Film festivals

February 11, 2018 - 11:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will not send its envoy to the opening ceremony of an Israeli film festival in Paris over the organizers' decision to screen a contentious, critically-acclaimed Israeli film. Samuel Maoz's "Foxtrot" is a drama exploring Israel's West Bank occupation and the modern...
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Protestors participate in a Women's March highlighting demands for equal rights and equality for women, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Cincinnati. On the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, people participating in rallies and marches in the U.S. and around the world Saturday denounced his views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights, women's rights and more. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 20, 2018 - 10:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women's rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration. People marched in Casper, Wyoming, and...
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A banner greets festivalgoers on Main Street on the first day of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm
Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room — Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo — Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the fallen executive is not "going to stop the show." Both the lingering shadow of Weinstein, who long lorded...
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January 04, 2018 - 2:41 am
PARIS (AP) — Cannes film festival organizers say Australian actress Cate Blanchett will head the jury this year. A two-time Academy award winner, Blanchett follows Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, who headed the 70th edition of the festival last year. The 48-year-old Blanchett, a campaigner...
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Gal Gadot appears on stage to accept the rising star award-actress for "Wonder Woman" at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 03, 2018 - 2:51 pm
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan, Mary J. Blige and Allison Janney will be dressed in black at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards as part of a planned anti-harassment protest, and all three voiced their support for a new initiative, Time's Up, that's aimed at supporting women who...
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Jessica Chastain accepts the chairman's award for "Molly's Game" at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 03, 2018 - 7:37 am
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Hollywood's first awards show of the new year included a visit from Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and a promise from Jessica Chastain that "major change is coming" to how women are treated in the industry. Actors Gary Oldman, Holly Hunter, Sam Rockwell and others journeyed to...
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En esta foto del 20 de octubre del 2015, el documentalista Morgan Spurlock asiste a un evento en el Teatro SVA en Nueva York. Con la declaración "Yo soy parte del problema", el documentalista Morgan Spurlock confesó en un mensaje publicado el miércoles 13 de diciembre del 2017 en internet que ha acosado a mujeres y sido infiel, y que una mujer lo acusó de violación en la universidad. (Foto por Ben Hider/Invision/AP, Archivo)
December 15, 2017 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned. The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" from the Sundance slate in light of Spurlock's confessions of sexual...
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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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