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OUT OF AFRICA (1985) – AFI Movie Club

Marking the iconic pairing of Robert Redford and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep, director Sydney Pollack’s OUT OF AFRICA (1985) is a sweeping romance set against the backdrop of 1913 British East Africa – and was named by the American Film Institute among cinema’s great love stories, with the unforgettable score by John...
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INTO THE WOODS (2014) – AFI Movie Club

An iconic stage musical adapted for the screen by director Rob Marshall with some help from the magic of AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep, INTO THE WOODS (2014) was honored in the year of its release with a 2014 AFI AWARD, recognizing it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to...

Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts and Reese Witherspoon Among Presenters at AFI’s Tribute to Nicole Kidman

Today, AFI announced that Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts and Reese Witherspoon will be among the presenters at the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute in honor of Nicole Kidman, with Streep – recipient of the 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award – presenting the highest award for a career in film to Kidman. “Nicole...
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THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (1981) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from the 1969 post-modern novel by English author John Fowles, THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (1981) stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep – and earned the beloved icon an Academy Award® nomination for her dual portrait of the titular character in a period drama and the actress playing her in a filmed adaptation...
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MAMMA MIA! (2008) – AFI Movie Club

A joyous jukebox musical exploding with exuberance and color, MAMMA MIA! (2008) features the multi-hyphenate talents of AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep, as well as the stunning cinematography of AFI Alum Haris Zambarloukos (AFI Class of 1994). Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about MAMMA MIA! Have Get The Picture delivered to...
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LITTLE WOMEN (2019) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted and directed by Greta Gerwig, LITTLE WOMEN (2019) was recognized with a 2019 AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “LITTLE WOMEN infuses a literary classic with new life – adapting Louisa May Alcott’s immortal words into a tale for our times. Greta Gerwig’s...

From the AFI Archive: Meryl Streep Interview in American Film Magazine from 1983

This interview was originally published in American Film Magazine in December 1983, and has been republished here in full. SILKWOOD promises to be one of the year's most talked-about films, and for good reason. It will undoubtedly revive the controversy over Karen Silkwood, the union activist whose mysterious death in 1974 elevated her to martyr status;...
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DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (1991) – AFI Movie Club

From writer, director and star Albert Brooks, DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (1991) is an inspired comedy set in a waystation between our world and the next, where the recently deceased examine the choices they’ve made. Co-starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep, the film also features honoree Shirley MacLaine in a cameo role – as...
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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006) – AFI Movie Club

Starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep in one of her most iconic roles, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006) was recognized with an AFI AWARD in 2006 as one of the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA is the haute couture of Hollywood filmmaking. Lovingly...
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FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009) – AFI Movie Club

Adapted from the children’s novel by Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson’s meticulous stop-motion masterpiece FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009) features a star-studded voice cast that includes AFI Life Achievement Award honorees George Clooney and Meryl Streep. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about FANTASTIC MR. FOX. Have Get The Picture delivered to your inbox every day....
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KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring nuanced and heartbreaking performances from AFI Life Achievement Award honorees Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979) explores the fallout from the dissolution of a marriage – including its lasting effects on all parties involved, especially where concerned with the care and custody of the couple’s young child. Visit the AFI Catalog...
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THE HOURS (2002) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring stunning performances from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman – soon to be the 49th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award – director Stephen Daldry’s THE HOURS (2002) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion...
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