AFI Movie Club: WONDER WOMAN – American Film Institute



WONDER WOMAN was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2017 – recognizing it as one of the 10 most outstanding films of the year. And it was directed by an alum of the AFI Conservatory – Patty Jenkins! 


Movie Trivia about WONDER WOMAN

DID YOU KNOW that Wonder Woman made her first comic book appearance in 1941?

DID YOU KNOW that WONDER WOMAN had been adapted to both live-action and animation several times before Gal Gadot took up her iconic lasso of truth? One of the most beloved previous adaptations was Lynda Carter’s television version in the 1970s! 

DID YOU KNOW that WONDER WOMAN is the first female-led superhero film directed by a female director? It was helmed by AFI alum Patty Jenkins! 

DID YOU KNOW that among the cast of Amazon warriors were a police officer, an Olympian and a boxer? 

DID YOU KNOW that Nicole Kidman was originally offered the role of Queen Hippolyta, but she had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict with BIG LITTLE LIES? Connie Nielsen ultimately ended up filling the role of Diana’s mother. 

Learn more at the AFI Catalog.


The movie doesn’t end at the credits: Family-friendly Discussion Questions 

Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram now using #AFIMovieClub. Or post your responses in the comment section below. 

-Can you name Wonder Woman’s special superhero accessories? What is the name of Wonder Woman’s alter ego? 

-Wonder Woman is one of the founding members of the Justice League. Who are the other founding members? 

-What qualities do you think qualify a hero as a “superhero?” 

-Why do you think “love” is such an important superpower?  

-How would you rate WONDER WOMAN? 


Watch this exclusive AFI Archive video of AFI alum and WONDER WOMAN director Patty Jenkins talking about the film:


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Comments (1)


When you said ‘movie club’ with movies recommended by creme de la creme, I understood Masterpiece and milestone in the art of cinema. Apparently I was wrong…Wonder Women… I mean, seriously? It’s not a good or a bad movie, but i think this movie doesn’t belong here, and i can give you many reasons.

Any way, for those who read this and don’t wanna watch wonder woman.
Take a look at Yojimbo, from Akira Kurosawa 😉

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