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The Sound of Music Film Still - Julie Andrews

THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) – AFI Movie Club

Watch the encore presentation of THE 48TH AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JULIE ANDREWS on Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TCM. Starring the incomparable Julie Andrews is one of her most iconic roles – and, indeed, one of the most iconic roles across the art form itself! – THE SOUND...
Lost in Translation Film Still - Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson

LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003) was honored with an AFI AWARD, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. According to the official AFI AWARDS rationale, “LOST IN TRANSLATION is only the second feature film by Sofia...
Cool Hand Luke Film Still - Paul Newman

COOL HAND LUKE (1967) – AFI Movie Club

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”  Starring screen legend Paul Newman in one of his most iconic roles, COOL HAND LUKE (1967) appears across several of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest films of all time, including cinema’s most inspiring entries into the canon. Defiant in the face of authority of...
ScreenAustraliaAAAOnbass 2022 Fellow Julia Corcoran

AFI Announces 2022 Recipient of the Screen Australia-AAA-Onbass Fellowship

Congratulations to Julia Corcoran, the 2022 recipient of the Screen Australia-AAA-Onbass Fellowship, a full tuition scholarship to the AFI Conservatory. Julia is an emerging film and television producer from Sydney, Australia, and will enter the Master of Fine Arts producing program at AFI in the fall as part of the Class of 2024. The Screen...
Photo of Ribbon Cutting event at AFI for the Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center:Deniese Davis, Unjoo Moon & Marshall Herskovitz, Lawrence Herbert, AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale, Alessandro Uzielli, AFI Conservatory Dean & AFI EVP Susan Ruskin.

Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center Dedication Ceremony Brings Out AFI Community

Above: Deniese Davis, Unjoo Moon & Marshall Herskovitz, Lawrence Herbert, AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale, Alessandro Uzielli, AFI Conservatory Dean & AFI EVP Susan Ruskin. On June 11, the AFI community celebrated the newly built AFI Conservatory Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center (LHAC), a dedicated space on the AFI Campus for Alumni to gather for...
Dick Tracy Film Still - Warren Beatty

DICK TRACY (1990) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from the iconic comic strip by Chester Gould, DICK TRACY (1990) brought the four-panel crimefighter to the big screen in a candy-colored confection that stands as one of the genre’s great achievements in art direction – and for which the film earned an Academy Award®, along with statues for Best Makeup and Best Original...
2001: A Space Odyssey Film Still

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) – AFI Movie Club

A landmark of the science-fiction genre and a towering artistic achievement that traces humanity’s evolution from its humblest beginnings to its transcendence of corporeal form, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) earned acknowledgement across six of the American Film Institute’s lists recognizing the art form’s most essential works. Named by AFI as the #1 science-fiction film and...
Frida Film Still - Salma Hayek

FRIDA (2002) – AFI Movie Club

FRIDA (2002) was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2002, recognizing it as one of the most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. According to the official AFI AWARDS rationale, “FRIDA is a movie about art that is a work of art in itself. The film’s unique visual language takes us into...
In The Heat of the Night Film Still - Sidney Poitier and Warren Oates

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) – AFI Movie Club

Starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Sidney Poitier and appearing on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest movies of all time, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) is counted as one the art form’s most inspiring narratives, with Poitier’s Virgil Tibbs included among AFI’s greatest screen heroes, one whose defiant declaration –...
The Godfather Film Still - Marlon Brando

THE GODFATHER (1972) – AFI Movie Club

Secure in the pantheon of the greatest American films of all time, THE GODFATHER (1972) earned its place across five of the American Film Institute’s lists – first appearing at #3 on the original list of cinema’s greatest screen stories and moving into the #2 slot for the 10th anniversary edition. The iconic family saga...
King Kong Film Still

KING KONG (1933) – AFI Movie Club

The Eighth Wonder of the World and a groundbreaking work with impact that still reverberates across the art form today, KING KONG (1933) has an appropriately massive footprint across the American Film Institute’s lists of cinema milestones. First appearing on AFI’s original list of the greatest films of all time – and then again on...
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Film Still - Richard Dreyfuss

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on three of the American Film Institute’s lists celebrating milestones in the art form – including the original list of the greatest movies of all time, as well as cinema’s greatest thrills and cheers – CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) was brought to Earth by two AFI Life Achievement Award honorees, director...
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