Penny Marshall – American Film Institute
Big Film Still - Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia

BIG (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Penny Marshall’s second feature, BIG (1988), was a record-breaking release that made her the first female director to gross more than $100 million at the box office. BIG was also a massive success for star Tom Hanks – earning the AFI Life Achievement Award honoree his first Academy Award® nomination. The story of a boy who...
The Preacher's Wife Film Still- Whitney Houston

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE PREACHER’S WIFE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 18, 2020. Directed by Penny Marshall and starring Whitney Houston and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington, THE PREACHER’S WIFE follows an angel who arrives on the wings of a prayer to help a good reverend whose Baptist church is struggling, as is his marriage.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH...
Big Film Still - Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia

AFI Movie Club: BIG

Penny Marshall’s sophomore feature, BIG, was a record-breaking release that made her the first female director to gross more than $100 million at the box office. BIG was also a massive success for star Tom Hanks – earning the AFI Life Achievement Award honoree his first Academy Award® nomination. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where...
A League Of Their Own Film Still - Geena Davis and Tom Hanks

Movie Club Rewind: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on July 4, 2020. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN goes to bat with an all-star lineup that includes Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and AFI Life Achievement Award Recipient Tom Hanks – who taught us all that "There's no crying in baseball!"...

AFI Movie Club: THE PREACHER’S WIFE

Directed by Penny Marshall and starring Whitney Houston and AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington, THE PREACHER’S WIFE follows an angel who arrives on the wings of a prayer to help a good reverend whose Baptist church is struggling, as is his marriage.  Watch actor Courtney B. Vance, who plays Reverend Henry Biggs in the film, discuss making THE PREACHER'S WIFE in this exclusive...

AFI Movie Club: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN goes to bat with an all-star lineup that includes Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and AFI Life Achievement Award Recipient Tom Hanks – who taught us all that “There’s no crying in baseball!” –one of AFI’s greatest movie quotes in cinematic history. Movie Trivia about A LEAGUE OF…
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