Cicely Tyson – American Film Institute
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES film still of Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (1991) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from the novel by Fannie Flagg – who also co-wrote the screenplay – and featuring an all-star cast that includes Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker and AFI Honorary Degree recipient Cicely Tyson, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (1991) marked the feature directorial debut of AFI Alum Jon Avnet (AFI Class of 1972)...
Sounder Film Still - Cicely Tyson

SOUNDER (1972) – AFI Movie Club

Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the most inspirational films of all time, SOUNDER (1972) features tender and heartbreaking performances from Paul Winfield and Cicely Tyson – the latter of whom graduated from AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women in 1977 and received an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2014. Learn...
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Film Still - Cicely Tyson

AFI Movie Club: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

AFI Honorary Degree recipient Cicely Tyson’s transformative performance in the title role of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN (1974) spans decades, from the days of slavery to the Civil Rights movement. Of the made-for-TV feature’s 13 Emmy® nominations, it won nine – including two for its celebrated star. HOW TO WATCH Where to stream...
The Rosa Parks Story Film Still - Angela Bassett

AFI Movie Club: THE ROSA PARKS STORY

A narrative account of civil rights hero Rosa Parks’ iconic stand, THE ROSA PARKS STORY (2002) is an acclaimed feature produced for television and directed by AFI Conservatory alumna Julie Dash (AFI Class of 1974). The cast features the great Cicely Tyson, who earned an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2014, and –...
Sounder Film Still - Cicely Tyson

AFI Movie Club Rewind: SOUNDER

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on June 29, 2020. SOUNDER ranks #61 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of inspirational films. Star Cicely Tyson graduated from AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women in 1977 – and received an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2014. HOW TO WATCH Where...

Morgan Freeman Pays Tribute to Cicely Tyson in AFI AWARDS 2020 Benediction

On Feb. 26, AFI wrapped its celebration of AFI AWARDS 2020 with a virtual benediction delivered by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Morgan Freeman. Addressing the global AFI Movie Club audience, Freeman honored Cicely Tyson, who helped shape AFI in its early years as a member of the AFI Board of Trustees and was a…
Sounder Film Still - Cicely Tyson, Eric Hooks, Kevin Hooks, Yvonne Jarrell, and Paul Winfield

AFI Movie Club: SOUNDER

SOUNDER ranks #61 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of inspirational films. Star Cicely Tyson graduated from AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women in 1977 – and received an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory in 2014. Watch Don Cheadle announce SOUNDER:   Movie Trivia about SOUNDER -DID YOU KNOW SOUNDER was nominated for four Academy…
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