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AFI Movie Club: MS. PURPLE

An empathetic story of culture, connection, mourning and identity, director Justin Chon’s MS. PURPLE was edited by AFI Conservatory alum Reynolds Barney (Class of 2016).  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream MS. PURPLE MS. PURPLE - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a global, virtual gathering of film...

AFI Movie Club: SEVEN BEAUTIES

Compelling audiences to laugh at atrocities while forcing them to come to terms with the terrors of WWII, SEVEN BEAUTIES was one of Italian director Lina Wertmüller’s most provocative – and successful – movies, earning her the distinction of becoming the first woman in Academy Award® history to be nominated for Best Director. Close Close Close HOW TO...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: TANGERINE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on March 16, 2021. Independent filmmaker Sean Baker’s breakout hit TANGERINE, starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor, is an authentic story about the friendship between transgender sex workers in LA. Baker has also since instructed the next generation of filmmakers during a seminar at the AFI Conservatory. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream TANGERINE TANGERINE -...

AFI Movie Club: FUNNY FACE

Helmed by beloved director Stanley Donen, FUNNY FACE stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn – both recognized by the American Film Institute among the greatest cinema legends of all time.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream FUNNY FACE FUNNY FACE - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE...

AFI Movie Club: BAD BOYS (1983)

A gritty coming-of-age drama set in a juvenile correctional facility and starring Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy and Reni Santoni, BAD BOYS is the sophomore feature from AFI Conservatory Alum Rick Rosenthal (Class of 1973). Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream BAD BOYS BAD BOYS - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM...

AFI Movie Club: ENTER THE DRAGON

An iconic and groundbreaking martial arts masterpiece from international superstar Bruce Lee, ENTER THE DRAGON showcases the actor’s prowess and charisma against an imaginative backdrop of vengeance, intrigue and criminal brutality – with Lee masterfully demonstrating the power of “emotional content” as he takes on a colorful array of opponents. In 2004, ENTER THE DRAGON was selected for preservation in...

AFI Fellows Winners in the Milch Short Film Competition

Congratulations to these incoming AFI Conservatory Fellows who were just awarded scholarships from the Dr. David M. Milch Foundation for their incredible short films. The Dr. David M. Milch Foundation provides scholarships to student filmmakers with the goal of nurturing and developing new and diverse voices. Watch the award-winning shorts below. 1st Place Mahyar Mandegar,…

Catching Up with Editor and AFI Alum Varun Viswanath

Editor and AFI alum Varun Viswanath (AFI Class of 2012), ACE, has steadily built an enviable list of credits since graduating from the AFI Conservatory. His editing work includes the coming-of-age black comedy I AM NOT OK WITH THIS, the supernatural comedy series WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS – for which he was nominated…

AFI Movie Club: CLAUDINE

A tender-hearted story charting the trials and triumphs of a Harlem romance, CLAUDINE stars James Earl Jones – who was the recipient of an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2006.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream CLAUDINE CLAUDINE - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a global, virtual gathering...

AFI Catalog Spotlight: SOUL TO SOUL

Released 50 years ago this August, SOUL TO SOUL (1971) documents a 14-hour concert event of the same name that took place in Accra, Ghana, to celebrate the country’s 14th anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. On March 6, 1971, a crowd of over 100,000 Africans gathered in the capital city of Ghana to…

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Filmmakers Available to Watch Online in August 2021

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 August 2021  …

AFI Movie Club: PLANET OF THE APES (1968)

This iconic sci-fi masterpiece appears on two of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – cinema’s most heart-pounding thrills and the art form’s most iconic quotes. Screen legend Charlton Heston, who stars as a misanthropic astronaut stranded alone on the strange and uncanny PLANET OF THE APES, was the third Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board...
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