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SUPERMAN (1978) – AFI Movie Club

With SUPERMAN (1978), director Richard Donner made audiences believe a man could fly – and ushered in a contemporary age of cinematic superheroes, brought to the screen with majesty and wonder. Raised to the clouds by an iconic score by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree John Williams, the titular Kryptonian – brought to life with...

Where to Watch AFI Alumni Projects in Contention at the 96th Academy Awards®

Final voting for the 96th annual Academy Awards® recently wrapped on February 27, 2024, with the official winners set to be announced on March 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. AFI is excited to honor the remarkable projects created by AFI Conservatory graduates that are in contention this year and to celebrate their acclaimed,...
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THE GAME (1997) – AFI Movie Club

A dark, labyrinthine tale that leads viewers – and its hapless protagonist – down the rabbit hole, director David Fincher’s THE GAME was produced by AFI Alum Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) and features a central performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Michael Douglas. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE...

AFI Alumni Debut New Work at 2024 SXSW Film Festival

This March, the 31st edition of the annual SXSW Film and Television Festival kicks off, taking place from March 8-16, 2024, in Austin, TX. The highly anticipated event, which showcases both emerging and established voices onscreen, will also provide a launch pad for new projects created by graduates of the AFI Conservatory. Join us in...
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EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring an instantly iconic central performance from screen legend – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Michelle Yeoh alongside a stellar supporting cast that includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu and James Hong, The Daniels’ EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (2022) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI...
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INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008) – AFI Movie Club

With cinematography by AFI Alum Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987) and a story co-developed by Jeff Nathanson (AFI Class of 1987), INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008) boasts contributions by no fewer than four AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – director Steven Spielberg, producer George Lucas, star Harrison Ford and...
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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 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...
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BLACK PANTHER (2018) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring the incomparable Chadwick Boseman, AFI Honorary Degree recipient Angela Bassett and AFI Trustee Michael B. Jordan, BLACK PANTHER (2018) featured instantly iconic Wakandan aesthetics brought to vivid life by cinematographer – and AFI Alum – Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006). The film was also honored with an AFI...
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AFI Alumni Winners and Nominees for 2024 Hollywood Guild Awards

With the 96th Academy Awards® right around the corner, there is no better time to take a look at the projects that the major Hollywood Guilds have recognized with their nominations for the year’s best achievements in film and television. These nominations are often prognosticators of the Oscars® race. Congratulations to the remarkable graduates of the AFI Conservatory who were honored by their peers...
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THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956) – AFI Movie Club

Brought to the screen by the talents of two AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director/producer Alfred Hitchcock and star James Stewart – THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956) also featured a song counted by AFI among the great music of the movies: Doris Day’s unforgettable rendition of “Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que...
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TRUE ROMANCE (1993) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring an all-star ensemble that includes Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman and Christopher Walken, director Tony Scott’s TRUE ROMANCE (1993) was written by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Quentin Tarantino. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about TRUE ROMANCE. Have Get The Picture delivered to your inbox every day. SIGN...
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BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (2014) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton and directed, co-written and produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) was recognized with an AFI AWARD in 2014, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) sings...
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