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AFI Movie Club: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is ranked by AFI as one of the funniest in cinematic history. Directed by AFI Life Achievement recipient Mel Brooks, this iconic comedy features an unforgettable sequence in which Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle perform the duet “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” which AFI ranked as #89 on the list of greatest movie songs…

AFI Movie Club: DANCE, GIRL, DANCE

Directed by Dorothy Arzner and edited by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Robert Wise, DANCE, GIRL, DANCE features star-making turns from Maureen O’Hara and Lucille Ball as two hoofers whose fates are intertwined as professional dancers. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch DANCE, GIRL, DANCE Now DANCE, GIRL, DANCE – Reelgood In the…

AFI Movie Club: THE ODD COUPLE

THE ODD COUPLE features the talent of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Jack Lemmon and ranks #17 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list of the funniest American movies of all time. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THE ODD COUPLE Now THE ODD COUPLE – Reelgood Watch Nathan Lane announce the THE ODD…

AFI Movie Club: SUNSET BLVD.

SUNSET BLVD. is celebrating its 70th anniversary this month! The quintessential LA film noir is ranked #16 on AFI’s list of the 100 greatest movies of all time. AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Billy Wilder directed the movie, and Gloria Swanson’s iconic lines “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up” and “I am…

AFI Movie Club: THE GRAPES OF WRATH

THE GRAPES OF WRATH was selected for both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time. Henry Fonda’s character Tom Joad is ranked #12 among AFI’s greatest screen heroes, and the film is ranked #7 as one of the most inspiring films ever. Director John Ford was awarded the…

AFI Movie Club: CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, a boundary-breaking love story, was directed by AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) alum and Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal recipient Randa Haines. It was edited by AFI DWW alum Lisa Fruchtman.   In this exclusive AFI Archive video, director Randa Haines discusses the film: Movie Trivia for CHILDREN OF…

AFI Movie Club: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM is an inspiring story of Jess Bhamra, a young British Indian athlete whose love of soccer conflicts with her traditional upbringing. Director Gurinder Chadha – the first British Asian woman to direct a major feature film – has also been a Harold Lloyd Master Seminar speaker at the AFI Conservatory.  …

AFI Movie Club: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

It’s Christmas in July! IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE was named 20th on AFI’s Top 100 greatest American films of all time. It’s ranked #1 on 100 Years…100 Cheers and #9 on 100 Years…100 passions, and George Bailey is listed at #9 on AFI’s 100 Heroes list. James Stewart is ranked #3 on AFI’s list of the…

AFI Movie Club: CLEMENCY

CLEMENCY brings light to the dark reality of death row, starring AFI Honorary Degree recipient Alfre Woodard as a conflicted prison warden. The film screened at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi and was directed by Chinonye Chukwu – a former Faculty member of the AFI Conservatory. Watch Alfre Woodard discuss recognizing the humanity in…

AFI Movie Club: STEEL MAGNOLIAS

STEEL MAGNOLIAS stars Shirley MacLaine – who was honored with an AFI Life Achievement Award in 2012 – and features the cinematography of AFI Conservatory alum John A. Alonzo. Watch Dakota Fanning announce STEEL MAGNOLIAS: Movie Trivia for STEEL MAGNOLIAS DID YOU KNOW? STEEL MAGNOLIAS is based on the off-Broadway play of the same name…

AFI Movie Club: DOPE

DOPE, a coming-of-age caper directed by Rick Famuyiwa and produced by Forest Whitaker and Pharrell Williams, was shot by AFI alum and Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006). In this exclusive AFI Archive video, watch Rachel Morrison talk about working on the film:   Movie Trivia about DOPE DID YOU KNOW? Pharrell Williams…

AFI Movie Club: BIRTHRIGHT

Pioneering Black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux’s BIRTHRIGHT is safeguarded for preservation and posterity in the AFI Collection at the Library of Congress.  Watch actor Lorenzo Tucker discuss BIRTHRIGHT filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. Movie Trivia about BIRTHRIGHT DID YOU KNOW?  In 1919 Oscar Micheaux formed his own movie production company and became the first African American to make a feature film.    DID YOU…
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