Edward James Olmos – American Film Institute
Blade Runner Film Still - Harrison Ford

BLADE RUNNER (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Ridley Scott and starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Harrison Ford, BLADE RUNNER (1982) also features an iconic supporting performance from AFI Trustee Edward James Olmos. With incomparable design by “visual futurist” Syd Mead, the dystopian image of a future Los Angeles (set in 2019) earned a place on the 10th anniversary edition...
Stand and Deliver Film Still - Edward James Olmos

STAND AND DELIVER (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Based on the remarkable true story of an East Los Angeles math class that beat the odds to conquer the AP calculus exam, STAND AND DELIVER (1988) stars AFI Trustee Edward James Olmos as Garfield High School teacher Jaime Escalante – whose trials and triumphs in nurturing his students earned a place on AFI’s 100...
Selena Film Still - Jennifer Lopez

AFI Movie Club Rewind: SELENA

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on July 7, 2020. A biopic of the beloved, Grammy® Award-winning Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, SELENA (1997) stars Jennifer Lopez in the lead role, alongside Edward James Olmos – an AFI Honorary Degree recipient and longtime AFI Trustee. Close Close Close Close Close HOW...
Zoot Suit Film Still - Edward James Olmos

AFI Movie Club: ZOOT SUIT

Starring Daniel Valdez and AFI Trustee Edward James Olmos, ZOOT SUIT (1981) was the debut feature from writer/director Luis Valdez – a musical drama centered around the events that led to the Los Angeles Zoot Suit Riots of the 1940s. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream ZOOT SUIT ZOOT SUIT - Reelgood...
Coco Film Still

AFI Movie Club Rewind: COCO

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on July 24, 2020. Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning COCO was brought to afterlife by countless artists and craftspeople – among them, Edward James Olmos, an AFI Honorary Degree recipient and longtime AFI Trustee.  Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream COCO COCO -...
American Me Film Still - Edward James Olmos

AFI Movie Club: AMERICAN ME

AMERICAN ME marked the feature directorial debut of AFI Trustee Edward James Olmos, who also starred in the film. AFI Trustee Tom Pollock was working as an attorney for the film’s screenwriter Floyd Mutrux when the script was originally written and arranged for it be sold as a vehicle for Al Pacino in 1973. The...
My Family, Mi Familia Film Still - Esai Morales

AFI Movie Club: MY FAMILY, MI FAMILIA

MY FAMILY, MI FAMILIA stars Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales and AFI Board member Edward James Olmos in a story about three generations of a Mexican American family living in East Los Angeles. The film was co-written and produced by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Discipline Head Anna Thomas.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream MY...
Stand and Deliver Film Still - Edward James Olmos

AFI Movie Club Rewind: STAND AND DELIVER

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on October 9, 2020. STAND AND DELIVER stars Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips and Rosana De Soto – and is included on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films of all time.   In this video from the AFI Archive, stars Edward James Olmos...
Stand and Deliver Film Still - Edward James Olmos

AFI Movie Club: STAND AND DELIVER

STAND AND DELIVER stars Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips and Rosana De Soto – and is included on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films of all time.   Click Here to Find Out How to Watch STAND AND DELIVER Now STAND AND DELIVER – Reelgood Watch Ken Jeong announce the film: Watch Edward James Olmos…
Coco Film Still

AFI Movie Club: COCO

Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning COCO was brought to afterlife by countless artists and craftspeople – among them, Edward James Olmos, an AFI Honorary Degree recipient and longtime AFI Trustee.  Movie Trivia about COCO DID YOU KNOW?   Throughout the production, Pixar also worked with a team of cultural advisers, including Marcela Davison Aviles, playwright Octavio Solis and political cartoonist...
Selena Film Still - Jennifer Lopez

AFI Movie Club: SELENA

A biopic of the beloved, Grammy® Award-winning Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, SELENA stars Jennifer Lopez in the lead role, alongside Edward James Olmos – an AFI Honorary Degree recipient and longtime AFI Trustee.   Movie Trivia about SELENA ​-DID YOU KNOW that Selena’s family chose to make the movie as a pre-emptive strike since other unauthorized films about...
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