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AFI Movie Club: THELMA & LOUISE

THELMA & LOUISE  was named by AFI as one of the most heart-pounding cinematic thrills – as well as one of the art form’s most inspiring stories. AFI also recognized both Thelma and Louise as two of cinema’s greatest heroes.      Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THELMA & LOUISE Now THELMA & LOUISE – Reelgood Watch…

AFI Movie Club: BEATRIZ AT DINNER

BEATRIZ AT DINNER is directed by AFI Conservatory alum Miguel Arteta and stars Salma Hayek as a Mexican immigrant and healer who, when her car breaks down at the home of a wealthy client, ends up staying for dinner and engaging in an epic sparing match, exposing harsh truths about race, class and privilege.  Click Here…

AFI Movie Club: TOP HAT

Featuring iconic performances from Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire – both recognized by AFI as two of cinema’s greatest screen legends – TOP HAT appears on AFI’s list of the greatest American musicals of all-time. Astaire was honored with the highest honor for a career in film – the AFI Life Achievement Award – in…

AFI Movie Club: CITY LIGHTS

CITY LIGHTS ranks #1 on the American Film Institute’s 10 Top 10 list of the art form’s greatest romantic comedies, and has appeared six times on AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – including #11 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition. AFI also named the film’s star and director Charlie Chaplin #10 among cinema’s greatest…

AFI Movie Club: A SINGLE MAN

A SINGLE MAN, a beautiful meditation on love, grief and mortality, stars Colin Firth as a gay man struggling with the recent loss of his partner over the course of a single day. The film was honored with an AFI Award in 2009 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally…

AFI Announces Thomas P. Pollock Endowed Scholarship Fund

Today, AFI announced the establishment of the Thomas P. Pollock Endowed Scholarship Fund in memory of AFI Chair Emeritus Thomas Pollock. The fund, established in collaboration with Pollock’s family, is supported by leadership gifts from Mellody Hobson and George Lucas, Robert Daly and Carole Bayer Sager, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg,…

AFI Movie Club: MISERY

The character of Annie Wilkes in MISERY – chillingly portrayed by Kathy Bates in her Academy Award®-winning performance – is recognized by AFI as one of the great villains in cinematic history. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch MISERY Now MISERY – Reelgood Watch Rosalind Chao announce MISERY: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM…

AFI Movie Club: BLINDSPOTTING

Directed by Carlos López Estrada and co-written by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, BLINDSPOTTING is a powerful story that brings to light issues of gentrification, racism, cultural appropriation and police brutality, while also evoking the humanity that is too often overlooked when injustice makes its way into the headlines. The film’s loving depiction of Oakland,…

AFI Alumni Win 2020 Emmy Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Emmy®-winning AFI alumni! In a historic first, the Television Academy hosted a virtual ceremony to celebrate the best in television. The evening was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and featured a long list of special guests. We are so proud of all the AFI alumni who were honored by the Academy. Please…

MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY To Close AFI FEST 2020 Presented By AUDI

Passes Available Sept. 28 The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will close with the World Premiere of SHOWTIME® Documentary Films’ MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY. The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning director Errol Morris and explores the dark side of the Timothy Leary saga, and how his doomed relationship with Joanna Harcourt-Smith…

AFI Movie Club: BOYZ N THE HOOD

The directorial debut of John Singleton, BOYZ N THE HOOD features an all-star cast that includes Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett and Regina King.   Click Here to Find Out How to Watch BOYZ N THE HOOD Now BOYZ N THE HOOD – Reelgood Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor…

AFI Movie Club: ZOOTOPIA

ZOOTOPIA, an animated adventure about a bunny cop who joins forces with a fox to solve a governmental conspiracy, was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2016 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films of the year. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch ZOOTOPIA Now ZOOTOPIA – Reelgood Watch ZOOTOPIA’s…
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