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AFI FEST 2023 Full Lineup Announced

We’re thrilled to announce the full lineup for AFI FEST 2023! The 37th edition of the festival is set to feature an expanded selection of features and shorts compared to last year, offering 141 titles for the public to enjoy across five days.

National Hispanic Heritage Month Viewing Guide

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), please join us in celebrating these iconic and groundbreaking films and television shows named to our AFI lists, screened at AFI FEST, honored with AFI AWARDS and selected for AFI Movie Club.

AFI Spotlight on BLUE BEETLE Screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer

Ushering in a new age of DC superheroes, BLUE BEETLE, arrived in theaters August 18, having miraculously survived the film industry shutdown during COVID, two studio sales and now two strikes. Featuring DC’s first-ever live-action Latino superhero, the film was adapted from the original comics by AFI Alum Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (AFI Class of 2013) and stars Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes, a first-generation college graduate who returns home to his tight-knit Mexican American family with a pre-law degree and a…

THE BIG CHILL’s 40th Anniversary – AFI Catalog Spotlight

This September, in the remaining summer heat, the AFI Catalog cools down by spotlighting THE BIG CHILL, which was released 40 years ago this month. Included on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 SONGS list for its use of The Temptations’ version of “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” THE BIG CHILL achieved vast success at the box office as well as with its soundtrack album, released by Motown, that charted at the peak position of 17 on Billboard Magazine’s top 200 in 1983…