Film festivals

FILE - In this file photo taken onIn this Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi men perform under a giant screen showing an image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman during National Day ceremonies, at the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia announced on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country’s young crown prince. (Saudi Press Agency via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 6:19 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced on Monday it will allow movie theaters to open in the conservative kingdom next year, for the first time in more than 35 years, in the latest social push by the country's young crown prince. It's the latest stark reversal in a county where movie...
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In this Feb. 9, 2017 photo, German director Tom Tykwer arrives on the red carpet at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Tom Tykwer will head the jury at this winter’s Berlin International Film Festival. Festival organizers announced Thursday Nov. 2, 2017 that they have chosen Tykwer to be jury president at the event’s 68 edition in February. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
November 02, 2017 - 9:08 am
BERLIN (AP) — German director Tom Tykwer will head the jury at this winter's Berlin International Film Festival. Festival organizers announced Thursday that they have chosen the German director of "A Hologram for the King," ''Cloud Atlas" and "Run Lola Run," among other films, to be jury president...
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Actress Dakota Fanning laughs next to director Ben Lewin during the photocall for the movie 'Please Stand By' at the Rome Film Festival, in Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 12:08 pm
ROME (AP) — Actress Dakota Fanning has told reporters that although she hasn't experienced the sort of sexual assault that has turned Hollywood on its head, it's "important to talk about these issues, for women to stand up for themselves." Fanning, 23, spoke Tuesday at the Rome Film Festival, where...
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This combination photo shows actresses listed in alphabetical order, top row from left, Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Jessica Barth, Cara Delevingne, Romola Garai, Judith Godreche, Heather Graham, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Lea Seydoux and Mira Sorvino, who have made allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/File)
October 13, 2017 - 6:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A timeline of allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, who has denied having any nonconsensual sexual conduct with any women. — 1984: Tomi-Ann Roberts, a 20-year-old aspiring actress, meets Weinstein in his New York hotel room to discuss a film. Weinstein is nude in the...
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FILE - In Tuesday, May 23, 2017 file photo, David Lynch poses for photographers upon arrival at the 70th Anniversary of the film festival, Cannes, southern France. American director David Lynch will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Rome Film Fest which opens Oct. 26, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
October 10, 2017 - 1:19 pm
ROME (AP) — American director David Lynch will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Rome Film Fest. The festival opens Oct. 26 with director Scott Cooper's "Hostiles," starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, and runs until Nov. 5. The 39 official entries include a sport...
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This image released by Lionsgate shows Laurence Fishburne, from left, Bryan Cranston and Steve Carell in a scene from Last Flag Flying." (Wilson Webb/Lionsgate via AP)
September 28, 2017 - 1:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety-nine feature films will dot the sparkling lineup at the 55th New York Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night with Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying." There is no way, really, to take as a whole an 18-day festival that will include new films from Todd Haynes, Woody...
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Actor Margot Robbie arrives for the screening of "I, Tonya" during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 11, 2017 - 8:36 pm
TORONTO (AP) — A film that finds the comedy and humanity in Tonya Harding is the biggest acquisition of the Toronto International Film Festival. Domestic distribution rights for "I, Tonya," starring Margot Robbie as the notorious Olympic skater, were bought by a pair of new companies, Neon and...
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Samuel Maoz is awarded the jury's special Silver Lion prize for 'Foxtrot' during the award ceremony at the 74th Venice Film Festival at the Venice Lido, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 09, 2017 - 4:40 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Venice Film Festival (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Israeli director Samuel Maoz has defended his Venice Film Festival prize-winner "Foxtrot" after criticism from some in his homeland. Maoz's film, a compelling study of trauma and grief, won the festival's...
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September 09, 2017 - 2:37 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's monster thriller 'The Shape of Water' has won the Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion. A jury led by American actress Annette Bening chose the film from among 21 competing at the 74th annual festival — an edition where the world's social...
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Director Aaron Sorkin attends a premiere for "Molly's Game" on day 2 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Elgin Theatre on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2017 - 11:28 am
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Sorkin has premiered his directorial debut, "Molly's Game," to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival. Though a longtime screenwriter, the film is Sorkin's first time directing. The film, about the so-called "poker princess" Molly Bloom, was received...
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