Cate Blanchett – American Film Institute
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INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008) – AFI Movie Club

With cinematography by AFI Alum Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987) and a story co-developed by Jeff Nathanson (AFI Class of 1987), INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (2008) boasts contributions by no fewer than four AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – director Steven Spielberg, producer George Lucas, star Harrison Ford and...

TÁR (2022) – AFI Movie Club

Written and directed by AFI Alum Todd Field (AFI Class of 1992), the masterful TÁR was honored in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. According to the official rationale, “TÁR demands the world leap to...
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LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on the American Film Institute’s anniversary list of the greatest American films of all time, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) was also recognized in the year of its release with a 2001 AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official...
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THE AVIATOR (2004) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring an all-star cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly and many more, THE AVIATOR (2004) was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Martin Scorsese,  edited by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Thelma Schoonmaker and shot by cinematographer and AFI Conservatory Alum Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979). Chronicling the...

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2021) – AFI Movie Club

From visionary director Guillermo del Toro, NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2021) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “NIGHTMARE ALLEY leads us down a path paved by American classics and emerges anew as a modern miracle. Guillermo...
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THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) – AFI Movie Club

An epic cinematic achievement realized through the visionary creative lens of director Peter Jackson, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “THE LORD OF...
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Film Still - Elijah Wood

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on the American Film Institute’s anniversary list of the greatest American films of all time, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) was also recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale,...
Carol Film Still - Cate Blanchett

CAROL (2015) – AFI Movie Club

With a script adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel by screenwriter Phyllis Nagy, director Todd Haynes’ lush and luminous CAROL (2015) was brought to the screen with the assistance of editor – and AFI Alum – Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993). The film was honored in 2015 with an AFI AWARD, recognizing it as one of...
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NIGHTMARE ALLEY (2021) – AFI Movie Club

"NIGHTMARE ALLEY leads us down a path paved by American classics and emerges anew as a modern miracle. Guillermo del Toro’s funhouse of filmdom expertly refracts humanity in warped, distorted mirrors – and invites us to enjoy the ride. Bradley Cooper’s transformative turn reaffirms his place as a leading man looking for more; he and an...
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Film Still - Elijah Wood

AFI Movie Club: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001), which appeared on the American Film Institute’s anniversary list of the greatest American films of all time, was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, the...
Carol Film Still - Cate Blanchett

AFI Movie Club Rewind: CAROL

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on June 11, 2020. CAROL (2015) was recognized by AFI AWARDS 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. The editor of the film, Affonso Gonçalves, is a graduate of...
Mrs. America Film Still - Sarah Paulson and Cate Blanchett

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree MRS. AMERICA

“MRS. AMERICA tears the tiara from the American image that women are born with equal rights and equal agendas. In this ambitiously insightful study of the gender warfare surrounding the creation of the Equal Rights Amendment, Dahvi Waller’s liberating narrative presents the past as a look to the battles still raging today. Cate Blanchett plays against radiant...
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