Film festivals

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Optimus Prime in a scene from, "Transformers: The Last Knight." (Paramount Pictures/Bay Films via AP)
June 25, 2017 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The hulking machines of "Transformers" are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China. Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Lauren Hutton attends the Tribeca Film Festival opening night world premiere of "The First Monday in May" at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York. Hutton is going to be this year’s honoree at the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival. The 73-year-old actress, model and producer will be awarded the Mid-Life Achievement Award in July 2017 in Waterville, Maine. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 24, 2017 - 9:33 am
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Lauren Hutton is going to be this year's honoree at the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival. The 73-year-old actress, model and producer will be awarded the Mid-Life Achievement Award next month in Waterville, Maine. Festival programmer Ken Eisen told the Morning...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, Chloe Grace Moretz attends the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion grand reopening celebration in New York. Moretz apologized Wednesday, May 31, 2017, after promotional materials for her upcoming animated film "Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs" was accused of body shaming women. Moretz said she has spoken to producers and stands behind the film, which she wrote on Twitter has a beautiful script and tells a powerful message to young women. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2017 - 11:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were criticized of body shaming women. Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter that she had talked to producers for the film "Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs" about the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, Chloe Grace Moretz attends the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion grand reopening celebration in New York. Moretz apologized Wednesday, May 31, 2017, after promotional materials for her upcoming animated film "Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs" was accused of body shaming women. Moretz said she has spoken to producers and stands behind the film, which she wrote on Twitter has a beautiful script and tells a powerful message to young women. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)
May 31, 2017 - 9:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were criticized of body shaming women. Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter that she had talked to producers for the film "Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs" about the...
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Actor Jessica Chastain, left, and Will Smith pose for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 25, 2017 - 10:13 pm
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — A lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana...
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Actor Jessica Chastain, left, and Will Smith pose for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 25, 2017 - 8:29 pm
CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — A lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than three million euros ($3.4 million) to combat the disease globally. Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and...
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Actor Robert Pattinson poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Good Time at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 25, 2017 - 10:57 am
CANNES, France (AP) — It's a long way from May in France to February in Los Angeles, but the Cannes Film Festival has often been a breeding ground for Academy Awards campaigns. The Oscars aren't much on the minds of the filmmakers or attendees in Cannes; the festival is its own achievement, with...
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Previous former Palme d'or winners from left, Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, Claude Lelouch, Roman Polanski and Jerry Schatzberg pose for photographers upon arrival at the 70th Anniversary of the film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 23, 2017 - 2:24 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d'Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival's birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the...
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Jury members from left, Jessica Chastain, Pedro Almodovar, Fan Bingbing, Will Smith and Maren Ade pose for photographers upon arrival at the 70th Anniversary of the film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 23, 2017 - 2:06 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival threw a star-studded celebration Tuesday for its 70th anniversary, drawing mobs of celebrities and a dozen former Palme d'Or winners to commemorate the illustrious French Riviera festival's birthday. Big names from across cinema streamed down the...
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May 23, 2017 - 9:40 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival paused Tuesday for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Thierry Fremaux, director of the festival, led Cannes in a minute of silence from the red-carpet steps of the Palais, the...
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