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AFI Movie Club: EIGHTH GRADE

EIGHTH GRADE is directed by Bo Burnham and stars Elsie Fisher in a startlingly honest performance as a shy middle school student gradually coming out of her shell. This nuanced coming-of-age film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2018 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of…

AFI FEST 2020: Programmer Picks

This week’s announcement of the full lineup for the AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi virtual film festival marks the culmination of many months of screening, reviewing and whittling down thousands of film entries by our dedicated team of festival programmers. We asked the programmers to highlight a few of the films that captivated them…

AFI Movie Club: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

One of the definitive westerns of all time, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY was the third collaboration between director Sergio Leone and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Clint Eastwood – following A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS and its sequel, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE. Collectively, the three films are commonly referred to as “the…

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi Full Lineup Announced

Passes are currently on sale at FEST.AFI.com. Individual tickets available Wednesday, October 7. AFI is thrilled to announce the full lineup for this year’s virtual AFI Fest presented by Audi! The festival features 124 titles – 53% are directed by women, 39% are directed by BIPOC and 17% are directed by LBGTQ+. This year’s reimagined…

AFI Movie Club: CREED

Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character passes the gloves to a new generation of Philadelphia fighter in Ryan Coogler’s CREED, starring Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson. This new addition to the Rocky franchise was produced by AFI alum William Chartoff (Class of 1989). Click Here to Find Out How to Watch CREED Now CREED – Reelgood In this exclusive…

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…
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