Channing Sargent
January 15, 2017 11:58 am
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Is film an important medium for our time? At the AFI Awards luncheon this week, the organization asked Hollywood’s biggest stars why movies and TV shows matter today. Stars like Amy Adams, Donald Glover, and Denzel Washington answered the question for AFI.

“I want people to just be inherently moved,” says This is Us star Mandy Moore. “I want them to be able to relate it back to their lives and the challenges and obstacles that they may have faced.”

“All sorts of other countries and cultures were actually founded first through cinema. From there, it went to literature and painting and music. … And, it’s art,” said Martin Scorsese.

Chris Pine, star of Hell or High Water, said film is “the modern equivalent of men and women around the campfire, telling stories.”

Yaaas. Watch the video above and be inspired by the power of storytelling.