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OUT OF AFRICA (1985) – AFI Movie Club

Marking the iconic pairing of Robert Redford and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep, director Sydney Pollack’s OUT OF AFRICA (1985) is a sweeping romance set against the backdrop of 1913 British East Africa – and was named by the American Film Institute among cinema’s great love stories, with the unforgettable score by John...
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LADY BIRD (2017) – AFI Movie Club

A tender and clear-eyed story of – among so many things – a daughter and her mother, Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut with LADY BIRD (2017) marked the arrival of a singular talent – earning recognition in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD in 2017, which named the film among the most...
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THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1935) – AFI Movie Club

Later remade by the same director with an all-star American cast that included James Stewart and Doris Day, “Master of Suspense” – and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree – Alfred Hitchcock first approached the thrilling story of THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1935) with Leslie Banks, Edna Best and Peter Lorre in starring roles,...
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THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995) – AFI Movie Club

Named by the American Film Institute among top ten mystery films ever made, THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995) also featured among its murderer row’s cast of ne’er-do-well criminals one who was counted by AFI as one of the greatest screen villains in the art form’s history – the story’s ostensibly unassuming narrator, Verbal Kint. Visit the...
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BREAKING AWAY (1979) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring a cast of young up-and-comers that includes Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley, director Peter Yates’ BREAKING AWAY (1979) was celebrated by the American Film Institute as one of the most inspiring movies in the art form’s history – as well as among the top ten sports movies ever made....
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IN COLD BLOOD (1967) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted by writer/director Richard Brooks from Truman Capote’s book of the same name – and subsequently named by AFI among the greatest courtroom dramas in the art form’s history – IN COLD BLOOD (1967) features a score by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Quincy Jones. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about IN COLD BLOOD....
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THE VERDICT (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Sidney Lumet from a script by David Mamet and starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden and James Mason, THE VERDICT (1982) was not only named by the American Film Institute among the most inspiring films but was also counted among the top ten courtroom dramas of all time. Visit the AFI Catalog...
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(500) DAYS OF SUMMER (2009) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in director Marc Webb’s bittersweet story of love found and lost, (500) DAYS OF SUMMER was produced by AFI Alum Mark Waters (AFI Class of 1992). Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about (500) DAYS OF SUMMER. Have Get The Picture delivered to your inbox every day. SIGN...
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DEATH ON THE NILE (1978) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from the writings of Agatha Christie and marking the debut appearance of screen legend Peter Ustinov as the iconic Hercule Poirot, DEATH ON THE NILE (1978) brings together an all-star ensemble – including AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Bette Davis, AFI Honorary Degree recipient Angela Lansbury, Lois Chiles, Simon MacCorkindale, David Niven, Maggie Smith,...
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SPACEBALLS (1987) – AFI Movie Club

“May the Schwartz be with you!” A madcap romp at ludicrous speed through the farthest reaches of space – including to a desert planet not unlike the single-ecosystem worlds found in some other vaunted science fiction franchises – SPACEBALLS (1987) stars and is directed, co-written and produced by the incomparable Mel Brooks, recipient of both...
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AFI Announces 2024 Cinematography Intensive for Women

AFI announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2024 Cinematography Intensive for Women (CIW) presented by Panavision. The tuition-free, four-day workshop is designed for aspiring cinematographers who are committed to their journey toward a professional career as cinematographers and are looking for additional training to help them advance in their education, craft and...
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GIANT (1956) – AFI Movie Club

An epic family drama as big as Texas, director George Stevens’ GIANT (1956) was ranked by the American Film Institute among the greatest films ever made and features a legendary cast that includes AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean in his final film role. Visit the AFI Catalog to...
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