October 19, 2021
AFI Movie Club: MULHOLLAND DRIVE
Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux star in MULHOLLAND DR. – a surrealist neo-noir from the mind of writer/director David Lynch (AFI Class of 1970). Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, film earned an AFI AWARD when it was released, recognizing it as one of the year’s most outstanding motion pictures. The official rationale said that, “MULHOLLAND DR. is a classic example of the poetry...
August 8, 2017
Interview: AFI Conservatory Alumna Mimi Leder on Directing THE LEFTOVERS
As an executive producer and director on HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, Mimi Leder (AFI Class of 1973, Cinematography) brought her deft storytelling touch to the recent series finale. But her work has extended well beyond the prestige mystery series, with Primetime Emmy wins and nominations for ER, THE WEST WING and CHINA BEACH, and film-directing credits…
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