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Friday, Sep. 25, 2020
AFI Fest will present four Tributes this year as Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers.
“Artists of this caliber are essential players in our global culture,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI...
Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017
Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Sen. Kamala Harris made surprise appearances at Women in Film's awards ceremony with special videos, while veteran newsman Dan Rather called the group's work toward gender parity in entertainment an example of "basic American decency, tolerance and generosity...
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2016
The filmmaker Mira Nair was familiar with the regal grace of Lupita Nyong'o long before most.
The Indian-born, New York-based Nair has been close friends with Nyong'o's family for years. One of Nyong'o's first jobs in the movies was interning in New York for Nair's production company. She...
Monday, Sep. 19, 2016
The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set "Queen of Katwe" apart from other underdog chess movies.
While Hollywood has long celebrated chess as a great equalizer across race and class - an ideal element for an underdog tale - it rarely turns its lens on modern...