Angela Lansbury – American Film Institute
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NATIONAL VELVET (1945) – AFI Movie Club

The timeless story of a young girl and her beloved horse in preparation for the Grand National Sweepstakes, NATIONAL VELVET (1945) earned a place among the AFI’s most inspiring films of all time – and stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Elizabeth Taylor in an early role, alongside Mickey Rooney and AFI Honorary Degree recipient...
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring an endearing supporting role – and an unforgettable performance of the title song – from AFI honorary degree recipient Angela Lansbury, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) appears three times across AFI’s 100 YEARS lists of the greatest American films, including among cinema’s greatest songs, greatest musicals and most memorable love stories. It also ranks...
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BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS (1971) – AFI Movie Club

Combining live-action and cartoon elements into a lively and imaginative fantasy-adventure that takes its heroes from the English seaside to the bustling urban street market of Portobello Road to the fantastical Isle of Naboombu – populated by anthropomorphic animated animals! – BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS (1971) features a beloved central performance from AFI honorary degree recipient...
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THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest film of all time as well as among the art form’s greatest thrillers, director John Frankenheimer’s THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962) stars screen legend – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Angela Lansbury in a chilling role that earned her a place among AFI’s accounting of...
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AFI Movie Club: GASLIGHT

From director George Cukor, GASLIGHT (1944) tells the story of a woman whose husband makes her question her sanity in an attempt to steal from her – and the film’s title has since been culturally adopted as a term to describe the malicious act of making someone question their own reality. The film was celebrated...
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AFI Movie Club: THE COURT JESTER

THE COURT JESTER, a classic musical comedy starring Danny Kaye, shows up on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS – the American Film Institute’s lists of the art form’s funniest films!  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THE COURT JESTER Now THE COURT JESTER – Reelgood Watch Carl Reiner and Martin Short talk about THE COURT…
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AFI Movie Club: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST appears on three of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS, AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS and AFI’s 100 YEARS OF MUSICALS. It also ranks #7 on AFI’s Top 10 list of the greatest animated films of all time! Watch Alicia Silverstone announce the film:    Movie Trivia about…

Angela Lansbury and Lawrence Kasdan To Receive Honorary Degrees from the AFI Conservatory

The AFI Conservatory will confer honorary degrees upon actress Angela Lansbury and writer, director and producer Lawrence Kasdan during the the film school’s commencement in June. Both will receive Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa, recognizing them for their distinct artistic contributions to the art of the moving image. The honors will be given during the…
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