HLMS – American Film Institute

Watch: Aaron Sorkin and Molly Bloom on MOLLY’S GAME

AFI recently welcomed Aaron Sorkin and author Molly Bloom to discuss working together on MOLLY’S GAME. The film was written and directed by Sorkin and was based on Bloom’s memoir about running an underground poker game. Jessica Chastain played the eponymous hero, and the film received an Academy Award® nomination for Sorkin’s adaptation. In the…

Watch: Kathleen Kennedy on Producing

AFI Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kennedy recently joined AFI Fellows for an online Harold Lloyd Master Seminar to speak about what she’s learned over the course of her career as one of the most well-respected and sought-after producers in the business. Kennedy is currently the president of Lucasfilm and co-founder of Amblin. She started…

Watch: Kevin Bacon On Directing and Acting

AFI Conservatory Fellows were only one-degree away from Kevin Bacon last week. In AFI’s weekly HLMS seminar – hosted online, of course – the accomplished actor and director spoke with current Fellows about growing as an artist and his working relationship with different directors, including AFI alum Andrea Arnold (Class of 1991) and AFI Life…

Watch: Director/Writer Joe Talbot and Star Jimmie Fails Discuss THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO director/writer Joe Talbot and star Jimmie Fails spoke at the AFI Conservatory about shooting the rowing scene and the themes of gentrification in their film.   Watch the videos here:

Russell Crowe Remembers Late Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie

Earlier this week, Russell Crowe stopped by AFI for a special showing of his feature film directorial debut, THE WATER DIVINER, which was followed by a special post-screening talk with the Oscar-winner and AFI Conservatory Fellows – all part of the Conservatory’s Harold Lloyd Masters Seminar series. One of the things Crowe touched upon during…
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