AFI – American Film Institute
Carmen Jones Film Still - Dorothy Dandridge

CARMEN JONES (1954) – AFI Movie Club

A riveting rendition of “Carmen” with an all-Black cast, CARMEN JONES (1954) stars Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandridge – who earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance as the title character, making her the first person of color to be nominated for a leading role. The film also marked the first movie title sequence...
Singin' In The Rain Film Still - Gene Kelly

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) – AFI Movie Club

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) is easily one of the most beloved movies in the history of the art form, dancing its way across AFI’s lists of the greatest American films, including appearances on both lists of the greatest films of all time – the original and 10th anniversary edition...
Devil in a Blue Dress Film Still - Denzel Washington

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from author Walter Mosley’s novel of the same name, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) follows World War I veteran Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins as he navigates 1940s Los Angeles – taking work as it comes to him, even when he finds him in over his head after investigating the disappearance of missing woman. The...
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY Film Still - Arnold Schwarzenegger and Edward Furlong

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) – AFI Movie Club

Hardened after the events of THE TERMINATOR (1984) and by the burden of raising the future leader of mankind’s resistance against the machines, Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor returned to forge her own fate in TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (1991) – the groundbreaking sequel from director and co-writer James Cameron, which was included on the American...
Shane Film Still - Elisha Cook Jr.

SHANE (1953) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked by the American Film Institute among the top ten Westerns in the history of the art form, SHANE (1953) also appeared on both AFI’s lists of the greatest American films of all time – the original and 10th anniversary edition – as well as among the cinema’s most inspirational stories. Alan Ladd’s iconic turn...
Sunset Blvd. Film Still - Gloria Swanson

SUNSET BLVD. (1950) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Billy Wilder and starring William Holden – named by AFI among the greatest screen legends – and Gloria Swanson, SUNSET BLVD. (1950) is the quintessential LA film noir enshrined not only as a definitively dark encapsulation of the City of Angels, but also across the American Film Institute’s...
Yentl - Barbra Streisand

YENTL (1983) – AFI Movie Club

YENTL (1983), the musical drama of a brave young woman who poses as a boy to pursue her passion for studying Jewish Talmudic Law, features the talents of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Barbra Streisand – who wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film. Learn more about YENTL in the AFI Catalog. HOW TO...

AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women Applications Open on May 20

We are thrilled to announce that this year's AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women (CIW) presented by Panavision will be held Friday, July 15 through Monday, July 18 on the AFI Campus located in Los Angeles. CIW is a tuition-free, four-day workshop designed for aspiring cinematographers committed to their journey toward a professional career as cinematographers,...
Parasite Film Still - Kang-ho Song and Yeo-jeong Cho

PARASITE (2019) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Bong Joon Ho, PARASITE (2019) was honored with an AFI AWARDS Special Award, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. According to the official AFI AWARDS rationale, “PARASITE embeds itself in the collective consciousness and proves the power of cinema to assert universal...
Stand and Deliver Film Still - Edward James Olmos

STAND AND DELIVER (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Based on the remarkable true story of an East Los Angeles math class that beat the odds to conquer the AP calculus exam, STAND AND DELIVER (1988) stars AFI Trustee Edward James Olmos as Garfield High School teacher Jaime Escalante – whose trials and triumphs in nurturing his students earned a place on AFI’s 100...
Siân Heder

Siân Heder to Receive AFI’s 30th Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple AFI announced today that Academy Award® winner Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005), writer and director of CODA, this year’s Best Picture Oscar® winner, will receive the 2022 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which will be presented at the upcoming AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Julie Andrews....
Broadcast News Film Still - Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks

BROADCAST NEWS (1987) – AFI Movie Club

Written, produced and directed by AFI Trustee and AFI Conservatory Artistic Director James L. Brooks and starring Holly Hunter, William Hurt and Albert Brooks, BROADCAST NEWS (1987) earned a place among AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS, the American Film Institute’s ranking of the funniest films in the history of the American art form. Learn more about...
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