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The Mark of Zorro Film Still - Tyrone Power

THE MARK OF ZORRO (1940) – AFI Movie Club

Two decades after Douglas Fairbanks’ original genre-defining adaptation of author Johnston McCulley’s “The Curse of Capistrano,” the iconic champion of California's downtrodden was brought to the screen by director Rouben Mamoulian and star Tyrone Power – whose impossibly charming incarnation of the dashing pulp vigilante was included among the American Film Institute’s ranking of the...
To Kill A Mocking Bird Film Still - Gregory Peck and Mary Badham

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from the beloved novel by Harper Lee, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) appears on five of the American Film Institute’s lists celebrating excellence in the art form – including on both the original list of America’s greatest films the 10th anniversary edition, as well as among cinema’s most inspiring stories and greatest film scores....
Jackie Brown Film Still - Pam Grier

JACKIE BROWN (1997) – AFI Movie Club

Starring an incomparable Pam Grier in the title role as a flight attendant who takes on a crime ring with the help of a soft-spoken bail bondsman, JACKIE BROWN (1997) was written and directed by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Quentin Tarantino – and features an against-type performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Robert De...
Batman Film Still - Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton

BATMAN (1989) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring an iconic performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Jack Nicholson that helped elevate the superhero genre from its four-color origins, BATMAN (1989) laid the foundations for the cinema landscape of today – blockbuster spectacle realized with grand ambition worthy of its larger-than-life heroes. In the title role – and as the Dark Knight’s...

NANOOK OF THE NORTH – AFI Catalog Spotlight

Celebrating 100 years since its theatrical release on June 11, 1922, NANOOK OF THE NORTH continues to be studied as pioneering yet problematic account of Inuit indigenous peoples living in Canada’s North Hudson Bay region at a time in which little was known about their culture. Over the century since its release, the film has been scrutinized...

Spotlight Interview on Production Designer Argya Sadan

Originally on an architecture track in her native India, Argya Sadan pivoted to studying production design for film and television after being accepted at the AFI Conservatory. Following her graduation from AFI in 2017, Argya was selected by The Art Directors Guild for its 2017 Production Design Initiative and was a finalist for the Television...

AFI Alumni Projects That are 2022 Emmy Contenders

Projects in contention for the 2022 Emmy Awards® will be voted on from June 16-27 before the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences unveils their official nominations on July 12. AFI is excited to recognize the following AFI Alumni and their remarkable work that are a part of the awards conversation this year. Hover over the...
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THE FAVOURITE (2018) – AFI Movie Club

THE FAVOURITE (2018) 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, “THE FAVOURITE ascends the throne by capturing the sumptuous insanity of life behind castle walls and then raising a scepter to smash...
Chicago Film Still - Catherine Zeta-Jones

CHICAGO (2002) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on two of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest American films – AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS and AFI’s 100 YEARS OF MUSICALS, CHICAGO (2002) was also 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...
Red Tails Film Still - Elijah Kelley

RED TAILS (2012) – AFI Movie Club

Celebrating the thrilling heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen – a group of Black military pilots in World War II, RED TAILS (2012) marked the feature directorial debut of Anthony Hemingway, leading an all-star cast that includes David Oyelowo, Michael B. Jordan, Leslie Odom Jr., Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker, Method Man and Ne-Yo. The film was produced by...
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SAFETY LAST! (1923) – AFI Movie Club

SAFETY LAST! star Harold Lloyd – one of the most enduring legends of cinema’s silent era – shared his expertise and wisdom with the very first class of the AFI Conservatory in 1969, lecturing the young filmmakers in the first-ever installment of the school’s signature seminar series, which bears his name to this day as...
Paper Moon Film Still - Tatum O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal

PAPER MOON (1973) – AFI Movie Club

The story of a con man and his unlikely accomplice during the Great Depression, PAPER MOON (1973) was directed by Hollywood maverick Peter Bogdanovich – the iconic filmmaker, journalist and scholar who was a longtime friend of the American Film Institute. An essential voice among other great artists who helped to articulate AFI’s educational mission...
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