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INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS film still of Mélanie Laurent


An explosive, blood-soaked contemporary spin on the classic men-on-a-mission genre – with its righteous avengers led by Brad Pitt – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009) was written and directed by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Quentin Tarantino and shot by AFI Alum Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979). Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS....
12 Years A Slave Film Still - Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o

12 YEARS A SLAVE (2013) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Steve McQueen and featuring a staggering central performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 YEARS A SLAVE (2013) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “12 YEARS A SLAVE is a story amazing – and...
12 Years A Slave Film Still - Chiwetel Ejiofor

AFI Movie Club: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Adapted from Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, directed by Steve McQueen and written by John Ridley, centers on a free man – played by Chiwetel Ejiofor – who is kidnapped and sold into slavery. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2013 – recognizing it as one of the year’s…

The AFI FEST Interview: MACBETH Director Justin Kurzel

Writer/director Justin Kurzel broke out of the Australian independent film scene with SNOWTOWN (AFI FEST 2011), a disturbing true crime retelling of a vicious spree of cult murders in the 1990s. Curious, then, that his next feature should be MACBETH, a Shakespeare adaptation that finds Kurzel working on a bigger-budget canvas carried by two Hollywood…