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VIDEO: Jay Roach Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick BEING THERE

VIDEO: Jay Roach Announces Today's AFI Movie Club Pick BEING THERE

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Jay Roach announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: BEING THERE.

Watch the announcement video below!

The film is on AFI's list of 100 Years...100 Laughs as one of the funniest films to grace the silver screen. Star Shirley MacLaine was honored with the AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in 2012, and the film's cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, was a member of the first class at the AFI Conservatory!

Author Jerzy Kosiński sold the screen rights to the novel with one condition - that Peter Sellers would be involved. Watch this exclusive AFI Archive clip of director Hal Ashby talking about Sellers and BEING THERE.

AFI Movie Club is a newly launched free program to raise the nation's spirits by bringing artists and audiences together - even while we are apart. AFI shines a spotlight on an iconic movie each day, with special guests announcing select AFI Movies of the Day in short videos posted on AFI.com and social media platforms. Audiences can "gather" at AFI.com/MovieClub to find out how to watch the featured movie of the day with the use of their preexisting streaming service credentials. The daily film selections are supported by fun facts, family discussion points and exclusive material from the AFI Archive to enrich the viewing experience.



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