The American Film Institute: A Message From Bob Gazzale, President and CEO of the American Film Institute ›

AFI CEO Bob Gazzale issued the following statement in response to  tragic events in Aurora, Colorado.

“Movie theaters are magical places. They bring us together to share our nation’s dreams – and even inspire us to stand in line at midnight to be among the first to see a cultural phenomenon. At the American Film institute, we are deeply saddened that somebody has attempted to rob us of that magic – and as a community of artists and audiences – we mourn the loss of our fellow movie lovers and offer our deepest condolences.”