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Fences Film Still - Denzel Washington and Viola Davis

FENCES (2016) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by and starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Denzel Washington, FENCES (2016) was honored 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 AFI AWARDS rationale, “FENCES towers among the essential tales of America. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis’...
Devil in a Blue Dress Film Still - Denzel Washington

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from author Walter Mosley’s novel of the same name, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) follows World War I veteran Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins as he navigates 1940s Los Angeles – taking work as it comes to him, even when he finds him in over his head after investigating the disappearance of missing woman. The...
The Tragedy of Macbeth Film Still - Denzel Washington

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (2021) – AFI Movie Club

"THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH burns and bubbles with power and passion – a stark cinematic rendering of William Shakespeare’s immortal work. Joel Coen richly imagines this bloody tale of hubris as a gothic fever dream where “fair is foul and foul is fair”– a monumental achievement, and one in which only titans as towering as...
Out of Time Film Still - Denzel Washington

OUT OF TIME (2003) – AFI Movie Club

OUT OF TIME (2003) is the second collaboration between AFI Conservatory alum Carl Franklin (AFI Class of 1986) and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington. The film is edited by another of director Franklin’s frequent collaborators, alum Carole Kravetz Aykanian (AFI Class of 1986). Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream OUT OF TIME...
The Preacher's Wife Film Still- Whitney Houston

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE PREACHER’S WIFE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 18, 2020. Directed by Penny Marshall and starring Whitney Houston and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington, THE PREACHER’S WIFE follows an angel who arrives on the wings of a prayer to help a good reverend whose Baptist church is struggling, as is his marriage.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH...
Devil In A Blue Dress Film Still - Denzel Washington

AFI Movie Club Rewind: DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995) stars two-time Academy Award®-winning actor Denzel Washington, who was honored with the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award. The film was directed by AFI Conservatory alum Carl Franklin (Class of 1986). Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS DEVIL IN A...
Mississippi Masala Film Still - Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury

AFI Movie Club: MISSISSIPPI MASALA

Starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Denzel Washington and Sarita Choudhury, director Mira Nair’s MISSISSIPPI MASALA (1992) explores a clash of cultures after Uganda’s exiled Indian population relocated to the southern United States. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream MISSISSIPPI MASALA MISSISSIPPI MASALA - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB...
The Great Debaters Film Still - Denzel Washington

AFI Movie Club: THE GREAT DEBATERS

In addition to directing the film, AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington co-starred in this inspiring true story of THE GREAT DEBATERS (2007) – alongside Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise and a host of young actors.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE GREAT DEBATERS THE GREAT DEBATERS - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB...
Philadelphia FIlm Still - Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington

AFI Movie Club: PHILADELPHIA

Among the first major motion pictures to address the AIDS crisis, PHILADELPHIA (1993) is a work of power and empathy that appears across three of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest American films of all time – ranking among cinema’s most inspiring films, its greatest heroes and its most iconic songs. Directed by...
Antwone Fisher Film Still - Derek Luke

AFI Movie Club Rewind: ANTWONE FISHER

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on June 6, 2020. ANTWONE FISHER was the directorial debut of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington, who also co-starred in the movie. In 2002, the film was honored with an AFI AWARD for providing “a clarion call for all films that strive to bring...
Out of Time Film Still - Denzel Washington

AFI Movie Club: OUT OF TIME

OUT OF TIME is the second collaboration between AFI Conservatory alum Carl Franklin (AFI Class of 1986) and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington. The film is edited by another of director Franklin’s frequent collaborators, alum Carole Kravetz Aykanian (AFI Class of 1986). Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream OUT OF TIME OUT...
He Got Game Film Still - Denzel Washington and Ray Allen

AFI Movie Club Rewind: HE GOT GAME

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on March 18, 2021. AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee brought the story of basketball phenom Jesus Shuttlesworth to audiences in 1998, collaborating for the third time with AFI Life Achievement recipient Denzel Washington, who plays Shuttlesworth’s father in the film.   Close Close...
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