Film festivals

This image released by Showtime shows filmmaker Liz Garbus, left, talking with New York Times White House correspondent Julie Hirschfeld Davis in Washington, during the filming of the original documentary series "The Fourth Estate." The first episode of the series will close the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Showtime via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary series chronicling The New York Times covering President Donald Trump's first year in office has premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The first episode of Liz Garbus' "The Fourth Estate" screened Saturday as the closing night film at Tribeca. It premieres on...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, Lupita Nyong'o attends the Women In Film 2017 Crystal and Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. It’s the latest example of gender-bending casting: Nyong’o will voice the role of the Giant in “Jack,” an animated virtual reality version of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” story. The Oscar winner will participate in the next installment of the VR experience, produced by Baobab Studios. The first installment, “Jack: Part One,” is now showing at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
April 27, 2018 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the latest example of gender-bending casting: Actress Lupita Nyong'o will voice the role of the Giant in "Jack," an animated virtual reality version of the "Jack and the Beanstalk" story. The Oscar winner will participate in the next installment of the VR experience, produced...
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April 27, 2018 - 7:25 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law." Director Wanuri Kahiu said she is "incredibly sorry" to confirm the ban of "Rafiki," or "Friend" in Swahili...
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Director Steven Spielberg, left, and actors Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley, right, attend the "Schindler's List" 25th anniversary screening during the Tribeca Film Festival at Beacon Theatre on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2018 - 1:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg says he hasn't made a film that gave him as much pride or satisfaction since his 1993 Holocaust drama "Schindler's List." Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and others reunited Thursday night for a 25th anniversary screening of the film at the Tribeca Film...
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This image released by Tribeca Film Festival shows Mary Kay Place in a scene from "Diane." The film won three awards Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, for best narrative feature, screenplay and cinematography. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kent Jones' intimate drama "Diane" has landed a leading three awards at the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, including best narrative feature. "Diane" stars 70-year-old Mary Kay Place as a widow in rural Massachusetts haunted by memories. It's the first fiction film for Jones, the...
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Bruce Springsteen, center, and Patti Smith, right, perform after a special screening of "Horses: Patti Smith and Her Band" at the Beacon Theatre during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, on Monday, April 23, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP)
April 23, 2018 - 11:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The night belonged to Patti Smith at the Tribeca Film Festival — and to her friend Bruce Springsteen. After a screening Monday night of a new concert documentary about Smith, the curtain at Manhattan's Beacon Theater rose to reveal Smith and her band, in the flesh. They performed...
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From left to right, actor Steven Bauer, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, director Brian De Palma and actor Al Pacino attend a 35th anniversary screening "Scarface" at the Beacon Theatre during 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
April 20, 2018 - 1:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Old "Scarface" friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster epic — like Tony Montana's rise...
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April 19, 2018 - 3:00 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Dubai International Film Festival says it will skip holding the event this year, instead becoming biennial and reconvening in 2019. The film festival made the announcement late on Wednesday night, saying the decision came in part over "the vast changes taking...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Kristen Stewart arrives at the CHANEL Pre-Oscar Dinner at Madeo Restaurant in Los Angeles. Stewart and Ava DuVernay will serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury to be led by Cate Blanchett. The French film festival Wednesday, April 18, announced the jury that will choose the Palme d’Or winner at the 71st Cannes. (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay will serve on the Cannes Film Festival jury that will choose this year's Palme d'Or winner, the French festival announced Wednesday. The French film festival Wednesday announced the jury that will serve under Cate Blanchett. Also joining them are...
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April 18, 2018 - 2:01 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on Saudi Arabia screening film in first movie theater to open in the country (all times local): 9 p.m. Saudi Arabia is screening the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" in the first movie theater to open in the country. Authorities welcomed guests at an...
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