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AFI and Spotlight Cinema Announce Exclusive Cinema Partnership

Collaboration Will Present Rare Archival Footage to Audiences Across the Nation Spotlight Cinema Networks and AFI announced an exclusive yearlong partnership to showcase rare and never-before-seen footage from the AFI Archive within Spotlight’s pre-show entertainment to upscale exhibitors and independent film theaters nationwide in October. Each month, AFI will produce new segments that release vintage…

AFI Grad Michael Rezendes on the True Story of SPOTLIGHT

Before Michael Rezendes won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, he was a Screenwriting alumnus of the AFI Conservatory (Class of 1999). Played by Mark Ruffalo in the Oscar®-nominated SPOTLIGHT, he’s one of a group of Boston Globe reporters who, in 2002, exposed a shattering clergy sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Known collectively as…