AFI Movie Club Celebrates AFI Awards 2020 Honoree "Lovecraft Country"

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AFI AWARDS celebrates LOVECRAFT COUNTRY with new content featuring actress Jurnee Smollett and creator Misha Green. Smollett accepts the AFI AWARDS honor on behalf of the creative ensemble and introduces the show to the AFI Movie Club audience.

Green takes the audience "Behind the Scene" of the opening scenes of the first episode and discusses how the horror drama is "reclaiming these spaces for people of color who had typically been left out."


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"LOVECRAFT COUNTRY drives a wooden stake through the injustices of America's past. Misha Green's stylish serial pulses with the power of reclamation as it charts a distorted journey through the Jim Crow South reimagined through the haunting lens of horror. Heroism is embodied by Jurnee Smollett and Jonathan Majors, who stare down terrors from the past and beyond – and, ultimately, confront the harsh reality that, of all things that go bump in the night, nothing remains more monstrous than man." -The American Film Institute.

The AFI AWARDS celebration is sponsored by Audi, a supporter of AFI programs for the past 17 years. To commemorate each of the AFI AWARDS recipients, Audi has created the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarships initiative providing scholarships in the name of the honorees to women and BIPOC Fellows at the AFI Conservatory – for a total contribution of $250,000. Congratulations to Rayana Rasamee, Cinematography Fellow, recipient of the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarship in the name of AFI AWARDS Honoree LOVECRAFT COUNTRY.


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View all content on the AFI YouTube channel and on AFI.com/MovieClub.

Jurnee Smollett Intro video on AFI's YouTube channel

Misha Green's "Behind the Scene" video on AFI's YouTube channel


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About the American Film Institute (AFI)

Established in 1967, the American Film Institute is the nation's non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring artists and audiences through initiatives that champion the past, present and future of the moving image. AFI's pioneering programs include filmmaker training at the AFI Conservatory; year-round exhibition at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and at AFI Festivals across the nation; workshops aimed at increasing diversity in the storytelling community; honoring today's masters through the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI AWARDS; and scholarly efforts such as the AFI Catalog of Feature Films that uphold film history for future generations. 


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Read about all of these programs and more at AFI.com and follow us on social media at Facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstituteYouTube.com/AFITwitter.com/American Film and Instagram.com/AmericanFilmInstitute.

About Audi of America
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.845 million vehicles globally in 2019. In the U.S., Audi of America sold just over 224,000 vehicles in 2019 and launched the brand's first fully electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron – one of four fully electric models coming to the U.S. market in the next two years. Globally, the brand aims to be CO2 neutral by 2050. Visit audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

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