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Director Todd Phillips, left, holds the Golden Lion for Best Film for 'Joker', joined by lead actor Joaquin Phoenix at the closing ceremony of the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 07, 2019 - 4:20 pm
Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker" won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season. Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious award during a...
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September 06, 2019 - 5:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Lynley, a stage and screen actress who starred in the "The Poseidon Adventure" and appeared in numerous other film and television series, has died. She was 77. Lynley's daughter Jill Selsman said Friday her mother died in her sleep Tuesday in Los Angeles. The actress had a...
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Robbie Robertson, left, and Janet Zuccarini attend the premiere for "Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band" on day one of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 05, 2019 - 8:55 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The 44th Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday with a documentary celebration of Canada's own The Band and the premiere of Armando Iannucci's adaptation of "David Copperfield." The start of North America's largest film festival heralds the beginning of the fall...
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US actress Scarlett Johansson leaves the Lido Beach at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, 30 August 2019. (Photo/Ansa Via AP/Ettore Ferrari)
September 04, 2019 - 4:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson says she's standing by Woody Allen because, "I believe him." Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from the filmmaker since the MeToo movement prompted a re-examination of child sexual abuse allegations from his now-grown daughter, Dylan. Michael Caine, Timothee...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2019 file photo, director Jon Favreau poses for photographers upon arrival at the 'Lion King' European premiere in central London. Hollywood's summer season came to a close Sunday, Sept. 1 with a whimper. The Labor Day weekend is traditionally a quiet one for movie theaters. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
September 01, 2019 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Never before has one studio so dominated summer at the movies. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters on the season, which came to a close Sunday with the Gerard Butler action thriller "Angel Has Fallen" topping the box office...
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Director Nate Parker, left, and actor Shane Paul McGhie pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'American Skin' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
September 01, 2019 - 12:04 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International...
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Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of the Yukos Oil Company, right, and Director Alex Gibney pose for photographers during the photocall of the movie 'Citizen K ' at the 76th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP)
August 31, 2019 - 11:47 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney says profiling exiled Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky allowed him to explore power in Russia from the end of communism until now. The resulting film, "Citizen K," premiered at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. Gibney...
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Actor Joaquin Phoenix, left, greets director Todd Phillips at the photo call for the film 'Joker' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 31, 2019 - 9:32 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — "Joker" is rated R but director Todd Phillips says everyone was very careful with how they used violence in the movie. The film premiered Saturday at the Venice International Film Festival where it is competing for the Golden Lion Award. It examines how aspiring comedian Arthur...
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Actress Kristen Stewart poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Seberg' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 30, 2019 - 10:00 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Kristen Stewart only knew Jean Seberg as an image. The picture of the waif with the pixie haircut and the New York Herald Tribune shirt embodied the effortless chic associated with the ingénues of the French New Wave. But behind the haircut and her improbable ascent from...
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Jury members Shinya Tsukamoto, from left, Piers Handling, Stacy Martin, Mary Harron, Jury President Lucrecia Martel, Paolo Virzì and Rodrigo Prieto pose for photographers at the photo call for the jury at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 28, 2019 - 12:15 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Leaders of the 76th Venice International Film Festival have kicked off the festival by debating the inclusion of a film by Roman Polanski and the limited numbers of female directors in competition. Speaking Wednesday at the opening day press conference, jury president Lucrecia...
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