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AFI Movie Club Rewind: CAROL

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on June 11, 2020. CAROL (2015) was recognized by AFI AWARDS as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. The editor of the film, Affonso Gonçalves, is a graduate of...

AFI Movie Club: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

AFI Honorary Degree recipient Cicely Tyson’s transformative performance in the title role of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN (1974) spans decades, from the days of slavery to the Civil Rights movement. Of the made-for-TV feature’s 13 Emmy® nominations, it won nine – including two for its celebrated star. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH...

AFI Movie Club: RISKY BUSINESS

A pitch-black comedy about sex, capitalism, ambition and college admissions, RISKY BUSINESS (1983) appears on AFI’s list of cinema’s greatest screen songs – a Bob Seger classic etched into the public consciousness in an instantly iconic moment of suburban teenager Tom Cruise celebrating his weekend emancipation from his parents by stripping down to enjoy some...

AFI Movie Club: THE GREAT DEBATERS

In addition to directing the film, AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington co-starred in this inspiring true story of THE GREAT DEBATERS (2007) – alongside Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise and a host of young actors.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE GREAT DEBATERS THE GREAT DEBATERS - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB...

AFI Movie Club: MULHOLLAND DRIVE

Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux star in MULHOLLAND DR. – a surrealist neo-noir from the mind of writer/director David Lynch (AFI Class of 1970). Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, film earned an AFI AWARD when it was released, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding motion pictures. The official rationale said that, “MULHOLLAND DR. is a classic example of the poetry...

AFI Movie Club: THE CHINA SYNDROME

Ranked as one of the greatest cinematic thrillers of all time by AFI, THE CHINA SYNDROME (1979) stars Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda – all recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.      Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE CHINA...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: CARMEN JONES

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 7, 2020. This riveting rendition of "Carmen" with an all-Black cast, CARMEN JONES (1954) stars Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. Dandridge was nominated for an Oscar® for her performance, making her the first person of color to be nominated for a leading...

AFI Movie Club: LOVE STORY

Starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, director Arthur Hiller’s LOVE STORY (1970) was named by AFI as one of the greatest love stories onscreen and features one of the cinema’s most iconic quotes of all time – “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream LOVE...

AFI Movie Club: REALLY LOVE

Directed and co-written by Angel Kristi Williams, REALLY LOVE chronicles the love story between a driven law student (Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing) and a talented artist (Kofi Siriboe) struggling to navigate the competitive art world. The film, which had its world premiere at the 2020 AFI FEST, was produced by Mel Jones (AFI Class of 2010) and...

AFI Movie Club: PHILADELPHIA

Among the first major motion pictures to address the AIDS crisis, PHILADELPHIA (1993) is a work of power and empathy that appears across three of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest American films of all time – ranking among cinema’s most inspiring films, its greatest heroes and its most iconic songs. Directed by...

AFI Movie Club: BOOMERANG

The 1992 romantic comedy, BOOMERANG, has an all-star cast that includes Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Robin Givens, Grace Jones and a breakthrough performance from AFI Trustee Halle Berry. The film was edited by former AFI Conservatory Discipline Head Michael Jablow.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream BOOMERANG BOOMERANG - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a global, virtual gathering...

AFI Movie Club: BOY

Equal parts heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious, BOY (2010) is the triumphant sophomore feature from writer/director Taika Waititi and a coming-of-age film set in rural New Zealand, which earned the Audience Award at AFI FEST 2010 for Best International Feature. The film stars James Rolleston, Te Aho Aho Eketone-Whitu and Waititi. Close Close Close HOW TO...
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