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AFI Movie Club: SET IT OFF

Before actress Kimberly Elise made her feature film debut alongside current AFI Trustee Jada Pinkett Smith in SET IT OFF, she graduated from the AFI Conservatory as a Directing Fellow.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream SET IT OFF SET IT OFF- Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a...

AFI Movie Club: KLUTE

KLUTE stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Jane Fonda as a sex worker caught up in a web of corruption and deceit. ALAN PAKULA: GOING FOR TRUTH, a documentary on director Pakula’s life and career, also screened at the 2019 AFI FEST.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream KLUTE KLUTE - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI...

AFI Movie Club: POETIC JUSTICE

Written and directed by John Singleton and starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur, POETIC JUSTICE features the poetry of AFI Directing Workshop for Women alum – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Maya Angelou, who also appears in the film.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream POETIC JUSTICE POETIC JUSTICE - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: PARIAH

PARIAH, the feature directorial debut of Dee Rees, chronicles a young Black woman discovering her sexuality and asserting her identity as she deals with the pressures of her family and society’s expectations for her life. The film was edited by an AFI Directing Workshop for Women alum Mako Kamitsuna (DWW Class of 2011). Close Close...

AFI Movie Club: BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ

Join AFI as an AFI Star Member or above and watch this film for FREE, along with other complimentary AFI-curated films on our on-demand streaming service. Each month, a selection of new titles will be added with unlimited views!  JOIN OR UPGRADE MEMBERSHIP BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHÉ is a documentary about cinema's...

AFI Movie Club: THE POST

Written by AFI Conservatory alum Liz Hannah (AFI Class of 2009), edited by Sarah Broshar (AFI Class of 2005) and photographed by Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987), THE POST was brought to the screen by four AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams and stars Meryl Streep and Tom...

AFI Movie Club: GIRLFIGHT

A coming-of-age story about a young girl who defies tradition – and her family’s wishes – to become a competitive boxer, GIRLFIGHT marked the feature film debut of writer/director Karyn Kusama – who has since shared her experiences with the next generation of filmmakers through seminars at the AFI Conservatory.   Close Close Close HOW TO...

Catching up with MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY Cinematographer Lauren Guiteras (AFI Class of 2017)

MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY, shot by cinematographer and AFI alum Lauren Guiteras (AFI Class of 2017), is a transportive, cross-cultural love story set in the south of France, which follows the polyamorous relationship of Lane (Hannah Pepper), Bertie (Idella Johnson) and Fred (Lucien Guignard). Following its premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, MA BELLE,…

AFI Movie Club: DOWN IN THE DELTA

Director of DOWN IN THE DELTA Maya Angelou was an alum of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women – and star Alfre Woodard is a recipient of an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream DOWN IN THE DELTA DOWN IN THE DELTA - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB...

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Alumni Available to Watch Online in March

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Support AFI alumni by checking out our Now Playing section, which we update regularly each month. Whether it’s a theatrical release now premiering on VOD or a scheduled digital launch, we want to get the word out.   New Projects for March 2021 ALLEN…

AFI Member Spotlight: Jeanne Meyers

This month, AFI spoke with Premiere Circle member and AFI Conservatory alum Jeanne Meyers (Producing, AFI Class of 1983) about her lifelong passion for film and empowering young people to use media to tell their own stories. For the last 25 years, Meyers has directed the development of the MY HERO website, an interactive, online…

AFI Alumni Make History At Sundance Again

CODA, written/directed by Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005) and shot by Paula Huidobro (AFI Class of 2004), broke the record for the highest sale at Sundance, beating out last year’s record-breaking sale of PALM SPRINGS, which was directed by Max Barbakow (AFI Class of 2015) and written by Andy Siara (AFI Class of…
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