AFI DOCS 2021: AFI Alumni Films – American Film Institute


AFI DOCS 2021: AFI Alumni Films

Congratulations to the AFI Alumni who have films in this year’s AFI DOCS festival. Check out their compelling documentaries today!


Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973), Executive Producer – REBEL HEARTS

In Los Angeles in the 1960s, the courageous Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary challenged the Roman Catholic Church in an effort to reform its engrained patriarchal strictures – but at a considerable cost. Closed captions available. Buy Ticket


David Henry Gerson (AFI Class of 2015), Director and Editor; and Aashish D’Mello (AFI Class of 2017), Assistant Editor – THE STORY WON’T DIE

In their homeland of Syria, artists are routinely tortured, kidnapped, imprisoned and killed. While in exile in Europe, their talents speak truth to power, help them heal and find joy. Closed captions available. Buy Ticket

Anne Etheridge (AFI Class of 2003), Cinematographer – TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE
Newly discovered archival 16mm footage is weaved with intimate interviews to create a love letter to Tom Petty’s touchstone album “Wildflowers” and an artist’s story of his struggle to feel free. Closed captions available. Buy Ticket


Diane Becker (AFI Class of 2006), Producer – WHITE COAT REBELS
World Premiere
In this probing look inside the medical profession, filmmaker Greg Barker examines the outsized influence of Big Pharma and the courageous “white coat rebels” who are pushing back against the powers that be. Closed captions available. Buy Ticket

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