Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with ‘The Apollo’

Entertainment 04/24/19, 19:01

The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater.Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie and setting added up to a ...

In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

Entertainment 04/22/19, 15:57

Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to have to watch the home movies.Growing up, Neulinger's father was an avid videographer whose boxes of tapes took on a more chilling quality after it was uncovered that Neulinger, ...

Heavyweights in world cinema nominated for Cannes’ top prize

Entertainment 04/18/19, 08:49

Cannes Film Festival organizers announced its 2019 line-up Thursday, pitting leading names in world cinema including Ken Loach and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition for the top prize, the Palme d'Or.Festival veterans Loach and Almodóvar, as well as the Dardenne Brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Terrence Malick and Xavier Dolan ...

Elton John biopic ‘Rocketman’ to premiere at Cannes

Entertainment 04/16/19, 14:13

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 reported. The film stars Taron Egerton as ...

Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ to open Cannes Film Festival

Entertainment 04/10/19, 10:21

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 competition for Cannes' top award, ...

French New Wave director Agnes Varda dies aged 90

Entertainment 03/29/19, 06:54

Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave and feminist activist who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90.Her production company Cine Tamaris confirmed her death on Friday after French media first reported the news.Varda's rich filmography includes movies ...

Tribeca to host ‘Say Anything…’ reunion, doc on Anastasio

New York 03/14/19, 11:48

The Tribeca Film 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..." led by John Cusack ...

Immigration documentary’s protagonist faces deportation

Entertainment 03/04/19, 21:31

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 Pineda, his attorney, said Rojas has been taken into custody ...

Inarritu picked to head Cannes jury, first Mexican in post

Entertainment 02/27/19, 05:15

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 ... full of surprises" and an "artist ...

Michael Jackson accusers detail road to ‘Leaving Neverland’

Entertainment 02/21/19, 00:50

Michael Jackson accusers Wade Robson and James Safechuck say that the Sundance Film Festival is first time they've ever felt public support for their allegations the King of Pop molested them.The documentary "Leaving Neverland," which premiered at the festival last month and will air on HBO in two parts on ...

French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

Europe 02/18/19, 10:29

A French judge has refused 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 portrays French priest ...

Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins Berlin film fest’s Golden Bear

Europe 02/16/19, 14:37

Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a film following a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and tries to immerse himself in his new country, has won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award.The film was chosen Saturday from a field of 16 movies competing at the ...

Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival

Entertainment 02/16/19, 10:21

The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 17 films in the competition section helmed by women, and female directors from all corners of the globe featured prominently at the festival.Women directors represented 63 percent of the ...

Tribeca Film Festival to open with Apollo Theater doc

New York 02/13/19, 17:41

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 covers the 85-year history of ...

Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin festival

Entertainment 02/12/19, 10:15

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 "Inside Job," is presenting the film this week at ...

Christian Bale says he felt like ‘bullfrog’ in Cheney role

Entertainment 02/11/19, 09:30

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 movie Monday at the ...

Bundy’s deadly charm still polarizes, 40 years later

U.S. 02/09/19, 08:32

Thirty years after his execution in an electric chair in Florida, serial killer Ted Bundy's deadly charm continues to captivate and perplex.A new Netflix documentary series and a movie that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival have stirred up complicated reactions to the handsome former law student who is believed ...

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