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Sterling Van Wagenen, left, pleads guilty during his initial appearance in American Fork, Utah, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Prosecutors charged Van Wagenen earlier this month on accusations that he inappropriately touched a young girl on two occasions between 2013 and 2015. The 71-year-old co-founded a Utah film festival that came to be known as Sundance Film Festival with Robert Redford, but hasn't been with the organization for more than two decades. (Rick Egan /The Salt Lake Tribune, via AP, Pool)
April 30, 2019 - 7:18 pm
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a child. Sterling Van Wagenen, 71, entered the plea as part of an agreement that includes a sentence of six years to life...
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Actress Tilda Swinton attends the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary gala at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, April 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2019 - 2:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On its 50th birthday, Film at Lincoln Center has a new name but an unchanging mission. The uptown institution formerly known as the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated half a century as a "sanctuary of cinema" on Monday in a gala at Alice Tully Hall that brought out much of...
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This combination photo shows, from left, director Yorgos Lanthimos, actress Elle Fanning and filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, who are joining the Cannes Film Festival jury. The Cannes Film Festival will open May 14 with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die.” The festival runs through May 25. (AP Photo)
April 29, 2019 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Elle Fanning, "The Favourite" director Yorgos Lanthimos and "Cold War" filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski are joining the Cannes Film Festival jury that will decide the Palme d'Or. The Cannes Film Festival on Monday announced the members of the jury to be led by Alejandro Inarritu...
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Actor Robert De Niro, left, and director Martin Scorsese attend "Tribeca Talks - Director Series - Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro" during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
April 28, 2019 - 5:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of their much-anticipated and most recent collaboration, "The Irishman," Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro convened at the Tribeca Film Festival to look back on their long partnership together. The talk, staged Sunday at New York's Beacon Theatre, gave De Niro, co-founder of...
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Jane Rosenthal attends the AT&T Presents: Untold Stories luncheon, in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival, at Thalassa on Monday, April 22, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival called on women filmmakers to keep building on the momentum of the #MeToo and Time's Up era. This year for the first time, half of the films in Tribeca's competition categories are directed or co-directed by women. That's up from 44...
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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)
April 24, 2019 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival has moved uptown for an opening night honoring New York's Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" is premiering at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85 year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie and setting added up to a...
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April 18, 2019 - 7:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced its 2019 line up, which pits revered directors such as Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Terrence Malick, and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition for the top Palme d'Or prize. The 19 entries announced Thursday in Paris include...
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File-This April 4, 2019, file photo shows Taron Egerton, who plays singer Elton John in the upcoming film "Rocketman," discussing the film during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas. The biopic will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. “Rocketman” will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it’s to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, confirmed the premiere, which Variety first reported. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 16, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Elton John biopic "Rocketman" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. "Rocketman" will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks before it's to be released in the United States. Paramount Pictures on Tuesday confirmed the premiere, which Variety first...
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April 10, 2019 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Jarmusch's zombie film "The Dead Don't Die" will open the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival. The French festival announced Tuesday that "The Dead Don't Die" will premiere May 14. While the festival's opening slot is often a separate gala screening, Jarmusch's film will screen in...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Agnes Varda appears at the screening of the film "Visages, Villages," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
March 29, 2019 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was 90. Varda's production company, Cine-Tamaris, said Varda died early morning Friday at her home in Paris from...
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