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AFI and Spotlight Cinema

Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper on EASY RIDER | Spotlight Cinema
Penny Marshall on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN | Spotlight Cinema
James Wong Howe on HUD | Spotlight Cinema
Walter Cronkite on MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON | Spotlight Cinema
Billy Wilder on SUNSET BLVD. | Spotlight Cinema
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AFI’s collaboration with Spotlight Cinema Networks showcases rare archival footage from the AFI Archive within Spotlight’s pre-show entertainment to independent film theaters nationwide. Throughout the year, AFI produces new segments that feature historic moments with master filmmakers, insights from American screen icons and much more. Launched in October 2019, the inaugural pre-show video featured stories about the making of the classic thriller NORTH BY NORTHWEST as told by the “Master of Suspense” himself, Alfred Hitchcock.

“Our partnership with AFI allows our sophisticated, nationwide audience to enjoy their history of iconic films and directors during our popular preshow.”
-Michael Sakin, President of Spotlight Cinema Networks

AFI pre-show slides and videos appear on screens in top U.S. markets, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco and Washington, DC. Learn more about Spotlight Cinema.

View more AFI Spotlight Cinema videos on AFI’s YouTube channel.

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