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2014-05-01 12:28:34

Filmmakers and Policy Leaders to Attend June 20, 2014 AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium at the National Archives in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute announced today that AFI DOCS will pay tribute to Academy Award(® )winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney as its 2014 AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim honoree during its 12th edition held June 18-22, 2014 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD. The AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim...

2014-01-15 08:26:32

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Exclusive videos of the American Film Institute's AFI Awards 2013 honorees are posted on the first-ever video almanac page of AFI.com. Filmed at the January 10, 2014 luncheon, 20 short videos feature 56 actors, creators, directors, editors, producers, showrunners and writers representing the officially-selected film and television programs. Each artist answered a single question: "What do you want audiences to...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'