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THE THIRD MAN (1949) – AFI Movie Club

THE THIRD MAN (1949) appears the American Film Institute’s original list of the greatest American films, as well as on AFI’s ranking of the art form’s greatest thrills. The character of Harry Lime – played by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Orson Welles – shows up at #37 on AFI’s list of the most memorable screen villains....
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CITIZEN KANE (1941) – AFI Movie Club

Twice ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest American film ever made, CITIZEN KANE’s iconic opening line – “Rosebud,” uttered by the title character in his final moments – appears at #17 on AFI’s list of the art form’s most memorable movie quotes. Making his remarkable film debut with this inarguable work, director,...
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AFI Movie Club Rewind: CITIZEN KANE

As CITIZEN KANE celebrates its 80th anniversary, AFI is partnering with Fathom Events, TCM and WB to bring this all-time classic back to theaters for the first time in decades. LEARN MORE   CITIZEN KANE is ranked #1 on both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American movies ever made. The pivotal opening line of...
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AFI Movie Club: THE MUPPET MOVIE

THE MUPPET MOVIE features three AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – Mel Brooks, Steve Martin and Orson Welles – and “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit the Frog (voiced by Jim Henson) also appears at #74 on AFI’s list of the 100 greatest movie songs of all time.  Click Here to Find Out How to Watch THE MUPPET MOVIE Now THE…
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AFI Movie Club: CITIZEN KANE

CITIZEN KANE is ranked #1 on both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American movies ever made. The pivotal opening line of the film, “Rosebud,” that Charles Foster Kane utters in his last moments, appears at #17 on the American Film Institute’s list of all-time greatest movie quotes. Orson Welles – the director, producer, co-writer and…
The Third Man Film Still - Orson Welles

AFI Movie Club: THE THIRD MAN

THE THIRD MAN appears at #57 on AFI’s original list of the greatest American films – and subsequently at #75 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills list. The character of Harry Lime – played by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Orson Welles – shows up at #37 on AFI’s list of the greatest screen villains.  Watch Kenneth Branagh…

Lawrence Herbert On His $3 Million Dollar Gift to AFI Conservatory

“At this time in history, it is my honor to create a place at AFI that will drive the future of this global connection between all of us who love a story well-told.” -Lawrence Herbert AFI recently announced a $3 million gift from AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert, which will establish the Lawrence Herbert Alumni…

Member Spotlight: Carla Rosen-Vacher on Producing Orson Welles’ Last Film, Honoring her Blacklisted Aunt, and Being an AFI Member

AFI member Carla Rosen-Vacher is as unassuming as she is passionate about her love of film and theater. She has taken up the mantle of film producer, helping to complete Orson Welles’ unfinished and final film, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, as an executive producer — an impressive feat considering Welles shot nearly 100…

The AFI FEST Interview: Peter Bogdanovich on Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE

Ranked at the top of AFI’s list of the greatest films of all time, Orson Welles’ portrait of newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane (a thinly veiled stand-in for William Randolph Hearst) is brilliant, blistering and beautiful. The story moves through the tragedies and triumphs of Kane’s life, from a happy childhood in snowy Colorado cut…

15 Facts About Orson Welles’ CITIZEN KANE

Three quarters of a century after its release in 1941, Orson Welles’ towering achievement CITIZEN KANE is still a triumph of style, an endlessly fascinating mystery, a masterpiece to be marveled at for all time. It continually places atop lists of the greatest films of all time, including AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies lists, both in 1998 and in…

AFI FEST 2016 Cinema’s Legacy Lineup

AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi has announced its annual Cinema’s Legacy lineup. This section highlights classic movies and, this year, is comprised of nine iconic titles from film history, including Orson Welles’ masterpiece CITIZEN KANE (1941), along with films featuring the three female film trailblazers adorning this year’s festival key art: CARMEN JONES (1954), starring…
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