anna may wong – American Film Institute
The Thief of Bagdad Film Still - Conrad Veidt

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1924) – AFI Movie Club

A showcase for the charisma and staggering athleticism of star Douglas Fairbanks, THE THIEF OF BAGDAD also features sumptuous – and epically ambitious – art direction from legendary production designer William Cameron Menzies. A towering cinematic achievement, the film was recognized by the American Film Institute among the art form’s top ten fantasies of all...
Piccadilly Film Still - Cyril Ritchard and Anna May Wong

PICCADILLY (1929) – AFI Movie Club

A showcase of the luminous talents of silent star Anna May Wong, PICCADILLY is a 1929 drama directed by E.A. Dupont and written by Arnold Bennett. Wong was a pioneer and an icon in early Hollywood – who, in addition to appearing in more than 60 films during her remarkable career, created her own production...

AFI Catalog Spotlight: Anna May Wong

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the AFI Catalog spotlights America’s first female Asian American movie star, Anna May Wong, who spent her career defying racial stereotypes and paving the road for greater diversity in Hollywood. Growing up in Los Angeles’s Chinatown neighborhood, Anna May Wong secretly skipped classes to pursue a different...
Piccadilly Film Still - Anna May Wong

AFI Movie Club: Spotlight on PICCADILLY star Anna May Wong

A showcase of the luminous talents of silent star Anna May Wong, PICCADILLY is a 1929 drama directed by E.A. Dupont and written by Arnold Bennett. Wong was a pioneer and an icon in early Hollywood – who, in addition to appearing in more than 60 films during her remarkable career, created her own production...

HOLLYWOOD Reimagines a More Inclusive Industry

With the recent release of Ryan Murphy’s fantastical new miniseries HOLLYWOOD, audiences have been treated to a revisionist look at what the film industry would have been like if it had it become more equitable in the ’40s. The show revolves around the fictional production of MEG, a twist on the tragic tale of 24-year-old…

Win a Pair of Passes to AFI FEST 2016

Look up, Los Angeles! Street pole banners for AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi are now hanging high above neighborhoods throughout the city. There are three versions of the banners, each focusing on a different pioneering Hollywood legend. To celebrate these new street banners, we’re giving away a pair of Express Passes to this year’s festival. Here’s how you can win yours….

Dorothy Dandridge, Ida Lupino and Anna May Wong Honored at AFI FEST 2016

In celebration of the 30th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi, a trio of diverse female trailblazers will adorn the festival’s 2016 key art and be featured in its programming lineup. AFI FEST will spotlight Dorothy Dandridge, the first African American nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award®; Ida Lupino, a pioneering director, writer,…

AFI FEST 2016 Cinema’s Legacy Lineup

AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi has announced its annual Cinema’s Legacy lineup. This section highlights classic movies and, this year, is comprised of nine iconic titles from film history, including Orson Welles’ masterpiece CITIZEN KANE (1941), along with films featuring the three female film trailblazers adorning this year’s festival key art: CARMEN JONES (1954), starring…
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