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U.S. Premiere of Steven Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS to Close AFI FEST 2022

AFI is thrilled to announce that Universal Pictures’ and Amblin Entertainment’s THE FABELMANS, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, will close AFI FEST 2022. The film is co-written by Spielberg and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer-winning playwright Tony Kushner and is produced by Academy Award® nominee Kristie Macosko...
The Great Race Film Still - Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

THE GREAT RACE (1965) – AFI Movie Club

A madcap adventure charting a course from New York to Paris, director Blake Edwards’ THE GREAT RACE (1965) features hilarious performances from Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Peter Falk and AFI Life Achievement Award Jack Lemmon. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE GREAT RACE. HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE GREAT RACE...
Boyz N The Hood Film Still - Cuba Gooding Jr. and Morris Chestnut

BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991) – AFI Movie Club

The directorial debut of John Singleton, BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991) features an all-star cast that includes Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding Jr., Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Laurence Fishburne, Regina King and AFI Honorary Degree recipient Angela Bassett. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about BOYZ N THE HOOD. HOW TO WATCH Where to stream...
Brokeback Mountain Film Still - Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Ang Lee and adapted by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry from an award-winning short story by Annie Proulx, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) 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, “BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is one of the great...
Goodfellas Film Still - Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, and Joseph Bono

GOODFELLAS (1990) – AFI Movie Club

Included among the American Film Institute’s accounting of the greatest films of all time – both the original list and its 10th anniversary edition – GOODFELLAS (1990) features the contributions of two AFI Life Achievement Award honorees, director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about GOODFELLAS. HOW...
Terms of Endearment Film Still - Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983) – AFI Movie Club

Written, produced and directed by AFI Conservatory Artistic Director James L. Brooks , TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983) pairs two recipients of the highest honor for a career in film – AFI Life Achievement Award honorees Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. HOW TO WATCH Where...

AFI Silver Theatre 2022 Latin American Film Festival Full Lineup Announced

View Full Lineup and Buy Tickets The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center announced today the full slate of films for the 2022 AFI Latin American Film Festival, which will take place September 22–October 12 at the historic AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD. Now in its 33rd year, the Festival,...

AFI Spotlight Interview on Cinematographer Polly Morgan

Since graduating from the AFI Conservatory, cinematographer Polly Morgan (AFI Class of 2010) has demonstrated her visual ambition and sweeping range behind the camera. Her work spans myriad genres and formats from independent features such as THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL, to the acclaimed series LEGION – for which she was nominated for an ASC Award...
Dolores del Río

Dolores del Río – AFI Catalog Spotlight

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the AFI Catalog shines a spotlight on Dolores del Río, the first Mexican actress to achieve mainstream success in Hollywood with a career that lasted over 50 years. Born in August 1904 to Mexican aristocrats, María de los Dolores Asúnsolo y López-Negrete was nicknamed Lolita and was drawn...
Iron Man Film Still

IRON MAN (2008) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Jon Favreau and featuring cinematography by Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992), IRON MAN (2008) 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, “IRON MAN smashes through the cinematic stratosphere to take its rightful...
Eighth Grade Film Still - Elsie Fisher

EIGHTH GRADE (2018) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Bo Burnham and starring Elsie Fisher, EIGHTH GRADE 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, “EIGHTH GRADE opens a shoebox of emotion – exposing the crippling discomfort that arrives at a time few...
Blazing Saddles Film Still - Cleavon Little

BLAZING SADDLES (1974) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked by the American Film Institute among the greatest filmed comedies of all time, BLAZING SADDLES (1974) was co-written and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Mel Brooks, who also appears in a dual role. Of the film’s placement on AFI’s list – at #6 – Brooks has said, ““I am so angry at...
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