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THE POWER OF THE DOG Added As Red Carpet Premiere To AFI FEST 2021

BUY PASSES TO AFI FEST 2021 AFI announced today that Academy Award® winner Jane Campion’s highly anticipated film THE POWER OF THE DOG will screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 11 as part of AFI FEST 2021. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a brutally beguiling rancher, this psychological drama set in the American West...

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...

Celebrating the AFI Class of 2021 and Honorary Degree Recipient Angela Bassett

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, the AFI community celebrated the commencement of the AFI Conservatory Class of 2021 with the graduates and their families and friends at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, and even more joining from all over the world via live stream. The festivities included speeches from Dean Susan Ruskin, Class of 2021...

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 FEST 2021 Full Lineup Announced

BUY PASSES TO AFI FEST 2021 The full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 is here! Featuring 115 titles, this year’s film festival will showcase internationally acclaimed and award-winning films, including Sony Pictures Classics’ PARALLEL MOTHERS, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at the historic...

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...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: MILK

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on June 10, 2020. MILK (2008) celebrates the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2008, recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally...
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