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AFI Movie Club: YENTL

YENTL, the musical drama of a brave young woman who poses as a boy to pursue her passion for studying Jewish Talmudic Law, features the talents of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Barbra Streisand – who wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film.  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch YENTL Now YENTL…

AFI Movie Club: SMOKE SIGNALS

SMOKE SIGNALS marked the theatrical debut of director Chris Eyre – a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Nations – and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch SMOKE SIGNALS Now SMOKE SIGNALS – Reelgood Watch Wes Studi…

AFI Movie Club: MENACE II SOCIETY

MENACE II SOCIETY is a teen drama set in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood explores issues of systemic racial injustice and violence – and features the acting talents of AFI Conservatory alum Bill Duke (Class of 1978) and AFI Trustee Jada Pinkett Smith, who, along with her husband Will Smith, has been a key supporter of AFI through…

DID YOU KNOW? Labor Day Edition: This Film Was One Of The First To Depict Union Disputes From The Worker’s Perspective And Broke New Ground By Casting Mexican Americans In Leading Roles And Advocating For Gender Equality

SALT OF THE EARTH (1954) tells the story of Mexican American women who protest the perilous working conditions of their miner husbands. They defy the men’s subjugation to fellow “Anglo” workers and rally against their indentured servitude in a town owned by a mining company. When the strike is successfully settled and the men return…

AFI Movie Club: PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES – the hilarious road trip comedy mapping an unlikely friendship – features the talent of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Steve Martin. Director John Hughes and cinematographer Don Peterman trained AFI Fellows at AFI’s Harold Lloyd Master Seminars. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Now…

AFI Participates in Donor Advised Fund Challenge

Through September 30, AFI is participating in the #HalfMyDAF matching-grant challenge. Do you have a Donor Advised Fund? Then you can participate, too! Over $120 billion is sitting in Donor Advised Funds and community foundations waiting to help nonprofits, like AFI. AFI has moved programming online, and even created new programs. But we anticipate challenges…

AFI Movie Club: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

AFI recognized STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON with a 2015 AFI AWARD – selecting it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. The film features the work of cinematographer and AFI alum Matthew Libatique.   Click Here to Find Out How to Watch STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON...

AFI Movie Club: GET OUT

Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed GET OUT is both a psychological thriller and a deft social satire on racism in America. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2017, recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving...

AFI Movie Club: LOVING

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AFI Movie Club: GIRLS TRIP

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AFI and Universal Pictures Partner For Week-long Event “Black Stories Matter”

Today, AFI and Universal Pictures launched a week-long AFI Movie Club event called “Black Stories Matter,” spotlighting diverse and unique narratives from celebrated Black films. Born from the recent AFI/Universal collaboration honoring DO THE RIGHT THING and Academy Award®-winning director Spike Lee, the expanded partnership will pay tribute to notable films BLACKKKLANSMAN, GET OUT, GIRLS…

AFI Movie Club: BLACKKKLANSMAN

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