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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (2006) follows an eccentric family who take an epic cross-country road trip in support of their daughter’s beauty pageant dreams. Starring Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette, Alan Arkin, Steve Carell and Paul Dano, the film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2006 and, according to...
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LOVE STORY (1970) – AFI Movie Club

Pairing Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal in the quintessential romantic tearjerker, LOVE STORY (1970) earned a place among the American Film Institute’s ranking of the greatest cinematic passions, with its iconic line – “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” – counted among the most memorable in the art form’s history. Visit the AFI...
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MEMENTO (2001) – AFI Movie Club

The first of seven collaborations between director Christopher Nolan and cinematographer – and AFI Alum – Wally Pfister (AFI Class of 1988), MEMENTO (2001) was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2001, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. According to the official AFI AWARDS...

Director and AFI Alum Melina Matsouakas to Give Keynote Address at AFI DWW+ Showcase

DWW+ Class of 2024 to Premiere Films and AFI DWW 50th Anniversary Honorary Committee Unveiled AFI is excited to announce today that AFI Alum Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) will deliver the keynote address at the AFI DWW+ Showcase for the Class of 2024 which will take place on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00...
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ROCKY (1976) – AFI Movie Club

Though the studio was initially interested in proven stars such as James Caan, Burt Reynolds and Ryan O’Neal – and in fact offered writer Sylvester Stallone $275,000 for the rights to his script if he’d walk away – the young up-and-comer was adamant that he play the title role in ROCKY (1976), and the rest...
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THE WAY WE WERE (1973) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring the iconic pairing of Robert Redford and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Barbra Streisand for a bittersweet romantic drama, director Sydney Pollack’s THE WAY WE WERE (1973) was named by the American Film Institute among the art form’s greatest love stories – with Streisand’s title song also counted among AFI’s ranking of cinema’s most...
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THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961) – AFI Movie Club

Named by the American Film Institute among the art form’s greatest thrills, THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1961) is perhaps the quintessential “men on a mission” genre film and among the best of its kind, brought to the screen with explosive charisma by an all-star cast that includes AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Gregory Peck, David...
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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) – AFI Movie Club

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) features the iconic pairing of Paul Newman and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Elizabeth Taylor. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Have Get The Picture delivered to your...

What to Watch: April 2024 | AFI Alumni Projects

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch? Check out these projects by Alumni from the AFI Conservatory film school. BREAKWATER –James Rowe (AFI Class of 1998), Writer/Director –Kai Krause (AFI Class of 2015), Cinematographer Where to watch: premiering April 12 on Hulu FALLOUT –Yoni Reiss (AFI Class of 2009), Editor Where to...

Alumni Spotlight on Emmy®-Nominated Cinematographer Nick Higgins

Following SXSW, we sat down with cinematographer and AFI Conservatory Alum Nick Higgins (AFI Class of 2002) to hear more about his projects that recently debuted at the acclaimed film and television festival. His documentary THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ALLEE WILLIS delves into the life and legacy of Grammy Award®-winning songwriter Allee Willis (AFI DWW...

AFI Catalog Spotlight: The Recent Discovery of a Lost Silent Film

Roughly 75% of American silent films are believed to be lost forever, according to a report by the Library of Congress that used the AFI Catalog as a primary source,[i] but every once in a while this statistic is reconsidered as incredible discoveries are revealed within and outside of archives. One such finding – which...
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ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976) – AFI Movie Club

Written by William Goldman and directed by Alan J. Pakula, ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976) features the iconic pairing of Robert Redford and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Dustin Hoffman – whose portrayal of journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, respectively, earned a place among AFI’s ranking of cinema’s greatest heroes of all time. The...
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