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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016) – AFI Movie Club

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016) explores the history of racism and white supremacy in America through the writings of acclaimed novelist, essayist, playwright, poet and activist James Baldwin – including personal observances and remembrances of civil rights advocates Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by...
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AFI Movie Club: DJANGO UNCHAINED

AFI Honorary Degree recipient Quentin Tarantino brought bloody vengeance to the screen with DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012), shot by cinematographer and AFI Alum Robert Richardson (Class of 1979). The film was honored with an AFI AWARD, recognizing it as one of the most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. Close Close Close HOW...

AFI Movie Club: MENACE II SOCIETY

MENACE II SOCIETY is a teen drama set in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood explores issues of systemic racial injustice and violence – and features the acting talents of AFI Conservatory alum Bill Duke (Class of 1978) and AFI Trustee Jada Pinkett Smith, who, along with her husband Will Smith, has been a key supporter of AFI through…

THE BANKER World Premiere to Close AFI FEST 2019

THE BANKER, Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, set as Closing Night Film for 33rd Edition of AFI FEST The 33rd edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will close with the World Premiere of Apple’s new film THE BANKER, directed by George Nolfi (THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU) on Thursday, November 21 at the historic…

The AFI FEST Interview: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Director Raoul Peck

Raoul Peck joins us in person for the inaugural World Cinema Masters in Conversation section at AFI FEST. He will sit down for an in-depth discussion with Toronto International Film Festival Artistic Director Cameron Bailey at the festival’s screening of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. James Baldwin’s unfinished final book “Remember This House” was entrusted…
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