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AFI Movie Club: MIDDLE OF NOWHERE

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is the critically acclaimed sophomore feature from director – and AFI Trustee – Ava DuVernay.   Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream MIDDLE OF NOWHERE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a global, virtual gathering of those who love the movies. See all of...

ARRAY Crew Q&A with Executive Assistant & AFI Alum Jordan Tyner

  This month, AFI spoke with ARRAY Executive Assistant and AFI alum Jordan Tyner (AFI Class of 2020) about ARRAY Crew, a new database for diverse below-the-line workers that hopes to expand opportunities within the film and television industry.   AFI: What inspired ARRAY Crew? Jordan Tyner: ARRAY Crew was inspired by the lack of…

AFI Movie Club: Behind the Scene with SELMA’s David Oyelowo

SELMA was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2014 – 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. Ava DuVernay's visionary film invited audiences “to rise above the breathless shame of our nation’s past and come...

AFI Movie Club: QUEEN SUGAR

Created by Ava DuVernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, QUEEN SUGAR is a groundbreaking television series about a trio of siblings who attempt to run their family's sugarcane farm in rural Louisiana after tragedy strikes. Hailed for its inclusivity onscreen and off, the show features the directing talents of AFI Conservatory alumni Neema Barnette...

AFI Movie Club: WHEN THEY SEE US

WHEN THEY SEE US, a four-part series directed by Ava DuVernay, chronicles the story of the Central Park Five, etching empathy for its subjects into every frame and digging past the headlines to find the human faces and lasting traumas beneath. More relevant than ever, WHEN THEY SEE US received an AFI AWARD in 2019…

AFI Movie Club: SELMA

SELMA was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2014 – 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. Ava DuVernay’s visionary film invited audiences “to rise above the breathless shame of our nation’s past and come…
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