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Jojo Rabbit Film Still - Sam Rockwell, Taika Waititi, and Roman Griffin Davis

JOJO RABBIT (2019) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by and starring Taika Waititi, JOJO RABBIT (2019) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “JOJO RABBIT pulls itself out of a hat – a cinematic magic trick of miraculous tonal mayhem.  Taika Waititi’s...

World Premiere of SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME To Open AFI FEST 2022

Photo Courtesy of Apple Original Films AFI announced today that the World Premiere of Apple Original film SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME will open the 36th edition of AFI FEST on Wednesday, November 2. Helmed by Alek Keshishian, who made his groundbreaking directorial debut with the seminal documentary MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE, SELENA GOMEZ:...

National Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Guide

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 – Oct 15), please join us in celebrating these iconic and groundbreaking films named to our AFI lists, honored with AFI AWARDS and selected for AFI Movie Club. AMERICAN ME A powerful epic crime drama that opens up with the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 and spans...
Easy Rider Film Still - Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda

EASY RIDER (1969) – AFI Movie Club

Included on AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time, EASY RIDER (1969) also featured an iconic usage of Steppenwolf’s rock anthem “Born to Be Wild,” recognized by AFI as one of the greatest songs ever featured in a film. EASY RIDER’s journey to the big screen included AFI...
Conan The Barbarian Film Still - Arnold Schwarzenegger

CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Oliver Stone, CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982) stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the titular Cimmerian, seeking vengeance against the sinister leader of a snake cult played by AFI Honorary Degree recipient James Earl Jones. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about CONAN THE BARBARIAN. HOW TO WATCH...
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THE BIRDCAGE (1996) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as South Beach club owners navigating an introduction to their son’s would-be in-laws, THE BIRDCAGE (1996) stars Robin Williams and Nathan Lane – and was written by Elaine May and produced and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Mike Nichols. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about...
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THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) – AFI Movie Club

Earning its place on both the original and the 10th anniversary edition of AFI’s ranking of the greatest American films, THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) stars Humphrey Bogart – named by the American Film Institute as the greatest screen legend of all time – and marked the feature directorial debut of AFI Life Achievement Award honoree...
McCabe and Mrs. Miller Film Still - Warren Beatty and Julie Christie

MCCABE & MRS. MILLER (1971) – AFI Movie Club

Named by the American Film Institute as one of cinema’s greatest Westerns, director Robert Altman’s MCCABE & MRS. MILLER (1971) pairs Julie Christie with AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Warren Beatty as the titular duo. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about MCCABE & MRS. MILLER. HOW TO WATCH Where to stream MCCABE &...
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THE THIRD MAN (1949) – AFI Movie Club

THE THIRD MAN (1949) appears the American Film Institute’s original list of the greatest American films, as well as on AFI’s ranking of the art form’s greatest thrills. The character of Harry Lime – played by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Orson Welles – shows up at #37 on AFI’s list of the most memorable screen villains....
Cat Ballou Film Still - Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin and Tom Nardini

CAT BALLOU (1965) – AFI Movie Club

A hilarious subversion of the western genre featuring Lee Marvin, Michael Callan, Nat King Cole, Stubby Kaye and AFI Life Achievement honoree Jane Fonda in the title role, CAT BALLOU (1965) appears on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest comedies of all time, as well as among AFI’s ranking of the screen’s best...
School Daze Film Still - Spike Lee and Giancarlo Esposito

SCHOOL DAZE (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Based on writer/director – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Spike Lee’s own experiences at Morehouse College, SCHOOL DAZE (1988) is music-filled dramedy that follows students at a historically Black college as they clash during homecoming weekend. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about SCHOOL DAZE. HOW TO WATCH Where to stream SCHOOL DAZE...
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IN COLD BLOOD (1967) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted by writer/director Richard Brooks from Truman Capote’s book of the same name – and subsequently named by AFI among the greatest courtroom dramas in the art form’s history – IN COLD BLOOD (1967) features a score by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Quincy Jones. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about IN COLD BLOOD....
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