Film festivals

September 30, 2018 - 6:49 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Director Isaki Lacuesta's film "Between Two Waters" has won the top prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the biggest film festival for Spanish-language films. It was the second Golden Shell award for best film to go to Lacuesta, after the Catalan filmmaker...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Wanuri Kahiu, the director of the film "Rafiki," or "Friend" in Swahili, a love story featuring two women, stands by an art installation as she is interviewed by The Associated Press in Nairobi, Kenya. The first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has received overwhelming audience support since a Kenyan court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over the film's gay content, a lawyer said Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
September 29, 2018 - 4:21 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has received overwhelming audience support since a court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over the film's gay content, a lawyer said Friday. "Rafiki" went from being screened once a day in one...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1977 file photo, Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand hold their awards at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. They won four awards for "A Star Is Born." Peters is a credited producer of the new "A Star Is Born," the third remake of the Hollywood fable. With the new film in the spotlight, Peters’ history has come under scrutiny. Warner Bros. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, said the studio was contractually obligated to honor Peters as a producer. (AP Photo, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:33 am
TORONTO (AP) — Just as film festival audiences are swooning over Bradley Cooper's celebrated romance "A Star Is Born," the film's studio is distancing itself from a producer of the project. Jon Peters is a credited producer of the new "A Star Is Born," the third remake of the Hollywood fable...
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Director Alfonso Cuaron holds aloft the Golden Lion Best Film award for 'Roma' at the awards photo call of the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 11, 2018 - 1:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Alfonso Cuaron's last movie, the dazzling space thriller "Gravity," won seven Oscars and grossed more than $720 million worldwide. His new movie, "Roma," is based on his childhood memories and was shot in black and white in the Mexico City neighborhood he grew up in. With limitless...
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Director Steve McQueen poses with paper cutouts of his face as he attends the premiere for "Widows" on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2018 - 11:38 am
TORONTO (AP) — Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy. The show was about a group of women who, after their criminal husbands are killed, band together to pull off the raid their dead spouses had planned. The women...
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Actor Timothee Chalamet poses for photographs on the red carpet after arriving for the new movie "Beautiful Boy" during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 8:53 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A year after his breakthrough performance in "Call Me By Your Name," Timothee Chalamet — now a seasoned veteran at the age of 22 — is again the toast of the fall film festival circuit. Though there were few doubters after Chalamet became the youngest best-actor Oscar nominee in...
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A crowd member reacts to remarks from the stage during the Share Her Journey Rally for Women in Film during the Toronto International Film Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 08, 2018 - 4:51 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Women filmmakers, activists and actors have congregated outside the hub of the Toronto International Film Festival for a series of impassioned speeches on gender inequality in the movie industry and the power of female voices to overcome it. The "Share Her Journey Rally" attended by...
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September 07, 2018 - 7:58 pm
TORONTO (AP) — USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on Friday expanded on its previous findings regarding diversity in film criticism to give a more detailed look at what researchers conclude is a not level playing field for critics. The study, the second in a three-part series, evaluated reviews...
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Derryn Shrosbree, left, and Sarah Makhomet, of Toronto, take a photo in front of a festival sign on day 1 of the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 06, 2018 - 7:50 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival prides itself on offering a diverse array of stories. This year, North America's largest film festival is also making sure that the media that covers its films is diverse, too. Some 180 journalists and critics from underrepresented groups were...
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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows a scene from the film, "The Predator." Twentieth Century Fox has cut a scene from the film featuring actor Steven Wilder Striegel after learning he is a registered sex offender. Just hours before the film was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday, a spokesperson for Fox said Striegel’s single scene in the film was removed immediately after the studio learned of Striegel’s background. (Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 6:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before the premiere of "The Predator" at the Toronto International Film Festival, Twentieth Century Fox said it removed a scene from the film with actor Steven Wilder Striegel after learning he is a registered sex offender. A spokesperson for Fox on Thursday said Striegel'...
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