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AFI Movie Club: APRIL FOOL’S DAY

The cast of the ’80s cult classic APRIL FOOL’S DAY includes AFI National Council member  Deborah Goodrich Royce, who played the role of Nikki in the film.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream APRIL FOOL'S DAY APRIL FOOL'S DAY - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a global, virtual gathering of...

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Alumni Available to Watch Online in April

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Support AFI alumni by checking out our Now Playing section, which we update regularly each month. Whether it’s a theatrical release now premiering on VOD or a scheduled digital launch, we want to get the word out.   New Projects for April 2021  …

AFI Movie Club: 365 Days of Watching Movies Together

One year ago today, Steven Spielberg welcomed you to the AFI Movie Club. It was a simple idea… something to do together while we were apart. We didn’t know at the time how important that would become. In the last year, we watched 322 movies together. We've had 156 friends help us introduce some of...

AFI Movie Club: HEAVEN CAN WAIT

Released in June 1978, HEAVEN CAN WAIT grossed over $12 million in its first 12 days. This film was co-written, co-directed and produced by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Warren Beatty.   Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream HEAVEN CAN WAIT HEAVEN CAN WAIT - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a...

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.   Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE MATRIX THE MATRIX - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a global, virtual gathering of those...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 18, 2020. SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE was included on AFI’s lists of both cinema’s great love stories and its great romantic comedies – and it also stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Tom Hanks. Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where...

AFI Movie Club: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS appears at #79 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies of all time, while the character of Moses (Charlton Heston) is ranked #43 on AFI’s list of the greatest heroes in movie history. Heston also served from 1973-1983 as the chairman of the American Film Institute. Close Close Close HOW TO...

Remembering Larry McMurtry: Revisit His First Column for American Film Magazine

We are sad to learn of the passing of Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Larry McMurtry, who has died at the age of 84. A prolific writer, McMurtry adapted many of his acclaimed novels to the big screen, including the films HUD, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW and TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. In 2006, he…

AFI Movie Club Artist Spotlight: SUSPENSE Director Lois Weber

The director, writer and star of today's film SUSPENSE, Lois Weber, is one of the many subjects of AFI’s “Women They Talk About” initiative, which is using the AFI Catalog database to restore the legacy of female film pioneers in the silent era.  Cinematographer Hal Mohr talks about working with trailblazing filmmaker Lois Weber in this 1973 recording from the AFI Archive. Close...

AFI Movie Club: TORTILLA SOUP

TORTILLA SOUP is directed by AFI Conservatory alumna María Ripoll (AFI Class of 1990) and written by Vera Blasi (AFI Class of 1991), Ramón Menéndez (Class of 1979) and Tom Musca. https://prdaficalmjediwestussa.blob.core.windows.net/images/video/AFIMC21_BTS_Ripoll-TORTILLA-SOUP.mp4 Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream TORTILLA SOUP TORTILLA SOUP - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has...

AFI Movie Club: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD earned a 2015 AFI AWARD, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding motion pictures. According to the official rationale, the film “explodes with apocalyptic anarchy – a journey of fire and blood through which the action genre is razed to the ground and reborn. Visionary director George Miller drives...

AFI Movie Club: A PATCH OF BLUE

A PATCH OF BLUE, a heartwarming picture of love that defies adversity, features the talent of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and AFI Board of Trustees emeritus Sidney Poitier. Watch Sidney Poitier talk about applying life experiences in acting, during a seminar at the AFI Conservatory in 1991. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where...
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