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THE FAREWELL (2019) – AFI Movie Club

THE FAREWELL (2019) was honored with an AFI Award, recognizing it as one of the most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image during the year of its release. According to the official rationale, “THE FAREWELL embraces a clash of cultures in a modern family to celebrate the universal nature of our human...
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CRAZY RICH ASIANS (2018) – AFI Movie Club

Based on the book by Kevin Kwan, CRAZY RICH ASIANS is an opulent delight from director Jon M. Chu – exploring the friction an Asian American woman faces when she travels to meet her boyfriend’s wealthy family in Singapore. AFI Directing Workshop for Women alum Ashley Eakin (AFI Class of 2020) served as Chu’s assistant...
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AFI Movie Club: SWAN SONG

Marking the debut feature from Academy Award®-winning writer/director Benjamin Cleary and making its world premiere at AFI FEST 2021, SWAN SONG (2021) features hauntingly elegiac cinematography by AFI Alum Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002). Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH SWAN SONG Screening as part of AFI FEST November 12 at 7:30 p.m. GET...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE FAREWELL

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 2, 2020. THE FAREWELL received a 2019 AFI AWARD, recognizing it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Star Awkwafina was also one of the guests at AFI’s Indie Contenders Roundtable at the...

AFI Movie Club: CRAZY RICH ASIANS

An opulent delight, CRAZY RICH ASIANS follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she travels to her boyfriend’s homeland of Singapore where she must contend with his disapproving relatives, battle jealous socialites and navigate her identity as an Asian American woman. Directing Workshop for Women alum Ashley Eakin (AFI Class of 2020) served as director Jon...

AFI Movie Club: THE FAREWELL

THE FAREWELL received a 2019 AFI AWARD, recognizing it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Star Awkwafina was also one of the guests at AFI’s Indie Contenders Roundtable at the 2019 AFI FEST Presented by Audi.   Movie Trivia about THE FAREWELL -DID YOU KNOW…

Watch: Indie Contenders Roundtable

On Sunday, November 17, AFI FEST presented by Audi hosted one of the festival’s most popular panels — the Indie Contenders Roundtable. The lively conversation focused on the panelists’ indie projects and the democratization of content. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg, the Roundtable featured major talent from the AFI FEST 2019 lineup…

AFI Summit to debut at AFI FEST

AFI announced today the program for the inaugural AFI Summit that will take place at AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. The six-day forum of intimate conversations and dynamic panel discussions will feature acclaimed and thought-provoking filmmakers, industry leaders and academics who are making a difference. BUY A PASS TO AFI FEST 2019 DOC ROUNDTABLE…

Announcing the AFI FEST 2019 Indie Contenders Roundtable

Presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by columnist and blogger Scott Feinberg, the annual Indie Contenders Roundtable at AFI FEST presented by Audi will feature a 90-minute discussion with major artists who have done standout work in independent film this year. The eight performers who will appear at the 2019 panel are: Awkwafina (THE…
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