Film festivals

May 22, 2017 - 2:25 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Oliver Stone has agreed to direct his first scripted project for television, a TV series about the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Weinstein Television announced Monday at the Cannes Film Festival that it has acquired "Guantanamo," a series that plans to peer into "the...
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Director Robin Campillo poses for photographers during the photo call for the film 120 Battements par Minute, at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 20, 2017 - 11:51 am
CANNES, France (AP) — "120 Beats Per Minute," a French AIDS drama with a full heart and a pounding rhythm, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday and quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize. Directed by Robin Campillo, the co-screenwriter of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 file photo, Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. On Friday, May 19, 2017, Focus Features announced that it has acquired worldwide rights to “Pope Francis - A Man of His Word.” The film, directed by Wim Wenders, is a co-production with the Vatican. It’s only the second time the Vatican has collaborated with outside filmmakers and the first to grant direct access to a Pope. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 19, 2017 - 1:48 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — In a first for the Vatican, Pope Francis has participated in a documentary that producers tout as "a historic nonfiction film." Focus Features announced Friday at the Cannes Film Festival that it has acquired worldwide rights to "Pope Francis - A Man of His Word." The film,...
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Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, from left, Tilda Swinton and director Bong Joon-Ho pose for photographers during the photo call for the film Okja at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 19, 2017 - 6:28 am
CANNES, France (AP) — As if Netflix's entry into the Cannes Film Festival hadn't already prompted enough drama, the first screening of the Netflix release "Okja" was marred by a technical glitch that led the festival to apologize. The premiere of Bong Joon-ho's fantasy was a heated affair to begin...
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Actress Millicent Simmonds poses for photographers during the photo call for the film Wonderstruck at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
May 18, 2017 - 7:37 am
CANNES, France (AP) — The cacophony of the Cannes Film Festival was quieted Thursday by Todd Haynes' often wordless fable "Wonderstruck" and the young deaf actress who co-stars in it. The debut of "Wonderstruck" was one of the most anticipated films of the festival. Haynes' follow-up to his much...
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Model Bella Hadid poses for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the screening of the film Ismael's Ghosts at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 18, 2017 - 7:34 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Supermodel Bella Hadid's high split gown has led to a wardrobe malfunction on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Pictures from the event in France show Hadid's underwear on view for a slew of photographers ahead of the festival's opening ceremony Wednesday. She was...
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. Manning, the transgender soldier convicted in 2013 of illegally disclosing classified government information, will remain on active duty in a special status after her scheduled release from prison Wednesday, May 17, 2017. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
May 17, 2017 - 8:14 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, will participate in a documentary about her. Pulse Films announced the film at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, shortly before Manning was to be released from Fort...
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This combination photo shows President Donald Trump, left, at the White House in Washington on March 13, 2017 and filmmaker Michael Moore at the 20th Annual Webby Awards in New York on May 16, 2016. Moore has been secretly making a Trump documentary that he has dubbed “Fahrenheit 11/9,” titling it after the day Trump became president-elect. Harvey and Bob Weinstein announced Tuesday, May 16, 2017, that they have secured worldwide rights to the film. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, left, and Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
May 16, 2017 - 5:51 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Moore is making a documentary about Donald Trump, and he says the president should be worried. Producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein announced Tuesday that they have secured worldwide rights to the film, which Moore had dubbed "Fahrenheit 11/9." The name is taken from the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 10, 2011, file photo, a yacht is seen behind a logo for the 64th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. After a backlash over programming Netflix films, the Cannes Film Festival said it will, beginning next year, only accept theatrically released films for its prestigious Palme d’Or competition. In a statement Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the French festival said it has adapted its rule to require films in competition to be distributed in French movie theaters. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
May 10, 2017 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a backlash over programming Netflix films, the Cannes Film Festival said that it will, beginning next year, only accept theatrically released films for its prestigious Palme d'Or competition. In a statement Wednesday, the French festival announced that it has adapted its rules...
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Barbra Streisand attends the Tribeca Talks: Storytellers event during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 29, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
May 01, 2017 - 6:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand says sexism cost her multiple Oscar nominations over the years. Variety reports Streisand told director Robert Rodriguez during an interview Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York that "there were a lot of older people" who didn't want to see a woman...
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