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AFI Movie Club: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Expanding on a cinematic legacy from the mind of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient George Lucas, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS features the talents of Life Achievement Award honorees Harrison Ford and John Williams, as well as AFI Honorary Degree recipient Lawrence Kasdan and AFI Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kennedy. Click Here to Find…

5 Questions with AFI Member Margie Selke

Growing up with a mother who loved to dance and a father who was like a modern Lumiere brother making short films, Margie Selkie was hooked on the performing arts by age 11, writing, acting and directing in her own “productions” in the family’s garage – and her passion for drama has never waned. Margie…

AFI Movie Club: STAR WARS

STAR WARS has been a consistent fixture on AFI’s various lists of America’s greatest movies – first appearing at #15 on the original AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list. The original film also boasts contributions by no fewer than three AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – writer/director George Lucas, star Harrison Ford and composer John Williams!…

LISTEN: Our John Williams Playlist on Spotify

As AFI gets ready to salute John Williams for the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute on June 9, look back at the storied sounds from the great film composer. From classic tracks from the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES films, to highlights from Williams’ E.T. The EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, SCHINDLER’S LIST and SUPERMAN scores and themes…

From the Archives: George Lucas Tells the STAR WARS Origin Story

With STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS hitting theaters this week, we dug up a vintage American Film™ magazine interview with George Lucas published just before the release of the first STAR WARS film in 1977. Long before the space opera franchise would land in the hands of director J.J. Abrams, Lucas started developing STAR WARS in the early 1970s, even…
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