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AFI Movie Club: ROMAN HOLIDAY

ROMAN HOLIDAY is ranked #4 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list of the greatest love stories of all time, and Audrey Hepburn is #3 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars list of the greatest American screen legends. And both Gregory Peck and director William Wyler were recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1989…

AFI Movie Club: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Ranked #72 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary edition list of the greatest American films, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, the 39th recipient of the annual AFI Life Achievement Award. Watch Hanelle Culpepper announce the film: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM -DID YOU KNOW that THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION was…

AFI Movie Club: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW stars Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd and is ranked as one of the greatest American films of all time on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES – 10th anniversary edition. Watch Sofia Coppola announce the film: Movie Trivia about THE LAST PICTURE SHOW: –DID YOU KNOW Loyd Catlett – who plays…

AFI Movie Club: M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H is ranked #54 on AFI’S 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES — 10th Anniversary Edition list of the greatest American films and #7 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list. And AFI named the M*A*S*H theme song one of the best movie songs in American film!   Watch Jeff Goldblum announce the film:    Movie Trivia about M*A*S*H -DID YOU KNOW that former military surgeon Dr….

AFI Movie Club: MOONLIGHT

MOONLIGHT, a poetic tour de force, was one of the 2016 AFI AWARD honorees and “illuminates the peerless power of cinema to inspire empathy for others and embrace a greater understanding of ourselves.”    Movie Trivia for MOONLIGHT: –DID YOU KNOW MOONLIGHT is based on an unpublished play written by Tarell Alvin McCraney called “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue”?  –DID…

AFI Movie Club: THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE SOUND OF MUSIC appears on six of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – and shows up three times on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS – with “The Sound of Music” ranked at #10, “My Favorite Things” at #64 and “Do Re Mi” at #88!  Today would have marked the 48th AFI Life Achievement…

Watch: Kevin Bacon On Directing and Acting

AFI Conservatory Fellows were only one-degree away from Kevin Bacon last week. In AFI’s weekly HLMS seminar – hosted online, of course – the accomplished actor and director spoke with current Fellows about growing as an artist and his working relationship with different directors, including AFI alum Andrea Arnold (Class of 1991) and AFI Life…

AFI Movie Club: DIRTY DANCING

DIRTY DANCING is featured on three of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films, earning a place on the list of the greatest love stories of all time. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” is ranked #86 on AFI’s greatest songs in American film, and “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” is on AFI’s…

AFI Movie Club: DUCK SOUP

DUCK SOUP appears on three of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – including #5 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS list. And the Marx Brothers – Groucho, Chico and Harpo (sorry Zeppo!) – appear collectively at #20 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 STARS! Watch Edgar Wright announce the film:   Movie Trivia about DUCK SOUP –DID…

AFI Announces $3 Million Gift From AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert

AFI announced today that it has received a $3 million gift from AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert, which will establish the Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center on the AFI Campus located in Los Angeles, CA, as well as a digital portal, AFI Backlot, to magnify the center’s global reach to AFI alumni. Herbert joined the AFI…

AFI Movie Club: MOONSTRUCK

MOONSTRUCK appears at #17 on AFI’s list of the most beautiful love stories and #41 on AFI’s list of the funniest comedies in American film history. Cher’s iconic line ­ “Snap out of it!” ranks #96 on AFI’s list of the best movie quotes. Director Norman Jewison said that he was inspired by the American…

AFI Movie Club: TOOTSIE

TOOTSIE appears on three of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – most notably ranked #2 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS list, which chronicles the funniest films ever to grace the silver screen.     Watch J.J. Abrams Announce the Film:   Movie Trivia about TOOTSIE –DID YOU KNOW it took star Dustin Hoffman…
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