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American Film Institute Catalog

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The online AFI Catalog draws its content from six printed volumes and exclusive web content that document every American film from 1893 to 1972. Records for the year 1973 onwards plan to be added in 2008. Each film record has been meticulously compiled by the experienced editors and filmographers at the American Film Institute (AFI). Search records by keywords, film title, cast, crew, and character names, subject, genre, release year and more. Most records include extensive plot summaries.

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Established by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1967, the AFI is a national organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of film, television and other forms of the moving image. AFI's programs promote innovation and excellence through teaching, presenting, preserving and redefining the moving image.

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  • Film Studies
  • Communication and Culture
  • American Studies
  • English and American Language and Literature

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Motion pictures--United States--Catalogs.