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Morgan Freeman Pays Tribute to Cicely Tyson in AFI AWARDS 2020 Benediction

On Feb. 26, AFI wrapped its celebration of AFI AWARDS 2020 with a virtual benediction delivered by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Morgan Freeman. Addressing the global AFI Movie Club audience, Freeman honored Cicely Tyson, who helped shape AFI in its early years as a member of the AFI Board of Trustees and was a…

AFI Movie Club: GLORY

GLORY, the powerful tale of the Union Army's first African American regiment in the Civil War, was directed by AFI Conservatory alum Edward Zwick (AFI Class of 1975) and stars two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman.  MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? To convince TriStar of the project’s viability, director Edward Zwick filmed a...

AFI Movie Club: INVICTUS

Directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Clint Eastwood, INVICTUS features the legendary onscreen talents of another recipient of the highest honor for a career in film – Morgan Freeman.  MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? INVICTUS is based on the 2008 book “Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation” by John Carlin about the 1995 Rugby World Cup...

AFI Movie Club: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Ranked #72 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary edition list of the greatest American films, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, the 39th recipient of the annual AFI Life Achievement Award. Watch Hanelle Culpepper announce the film: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM -DID YOU KNOW that THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION was…

Filmmakers, Nation’s Leaders and AFI Celebrate 50 Years

On Wednesday, November 1, AFI celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Gala dinner in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC — commemorating the Institute’s roots in the nation’s capital, and 50 years of partnership with the Library of Congress (LOC). See photos below. The evening’s program included remarks from Morgan…
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