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West Side Story Film Still - George Chakiris and Jay Norman

WEST SIDE STORY (1961) – AFI Movie Club

A contemporary reimagining of “Romeo and Juliet” based on the beloved stage musical, WEST SIDE STORY (1961) more than earned its acclaim across the American Film Institute’s lists celebrating excellence in the art form – including placement on both the original and 10th anniversary editions of the greatest American films and three entries among the...
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MINARI (2020) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Lee Isaac Chung and featuring production design by AFI Alum Yong Ok Lee (AFI Class of 2013), MINARI (2020) 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, “MINARI blossoms with hope in...

AFI Cinematography Head Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of ASC For Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, AFI Conservatory Cinematography Discipline Head Stephen Lighthill has been re-elected president of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). This will be Lighthill's fourth term as president, having been elected in 2020 and serving his first term from 2012-2013. AFI Alumni Amy Vincent (AFI Class of 1991) was also re-elected as...
City Lights Film Still - Charles Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill

CITY LIGHTS (1931) – AFI Movie Club

A tender-hearted tale that is also arguably the quintessential cinematic story featuring Charlie Chaplin’s beloved “tramp,” CITY LIGHTS (1931) ranked #1 on the American Film Institute’s 10 Top 10 list of the art form’s greatest romantic comedies and has appeared six times on AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – including #11 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies –...
The Shawshank Redemption Film Still - Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on both of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest films of all time – the original and its 10th anniversary edition – THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) stars Tim Robbins and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Morgan Freeman as inmates in a Maine prison whose camaraderie helps them to retain their humanity, even...
Wonder Woman Film Still - Gal Gadot

WONDER WOMAN (2017) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by AFI Alum Patty Jenkins (Class of 2000), WONDER WOMAN (2017) 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, 'WONDER WOMAN smashes the stratosphere of status quo by giving the world what...
Rebel Without A Cause Film Still - James Dean and Natalie Wood

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked by the American Film Institute among the greatest American films of all time, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) features a performance from James Dean – named by AFI as one of cinema’s greatest screen legends, starring here in what is arguably his most essential and iconic role. Learn more about REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE...
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SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) – AFI Movie Club

The haunting, harrowing story of SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) was brought to the screen by two AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams – and was shot by AFI Alum Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987). AFI Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kennedy served as an executive producer on the film. An important record...
Carmen Jones Film Still - Dorothy Dandridge

CARMEN JONES (1954) – AFI Movie Club

A riveting rendition of “Carmen” with an all-Black cast, CARMEN JONES (1954) stars Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge – who earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance as the title character, making her the first person of color to be nominated for a leading role. The film also marked the first movie title sequence...
Singin' In The Rain Film Still - Gene Kelly

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) – AFI Movie Club

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) is easily one of the most beloved movies in the history of the art form, dancing its way across AFI’s lists of the greatest American films, including appearances on both lists of the greatest films of all time – the original and 10th anniversary edition...

AFI Young Women in Film Participants Premiere Films at Showcase

Congratulations to this year’s AFI Young Women in Film participants who premiered their films at a showcase on the AFI Campus today. The red carpet event was hosted by AFI, and filmmakers and their families, along with AFI Fellows and Faculty who mentored the filmmakers during the nine-week workshop, screened the short films in the...
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DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from author Walter Mosley’s novel of the same name, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) follows World War I veteran Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins as he navigates 1940s Los Angeles – taking work as it comes to him, even when he finds him in over his head after investigating the disappearance of missing woman. The...
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