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Celebrating the AFI Class of 2020 and Honorary Degree Recipient Lily Tomlin

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the AFI community celebrated the commencement of the AFI Conservatory Class of 2020 with the graduates and their families and friends – some near and some far. With the ceremony streaming live from the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, many watched in places as far as Italy, India, Brazil and Kyrgyzstan....

Lily Tomlin and Angela Bassett to Receive Honorary Degrees at AFI Conservatory Commencements

AFI is proud to announce it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Emmy® and Tony Award® winner Lily Tomlin and Academy Award®- and Emmy®-nominated actress Angela Bassett. Tomlin will be recognized for her contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of…

AFI Movie Club: GRACE AND FRANKIE

This acclaimed series reteams screen legends Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin 35 years after NINE TO FIVE.  GRACE AND FRANKIE follows two rivals who must lean on each other after their husbands – played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston – reveal that they have been romantically involved with each other and plan to marry. Fonda is the recipient of...

AFI Movie Club: GRANDMA

From writer/director Paul Weitz and shot by AFI alum Tobias Datum (Class of 2002), GRANDMA stars Lily Tomlin and an all-star cast in an empathetic intergenerational dramedy about a spirited rebel elder accompanying her grand-progeny on a quest to end an unplanned pregnancy. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream GRANDMA GRANDMA -...

AFI Movie Club: ALL OF ME

Featuring an arrogant, selfish and terminally ill socialite whose soul is transferred into the body of her lawyer, ALL  OF ME from director Carl Reiner stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Steve Martin and the legendary Lily Tomlin. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream ALL OF ME ALL OF ME - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI...

AFI Movie Club: FLIRTING WITH DISASTER

A madcap American odyssey which follows a new father in search of his own birth parents, writer/director David O. Russell’s FLIRTING WITH DISASTER features an all-star cast that includes Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette, Téa Leoni, Lily Tomlin, Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal and Alan Alda. Russell discussed his creative process (alongside frequent collaborator Mark Wahlberg) with the AFI Conservatory Fellows as part of AFI’S Masterclass: The Art of Collaboration.  Close Close...

AFI Movie Club: NASHVILLE

A sprawling epic of Americana, Robert Altman’s masterpiece NASHVILLE weaves together the stories of 24 characters – from country star to aspiring singer to reporter to waitress – and stars a huge ensemble cast, including Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, Ronee Blakley and Ned Beatty. The film is included on AFI’s list of the100 top films of all time, as well as...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: NINE TO FIVE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on April 15, 2020. NINE TO FIVE appears on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS list and Dolly Parton’s anthem “9 to 5” is on AFI’s list of greatest songs – and the film’s star Jane Fonda was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award...

AFI Movie Club: NINE TO FIVE

NINE TO FIVE appears on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS list and Dolly Parton’s anthem “9 to 5” is on AFI’s list of greatest songs – and the film’s star Jane Fonda was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2014!   Watch Charlie Day and Mary Elizabeth Ellis announce the film: Movie Trivia…

AFI FEST to Present Robert Altman Retrospective – Watch Videos

Today AFI has announced an inaugural, annual retrospective to spotlight one filmmaker of global significance, as part of AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi, running November 9–16, 2017, in Hollywood, CA.
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