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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...

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...

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!"...

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 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...

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: 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…

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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