Film festivals

FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jordan Peele arrives in Los Angeles. Peele’s “Us,” his anticipated follow-up to “Get Out,” will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that “Us” will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele’s “Get Out,” “Us” is a socially minded horror thriller. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2019 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that "Us" will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele's "Get Out," ''Us" is a socially...
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December 12, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian Academy of Arts says that Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died. He was 81. Kosa, who died Wednesday, was recognized for "Ten Thousand Days," about the travails of a Hungarian peasant family from the 1930s...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, file photo, French actress Juliette Binoche arrives on the red carpet for the opening film "Nobody Wants The Night" at the 2015 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin. Juliette Binoche will chair the jury at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
December 11, 2018 - 8:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — Juliette Binoche will be the jury president at this winter's Berlin International Film Festival. Organizers of the festival announced Tuesday that the French actress will lead the jury that awards the Golden Bear and other top awards at the 2019 event, which runs from Feb.7 to Feb.17...
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December 06, 2018 - 7:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say the 2019 event will open with a premiere of Danish director Lone Scherfig's new movie, "The Kindness of Strangers." This winter's "Berlinale," the first of the year's major European film festivals, will be the last under...
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In this combination photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Dec. 6, 2017, left, and actress Annette Bening appears at the BAFTA Awards in London on Feb. 18, 2018. Bening will portray Feinstein in a film about the Senate’s study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which will be presented at the Sundance Film Festival running Jan. 24 through Feb. 3 in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2018 - 4:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The feature film lineup for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival has been unveiled. Wednesday's announcements includes a diverse slate, from documentaries about everyone from Harvey Weinstein to Toni Morrison, to feature films showcasing surprising turns from well-known actors, like...
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November 28, 2018 - 12:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The feel-good road-trip drama "Green Book" was named the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor, by the National Board of Review in one of the first in a parade of awards season honors. The NBR awards, announced Tuesday, gave the Oscar hopes of Universal's...
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November 17, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland are seeking to have bail set for an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer after a court ordered his release from the jail where he was held for allegedly attacking paramedics. A spokeswoman for prosecutors in the city of Bydgoszcz, Agnieszka Adamska-...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 file photo Black Swan cinematographer Matthew Libatique arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Polish officials say an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer Matthew Libatique, has attacked paramedics and police who were called because he was drunk it was reported on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Libatique, 50, was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 2010 film “Black Swan,” directed by Darren Afonofsky, and was the cinematographer for this year’s “A Star is Born,” directed by Bradley Cooper and co-starring Lady Gaga.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
November 14, 2018 - 9:39 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An Oscar-nominated American cinematographer was charged Wednesday with assaulting public officials in Poland after he allegedly attacked paramedics and police who were called to a hotel where he had been seen staggering. Matthew Libatique, 50, was nominated for an Academy...
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FILE - In this March 13, 1972 file photo, Aretha Franklin holds her Grammy Award for Best Rhythm and Blue performance of the song "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," in New York. More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace” is finally being released. “Amazing Grace” will premiere Monday at the DOC NYC film festival. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)
November 05, 2018 - 5:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 46 years after it was shot, the Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" will finally be released, ending one of the most tortured and long-running sagas in documentary film. The late gospel singer's estate and film producers said Monday that "Amazing Grace" will...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant gestures as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit in Washington. Kobe Bryant has been dropped from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star’s ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. The CEO of the organization behind the Animation Is Film Festival said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 that the festival’s stakeholders decided to drop Bryant to keep its focus on films.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 17, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of GKIDS, the company that organizes the Animation Is Film Festival, announced the move. "After discussions...
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