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Member Spotlight: Peyton Bradley Discusses AFI FEST and Championing Diversity in the Industry

Peyton Bradley is a young philanthropist who generously provides major support for AFI. With a passion for the arts and helping underrepresented filmmakers gain greater opportunities within the film industry, Peyton also created the Peyton V. Bradley Scholarship at the AFI Conservatory. This year, as we prepare for AFI FEST 2020, presented by Audi, we…

AFI Announces Date for AFI AWARDS 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that AFI AWARDS 2020, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television, will take place Friday, February 26, 2021. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI AWARDS is the only national program that honors creative teams as a whole – recognizing those in…

AFI Movie Club: ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

Following a widow on her journey across the American Southwest in search of a better life for herself and her young son, ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Martin Scorsese, and stars Ellen Burstyn – already an acting titan when she appeared in the film, which was released the same…

AFI Movie Club: MARIA FULL OF GRACE

Honored with an AFI AWARD in 2004, MARIA FULL OF GRACE stars Catalina Sandino Moreno as a woman forced to work as a drug mule on a treacherous journey from Colombia to the U.S.    Click Here to Find Out How to Watch MARIA FULL OF GRACE Now MARIA FULL OF GRACE – Reelgood   Movie Trivia About MARIA…

AFI Movie Club: ROMA

ROMA, Alfonso Cuarón’s love letter to his homeland of Mexico, was honored with a Special Award at the 2018 AFI AWARDS – recognizing it as “an ode to life, love and loss – a monument to the power of film to inspire empathy across the walls of geography, class and culture.” Click Here to Find…

AFI Movie Club: PARIAH

October marks the beginning of LGBTQ History Month and an opportunity to highlight the extraordinary contributions of the LGBTQ community within the film industry. PARIAH, the feature directorial debut of Dee Rees, chronicles a young Black woman discovering her sexuality and asserting her identity as she deals with the pressures of her family and society’s…

DID YOU KNOW? This 1952 Film Noir Was One Of The First Hollywood Productions To Depict Mexican Americans In A Positive Light

The Film Was Censored By The Production Code Of America, Which Objected To Scenes In Which Police Were Criticized For Racial Profiling THE RING (1952), a boxing film starring Rita Moreno and Gerald Mohr, marked an early departure from the racial stereotyping that prevailed in early American filmmaking. Hollywood had perniciously typecast Mexican Americans as…

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…
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