Lee Grant – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA

Directed by Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Lee Grant, DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA chronicles poverty in America, from struggling farmhands to unemployed urban workers to the newly homeless. AFI DOCS honored Grant at this year’s Charles Guggenheim Symposium, which celebrates the legacy of Charles Guggenheim by recognizing a contemporary filmmaker with a profound respect…

AFI Announces Full Lineup for 2020 AFI DOCS Virtual Festival June 17-21

AFI announced today the full slate of films being presented online for the AFI DOCS 2020 festival, with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor. The lineup features 59 films from 11 countries and 11 virtual World Premieres, with 61% of the films directed by women, 25% by POC directors and 14% by LGBTQ directors. The 18th…

AFI Movie Club: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is ranked #75 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #21 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies ever. Sidney Poitier’s “Virgil Tibbs” is the 19th most heroic character on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains, while “They call…
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