Film festivals

Director Charles Ferguson poses for a photo prior to an interview with the Associated Press about his movie 'Watergate" at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 12, 2019 - 10:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Director Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result is a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span and clocks in at more than four hours. Ferguson, who directed the Oscar-winning financial crisis documentary "...
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Actor Christian Bale poses for the photographers during a photo call for the film 'Vice' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 11, 2019 - 9:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Christian Bale says transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney made him feel "like a bullfrog." Bale has been nominated for a best actor Oscar for his part in "Vice," which also has best movie and best director nominations. He and director Adam McKay presented the...
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Jury president Juliette Binoche blows a kiss as she poses for the photographers during a photo call at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 07, 2019 - 8:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — The first of the year's major European film festivals got underway in Berlin on Thursday with a strong contingent of movies from female directors, which jury president Juliette Binoche greeted as "a good step forward." The 69th Berlin International Film Festival was starting with...
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February 03, 2019 - 11:08 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A fiction film about a prison warden on death row duty and a documentary about the generations affected by China's' one-child policy have won the top jury awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. "Clemency," directed by Chinonye Chukwu and starring Alfre Woodard, won the U...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 photo, Palestinian actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, 55, gives an interview in his home at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. A new documentary called “Gaza” is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Abu Yaseen, won’t be attending the gathering due to the very circumstances depicted in the film. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
January 30, 2019 - 11:27 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, won't be...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019, file photo, Wade Robson, from left, director Dan Reed and James Safechuck pose for a portrait to promote the film "Leaving Neverland" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Michael Jackson estate has sent a letter to the U.K.’s Channel 4 warning that the documentary on Robson and Safechuck, who accuse the singer of molesting them as boys violates the network's programming guidelines. Estate attorneys say in the letter released to The Associated Press on Monday, Feb. 11, that "Leaving Neverland," includes no response from Jackson defenders as the channel's guidelines require. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
January 28, 2019 - 5:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's family members said Monday that they are "furious" that two men who accuse him of sexually abusing them as boys have received renewed attention because of a new documentary about them. The family released a statement denouncing "Leaving Neverland," a documentary...
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Jillian Bell poses for a portrait to promote the film "Brittany Runs A Marathon" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2019 - 5:37 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When Jillian Bell is offered roles that have to do with body issues, they usually fall into two buckets: They're either making fun of the character's weight, or, they're not presenting it in a way that she finds compelling or authentic. It's why when she read the script for "...
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Adam Driver, from left, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm, cast members in "The Report," pose together at the premiere of the film during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2019 - 11:21 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Vice Studios has announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the worldwide rights to the CIA torture investigation film "The Report." Vice produced the film and made the announcement Monday following an all-night bidding war for the buzzy political film. "The Report" stars...
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Director Jennifer Kent poses for a portrait to promote the film "The Nightingale" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 27, 2019 - 6:49 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Babadook" director Jennifer Kent is back at the Sundance Film Festival five years after her breakout debut hit with her follow-up "The Nightingale." But reactions to the violent period piece set in 1825 Tasmania have been more divisive and extreme. The film follows an Irish...
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Writer and actress Mindy Kaling poses for a portrait to promote the film "Late Night" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 26, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match. Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the U.S. distribution rights for $13 million, a record for the festival. "Late...
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