rita moreno – American Film Institute
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WEST SIDE STORY (1961) – AFI Movie Club

A contemporary reimagining of “Romeo and Juliet” based on the beloved stage musical, WEST SIDE STORY (1961) more than earned its acclaim across the American Film Institute’s lists celebrating excellence in the art form – including placement on the 10th anniversary edition of the greatest American films and three entries among the AFI’s accounting of...
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WEST SIDE STORY (2021) – AFI Movie Club

"WEST SIDE STORY leaps into American film history a complete original – while standing tall upon stories foundational to the human experience. Steven Spielberg leads with love and forges his position as our greatest modern master, seeking out and soaring above new challenges and assembling a creative ensemble that speaks to the genius of both...
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AFI Movie Club: A Tribute to Rita Moreno

Watch an encore presentation of  the Rita Moreno Tribute at AFI FEST presented by Audi virtual festival – WATCH NOW Today’s Movie Club pick is a tribute to Academy Award®-winning actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno who has been in some of the most beloved Hollywood films of all time, from SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN…

DID YOU KNOW? This 1952 Film Noir Was One Of The First Hollywood Productions To Depict Mexican Americans In A Positive Light

The Film Was Censored By The Production Code Of America, Which Objected To Scenes In Which Police Were Criticized For Racial Profiling THE RING (1952), a boxing film starring Rita Moreno and Gerald Mohr, marked an early departure from the racial stereotyping that prevailed in early American filmmaking. Hollywood had perniciously typecast Mexican Americans as…

AFI Announces Festival Tributes to Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is thrilled to present four Tributes at this year’s reimagined virtual festival. Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers and will stream live online during the festival, October 15-22. Free Event – GET TICKET….

AFI Conservatory Names 2016 Honorary Degree Recipients

AFI will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino. They will be recognized for their contributions to film during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. One of only a handful of performers to have won all four major entertainment awards, the...