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AFI Movie Club: AN AMERICAN TAIL

AN AMERICAN TAIL, a heart-warming tale of a young immigrant mouse, lost in late-19th century New York City, was produced by AFI Life Achievement Award winner Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch AN AMERICAN TAIL Now AN AMERICAN TAIL – Reelgood   Watch AN AMERICAN TAIL producer Kathleen Kennedy…

AFI Movie Club: THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH

Appearing on AFI’s list of the greatest American movie comedies of all time, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Billy Wilder – and stars Marilyn Monroe, named by AFI as one of the greatest screen legends of all time.  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THE SEVEN…

AFI Movie Club: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

A truly original and offbeat coming-of-age tale, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL chronicles the journey of a self-deprecating and cinema-obsessed teen (Thomas Mann) who unexpectedly befriends a cancer-stricken classmate (Olivia Cooke) as he tries to survive the social minefield that is high school. The director of this breakout Sundance hit is AFI alum…

AFI Movie Club: CARMEN JONES

This riveting rendition of “Carmen” with an all-Black cast, CARMEN JONES stars Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. Dandridge was nominated for an Oscar® for her performance, making her the first person of color to be nominated for a leading role. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch CARMEN JONES Now CARMEN JONES – Reelgood…

AFI Movie Club: THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES follows a young girl who searches for the truth about her dead mother while befriending a family of beekeepers. The film’s producer Jada Pinkett Smith is on AFI’s Board of Trustees, and Prince-Bythewood has previously served as an Artist in Residence for AFI’s Directing Workshop for…

AFI Movie Club: FROZEN

Winner of the Oscar® for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, FROZEN follows a determined princess on her perilous journey to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch FROZEN Now FROZEN – Reelgood Watch FROZEN Storyboard Artist Kelly Asbury on the differences between…

AFI Movie Club: GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER was released the year AFI was established and features the talent of AFI Life Achievement Award winner Sidney Poitier – who served as a founding Trustee. The film is also on three AFI lists of the greatest American films of all time, including 100 Years… 100 Movies, 100 Years… 100…

AFI Movie Club: HALF NELSON

Directed by Ryan Fleck and starring Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps, HALF NELSON earned a 2006 AFI AWARD as one of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch HALF NELSON Now HALF NELSON – Reelgood Watch Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck talk…

AFI Movie Club: THE DEER HUNTER

AFI named THE DEER HUNTER one of the great films in cinematic history – including the film on both 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES lists, as well as on the list of the most thrilling movies of all time. AFI also has honored two of the film’s stars – Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep – with the AFI…

AFI Movie Club: GAS FOOD LODGING

An indie slice-of-life drama written and directed by Allison Anders, GAS FOOD LODGING follows a single mother who moves to New Mexico with her two teenaged daughters, played by Ione Skye and Fairuza Balk – as they navigate their growing independence and burgeoning sexuality. The film’s executive producer is none other than AFI alum Carl…

DID YOU KNOW? This popular holiday film released 74 years ago this month was co-written by the prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frances Goodrich.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946), which ranked #1 on AFI’s 100 YEARS… 100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films of all time, and #20 on AFI’s 100 YEARS… 100 MOVIES list of the greatest films of all time, was co-written by Frances Goodrich, who would have celebrated her 130th birthday this month. Goodrich was…

AFI Movie Club: ON GOLDEN POND

The story of a New England summer that brings generations of a family together – while also revealing the emotional baggage between them – ON GOLDEN POND stars father and daughter AFI Life Achievement Award recipients Henry and Jane Fonda, as well as AFI’s #1 ranked screen legend of all time, Katharine Hepburn. The film…
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