News – Page 151 – American Film Institute
Yankee Doodle Dandy Film Still - James Cagney, Jeanne Cagney, Rosemary DeCamp, and Walter Huston

AFI Movie Club: YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY appears on five of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – most notably ranked #18 on the AFI’s 100 YEARS OF MUSICALS. In 1974, the film’s star James Cagney was the second person honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award – the inaugural recipient was noted film director John Ford!     Watch Paul Scheer and Amy Nicholson announce the…
Nine to Five Film Still - Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin

AFI Movie Club: NINE TO FIVE

NINE TO FIVE appears on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS list and Dolly Parton’s anthem “9 to 5” is on AFI’s list of greatest songs – and the film’s star Jane Fonda was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2014!   Watch Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis announce the film: Movie Trivia…
Casablanca Film Still - Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart

AFI Movie Club: CASABLANCA

CASABLANCA is one of AFI’s most celebrated films – first appearing at #2 on the original list of America’s greatest movies. It’s also ranked #1 among cinema’s love stories and has six quotes named among the most iconic of all time. Humphrey Bogart’s character Rick Blaine was ranked #4 on AFI’s list of the greatest…
Arrival Film Still - Amy Adams

AFI Movie Club: ARRIVAL

ARRIVAL was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2016 – 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.    Watch Emma Roberts announce the film:     Movie Trivia about ARRIVAL –DID YOU KNOW ARRIVAL is based on…
Ben-Hur Film Still - Charlton Heston

AFI Movie Club: BEN-HUR

BEN-HUR ranks #100 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time and #49 for the most thrilling. The film’s star Charlton Heston served as the chairman of the American Film Institute from 1973-1983!  Watch Ben Mankiewicz from Turner Classic Movies announce the film:   Movie Trivia about BEN-HUR –DID YOU KNOW…
Wonder Woman Film Still - Gal Gadot

AFI Movie Club: WONDER WOMAN

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…
When Harry Met Sally Film Still - Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal

AFI Movie Club: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as romantic foils in Rob Reiner’s classic comedy, from an acclaimed script by Nora Ephron. It is celebrated across a number of AFI’s lists – and shows up at #6 on AFI’s 10 Top 10 list of the greatest romantic comedies of all time!  Watch…
The Devil Wears Prada Film Still - Meryl Streep

AFI Movie Club: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2006 – recognizing it as one of the most outstanding and culturally significant movies of the year – and stars 2004 AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Meryl Streep!   Watch Cynthia Erivo announce the film!     Movie Trivia about THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA –DID…
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Film Still

AFI Movie Club: E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is a fixture on AFI’s lists of the greatest American films, appearing on five of the iconic lists – including #6 among the most inspiring films of all time! Two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients helped bring E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL to our world – director Steven Spielberg (1995) and composer John Williams (2016).  Watch Halle Berry announce the…

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and Frederick Elmes on Filming HUNTERS and Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers

Growing up on the Texas/Mexico border in the ‘80s, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s (AFI Class of 1995) first introduction to the work of legendary cinematographer Frederick Elmes (AFI Class of 1972) was a worn-out VHS tape of BLUE VELVET. Describing Elmes’ filmmaking as “hypnotic,” Gomez-Rejon continued his initiation with other films shot by Elmes – ERASERHEAD,…
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid Film Still - Paul Newman and Robert Redford

AFI Movie Club: BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the infamous outlaws, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID appears on AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films – and the dynamic duo of Butch and Sundance were co-ranked #20 among AFI’s greatest screen heroes! Watch Brad Pitt announce the film:    Movie Trivia…
To Kill A Mockingbird Film Still - Gregory Peck and Mary Badham

AFI Movie Club: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a beloved film that appears on five of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – and Gregory Peck’s iconic character, Atticus Finch, was named the greatest screen hero of all time by the American Film Institute. Gregory Peck himself was ranked #12 on AFI’s list of the greatest screen legends…
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