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THE EXORCIST film still

THE EXORCIST (1973) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Ellen Burstyn (who was part of the inaugural AFI Directing Workshop for Women class) as a mother whose young daughter is possessed by the demon Pazuzu, THE EXORCIST (1973) is director William Friedkin’s terrifying adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Peter Blatty and appears on the American Film Institute’s list of cinema’s most...
INTERSTELLAR film still of Matt Damon

INTERSTELLAR (2014) – AFI Movie Club

An epic masterpiece that spans both space and time, director Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR (2014) finds emotion and intimacy in the vastness of space thanks to stunning performances from its all-star cast – including Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow and Michael Caine – plus a small role from Matt Damon, who...
ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE film still of Ellen Burstyn and Diane Ladd

ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (1974) – AFI Movie Club

Following a widow on her journey across the American Southwest in search of a better life for herself and her young son, ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (1974) was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Martin Scorsese, and stars Ellen Burstyn – already an acting titan when she appeared in the film, which was released the...
The Last Picture Show Film Still - Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971) – AFI Movie Club

A small town story directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Ellen Burstyn, Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971) was named by AFI among the greatest American films of all-time. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. HOW TO WATCH Where...
The Exorcist Film Still

AFI Movie Club: THE EXORCIST

Starring Ellen Burstyn (who was part of the inaugural AFI DWW class) as a mother whose young daughter is possessed by the demon Pazuzu, THE EXORCIST (1973) is director William Friedkin’s terrifying adaptation of the bestselling novel by William Peter Blatty and appears on the American Film Institute’s list of cinema’s most heart-pounding thrillers –...
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Film Still - Ellen Burstyn and Kris Kristofferson

AFI Movie Club: ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

Following a widow on her journey across the American Southwest in search of a better life for herself and her young son, ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Martin Scorsese, and stars Ellen Burstyn – already an acting titan when she appeared in the film, which was released the same…
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