AFI Collaborates With Spike Lee

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that AFI Movie Club is partnering with Universal Pictures to offer free rentals of DO THE RIGHT THING and host an online conversation with Academy Award®-winning director Spike Lee.

 

DO THE RIGHT THING is the AFI Movie Club selection for June 22 and will be available to rent for free on Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, DirecTV, FandangoNOW, Google, Microsoft, Redbox, Sony, Verizon and Vudu, among …

Demi Moore Shares AFI Movie Choice

Demi Moore announced today’s AFI Movie Club selection: WHAT A WAY TO GO! The film stars the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient, Shirley MacLaine, and also features Gene Kelly who received the 13th AFI Life Achievement Award.

DID YOU KNOW? The extravagant production included 72 costume changes for Shirley MacLaine. The cost of costumes was estimated at $375,000, including a $10,000 fox fur coat and diamonds by Harry Winston.

Lena Dunham Chooses AFI Movie of the Day

Lena Dunham announced the latest AFI Movie Club selection: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. The film stars Meg Ryan and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Tom Hanks and is included on AFI’s lists of cinema’s greatest love stories and greatest romantic comedies!

DID YOU KNOW? One of Nora Ephron’s stated goals was to give every single character a “moment.” One of her favorite examples in SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE is when the mailman has a silly conversation with …

Vince Gilligan Announces New AFI Movie Club Selection

Vince Gilligan announced a brand new AFI Movie Club selection on Friday: STAGECOACH. The film is ranked #63 on AFI’s original list of the greatest American films of all time! John Wayne was named one of the greatest screen legends by AFI, and director John Ford was the recipient of the inaugural AFI Life Achievement Award in 1973.

 

DID YOU KNOW? John Ford earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Director for STAGECOACH. He …

Jessica Biel Announces Today’s AFI Movie

Jessica Biel announced today’s AFI Movie Club selection: EASY RIDER. The film was selected for both AFI’s original and 10th Anniversary lists of the greatest American films of all time, and “Born to Be Wild” was recognized by AFI as one of the greatest songs ever featured in a film. EASY RIDER’s journey to the big screen included AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Jack Nicholson.

TRIVIA:  Although the screenplay was written by the stars of …

Naomi Watts Chooses Terms of Endearment for AFI Movie Choice

Naomi Watts announced today’s AFI Movie Club selection: TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. AFI Life Achievement Award recipients Shirley MacLaine (2012) and Jack Nicholson (1994) came together to help bring you to tears in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. The film’s director, James L. Brooks, is the Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory.

Trivia: Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger were both nominated for the Best Actress Oscar® for their work in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT. MacLaine took home the award …

Neil Patrick Harris Announces AFI Movie Pick for 5/4/2020

Neil Patrick Harris announced the latest AFI Movie Club selection: STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE. The film has been a consistent fixture on AFI’s various lists of America’s greatest movies – first appearing at #15 on the original AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list. The film also boasts contributions by no fewer than three AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – writer/director George Lucas, star Harrison Ford and composer John Williams!

 

TRIVIA: Chewbacca …

Hugh Grant Shares New AFI Movie Club Selection

Hugh Grant just announced today’s AFI Movie Club selection: ROMAN HOLIDAY. The film is ranked #4 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list of the greatest love stories of all time, and Audrey Hepburn is #3 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list of the greatest American screen legends. Gregory Peck and director William Wyler were recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1989 and 1976, respectively.

 

DID YOU KNOW? ROMAN HOLIDAY was written by …

Hanelle Culpepper Chooses New AFI Movie Pick

Hanelle Culpepper announced her AFI Movie Club selection: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION. The film is ranked #72 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary edition list of the greatest American films, and star Morgan Freeman was the 39th recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award!

 

Trivia: Stephen King has said he never cashed the check he received for selling the rights to the film. King later framed the check and mailed it back to …

Sofia Coppola’s AFI Pick

Sofia Coppola just shared her AFI Movie Club selection: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. The film stars Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges and Cybill Shepherd and is ranked as one of the greatest American films of all time on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th anniversary edition.

 

TRIVIA: Cloris Leachman won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar® and Ben Johnson won for Best Supporting Actor for their performances in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW!

Jeff Goldblum Announces AFI Movie Pick

Jeff Goldblum announced  his AFI Movie Club selection: M*A*S*H. The film is ranked #54 on AFI’S 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition list of the greatest American films and #7 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list. And AFI named the M*A*S*H theme song one of the best movie songs in American film!

Trivia: Ring Lardner, Jr. won an Academy Award® for Best Screenplay for M*A*S*H. The film also received Oscar® nominations for …

Natalie Portman Chooses AFI Movie of the Day

Natalie Portman just announced her AFI Movie Club selection: DIRTY DANCING. The film is featured on three of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films, earning a place on the list of the greatest love stories of all time. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” is ranked #86 on AFI’s greatest songs in American film, and “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” is on AFI’s list of the 100 best movie quotes!

Movie Trivia: …