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Meet Me In St. Louis Film Still - Judy Garland

AFI Movie Club: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is ranked as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time – with “The Trolley Song” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” landing on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs list of the greatest movie songs in cinematic history.  Watch Mary-Louise Parker announce today’s film. Movie Trivia about MEET ME…
The Defiant Ones Film Still - Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier

AFI Movie Club: THE DEFIANT ONES

THE DEFIANT ONES was included on AFI’s 100 YEARS… 100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films ever to grace the silver screen – and star Sidney Poitier received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1992.  In this exclusive AFI Archive video, Sidney Poitier talks about making THE DEFIANT ONES:    Movie Trivia about THE DEFIANT ONES…
Inside Out Film Still

AFI Movie Club: INSIDE OUT

In 2015, the American Film Institute honored INSIDE OUT with an AFI AWARD – recognizing it as one of the most culturally and artistically significant films of the year.  Watch Mayim Bialik announce INSIDE OUT: Movie Trivia about INSIDE OUT -DID YOU KNOW that co-director Peter Docter was inspired to make INSIDE OUT after watching his daughter change as she was growing…
Beasts of the Southern Wild Film Still - Quvenzhané Wallis

AFI Movie Club: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD received an AFI AWARD in 2012 – recognizing it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.  “At the center of this poetic storm stands Hushpuppy, a tiny heroine who towers among the toughest of the year. Hers is a triumphant…

Take a Virtual Tour of the AFI Conservatory

Located in the filmmaking capital of the world, the AFI Conservatory is nestled in the hills overlooking Hollywood. The picturesque eight-acre campus is in the center of the professional filmmaking community with easy access to studios, networks and post-production facilities. Due to the current pandemic, we’re unable to offer in-person tours of the AFI Campus…
The Verdict Film Still - Paul Newman

AFI Movie Club: THE VERDICT

THE VERDICT is ranked #75 on AFI’s list of cinema’s most inspiring stories – as well as #4 on the 10 greatest courtroom dramas to grace the silver screen. Watch Jimmy Smits announce THE VERDICT: Movie Trivia about THE VERDICT -DID YOU KNOW that producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown purchased the motion picture rights…
The Matrix Film Still - Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss

AFI Movie Club: THE MATRIX

THE MATRIX, directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, was named by AFI as one of the most heart-pounding thrills in the cinematic pantheon.     In this exclusive AFI Archive video, Keanu Reeves talks about THE MATRIX:    Movie Trivia about THE MATRIX –DID YOU KNOW that THE MATRIX was nominated for four Academy Awards® and won…
Life of Pi Film Still - Forrest Harding and Suraj Sharma

AFI Movie Club: LIFE OF PI

LIFE OF PI was honored with an AFI Award in 2012 – 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.  In this exclusive AFI Archive clip, director Ang Lee and actor Suraj Sharma talk about LIFE OF…
McCabe and Mrs. Miller Film Still - Warren Beatty and Julie Christie

AFI Movie Club: MCCABE & MRS. MILLER

AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Warren Beatty teamed up with Julie Christie and director Robert Altman to bring MCCABE & MRS. MILLER to the silver screen, which AFI named as one of the greatest westerns in film history.   Watch Alfre Woodard announce MCCABE & MRS. MILLER: Movie Trivia about MCCABE & MRS. MILLER –DID YOU…
Sugar Film Still - Algenis Perez Soto

AFI Movie Club: SUGAR

SUGAR was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2009 – 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.  Movie Trivia about SUGAR –DID YOU KNOW co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck auditioned more than six hundred actors…
Black Orpheus Film Still - Breno Mello

AFI Movie Club: BLACK ORPHEUS

The Oscar®-winning BLACK ORPHEUS transports the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the stunningly sumptuous world of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its vibrant cinematography and pulsating soundtrack by film composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim, BLACK ORPHEUS kicked off the bossa nova craze across America and inspired countless filmmakers, including AFI alum Carl Franklin…
Selena Film Still - Jennifer Lopez

AFI Movie Club: SELENA

A biopic of the beloved, Grammy® Award-winning Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, SELENA stars Jennifer Lopez in the lead role, alongside Edward James Olmos – an AFI Honorary Degree recipient and longtime AFI Trustee.   Movie Trivia about SELENA ​-DID YOU KNOW that Selena’s family chose to make the movie as a pre-emptive strike since other unauthorized films about...
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