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THE GAME (1997) – AFI Movie Club

A dark, labyrinthine tale that leads viewers – and its hapless protagonist – down the rabbit hole, director David Fincher’s THE GAME was produced by AFI Alum Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) and features a central performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Michael Douglas. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE...
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FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Named by the American Film Institute as one of the funniest movies ever made, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) was directed by AFI Alum Amy Heckerling (AFI Class of 1974) and featured a talented ensemble cast that included Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold and Sean Penn. Learn more about FAST TIMES AT...
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MILK (2008) – AFI Movie Club

An empathetic and emphatic call to action still relevant today, director Gus Van Sant’s MILK (2008) celebrates the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. The film was recognized in the year of its release with a 2008 AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding...
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TREE OF LIFE (2011) – AFI Movie Club

With an all-star cast that includes Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain, TREE OF LIFE (2011) is a sumptuous generational drama directed by AFI Alum Terrence Malick (AFI Class of 1969). Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about TREE OF LIFE. Have Get The Picture delivered to your inbox every day. SIGN UP...
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LICORICE PIZZA (2021) – AFI Movie Club

"LICORICE PIZZA offers a slice of life from the past that serves as a soaring reminder for the present – that joy lives each day in the eternal quest to 'come of age.' Paul Thomas Anderson invites us back to his ’70s San Fernando Valley with the assurance of America’s greatest auteurs. His commitment to...
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AFI Movie Club Rewind: MILK

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on June 10, 2020. MILK (2008) celebrates the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2008, recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally...
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AFI Movie Club: BAD BOYS (1983)

A gritty coming-of-age drama set in a juvenile correctional facility and starring Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy and Reni Santoni, BAD BOYS is the sophomore feature from AFI Conservatory Alum Rick Rosenthal (Class of 1973). HOW TO WATCH Where to stream BAD BOYS BAD BOYS - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB...
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AFI Movie Club: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, a classic coming-of-age comedy, was directed by AFI Conservatory alum Amy Heckerling (AFI Class of 1974) and featured a talented ensemble cast including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold and Sean Penn. The film was ranked #87 on AFI’s 100 Years...100 Laughs list of the funniest American movies. MOVIE...
Milk Film Still - Sean Penn and Victor Garber

AFI Movie Club: MILK

MILK celebrates the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2008, recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. …
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