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Pulp Fiction Film Still - Uma Thurman and John Travolta

PULP FICTION (1993) – AFI Movie Club

From visionary director – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Quentin Tarantino, PULP FICTION (1994) was counted by the American Film Institute among the greatest films of all time on both the original list and its 10th anniversary edition – and was also included as one of the art form’s greatest thrills. Learn more about...
Eve's Bayou Film Still - Meagan Good and Jurnee Smollett

EVE’S BAYOU (1997) – AFI Movie Club

Inspired to write EVE’S BAYOU (1997) by memories of her own childhood trips to Louisiana, director Kasi Lemmons made her feature directorial debut with the film – working again with cinematographer and AFI Alum Amy Vincent (AFI Class of 1991), with whom she’d collaborated previously on the 1996 short film DR. HUGO. Learn more about...
Jackie Brown Film Still - Pam Grier

JACKIE BROWN (1997) – AFI Movie Club

Starring an incomparable Pam Grier in the title role as a flight attendant who takes on a crime ring with the help of a soft-spoken bail bondsman, JACKIE BROWN (1997) was written and directed by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Quentin Tarantino – and features an against-type performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Robert De...

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...
Django Unchained Film Still - Jamie Foxx

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 HOW TO...
Menace II Society Film Still - Larenz Tate and Tyrin Turne

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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