iOS app Android app

American Film Institute

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey

Cindy Lovell | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

On June 18, 2014 the American Film Institute offered audiences the opportunity to become familiar with the truth when its five-day documentary festival in Washington D.C. opened with an instant classic.

Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

The Ten Best Movies Of The Year

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve McQueen's historic saga "12 Years a Slave," David O. Russell's con artist romp "American Hustle," Ryan Coogler's numbing "F...

Veteran's Day Musical Magic: LA Rocker Brings Military Spouses in CAMMO on Stage at Hard Rock

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What happened on stage that Saturday night in Hollywood, captured by photographer Billy Bennight and Alexandra's dad Rino Lee, on home video, was a spontaneous and brilliant burst of fireworks just in time for Veteran's Day.

Photographer Harun Mehmedinovic Seeks the Sublime With Bloodhoney* Book Project

Michael Juliani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Juliani

After some success with his short film, In the Name of the Son, Harun kept crisscrossing the country, traveling ceaselessly as he'd done since landing in the United States, taking pictures of landscapes and skies.

Students Explore New Possibility With Google Glass

AP | Posted 07.30.2013 | College

LOS ANGELES -- Beauty is in the eye of the Google Glass wearer. At least that's what the Internet search giant hopes a handful of young filmmakers wi...

AFI DOCS' 2013 Film Festival Schedule

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A documentary featuring celebrities reading some of the nearly 800,000 letters sent to first lady Jacqueline Kennedy after President Ken...

The Invisible Lighthouse: An Illuminating Chat With Thomas Dolby

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

"I am really strongly influenced by my environment, by where I am in the world, where I'm working, places I travel to, and the weather, and the atmosphere in general. So that's what makes the music cinématic, I think."

What a Surveillance State Looks Like: Barbara Revisits Cold War East Germany

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

the film becomes a profound indictment against the type of society in which allegiance to a political system overwhelms common humanity.

Long Way Left To Go: Women Directors Face Uphill Battle in Hollywood

Turnstyle | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Turnstyle

By: Amanda Mae Meyncke Part one of a three part series about the uphill battle women directors face in Hollywood. Check out parts two and three at Tu...

"Great Snakes!" The Adventures of Tintin Premières at AFI Fest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.14.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Hollywood went Euro last week, in celebration of The Adventures of Tintin, the long-awaited motion-picture adaptation of the classic adventure comic series by late Belgian artist Hergé.

[AFI FEST] Director Alison Bagnall Talks About Her Film The Dish & The Spoon

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Entertainment
Turnstyle

By: Noah Nelson Photo Credit: Publicity image courtesy of AFI Fest 2011 Read our review of The Dish & The Spoon. Alison Bagnall, director and...

[AFI FEST REVIEW] Extraterrestrial

Turnstyle | Posted 01.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

By: Noah Nelson ...

[AFI Fest Review] The Dish & The Spoon

Turnstyle | Posted 01.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

By: Noah Nelson Publicity image courtesy of AFI Fest 2011 There's something to be said for a great title. It can frame coincidence, giving shape...

10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

Documentaries Storm the Nation's Capitol at Silverdocs Festival

Michael Rose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Rose

What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?

More Funding for School Arts Programs, Less for Sports

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Sports programs often produce extremely competitive students whose careers peak early in life. Arts programs often produce extremely creative students whose critical thinking skills deepen as they mature.

Classic "Under the Radar" Gangster Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

2010-08-16-underworld.jpg Crime has not just been good to the criminals; it's been awfully good to Hollywood as well.

Raymond De Felitta's love affair with 'City Island'

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sitting backstage at a recent screening of his film, City Island, waiting to go on for a Q&A session with the audience, writer-director Raymond De Fel...

Hollywood Directors Go Viral

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

I'd like to look a few directors that won't be getting much attention this awards season -- directors who recently popped up in an internet video.

An Interview with Matisyahu, Plus Barbra Streisand and Brian Setzer Updates

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Matisyahu's latest album, Light showcases his young, old soul, further exploring musical territories of both the secular and sacred.

AFI Pretends Again to Honor Hollywood

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

If the AFI is going to honor lifetime achievement in film, they should do so. For starters, how about Neil Simon? He's one of the few screenwriters whose name the public actually recognizes.

AFI's Top 10 Films Of 2008

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The Batman epic "The Dark Knight," the political biopic "Milk" and the gritty drama "The Wrestler" were among critical favorites t...

Warren Beatty Honored By American Film Institute

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Warren Beatty had two words to describe his reaction at learning he would receive the American Film Institute's career honor: "Concealed weepiness." ...