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PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE film still

PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985) – AFI Movie Club

Marking the feature film debut for director Tim Burton, PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985) was presented at AFI FEST 2023 to an enthusiastic live audience by Guest Artistic Director Greta Gerwig, who cited the film as one of her inspirations and noted that “It’s so funny, special and inventive that it makes you believe in comedy...
BEETLEJUICE film still of Winona Ryder

BEETLEJUICE (1988) – AFI Movie Club

A brilliantly demented look at life in the afterlife from director Tim Burton, BEETLEJUICE (1988) takes an outrageous kitchen sink approach to depicting the dead – finding visual fascination with every hilariously morbid aspect of being “recently deceased.” Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about BEETLEJUICE. Have Get The Picture delivered to your inbox...
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BATMAN (1989) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring an iconic performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Jack Nicholson that landed the Joker on the American Film Institute’s list of cinema’s great villains and helped elevate the superhero genre from its four-color origins, BATMAN (1989) laid the foundations for the cinema landscape of today – blockbuster spectacle realized with grand ambition worthy...
MARS ATTACKS! film still of Earth and black space ships

MARS ATTACKS! (1996) – AFI Movie Club

In addition to the violent invaders from the red planet, Tim Burton’s MARS ATTACKS! (1996) features an all-star ensemble that includes Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Rod Steiger, Tom Jones, Lukas Haas, Pam Grier, Natalie Portman, Jim Brown, Jack Black and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree...
Batman Film Still - Jack Nicholson and Michael Keaton

BATMAN (1989) – AFI Movie Club

Featuring an iconic performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Jack Nicholson that helped elevate the superhero genre from its four-color origins, BATMAN (1989) laid the foundations for the cinema landscape of today – blockbuster spectacle realized with grand ambition worthy of its larger-than-life heroes. In the title role – and as the Dark Knight’s...
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