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REMARKS FROM AMY ADAMS, MARTIN SCORSESE,
DENZEL WASHINGTON AND MORE FROM AFI AWARDS 2016
ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW

VIDEO ALMANAC SERVES AS RECORD OF FILM HISTORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

WHO: Amy Adams (ARRIVAL), Mahershala Ali (MOONLIGHT), Gil Birmingham (HELL OR HIGH WATER), Jeff Bridges (HELL OR HIGH WATER), Damien Chazelle (LA LA LAND), Jay Cocks (SILENCE), Dan Cohen (ARRIVAL, STRANGER THINGS), Matt Duffer (STRANGER THINGS), Ross Duffer (STRANGER THINGS), Clint Eastwood (SULLY), Andrew Garfield (HACKSAW RIDGE, SILENCE), Mel Gibson (HACKSAW RIDGE), Vince Gilligan (BETTER CALL SAUL), Donald Glover (ATLANTA), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY), Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL), Brian Tyree Henry (ATLANTA), Shawn Levy (ARRIVAL, STRANGER THINGS), John Lithgow (THE CROWN), Kenneth Lonergan (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA), Mandy Moore (THIS IS US), Chris Pine (HELL OR HIGH WATER), Martin Scorsese (SILENCE), Taylor Sheridan (HELL OR HIGH WATER), Saniyya Sidney (FENCES), Milo Ventimiglia (THIS IS US), Denzel Washington (FENCES) and Susan Kelechi Watson (THIS IS US).
WHAT: An exclusive video of the American Film Institute's AFI AWARDS 2016 honorees is now available to view. 28 artists in front of and behind the camera — representing the officially selected films and television programs — were asked these two questions. Their answers were recorded into film history as a video almanac on AFI.com.
  1. Why do movies and TV matter so much right now?
  2. What do you want audiences to remember about your movie or TV program?

This video almanac was filmed by AFI at the private AFI AWARDS luncheon on January 6, 2017.

WHY: Artists' comments are recorded into the American Film Institute almanac, preserving our nation's cultural heritage by providing additional first-hand context for the year's honored works.
HOW: http://AFI.com/afiawards/video-2016.aspx

AFI AWARDS:

Favored by artists and entertainment executives for its collaborative recognition, AFI AWARDS is the only national program that honors the community's creative ensembles as a whole. The official selections serve as a definitive guide to outstanding achievements in the American art form for audiences worldwide. Additional information about AFI AWARDS is available at AFI.com/AFIAWARDS.

 

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