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AFI Movie Club: PARENTHOOD

PARENTHOOD was directed by Ron Howard and stars Steve Martin, the recipient of the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award.    Watch Bryce Dallas Howard announce the film: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM -DID YOU KNOW that director Ron Howard got the idea for PARENTHOOD on a flight to Argentina in 1985, traveling to the location for his film GUNG HO?…

AFI DOCS: Virtual World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE WALL

BLOOD ON THE WALL is having its Virtual World Premiere online at AFI DOCS on June 21. Get ticket here. Following the film, watch a recorded discussion led by NBC News and MSNBC Correspondent Jacob Soboroff with directors Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested. Immigration under the current administration is indelibly marked by powerful media images…

AFI DOCS: Maia Lekow and Christopher King on THE LETTER

THE LETTER will have its Virtual World Premiere at AFI DOCS 2020 on June 21. Get ticket to online screening now.  “This is a universal story of the increasing vulnerability of our elders and the indestructible power of women and the importance of family.” – Maia Lekow, co-director of THE LETTER Watch directors Maia Lekow…
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AFI Movie Club: NATIONTIME-GARY

William Greaves’ documentary NATIONTIME–GARY documents the inaugural National Black Political Convention and is narrated by the legendary Sidney Poitier – recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. IndieCollect’s new 4k restoration of NATIONTIME–GARY screened online at AFI DOCS 2020. Watch Richard Roundtree announce today’s film: Movie Trivia about NATIONTIME – GARY -DID YOU KNOW that…
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AFI Movie Club: DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA

Directed by Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Lee Grant, DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA chronicles poverty in America, from struggling farmhands to unemployed urban workers to the newly homeless. AFI DOCS honored Grant at this year’s Charles Guggenheim Symposium, which celebrates the legacy of Charles Guggenheim by recognizing a contemporary filmmaker with a profound respect…
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AFI Movie Club: SISTERS OF ’77

AFI DOCS showcased SISTERS OF ’77, an Academy Award®-nominated documentary about the first-ever National Women’s Conference, as part of the Cinema’s Legacy section at AFI DOCS 2020. The landmark film combines footage of the conference with interviews with prominent activists, including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Coretta Scott King. Watch Marisa Tomei announce…
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AFI Movie Club: JUST MERCY

Warner Bros. has made JUST MERCY free to rent on streaming platforms for all of June 2020 in response to the police brutality charges and ongoing protests surrounding the death of George Floyd and to educate viewers about systemic racism. FIND OUT WHERE TO WATCH FOR FREE.   JUST MERCY was showcased at the 2019 AFI…
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AFI Movie Club: ANTWONE FISHER

ANTWONE FISHER was the directorial debut of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington, who also co-starred in the movie. In 2002, the film was honored with an AFI AWARD for providing “a clarion call for all films that strive to bring unspoken topics into the national conversation.” Movie Trivia about ANTWONE FISHER -DID YOU KNOW Antwone…
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AFI Movie Club: BLACK PANTHER

BLACK PANTHER “shatters and reshapes cultural mythology.” Ryan Coogler’s super-heroic vision was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2018 – recognizing it 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. Movie Trivia about BLACK PANTHER -DID YOU KNOW that BLACK PANTHER…
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AFI Movie Club: SELMA

SELMA was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2014 – recognizing it 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. Ava DuVernay’s visionary film invited audiences “to rise above the breathless shame of our nation’s past and come…
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AFI Movie Club: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST was directed by AFI alum Julie Dash (Class of 1974) – an influential member of the LA Rebellion movement which reinvented Black Cinema. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott called her “a true American original who dared to fill an empty space in the American imagination.” With the release of the…

HOLLYWOOD Reimagines a More Inclusive Industry

With the recent release of Ryan Murphy’s fantastical new miniseries HOLLYWOOD, audiences have been treated to a revisionist look at what the film industry would have been like if it had it become more equitable in the ’40s. The show revolves around the fictional production of MEG, a twist on the tragic tale of 24-year-old…
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