The feature directorial debut of star Bradley Cooper, A STAR IS BORN (2018) featured the work of two Alumni of the AFI Conservatory – cinematographer Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992) and editor Jay Cassidy (AFI Class of 1976) – and was also 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, “A STAR IS BORN arrives a fully-evolved supernova – sparkling as a valentine to film history, while emanating a brilliance so bright that it shines as a stellar achievement in its own universe. This timely take on the battle between dreams and addiction should be heralded on high for Bradley Cooper’s complete dedication to his roles as director, producer, writer, actor, singer and performer – as should the arrival of Lady Gaga on the big screen, as she etches her name in the firmament of Hollywood with the performance of a lifetime.”
A STAR IS BORN (2018) – AFI Movie Club
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