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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....
Big Film Still - Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia

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)....
Philadelphia FIlm Still - Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington

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. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where...
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...
Sleepless in Seattle Film Still - Meg Ryan

AFI Movie Club Rewind: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on May 18, 2020. SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE was included on AFI’s lists of both cinema’s great love stories and its great romantic comedies – and it also stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Tom Hanks. Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where...
The Post Film Still - Meryl Streep

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...
A League of Their Own Film Still - Geena Davis and Tom Hanks

AFI Movie Club: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

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!” –one of AFI’s greatest movie quotes in cinematic history. Movie Trivia about A LEAGUE OF…
Sleepless In Seattle Film Still - Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

AFI Movie Club: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE was included on AFI’s lists of both cinema’s great love stories and its great romantic comedies – and it also stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Tom Hanks!  Watch Lena Dunham announce the film:     Movie Trivia about SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE –DID YOU KNOW Nora Ephron was initially interested in SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE as…
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