Bring the popcorn: AFI launches movie club with Steven Spielberg to watch films together as you stay apart
Iconic movies will be selected by AFI every day to create a communal viewing experience.
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The 'AFI Movie Club' will kick off with 'The Wizard of Oz', Spielberg, who is an AFI trustee, said in a video shared on the institute's official Twitter page on Tuesday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the club will be a daily virtual gathering "to leverage our collective love of film on behalf of optimism in this time of global uncertainty".
In his introductory message, Spielberg said of the 1939 musical classic, "Now I know you think you've seen it but think again, because right now at this moment in history what better message is there then, 'there's no place like home'."
In this time when we’re reminded “There’s no place like home,” we’re launching the #AFIMovieClub - with the help of… https://t.co/Vr6ofwYCTw— AFI (@AmericanFilm) 1585674672000
The viewer can watch the film by going the link: AFI.com/MovieClub.
Iconic movies will be selected by AFI every day to bring the world to together, "creating a communal viewing experience during these unprecedented times of social distancing".
"AFI's goal is to live in a world of art above anxiety. We're honoured to have Steven Spielberg, the greatest storyteller of our day, lead the way," said Bob Gazzale, president and CEO.
Special guests will announce select movies of the day in short videos which will be posted on AFI website and shared on social media platforms.