#AFIAWARDS2020 – American Film Institute

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

BUY TICKETS & 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...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Special Award Honoree HAMILTON

“HAMILTON transcends the definition of movies and television to rise up to the highest of art. This work of dazzling brilliance now exists for the ages – standing as a monument to America’s founding fathers and an anthem to the power of art to tell our stories. In a year when many were isolated at...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

“THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT soars above the notion that chess is for the few by capturing the attention of the world in heart-pounding, thought-provoking entertainment. Scott Frank’s exquisitely stylish period piece embodies the rousing drama of a sports story with all the white-knuckle chills of a psychological thriller. Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance is that of a Grandmaster...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree THE MANDALORIAN

“THE MANDALORIAN shows us the way. Jon Favreau and his visionary collaborators prove the power of STAR WARS to thrive beyond the Skywalker saga. Set far, far away from the central battle between good and evil, this intoxicating adventure expands the galaxy with heroic purpose and a genre-busting narrative all its own. In these dark...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

“LOVECRAFT COUNTRY drives a wooden stake through the injustices of America’s past. Misha Green’s stylish serial pulses with the power of reclamation as it charts a distorted journey through the Jim Crow South reimagined through the haunting lens of horror. Heroism is embodied by Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors, who stare down terrors from the...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree SOUL

"SOUL is a modern movie miracle. This ambitiously imaginative burst of life finds the spark of spirituality in American cinema – and delivers it to audiences of all ages in equal parts entertainment and enlightenment. Pete Docter and his talented team at Pixar tackle issues of the highest plane – death, regret, acceptance – and place...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree THE GOOD LORD BIRD

“THE GOOD LORD BIRD ignites a powder keg of history with issues of identity that mark our modern day. Ethan Hawke and Mark Richard’s richly reimagined tale of abolitionist John Brown is an eccentric epic driven by Joshua Caleb Johnson’s performance as a young, freed slave swept up in Brown’s crusade. Hawke’s gloriously unhinged portrayal...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree SOUND OF METAL

"SOUND OF METAL is a thundering achievement of both artistry and empathy. Darius Marder’s immersive masterwork finds new ways to make audiences feel – truly feel – in a story of endless awakenings. The film’s monumental feat in sound design is fully powered by Riz Ahmed’s bold and bravura performance as a man driven to connect,...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree MANK

"MANK opens the doors to Xanadu for all who love the movies. A true work of art from all angles, this majestic look back at the making of CITIZEN KANE challenges black and white assumptions about art and authorship, creativity and collaboration. David Fincher is today’s titan who takes on this telling of titans past...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree BETTER CALL SAUL

“BETTER CALL SAUL continues its monumental crawl through the desert of moral ambiguity as its soul breaks from bad to worse. Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould expand the shameless indignities of personal ambition with every weapon in their narrative arsenal as Bob Odenkirk’s pitifully hilarious opportunist finds an equally righteous void in the masterful turn...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…

“ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… is a knockout. This powerfully imagined gathering of giants – Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown – announces the arrival of Regina King as a singular voice behind the camera. A meticulously choreographed dreamscape that leaps from the words of writer Kemp Powers, the film asks, ‘What if...’ and...

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree MRS. AMERICA

“MRS. AMERICA tears the tiara from the American image that women are born with equal rights and equal agendas. In this ambitiously insightful study of the gender warfare surrounding the creation of the Equal Rights Amendment, Dahvi Waller’s liberating narrative presents the past as a look to the battles still raging today. Cate Blanchett plays against radiant...
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