AFI Movie Club – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: BEN-HUR

BEN-HUR ranks #100 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the greatest American movies of all time and #49 for the most thrilling. The film’s star Charlton Heston served as the chairman of the American Film Institute from 1973-1983!  Watch Ben Mankiewicz from Turner Classic Movies announce the film:   Movie Trivia about BEN-HUR –DID YOU KNOW…

AFI Movie Club: WONDER WOMAN

WONDER WOMAN was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2017 – recognizing it as one of the 10 most outstanding films of the year. And it was directed by an alum of the AFI Conservatory – Patty Jenkins!    Movie Trivia about WONDER WOMAN –DID YOU KNOW that Wonder Woman made her first comic book appearance in 1941? –DID YOU KNOW…

AFI Movie Club: GILDA

GILDA appears on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS list of the greatest American movie music of all time – and Rita Hayworth appears as #19 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 STARS!  Watch Eva Longoria announce the film:  Movie Trivia about GILDA -DID YOU KNOW GILDA was Rita Hayworth’s first major dramatic role for Columbia? It catalyzed her ingenious genesis as a femme…

AFI Movie Club: WHEN HARRY MET SALLY…

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as romantic foils in Rob Reiner’s classic comedy, from an acclaimed script by Nora Ephron. It is celebrated across a number of AFI’s lists – and shows up at #6 on AFI’s 10 Top 10 list of the greatest romantic comedies of all time!  Watch…

AFI Movie Club: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2006 – recognizing it as one of the most outstanding and culturally significant movies of the year – and stars 2004 AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Meryl Streep!   Watch Cynthia Erivo announce the film!     Movie Trivia about THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA –DID…

AFI Movie Club: E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is a fixture on AFI’s lists of the greatest American films, appearing on five of the iconic lists – including #6 among the most inspiring films of all time! Two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients helped bring E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL to our world – director Steven Spielberg (1995) and composer John Williams (2016).  Watch Halle Berry announce the…

AFI Movie Club: BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the infamous outlaws, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID appears on AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films – and the dynamic duo of Butch and Sundance were co-ranked #20 among AFI’s greatest screen heroes! Watch Brad Pitt announce the film:    Movie Trivia…

AFI Movie Club: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is a beloved film that appears on five of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – and Gregory Peck’s iconic character, Atticus Finch, was named the greatest screen hero of all time by the American Film Institute. Gregory Peck himself was ranked #12 on AFI’s list of the greatest screen legends…

AFI Movie Club: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Disney’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS appears at #49 on AFI’s original Top 100 movies list and was ranked even higher for the 10th anniversary edition – at #34! And Snow White’s wistful ballad “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” performed by Adriana Caselotti, landed at #19 on AFI’s 100 Top Movie Songs of all time, while the wicked queen,…

AFI Movie Club: DR. STRANGELOVE

STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB appears on several of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films – including #3 on the AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS! Watch Robert De Niro announce the film:   Movie Trivia about DR. STRANGELOVE: –DID YOU KNOW Peter Sellers was originally signed on to play…

AFI Movie Club: SOME LIKE IT HOT

SOME LIKE IT HOT features two AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – director Billy Wilder and star Jack Lemmon! SOME LIKE IT HOT also appears on four of AFI’s lists of the greatest America films – most notably ranked #1 on the AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 LAUGHS, which chronicles the funniest films ever to grace the…

AFI Movie Club: MOULIN ROUGE!

“This story is about love.” Nominated for eight Oscars®, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Nicole Kidman, and an AFI AWARDS Movie of the Year honoree, MOULIN ROUGE! is a dazzling extravaganza – a kaleidoscope of melodrama, soap opera and opera – that reinvented the American musical genre. Tell us which musical performance is your…
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