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Sterling Van Wagenen, left, pleads guilty during his initial appearance in American Fork, Utah, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Prosecutors charged Van Wagenen earlier this month on accusations that he inappropriately touched a young girl on two occasions between 2013 and 2015. The 71-year-old co-founded a Utah film festival that came to be known as Sundance Film Festival with Robert Redford, but hasn't been with the organization for more than two decades. (Rick Egan /The Salt Lake Tribune, via AP, Pool)
April 30, 2019 - 7:18 pm
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a child. Sterling Van Wagenen, 71, entered the plea as part of an agreement that includes a sentence of six years to life...
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Actress Tilda Swinton attends the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 50th anniversary gala at Alice Tully Hall on Monday, April 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
April 30, 2019 - 2:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On its 50th birthday, Film at Lincoln Center has a new name but an unchanging mission. The uptown institution formerly known as the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated half a century as a "sanctuary of cinema" on Monday in a gala at Alice Tully Hall that brought out much of...
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This combination photo shows, from left, director Yorgos Lanthimos, actress Elle Fanning and filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, who are joining the Cannes Film Festival jury. The Cannes Film Festival will open May 14 with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die.” The festival runs through May 25. (AP Photo)
April 29, 2019 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Elle Fanning, "The Favourite" director Yorgos Lanthimos and "Cold War" filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski are joining the Cannes Film Festival jury that will decide the Palme d'Or. The Cannes Film Festival on Monday announced the members of the jury to be led by Alejandro Inarritu...
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Actor Robert De Niro, left, and director Martin Scorsese attend "Tribeca Talks - Director Series - Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro" during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, April 28, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
April 28, 2019 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of their much-anticipated and most recent collaboration, "The Irishman," Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro have convened at the Tribeca Film Festival to look back on their long partnership together. The talk was staged Sunday at New York's Beacon Theatre. It gave De Niro one...
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Jane Rosenthal attends the AT&T Presents: Untold Stories luncheon, in conjunction with the Tribeca Film Festival, at Thalassa on Monday, April 22, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
April 26, 2019 - 7:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival called on women filmmakers to keep building on the momentum of the #MeToo and Time's Up era. This year for the first time, half of the films in Tribeca's competition categories are directed or co-directed by women. That's up from 44...
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This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows a scene from Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo," which will kick off the annual festival on April 24. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 18th Tribeca Film Festival has moved uptown for an opening night honoring New York's Apollo Theater. Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" is premiering at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85 year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie and setting added up to a...
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April 18, 2019 - 7:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Cannes Film Festival organizers have announced its 2019 line up, which pits revered directors such as Ken Loach, Jim Jarmusch, Terrence Malick, and Pedro Almodóvar against each other in competition for the top Palme d'Or prize. The 19 entries announced Thursday in Paris include...
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March 29, 2019 - 6:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. Her production company Cine Tamaris confirmed her death on Friday after French media first reported the news. Varda's rich filmography...
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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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