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SOYLENT GREEN (1973) – AFI Movie Club

A dark, dystopian thriller set in the far-off future of 2022, SOYLENT GREEN (1973) marked the final screen appearance of Edward G. Robinson – and starred the legendary Charlton Heston, the third Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about SOYLENT GREEN. Have Get The Picture...
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BEN-HUR (1959) – AFI Movie Club

A sweeping and iconic period piece directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree William Wyler, BEN-HUR (1959) was ranked by the American Film Institute at #2 among the greatest epic films of all time – and also appears on AFI’s lists of the greatest movies of all time and the art form’s most heart-pounding thrillers....

SOYLENT GREEN – AFI Catalog Spotlight

This April marks the 50th release anniversary of the dystopian ecological thriller and cult classic SOYLENT GREEN (1973), which imagined the state of the world in 2022 with overpopulation, global warming and the vast discrepancy between rich and poor. Based in part on the 1966 novel “Make Room! Make Room!” by Harry Harrison, SOYLENT GREEN...
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TOUCH OF EVIL (1958) – AFI Movie Club

Written and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Orson Welles (who also starred), TOUCH OF EVIL (1958) features performances from Marlene Dietrich – named by AFI among cinema’s greatest stars – and Charlton Heston, who served as the third Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn...
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PLANET OF THE APES (1968) – AFI Movie Club

This iconic sci-fi masterpiece appears on two of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – cinema’s most heart-pounding thrills and the art form’s most iconic quotes. Screen legend Charlton Heston, who stars as a misanthropic astronaut stranded alone on the strange and uncanny PLANET OF THE APES (1968), was the third Chair of the American Film Institute’s...
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AFI Movie Club: PLANET OF THE APES (1968)

This iconic sci-fi masterpiece appears on two of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – cinema’s most heart-pounding thrills and the art form’s most iconic quotes. Screen legend Charlton Heston, who stars as a misanthropic astronaut stranded alone on the strange and uncanny PLANET OF THE APES, was the third Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board...
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AFI Movie Club Rewind: BEN-HUR

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on April 12, 2020. BEN-HUR ranks #100 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time and #49 for the most thrilling. The film’s star Charlton Heston served as the chairman of the American Film Institute from 1973-1983!  HOW TO WATCH...
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AFI Movie Club: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS appears at #79 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies of all time, while the character of Moses (Charlton Heston) is ranked #43 on AFI’s list of the greatest heroes in movie history. Heston also served from 1973-1983 as the chairman of the American Film Institute. HOW TO WATCH Where to...
Ben-Hur Film Still - Charlton Heston

AFI Movie Club: BEN-HUR

BEN-HUR ranks #100 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time and #49 for the most thrilling. The film’s star Charlton Heston served as the chairman of the American Film Institute from 1973-1983!  Watch Ben Mankiewicz from Turner Classic Movies announce the film:   Movie Trivia about BEN-HUR –DID YOU KNOW…
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