There’s no place like home.
As our nation braces for at least one full month of quarantined lockdowns, the American Film Institute wants to bring the country together with their new at-home AFI Movie Club.
Each day in April (and possibly beyond), a movie will be chosen for “members” — i.e. anyone with a TV monitor, streaming capabilities, and/or a home video stockpile — to watch from the safe, cozy confines of their homes.
Simply log on to AFI.com/MovieClub to discover the day’s featured film, some of which will be announced by a Hollywood star who chose it — just as Steven Spielberg does in the video above. An AFI trustee (and winner of the org’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award), Spielberg launches the Movie Club’s April 1 debut with 1939’s The Wizard of Oz.
Along with the day’s film title, available streaming services for each movie will be listed. In addition, some films will be supplemented with trivia, discussion questions, and archival AFI materials.
This is also a good reminder that the AFI has a variety of Top 100 themed “100 years…” lists, led by its “100 Years…100 Movies” best ever ranking. You can see them all here, and use them as a guide to catch up on some all-time American classics.