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AFI Movie Club: THE GOONIES

The original story for this film was conceived by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg. THE GOONIES was also executive produced by Spielberg and AFI Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kennedy.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE GOONIES THE GOONIES - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE FAREWELL

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 2, 2020. THE FAREWELL received a 2019 AFI AWARD, recognizing it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Star Awkwafina was also one of the guests at AFI’s Indie Contenders Roundtable at the...

AFI Movie Club: WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP

WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP features an iconic and indelible cameo appearance from beloved JEOPARDY host Alex Trebek – a longtime supporter and friend of the American Film Institute, who hosted THE BIG PICTURE: AFI’S GREAT AMERICAN MOVIE QUIZ at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream WHITE MEN...

AFI Movie Club: HOOSIERS

HOOSIERS, starring Gene Hackman, scored big with audiences and was recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the most inspiring films of all time.   Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream HOOSIERS HOOSIERS - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a global, virtual gathering of those who love the movies. See all...

AFI Movie Club: HE GOT GAME

AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee brought the story of basketball phenom Jesus Shuttlesworth to audiences in 1998, collaborating for the third time with AFI Life Achievement recipient Denzel Washington, who plays Shuttlesworth’s father in the film. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream HE GOT GAME HE GOT GAME - Reelgood LEARN...

Watch: AFI Conversations with the 93rd Academy Award Best Picture Nominees

The 93rd Academy Award®​ nominations have been announced and AFI is excited to celebrate! Watch the videos below, showcasing conversations we’ve held with the stars and filmmakers for each of the eight films nominated in the Best Picture category this year. These exclusive discussions took place at the AFI Conservatory, AFI FEST presented by Audi,…

AFI Movie Club: DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE

The opening credits for DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE include the following statement, signed with Walt Disney’s signature: "My thanks to King Brian of Knocknasheega and his leprechauns, whose gracious co-operation made this picture possible." In addition to Disney’s cinematic collaboration with the wee folk, the film also features AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Sean Connery in an early role.  The effects work on DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE has inspired many films...

AFI Movie Club: TANGERINE

Independent filmmaker Sean Baker’s breakout hit TANGERINE, starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor, is an authentic story about the friendship between transgender sex workers in LA. Baker has also since instructed the next generation of filmmakers during a seminar at the AFI Conservatory. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream TANGERINE TANGERINE - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a global, virtual gathering of...

AFI Movie Club: A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Directed by John Cassavetes, A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE stars Gena Rowlands in a powerhouse performance as a loving but troubled mother suffering a mental breakdown. Cassavetes was a senior filmmaker-in-residence at the AFI Conservatory, and the film was itself crewed by AFI Fellows – who received a collective credit at the end. Rowlands also received an Honorary Degree from AFI in 1998.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: LOVE AND BASKETBALL

LOVE & BASKETBALL, starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps, is the feature directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood. When Prince-Bythewood wrote Monica’s character, she was inspired by the basketball players she studied and idolized as a kid – Lisa Leslie, Tina Thompson, Dawn Staley and Sheryl Swoopes. In 2015, Prince-Bythewood served as an Artist-in-Residence for the...

AFI Movie Club Artist Spotlight: HUD Cinematographer James Wong Howe

Acclaimed Chinese-American cinematographer James Wong Howe earned an Academy Award® – his second, and his eighth of 10 nominations – for his striking black-and-white work on HUD. An artist and an innovator with iconic work dating from the silent era of cinema into the 1970s, he was named among the top 10 most influential cinematographers in the history of the art form by the International Cinematographers Guild in 2003. Celebrated and sought after...

AFI Movie Club: GHOST WORLD

Directed by Terry Zwigoff, GHOST WORLD stars Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson as two disaffected teenage friends struggling to find their place in the world. The film was produced by AFI Conservatory Producing Discipline Head Lianne Halfon and edited by AFI alum Carole Kravetz Aykanian.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream GHOST WORLD GHOST WORLD - Reelgood...
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