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AFI Movie Club: STIR CRAZY

STIR CRAZY was directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree and former co-chairman of the AFI Board of Trustees Sidney Poitier, who broke new ground with this picture by helming the first movie by a Black director to gross over $100 million. STIR CRAZY was also the first film directed by Poitier in which he did not play a starring role,...

AFI Movie Club: Celebrating Mel Brooks’ 95th Birthday and THE PRODUCERS

“It’s good to be the king.” Happy birthday to Mel Brooks! A recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2013, comedian and filmmaker Mel Brooks had the previous year received an honorary degree at AFI commencement – presented to him by director and AFI alum David Lynch, whose film ELEPHANT MAN he produced. Three of Brooks’ comedy classics appear on the AFI’s...

AFI Movie Club: BONNIE AND CLYDE

Produced by and starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Warren Beatty, BONNIE AND CLYDE appears across a number of AFI’s lists – including both its original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time, as well as cinema’s greatest love stories, greatest villains and greatest movie quotes. It also features work...

AFI Movie Club: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is ranked by AFI as one of the funniest in cinematic history. Directed by AFI Life Achievement recipient Mel Brooks, this iconic comedy features an unforgettable sequence in which Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle perform the duet “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” which AFI ranked as #89 on the list of greatest movie songs…

AFI Movie Club: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Adapted from Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s novel, WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY stars Gene Wilder – who participated in the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mel Brooks and whose work is featured across several of AFI’s lists.  Watch Tyra Banks introduce the film:   Movie Trivia about WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY DID YOU…
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