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BESSIE (2015) – AFI Movie Club

A project that began with an early draft from legendary playwright/screenwriter – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Horton Foote, the remarkable true story of “Empress of the Blues” Bessie Smith was ultimately brought to the screen by Queen Latifah and director Dee Rees. BESSIE earned 12 Primetime Emmy® nominations, including one for Queen Latifah...

AFI Movie Club: SET IT OFF

Before actress Kimberly Elise made her feature film debut alongside current AFI Trustee Jada Pinkett Smith in SET IT OFF, she graduated from the AFI Conservatory as a Directing Fellow.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream SET IT OFF SET IT OFF- Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a...

AFI Movie Club: THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES follows a young girl who searches for the truth about her dead mother while befriending a family of beekeepers. The film’s producer Jada Pinkett Smith is on AFI’s Board of Trustees, and Prince-Bythewood has previously served as an Artist in Residence for AFI’s Directing Workshop for…

AFI Movie Club: GIRLS TRIP

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