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CAST AWAY (2000) – AFI Movie Club

Equal part isolating island adventure, existential exploration and bravura example of excellence in the art form, director Robert Zemeckis’ CAST AWAY (2000) features a stellar solo performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Tom Hanks – acting opposite a volleyball named Wilson. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about CAST AWAY. Visit the AFI Catalog...
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SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) – AFI Movie Club

Bringing the visceral chaos of D-Day to the screen and hauntingly examining the tolls of war, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN’s (1998) 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...
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TOY STORY (1995) – AFI Movie Club

A groundbreaking computer-generated feature that launched Pixar Animation Studios, TOY STORY (1995) was named by the American Film Institute among the greatest American films ever made – and features among its all-star voice cast an iconic performance from AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Tom Hanks. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about TOY STORY....
A League of Their Own - Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Lori Petty

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Penny Marshall, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) goes to bat with an all-star lineup that includes Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Tom Hanks, who taught us all that “There’s no crying in baseball!” – named by the American Film Institute as one of the...
Catch Me If You Can Film Still - Leonardo DiCaprio, Karrie MacLaine, and Hilary Rose Zalman

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a charming con man on the run, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) features three AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams and star Tom Hanks – as well as two AFI Conservatory Alumni, writer Jeff Nathanson and cinematographer Janusz Kamiński (both AFI Class of 1987)....

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) – AFI Catalog Spotlight

Released 30 years ago this month, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN was a box office sensation, becoming Columbia Pictures’ highest-grossing non-sequel opener to date and bringing international attention to the little-known All-American Girls Pro Baseball League (AAGPBL) which was established during World War II to entertain the public while male players were away at war....
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BIG (1988) – AFI Movie Club

Penny Marshall’s second feature, BIG (1988), was a record-breaking release that made her the first female director to gross more than $100 million at the box office. BIG was also a massive success for star Tom Hanks – earning the AFI Life Achievement Award honoree his first Academy Award® nomination. The story of a boy who...
Catch Me If You Can Film Still - Leonardo DiCaprio

AFI Movie Club: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a charming con man on the run, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) features three AFI Life Achievement Awards honorees – director Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams and star Tom Hanks – as well as two AFI Conservatory Alumni, writer Jeff Nathanson and cinematographer Janusz Kamiński (both AFI Class of 1987)....
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AFI Movie Club: PHILADELPHIA

Among the first major motion pictures to address the AIDS crisis, PHILADELPHIA (1993) is a work of power and empathy that appears across three of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest American films of all time – ranking among cinema’s most inspiring films, its greatest heroes and its most iconic songs. Directed by...
Big Film Still - Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia

AFI Movie Club: BIG

Penny Marshall’s sophomore feature, BIG, was a record-breaking release that made her the first female director to gross more than $100 million at the box office. BIG was also a massive success for star Tom Hanks – earning the AFI Life Achievement Award honoree his first Academy Award® nomination. HOW TO WATCH Where to stream BIG...
A League Of Their Own Film Still - Geena Davis and Tom Hanks

Movie Club Rewind: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on July 4, 2020. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN goes to bat with an all-star lineup that includes Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and AFI Life Achievement Award Recipient Tom Hanks – who taught us all that "There's no crying in baseball!"...
Saving Private Ryan Film Still - Tom Hanks

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...
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