best of fest – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and actress-comedian Mo’Nique in this adaptation directed by Lee Daniels and penned by Geoffrey Fletcher, who is the first African American to receive an Academy Award® for screenwriting. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2009, which recognizes the best film…

AFI Movie Club: BLACK SWAN

BLACK SWAN, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman in an Academy Award®-winning role, is set against the competitive world of high-stakes ballet. Shot with a serene and surreal beauty by AFI Conservatory alum Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992), who was also nominated for an Oscar® for his work, the film is suffused…
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