Film festivals

December 06, 2018 - 7:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival say the 2019 event will open with a premiere of Danish director Lone Scherfig's new movie, "The Kindness of Strangers." This winter's "Berlinale," the first of the year's major European film festivals, will be the last under...
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December 01, 2018 - 7:21 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actress is facing trial next month charged with public obscenity after she showed up at the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo wearing a see-through dress that revealed the entirety of her legs. Rania Youssef's trial, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 12, follows a...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from "Green Book." The National Board of Review announced their 2018 honorees, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, with top awards going to "Green Book" as best film of the year and best actor of the year going to Mortensen. (Patti Perret/Universal Pictures via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 12:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The feel-good road-trip drama "Green Book" was named the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor, by the National Board of Review in one of the first in a parade of awards season honors. The NBR awards, announced Tuesday, gave the Oscar hopes of Universal's...
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November 17, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland are seeking to have bail set for an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer after a court ordered his release from the jail where he was held for allegedly attacking paramedics. A spokeswoman for prosecutors in the city of Bydgoszcz, Agnieszka Adamska-...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 file photo Black Swan cinematographer Matthew Libatique arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Polish officials say an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer Matthew Libatique, has attacked paramedics and police who were called because he was drunk it was reported on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Libatique, 50, was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 2010 film “Black Swan,” directed by Darren Afonofsky, and was the cinematographer for this year’s “A Star is Born,” directed by Bradley Cooper and co-starring Lady Gaga.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
November 14, 2018 - 9:39 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An Oscar-nominated American cinematographer was charged Wednesday with assaulting public officials in Poland after he allegedly attacked paramedics and police who were called to a hotel where he had been seen staggering. Matthew Libatique, 50, was nominated for an Academy...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant gestures as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit in Washington. Kobe Bryant has been dropped from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star’s ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. The CEO of the organization behind the Animation Is Film Festival said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 that the festival’s stakeholders decided to drop Bryant to keep its focus on films.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 17, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of GKIDS, the company that organizes the Animation Is Film Festival, announced the move. "After discussions...
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September 30, 2018 - 6:49 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Director Isaki Lacuesta's film "Between Two Waters" has won the top prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the biggest film festival for Spanish-language films. It was the second Golden Shell award for best film to go to Lacuesta, after the Catalan filmmaker...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Wanuri Kahiu, the director of the film "Rafiki," or "Friend" in Swahili, a love story featuring two women, stands by an art installation as she is interviewed by The Associated Press in Nairobi, Kenya. The first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has received overwhelming audience support since a Kenyan court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over the film's gay content, a lawyer said Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
September 29, 2018 - 4:21 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has received overwhelming audience support since a court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over the film's gay content, a lawyer said Friday. "Rafiki" went from being screened once a day in one...
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This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Emma Stone from the film "The Favourite," which will be featured on the opening night of the 56th New York Film Festival in New York. The festival runs from September 29 thru October 14. (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For a festival that prides itself on remaining outside of the fray, the 56th New York Film Festival kicked off with a royal feast of savagery and scheming. Yorgos Lanthimos' vicious 18th century tragicomedy "The Favourite" premiered Friday as the opening night selection of Lincoln...
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September 22, 2018 - 3:05 pm
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian. DeVito, 73, received the award from the San Sebastian International Film Festival during Saturday's gala. The...
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