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AFI DOCS Announces 2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to the AFI DOCS 2021 Award Winners. The 19th edition of AFI DOCS presented a diverse slate of 78 films from 23 countries, shedding light on overlooked stories from the past, honoring champions of change and giving us glimpses into the everyday lives of subjects close to home and around the world. The festival’s...

AFI Movie Club: CUSP

SCREENING TONIGHT AT 8 p.m. EDT at AFI DOCS : LEARN MORE  Like in much of America, in one small Texas town there’s not much for teenagers to do, especially during another hot summer. Three teenage girls – Autumn, Brittney and Aaloni – have lazy day hangouts, bonfire parties in fields riddled with beer and blunts or casual...

AFI Movie Club: ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN

 SCREENING TONIGHT AT 8 p.m. EDT at AFI DOCS – Learn more! ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN explores the life of the late storyteller, explorer and chef Anthony Bourdain. Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director/producer Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers, moderated by The Washington Post’s Host and Editor of Food Video, Mary Beth...

AFI Movie Club: WE THE PEOPLE

FREE LIVE EVENT at AFI DOCS  Watch today, June 24 at 8:00 p.m. EDT - LEARN MORE HERE  Reserve your ticket HERE    World Premiere Event  A vibrant call to action for everyone to rethink civics as a living and breathing thing, reframing our understanding of what government and citizenship mean in a modern world.   Created by Chris Nee and executive produced...

AFI Movie Club: RISE AGAIN: TULSA AND THE RED SUMMER

RISE AGAIN: TULSA AND THE RED SUMMER, directed by AFI DOCS 2021 Guggenheim honoree Dawn Porter, documents the Tulsa Massacre – one of America’s most violent racial conflicts – exploring the role of media in covering the tragedy and today’s revived call for justice and anti-racism.  FREE SCREENING AT AFI DOCS - Watch Now! Close Close Close GET THE LATEST FROM AFI...

AFI DOCS 2021: World Premieres

  THE COMMUNION OF MY COUSIN ANDREA World Premiere Andrea’s First Communion ceremony lacks glamour. For Andrea, things without sparkles are meaningless. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 4 – Buy Ticket   THE GALLERY THAT DESTROYS ALL SHAME World Premiere One evening in LA, a group learns how to take back the speculum. SCREENS…

AFI Movie Club: NAOMI OSAKA

What does it feel like to be one of the best tennis players in the world? An intimate look inside the life of one of the most gifted and complex athletes of her generation offers insight into the tough decisions and ecstatic triumphs that shape Naomi Osaka as both an elite global superstar and a...

AFI DOCS 2021: The Lighter Side of DOCS

Documentaries reflect the state of the world and with such monumental issues to address such as climate change, politics and human rights, these subjects can sometime seem rather serious. While most of the documentaries in the lineup do contain moments of lightness and humor, some look at subjects that are outright joyful. Attend a music…

AFI DOCS 2021: The Visual Arts

Are you an avid museum goer, an artist yourself or simply a lover of the arts looking to learn about a community of artists or wanting an in-depth look at an artist you might never have heard of? This selection of documentary features and shorts on the visual arts is sure to satisfy that creative…

AFI DOCS 2021: AFI Alumni Films

Congratulations to the AFI Alumni who have films in this year’s AFI DOCS festival. Check out their compelling documentaries today!   Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973), Executive Producer – REBEL HEARTS In Los Angeles in the 1960s, the courageous Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary challenged the Roman Catholic Church in an effort…

AFI DOCS 2021: Films Starring Cute Animals

The AFI DOCS film festival features all kinds of stories – those about humans and those about animals. And even stories about humans and their relationships with animals! Check out these films at AFI DOCS which star cute animals. FATHOM Have you ever wanted to introduce yourself to a whale? FATHOM follows women in the…

AFI DOCS 2021: Animated Short Films

Animation aficionados will appreciate the Short Film Competition section at AFI DOCS 2021. Introducing filmmakers, who have set the interrotron aside and picked up their paintbrushes to present fascinating real-life stories, each employing their own fantastic animation style, these short documentaries are also gorgeous art films!   THE BROTHER (LE FRÈRE) USA Premiere Suffering from…
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