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AFI Movie Club: BOOKSMART

BOOKSMART, directed by Olivia Wilde, is a teen comedy about two high school overachievers who break from the mold on one last fateful night before graduation. The film was produced by AFI alum Jillian Longnecker (AFI Class of 2002), and Wilde and writer Katie Silberman were both guest speakers at a Harold Lloyd Master Seminar…

AFI Movie Club: BLACKKKLANSMAN

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AFI Movie Club: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE

Justin Simien’s witty and irreverent comedy DEAR WHITE PEOPLE stars Tyler James Williams and Tessa Thompson and premiered to acclaim at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. AFI alum Mel Jones (Class of 2010) was an associate producer on the film. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Now DEAR WHITE PEOPLE…

AFI Movie Club: SUGAR

SUGAR was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2009 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.  Movie Trivia about SUGAR –DID YOU KNOW co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck auditioned more than six hundred actors…

AFI Movie Club: SISTERS OF ’77

AFI DOCS showcased SISTERS OF ’77, an Academy Award®-nominated documentary about the first-ever National Women’s Conference, as part of the Cinema’s Legacy section at AFI DOCS 2020. The landmark film combines footage of the conference with interviews with prominent activists, including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Coretta Scott King. Watch Marisa Tomei announce…

AFI Movie Club: CAROL

CAROL was recognized by AFI AWARDS as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. The editor of the film, Affonso Gonçalves, is a graduate of the AFI Conservatory.  In this exclusive AFI Archive video, watch CAROL director Todd Haynes and actress…

AFI Movie Club: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST was directed by AFI alum Julie Dash (Class of 1974) – an influential member of the LA Rebellion movement which reinvented Black Cinema. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott called her “a true American original who dared to fill an empty space in the American imagination.” With the release of the…

AFI Movie Club: THE THIRD MAN

THE THIRD MAN appears at #57 on AFI’s original list of the greatest American films – and subsequently at #75 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills list. The character of Harry Lime – played by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Orson Welles – shows up at #37 on AFI’s list of the greatest screen villains.  Watch Kenneth Branagh…

AFI Movie Club: WHAT A WAY TO GO!

WHAT A WAY TO GO! stars the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient, Shirley MacLaine, and also features Gene Kelly who received the 13th AFI Life Achievement! Watch Demi Moore announce the film:   Movie Trivia about WHAT A WAY TO GO! –DID YOU KNOW publicist-turned-producer Arthur P. Jacobs initially acquired Gwen Davis’ story “I Love Louisa” – the…

AFI Movie Club: BEING THERE

BEING THERE is on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Laughs as one of the funniest films to grace the silver screen. Star Shirley MacLaine was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2012, and the film’s cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, was a member of the first class at the AFI Conservatory.   Watch Jay Roach announce the…

AFI Movie Club: ROMAN HOLIDAY

ROMAN HOLIDAY is ranked #4 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list of the greatest love stories of all time, and Audrey Hepburn is #3 on AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars list of the greatest American screen legends. And both Gregory Peck and director William Wyler were recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1989…
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