alfonso gomez rejon – American Film Institute

AFI Announces Newly Formed AFI Alumni Council

AFI announced today the newly formed AFI Alumni Council, an advisory group of AFI Alumni that will guide career development and community engagement for AFI Alumni and provide leadership to galvanize AFI filmmakers across the industry to work together to affect change. The establishment of the Alumni Council is yet another step in improving the…

AFI Movie Club: ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

A truly original and offbeat coming-of-age tale, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL chronicles the journey of a self-deprecating and cinema-obsessed teen (Thomas Mann) who unexpectedly befriends a cancer-stricken classmate (Olivia Cooke) as he tries to survive the social minefield that is high school. The director of this breakout Sundance hit is AFI alum…

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and Frederick Elmes on Filming HUNTERS and Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers

Growing up on the Texas/Mexico border in the ‘80s, director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s (AFI Class of 1995) first introduction to the work of legendary cinematographer Frederick Elmes (AFI Class of 1972) was a worn-out VHS tape of BLUE VELVET. Describing Elmes’ filmmaking as “hypnotic,” Gomez-Rejon continued his initiation with other films shot by Elmes – ERASERHEAD,…
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