Documentary – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY at AFI FEST Presented by Audi

Watch the World Premiere of MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY at AFI FEST presented by Audi tonight at 8:00 p.m. PDT – Get Ticket Following the film, Indiewire Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson leads a conversation with Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Errol Morris. A psychedelic head trip crossed with a possible CIA conspiracy and wrapped in a fascinating love…

AFI DOCS: Virtual World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE WALL

BLOOD ON THE WALL is having its Virtual World Premiere online at AFI DOCS on June 21. Get ticket here. Following the film, watch a recorded discussion led by NBC News and MSNBC Correspondent Jacob Soboroff with directors Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested. Immigration under the current administration is indelibly marked by powerful media images…

AFI DOCS: Maia Lekow and Christopher King on THE LETTER

THE LETTER will have its Virtual World Premiere at AFI DOCS 2020 on June 21. Get ticket to online screening now.  “This is a universal story of the increasing vulnerability of our elders and the indestructible power of women and the importance of family.” – Maia Lekow, co-director of THE LETTER Watch directors Maia Lekow…

AFI DOCS: Jerry Rothwell on THE REASON I JUMP

THE REASON I JUMP, winner of the Sundance World Cinema Documentary Audience Award, screened at AFI DOCS online film festival on June 20. Opening a window into the sensory universe of five nonspeaking autistic people from around the world, THE REASON I JUMP takes the audience on a uniquely cinematic journey that is both revelatory…

AFI Movie Club: NATIONTIME-GARY

William Greaves’ documentary NATIONTIME–GARY documents the inaugural National Black Political Convention and is narrated by the legendary Sidney Poitier – recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. IndieCollect’s new 4k restoration of NATIONTIME–GARY screened online at AFI DOCS 2020. Watch Richard Roundtree announce today’s film: Movie Trivia about NATIONTIME – GARY -DID YOU KNOW that…

AFI Movie Club: SISTERS OF ’77

AFI DOCS showcased SISTERS OF ’77, an Academy Award®-nominated documentary about the first-ever National Women’s Conference, as part of the Cinema’s Legacy section at AFI DOCS 2020. The landmark film combines footage of the conference with interviews with prominent activists, including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Coretta Scott King. Watch Marisa Tomei announce…

AFI Movie Club: WOODSTOCK

The iconic documentary, WOODSTOCK, captured the landmark Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York during the twilight of the 1960s. The film represents a pivotal convergence in music, political activism and countercultural history. Watch Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple announce today’s film.  Movie Trivia about WOODSTOCK  –DID YOU KNOW the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, NY, attracted…

AFI Announces Full Lineup for 2020 AFI DOCS Virtual Festival June 17-21

AFI announced today the full slate of films being presented online for the AFI DOCS 2020 festival, with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor. The lineup features 59 films from 11 countries and 11 virtual World Premieres, with 61% of the films directed by women, 25% by POC directors and 14% by LGBTQ directors. The 18th…

Your Guide to Documentary Films at AFI FEST

The inaugural documentary section at AFI FEST presented by Audi features some of the most engaging and powerful real-life stories depicted in global non-fiction. Films are listed in chronological order so you can find the ones that best fit your schedule! Friday, November 15   4:00 p.m. BIKRAM: YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR Eva Orner’s stunning documentary…

AFI FEST Interview: ALAN PAKULA: GOING FOR TRUTH director Matthew Miele

Producer/director/writer Alan J. Pakula created some of the most emotionally penetrating, culturally significant and artistically brilliant films of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. AFI FEST 2019 will celebrate the master filmmaker with a tribute featuring three of his all-time classics: KLUTE, SOPHIE’S CHOICE and THE STERILE CUCKOO. Filmmaker Matthew Miele’s insightful documentary ALAN J. PAKULA:…

Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI to Showcase More than 20 Documentary Films

The third-annual Meet the Press Film Festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute kicks off on Oct. 6 and will include more than 20 documentary short films from five countries. The films touch on some of the most pressing issues facing the country and the festival will include a series of panels with filmmakers…

The AFI DOCS Interview: PICTURE CHARACTER With Director Martha Shane

PICTURE CHARACTER plays as part of the Spectrum program at AFI DOCS at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, June 22 and at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington DC on Sunday, June 23. Director Martha Shane in attendance. Buy tickets to the screening here. PICTURE CHARACTER is fun, informative and shows…
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