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AFI Movie Club: Behind the Scene with SELMA’s David Oyelowo

SELMA was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2014 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Ava DuVernay's visionary film invited audiences “to rise above the breathless shame of our nation’s past and come...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE COLOR PURPLE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 27, 2020. THE COLOR PURPLE, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ranks #51 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring films in American history. Steven Spielberg, who directed the film, was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995....

AFI Movie Club: QUEEN SUGAR

Created by Ava DuVernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey, QUEEN SUGAR is a groundbreaking television series about a trio of siblings who attempt to run their family's sugarcane farm in rural Louisiana after tragedy strikes. Hailed for its inclusivity onscreen and off, the show features the directing talents of AFI Conservatory alumni Neema Barnette...

AFI Movie Club: PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and actress-comedian Mo’Nique in this adaptation directed by Lee Daniels and penned by Geoffrey Fletcher, who is the first African American to receive an Academy Award® for screenwriting. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2009, which recognizes the best film…

AFI Movie Club: LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER stars Oscar® winner Forest Whitaker and is based on the life of Eugene Allen, a butler who worked in the White House under eight presidential administrations, bearing witness to some of the most influential political figures and tumultuous times in U.S. history. The film co-stars AFI Life Achievement recipient Jane Fonda…

AFI Movie Club: THE COLOR PURPLE

THE COLOR PURPLE, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ranks #51 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring films in American history. Steven Spielberg, who directed the film, was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995. Watch KERRY WASHINGTON announce the film: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM -DID YOU KNOW that…
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