Cicely Tyson – American Film Institute

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. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH...

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 –...

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. Close Close Close HOW...

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…

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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