Film festivals

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015 file photo, actor John Cusack attends the premiere of "Chi-Raq" in New York. The Tribeca Film The Tribeca Film Festival announced Thursday that writer-director Cameron Crowe and the cast of “Say Anything...” led by John Cusack will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic romance. The 18th Tribeca Film Festival runs April 25-May 5. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 14, 2019 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival has added a "Say Anything..." reunion screening to its upcoming festival, as well as the premiere of a documentary on Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio. Tribeca announced Thursday that writer-director Cameron Crowe and the cast of "Say Anything...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reports that Spielberg intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated and unwieldy online debate. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 04, 2019 - 11:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 17, 2010 file photo, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu poses during a photo call for "Biutiful", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May 2019, announced by the festival president Pierre Lescure on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
February 27, 2019 - 5:15 am
PARIS (AP) — Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May. Festival president Pierre Lescure, announcing the choice on Wednesday, praised Inarritu — the first Mexican to be given the honor — as a "daring filmmaker .....
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Director Francois Ozon holds aloft the Silver Bear grand jury prize for the film 'By the Grace of God' onstage at the award ceremony of the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 18, 2019 - 11:07 am
PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie, which opens...
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Director Nadav Lapid holds aloft the golden bear for best film for 'Synonyms' onstage at the award ceremony of the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 16, 2019 - 3:26 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday. A jury headed by French actress Juliette Binoche...
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Director Charles Ferguson poses for a photo prior to an interview with the Associated Press about his movie 'Watergate" at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 12, 2019 - 11:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result was a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span, clocking in at more than four hours. The director of financial crisis documentary "Inside Job," which won an Oscar in...
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Actor Christian Bale poses for the photographers during a photo call for the film 'Vice' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 11, 2019 - 9:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Christian Bale says transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney made him feel "like a bullfrog." Bale has been nominated for a best actor Oscar for his part in "Vice," which also has best movie and best director nominations. He and director Adam McKay presented the...
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Jury president Juliette Binoche poses for the photographers during a photo call at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 07, 2019 - 9:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — Actress Juliette Binoche is urging people to "let justice do what it needs to do" in the case of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and says it shouldn't be forgotten that he was a "great producer." Binoche spoke Thursday at the Berlin film festival, where she is jury president. The...
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Rami Malek attends the 2019 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Outstanding Performer of the Year Tribute at the The Arlington Theatre on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 02, 2019 - 4:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rami Malek says working with director Bryan Singer before Singer was fired from "Bohemian Rhapsody" was "not pleasant." The actor, nominated for his Freddie Mercury on the Queen biopic, said Friday at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival: "In my situation with Bryan, it was...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 photo, Palestinian actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, 55, gives an interview in his home at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. A new documentary called “Gaza” is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Abu Yaseen, won’t be attending the gathering due to the very circumstances depicted in the film. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
January 30, 2019 - 11:36 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, won't be...
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