATCH Where to...
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Film Still - Harrison Ford

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) – AFI Movie Club

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE boasts contributions by no fewer than five AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – director Steven Spielberg, producer George Lucas, stars Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, and composer John Williams – as well as an early credit for AFI Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kennedy. Indiana Jones himself was named...

SOUL (2020) – AFI Movie Club

The story of a jazz pianist who pursues his art across the divide between life and death, SOUL (2020) 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, “SOUL is a modern movie miracle. This ambitiously imaginative burst...
It's A Wonderful Life Film Still - James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Karolyn Grimes

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring the talents of two AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Frank Capra and star James Stewart – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) was twice named by the American Film Institute among the greatest films of all time. The beloved holiday classic appears on AFI’s lists of the art form’s most iconic love stories and inspiring...
Die Hard Film Still - Bruce Willis

DIE HARD (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked by AFI among the art form’s greatest thrill rides – and with star Alan Rickman’s turn as Hans Gruber earning him a place among cinema’s most memorable villains – DIE HARD (1988) was brought to the screen by director and AFI Conservatory Alum John McTiernan (AFI Class of 1975). Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about DIE...
Oliver Twist Film Still - John Howard Davies

OLIVER TWIST (1948) – AFI Movie Club

Based on the classic work by Charles Dickens, OLIVER TWIST (1948) marked the second film adapted from the iconic author’s canon by director – and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree – David Lean. HOW TO WATCH Where to stream OLIVER TWIST OLIVER TWIST - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club...
Mo' Better Blues Film Still - Denzel Washington and Cynda Williams

MO’ BETTER BLUES (1990) – AFI Movie Club

Written, produced, directed by and starring AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee, MO’ BETTER BLUES (1999) is a jazz epic featuring an all-star cast that includes Wesley Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, Joie Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Denzel Washington.  Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about MO' BETTER...
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THE TERMINATOR (1984) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by James Cameron, produced by AFI Trustee Emeritus Gale Anne Hurd and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in a breakout role, THE TERMINATOR (1984) earned a place on AFI’s ranking of the art form’s greatest thrills – with Schwarzenegger’s portrayal of the inexorable, unstoppable cybernetic assassin appearing among cinema’s most terrifying villains. A machine of few words,...
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Film Still - Jack Nicholson, Christopher Lloyd, Mwako Cumbuka, Sydney Lassick, and William Redfield

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975) – AFI Movie Club

Twice ranked by the American Film Institute among the greatest films of all time – on both the AFI’s original list and the 10th Anniversary edition – ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975) also appears on the Institute’s list of the art form’s most inspiring stories, with Louise Fletcher’s unforgettable turn as Nurse Ratched earning her...
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