AFI Catalog Spotlight – American Film Institute
A lobby card for the American silent film SALOMÉ (1923) starring Alla Nazimova

Alla Nazimova – AFI Catalog Spotlight

In celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, the AFI Catalog shines a spotlight on the trailblazing queer actress Alla Nazimova, who would have celebrated her 144th birthday this June 4. Hailed by modern scholars as “the founding mother of Sapphic Hollywood,” Nazimova was known as a brilliant artiste and non-conformist, who performed in over 20 films in her time,...

ENTER THE DRAGON – AFI Catalog Spotlight

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the AFI Catalog shines a spotlight on Bruce Lee’s final and most successful film, ENTER THE DRAGON (1973), which was released 50 years ago this August just one month after Lee’s untimely death at age 32. Made for a slim budget of $850,000, with grosses...

SOYLENT GREEN – AFI Catalog Spotlight

This April marks the 50th release anniversary of the dystopian ecological thriller and cult classic SOYLENT GREEN (1973), which imagined the state of the world in 2022 with overpopulation, global warming and the vast discrepancy between rich and poor. Based in part on the 1966 novel “Make Room! Make Room!” by Harry Harrison, SOYLENT GREEN...