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Blindspotting Film Still - Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs

AFI Movie Club: BLINDSPOTTING

Directed by Carlos López Estrada and co-written by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, BLINDSPOTTING is a powerful story that brings to light issues of gentrification, racism, cultural appropriation and police brutality, while also evoking the humanity that is too often overlooked when injustice makes its way into the headlines. The film’s loving depiction of Oakland,…

AFI Alumni Win 2020 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Emmy®-winning AFI alumni! In a historic first, the Television Academy hosted a virtual ceremony to celebrate the best in television. The evening was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and featured a long list of special guests. We are so proud of all the AFI alumni who were honored by the Academy. Please…

MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY To Close AFI FEST 2020 Presented By AUDI

Passes Available Sept. 28 The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will close with the World Premiere of SHOWTIME® Documentary Films’ MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY. The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning director Errol Morris and explores the dark side of the Timothy Leary saga, and how his doomed relationship with Joanna Harcourt-Smith…
Boyz N The Hood Film Still - Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, and John Singleton

AFI Movie Club: BOYZ N THE HOOD

The directorial debut of John Singleton, BOYZ N THE HOOD features an all-star cast that includes Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett and Regina King.   Click Here to Find Out How to Watch BOYZ N THE HOOD Now BOYZ N THE HOOD – Reelgood Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor…
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AFI Movie Club: ZOOTOPIA

ZOOTOPIA, an animated adventure about a bunny cop who joins forces with a fox to solve a governmental conspiracy, was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2016 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films of the year. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch ZOOTOPIA Now ZOOTOPIA – Reelgood Watch ZOOTOPIA’s…
Frida Film Still - Salma Hayek

AFI Movie Club: FRIDA

FRIDA was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2002 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. The film was directed by Julie Taymor, produced by Salma Hayek and co-written by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Discipline…
Booksmart Film Still - Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever

AFI Movie Club: BOOKSMART

BOOKSMART, directed by Olivia Wilde, is a teen comedy about two high school overachievers who break from the mold on one last fateful night before graduation. The film was produced by AFI alum Jillian Longnecker (AFI Class of 2002), and Wilde and writer Katie Silberman were both guest speakers at a Harold Lloyd Master Seminar…

WATCH: WONDER WOMAN Director and AFI Alum Patty Jenkins on Filmmaking

Patty Jenkins (AFI Class of 2000), our very own Wonder Woman, kicked off the new AFI academic year with an inspiring and insightful conversation with the Class of 2022. During the online seminar, Jenkins spoke about the tone and color of WONDER WOMAN, the importance of working on projects you love and finding your own…
42 Film Still - Chadwick Boseman

AFI Movie Club: 42

In 42, screen icon Chadwick Boseman steps into the shoes of Jackie Robinson in this incredible story of the baseball legend who became the first black player in the Major League. AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Harrison Ford co-stars as Brooklyn Dodgers’ owner Branch Rickey in this triumphant tour de force. Click Here to Find…
Memoirs of a Geisha Film Still - Ziyi Zhang

AFI Movie Club: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA is an epic drama that follows a young woman who must navigate the social terrain as a geisha in pre-World War II Japan. The film was produced by AFI Life Achievement Award winner and AFI Board of Trustees member Steven Spielberg – with a score composed by AFI Life Achievement Award…
Memento Film Still - Guy Pearce

AFI Movie Club: MEMENTO – Become an AFI Member and Watch for Free

Want to watch MEMENTO for free! Become an AFI Star member or above and you can now watch complimentary AFI-curated films with our on-demand video streaming service, Kanopy. Each month, a selection of new titles will be added, and members will have unlimited views to titles! JOIN TODAY MEMENTO, Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough film, was also the…

World Premiere of I’M YOUR WOMAN to Open AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi

The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the World Premiere of the Amazon Original film I’M YOUR WOMAN, which is directed by Julia Hart and written by Hart and Academy Award® nominee Jordan Horowitz. The 1970s set crime drama follows a woman who is forced to go on the run…
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