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AFI Movie Club: Celebration of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES

With THE GOONIES, director Richard Donner tapped into a universal childhood desire to matter, to belong, to make a difference…and to follow a map to lost pirate treasure. From an original story by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg – who also executive produced and presented the movie – THE GOONIES was executive produced...

AFI Movie Club: JAWS

Ominous and iconic, JAWS was brought to life by two AFI Life Achievement honorees – director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams. The film appears across the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest works of American cinema – earning recognition on both the original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest movies of all...

AFI Movie Club: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

Bringing the visceral chaos of D-Day to the screen and hauntingly examining the tolls of war, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN’s odyssey behind enemy lines was masterfully realized by three recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award – director Steven Spielberg, star Tom Hanks and composer John Williams. Shot by AFI Conservatory alum Janusz Kaminski (AFI Class...

AFI Movie Club: SCHINDLER’S LIST

The haunting, harrowing story of SCHINDLER’S LIST was brought to the screen by two AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Steven Spielberg and his frequent collaborator John Williams who composed the film’s score. An important record of a time that we must never forget, the film has been recognized by the American Film Institute across four of its lists of the greatest cinematic...

AFI Movie Club: THE GOONIES

The original story for this film was conceived by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg. THE GOONIES was also executive produced by Spielberg and AFI Board of Trustees Chair Kathleen Kennedy.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE GOONIES THE GOONIES - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI has created a...

AFI Movie Club: THE POST

Written by AFI Conservatory alum Liz Hannah (AFI Class of 2009), edited by Sarah Broshar (AFI Class of 2005) and photographed by Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987), THE POST was brought to the screen by four AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams and stars Meryl Streep and Tom...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: THE COLOR PURPLE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 27, 2020. THE COLOR PURPLE, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ranks #51 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring films in American history. Steven Spielberg, who directed the film, was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995....

AFI Movie Club: LINCOLN

To bring the historic story of President Abraham Lincoln to life, AFI Trustee and Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg teamed up with producer and AFI Chair Kathleen Kennedy, AFI Alum cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and AFI Life Achievement recipient John Williams. The Los Angeles premiere of LINCOLN was held at the 2012 AFI FEST presented…

AFI Movie Club: THE COLOR PURPLE

THE COLOR PURPLE, based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ranks #51 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring films in American history. Steven Spielberg, who directed the film, was the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1995. Watch KERRY WASHINGTON announce the film: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM -DID YOU KNOW that…

AFI Movie Club Gathers Audiences on the Apple TV App

AFI announced today that it has launched a dedicated AFI Movie Club collection on the Apple TV app, so movie fans can easily find out where they can enjoy the recommended films. Building on the AFI Movie Club’s mission to provide inspiration and entertainment in a time of need, the Apple TV app collection will…

AFI Movie Club: JURASSIC PARK

JURASSIC PARK appears on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 THRILLS list as one of the most thrilling American films! Two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients helped bring JURASSIC PARK to life – director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams.   Watch Daveed Diggs announce the film!   Movie Trivia about JURASSIC PARK -DID YOU KNOW that a…

AFI Movie Club: E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is a fixture on AFI’s lists of the greatest American films, appearing on five of the iconic lists – including #6 among the most inspiring films of all time! Two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients helped bring E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL to our world – director Steven Spielberg (1995) and composer John Williams (2016).  Watch Halle Berry announce the…
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