Sundance is homecoming for Julianne Moore and husband

Entertainment 01/24/19, 23:04

For director Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore, having their film "After the Wedding" premiere opening at the Sundance Film Festival holds a special significance. Moore and Freundlich came to the festival 22 years ago with another film, "The Myth of Fingerprints," before marriage, children and everything else."In between there have ...

Hollywood heads to the mountains to kick off Sundance fest

Entertainment 01/24/19, 15:40

Hollywood is bundling up and descending on Park City, Utah to kick off the 2019 Sundance Film Festival Thursday.Although the first films of the two-week long festival won't premiere until Thursday evening, the ski town is already bustling with activity as brands and sponsors rush to finish plastering Main Street ...

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Entertainment 01/21/19, 10:06

For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The slate boasts a wide array ...

Harmony Korine’s latest, Beto O’Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

Texas 01/16/19, 15:01

Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival.The Austin, Texas-based festival announced the lineup to its 26th edition Wednesday after previously revealing that Jordan Peele's "Us" will ...

Sundance adds Michael Jackson Neverland doc about accusers

Entertainment 01/09/19, 16:13

A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.The Sundance Institute announced the addition of "Leaving Neverland" and "The Brink," a documentary about Steve Bannon, to its 2019 lineup on Wednesday.A description of "Leaving ...

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ to premiere as opening film at SXSW

Entertainment 01/08/19, 14:01

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 minded horror thriller.The film ...

Hollywood kicks off 2019 awards season in Palm Springs

Entertainment 01/04/19, 10:46

Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Olivia Colman and other Oscar contenders kicked off Hollywood's 2019 awards season with an emotional trip to the desert city of Palm Springs.The Palm Springs International Film Festival gala was a familiar setting for Cooper, who received director of the year honors on Thursday. He had ...

2018 Breakthrough: Awkwafina of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Entertainment 12/14/18, 10:44

Awkwafina is a household name after a breakout summer in films like "Ocean's 8" and "Crazy Rich Asians," but the 29-year-old from New York City says she still feels pretty normal.In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the ...

Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, winner in Cannes, dies at 81

Entertainment 12/12/18, 14:34

Ferenc Kosa, winner of the best director award at the 1967 Cannes film festival, has died at 81, the Hungarian Academy of Arts said Wednesday.Kosa was recognized in Cannes for "Ten Thousand Days," about the travails of a Hungarian peasant family from the 1930s onward. The film was banned for ...

Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury

Entertainment 12/11/18, 08:03

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. There was no immediate ...

Africa wildlife films try to inspire amid poaching scourge

World 12/02/18, 06:20

A documentary film about rhino poaching won awards at film festivals in Europe and the United States this year. But since bringing "STROOP: journey into the rhino horn war " home to South Africa, its makers have struggled for the same buzz in a country whose rhino population, the biggest ...

Sundance Film Festival unveils 2019 feature film slate

Entertainment 11/28/18, 16:03

Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy, Awkwafina dives into a dramatic role, and Harvey Weinstein gets a documentary spotlight in films that will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January.The Sundance Institute revealed on Wednesday 111 feature films, culled from 4,018 submissions, ...

Chris Pine and David Mackenzie reunite for ‘Outlaw King’

Entertainment 11/07/18, 17:20

If you want to see an exhausted Chris Pine, meet him after he's spent a day answering questions about his penis.Following the September premiere of David Mackenzie's "Outlaw King," in which Pine stars as the Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, conversation at the Toronto International Film Festival focused largely on ...

Aretha Franklin doc ‘Amazing Grace’ to finally see the light

Entertainment 11/05/18, 17:39

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 premiere Nov. 12 at the DOC ...

Godzilla back as animation has human drama, fewer monsters

Entertainment 10/30/18, 21:35

Godzilla is stomping back into theaters as a fire-breathing animated character, though the movie chosen to close this year's Tokyo International Film Festival is more focused on human drama than the monsters that have made the franchise famous. The two directors of "Godzilla: The Planet Eater" acknowledge that their film is ...

Animation film fest rescinds Kobe Bryant invite after outcry

Sports 10/17/18, 19:12

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.Eric Beckman is the CEO of the organization behind the Animation Is Film Festival. He wrote in a statement Wednesday that the festival's stakeholders decided ...

NBC’s Chuck Todd says media must grapple with 2020 coverage

Entertainment 10/05/18, 13:03

NBC "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd says news executives will have to discuss before the 2020 election the extent to which President Donald Trump will dominate their coverage.He said that in seeking re-election, Trump is likely to disrupt things in a way not usually seen by a sitting president. ...

‘Huge win’ as banned Kenyan film is allowed limited showings

Entertainment 09/29/18, 03:29

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 theater in Nairobi on Sept. ...

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