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AFI Movie Club: A Tribute to Rita Moreno

Watch at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi virtual festival – Free Ticket – WATCH NOW Today’s Movie Club pick is a tribute to Academy Award®-winning actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno who has been in some of the most beloved Hollywood films of all time, from SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN to WEST SIDE…

AFI Movie Club: THE WATERMELON WOMAN

Free screening at AFI FEST presented by Audi – GET TICKET Directed, written by and starring Cheryl Dunye, THE WATERMELON WOMAN follows aspiring filmmaker and video store clerk Cheryl, self-referentially portrayed by Dunye, who embarks on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of an unidentified Black actress spotted in a number of films from…

AFI Movie Club: POSSE

POSSE, Mario Van Peebles’ rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, screens Oct. 16-22 at AFI FEST presented by Audi as part of the festival’s Cinema’s Legacy program. This year’s program, curated by Dr. Racquel Gates, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the College of Staten Island, CUNY and author…

AFI Movie Club: I’M YOUR WOMAN at AFI FEST Presented by Audi

Watch the World Premiere of I’M YOUR WOMAN at AFI FEST presented by Audi on Oct. 15. GET TICKET The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the World Premiere of the Amazon Original film I’M YOUR WOMAN, which is directed by Julia Hart and written by Hart and Academy Award®…

AFI Movie Club: PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and actress-comedian Mo’Nique in this adaptation directed by Lee Daniels and penned by Geoffrey Fletcher, who is the first African American to receive an Academy Award® for screenwriting. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2009, which recognizes the best film…

AFI Movie Club: BLACK SWAN

BLACK SWAN, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman in an Academy Award®-winning role, is set against the competitive world of high-stakes ballet. Shot with a serene and surreal beauty by AFI Conservatory alum Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992), who was also nominated for an Oscar® for his work, the film is suffused…

AFI Movie Club: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Adapted from Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, directed by Steve McQueen and written by John Ridley, centers on a free man – played by Chiwetel Ejiofor – who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2013 – recognizing it as one of the year’s…

AFI Movie Club: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

Brought to life by an all-star cast that includes Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains and Errol Flynn as the iconic hero, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD has been celebrated across AFI’s lists, including cinema’s greatest film scores, greatest thrills and, of course, greatest heroes.  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THE…

AFI Movie Club: STAND AND DELIVER

STAND AND DELIVER stars Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips and Rosana De Soto – and is included on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films of all time.   Click Here to Find Out How to Watch STAND AND DELIVER Now STAND AND DELIVER – Reelgood Watch Ken Jeong announce the film:   Watch Edward James…

AFI Movie Club: EIGHTH GRADE

EIGHTH GRADE is directed by Bo Burnham and stars Elsie Fisher in a startlingly honest performance as a shy middle school student gradually coming out of her shell. This nuanced coming-of-age film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2018 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of…

AFI Movie Club: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

One of the definitive westerns of all time, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY was the third collaboration between director Sergio Leone and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Clint Eastwood – following A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and its sequel, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE. Collectively, the three films are commonly referred to as “the…

AFI Movie Club: CREED

Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character passes the gloves to a new generation of Philadelphia fighter in Ryan Coogler’s CREED, starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson. This new addition to the Rocky franchise was produced by AFI alum William Chartoff (Class of 1989). Click Here to Find Out How to Watch CREED Now CREED – Reelgood In this exclusive…
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