Film festivals

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, actor John Cusack attends the premiere of "Chi-Raq" in New York. The Tribeca Film The Tribeca Film Festival announced Thursday that writer-director Cameron Crowe and the cast of “Say Anything...” led by John Cusack will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic romance. The 18th Tribeca Film Festival runs April 25-May 5. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival has added a "Say Anything..." reunion screening to its upcoming festival, as well as the premiere of a documentary on Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio. Tribeca announced Thursday that writer-director Cameron Crowe and the cast of "Say Anything...
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March 10, 2019 - 4:57 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A documentary about an Israeli human rights lawyer has won the top prize in its category at the Thessaloniki International Festival. "The Advocate," a 108-minute film directed and produced by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche, focuses on Lea Tsemel, who has...
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March 05, 2019 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Chelsea Manning, Werner Herzog's latest and a film about Parkland students in the aftermath of the Florida high school massacre are among the selections that will premiere at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers for the annual New York festival on Tuesday...
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In this undated photo made available by Pueblo Sight & Sound, shows immigrant activist Claudio Rojas. Rojas was the protagonist of an award -winning documentary that chronicles the plight of immigrants detained at a for-profit facility. Rojas has been taken into custody again, years after his release. Attorney Sandy Pineda said on Monday, March 4, 2019, that Rojas was complying with a required visit when he was detained last week. Pineda says 53-year-old Rojas faces deportation after being denied a request that allows certain immigrants in the country illegally to stay. Rojas is in detention in Miami. ( Ray Santisteban/Pueblo Sight & Sound via AP)
March 04, 2019 - 9:30 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning documentary chronicling the plight of immigrants held at a for-profit facility was supposed to be celebrating at a film premiere in Miami. Instead, Claudio Rojas is back at another immigration detention facility's cell, facing deportation. Sandy...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reports that Spielberg intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated and unwieldy online debate. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 04, 2019 - 11:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 17, 2010 file photo, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu poses during a photo call for "Biutiful", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May 2019, announced by the festival president Pierre Lescure on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
February 27, 2019 - 5:15 am
PARIS (AP) — Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May. Festival president Pierre Lescure, announcing the choice on Wednesday, praised Inarritu — the first Mexican to be given the honor — as a "daring filmmaker .....
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Director Francois Ozon holds aloft the Silver Bear grand jury prize for the film 'By the Grace of God' onstage at the award ceremony of the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 18, 2019 - 11:07 am
PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie, which opens...
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Director Nadav Lapid holds aloft the golden bear for best film for 'Synonyms' onstage at the award ceremony of the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 16, 2019 - 3:56 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday. A jury headed by French actress Juliette Binoche...
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This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows a scene from Roger Ross Williams’ “The Apollo,” which will kick off the annual festival on April 24. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will open with the premiere of a documentary about New York City's iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Festival organizers Wednesday announced that Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" will kick off the annual festival April 24. The HBO film...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Chinese director Zhang Yimou holds his award for Best Director at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan. The latest film from Zhang has been dropped from the Berlin International Film Festival for "technical reasons." A notice on the official account of the movie "One Second" on China's Weibo microblogging service apologized, but gave no details other than to say it was not possible to show the film at Berlin. (AP Photo/Billy Dai, File)
February 13, 2019 - 2:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin film festival for what the festival described as technical reasons. A notice on the official Weibo microblogging service account for the movie "One Second" apologized but gave no details other...
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