Film festivals

Singer Elton John poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Rocketman' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2019 - 7:36 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Elton John and his biopic "Rocketman" landed Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where the 72-year-old pop star came dressed in a tuxedo with "Rocket Man" emblazoned on the back and regaled attendees with an after-party performance on the beach. John, an executive producer...
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Actors Damien Bonnard, from left, Djebril Zonga, director Ladj Ly and actor Alexis Manenti pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Les Miserables' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 16, 2019. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 16, 2019 - 4:12 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — More than 150 years after Victor Hugo's classic novel, a French film titled "Les Miserables" gives a gritty, modern view of the Paris suburbs where Jean Valjean first met Cosette. Ladj Ly's "Les Miserables," which premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, contains no...
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Co director Juliano Dornelles, second from left, actors Udo Kier fifth from left, Babara Colen, sixth from left, Silveiro Peirera, seventh from left and co director Kleber Mendonca Filho, tenth from left pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Bacurau' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
May 16, 2019 - 12:47 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — Kleber Mendonca Filho's Cannes entry "Bacurau" is a feverish and violent Western about a rural Brazilian community defending itself from a hard-to-comprehend invasion. For the filmmakers, it's not so different than President Jair Bolsonaro's Brazil. "Bacurau," which is...
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May 16, 2019 - 10:51 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she's steadily become a regular at the Cannes Film Festival. "I'm racking them up," she says cheerfully the day after the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die." "I like this summer-holiday...
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Actors Sara Driver, from left, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, director Jim Jarmusch and actress Chloe Sevigny pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 15, 2019 - 12:01 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — The Jim Jarmusch zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die" includes masses of flesh-eating zombies and an Earth thrown off its axis by "polar fracking." But the teeming Cannes Film Festival, where "The Dead Don't Die" premiered Tuesday as the opening-night film, has hordes and horrors...
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Actors Selena Gomez, from left, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton and director Jim Jarmusch pose for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film 'The Dead Don't Die' at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
May 14, 2019 - 2:52 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die," passionate words from jury president Alejandro Inarritu on U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a Mexican border wall, and a director's chair left empty in tribute...
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A woman walks past the wreck of the 'Barca Nostra' fishing boat, which sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2015 with 700 migrants on board, is displayed at the 58th Biennale of Arts exhibition in Venice, Italy, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The wreck is part of an artistic installation of Art, a project of artist Christoph Büchel. Political issues that excite newsprint, airwaves and social media, such as fake news, migration, poverty, global warming and armed conflict, are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, which Saturday, May 11, and runs through Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
May 10, 2019 - 6:40 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Fake news. Migration. Poverty. Global warming. Armed conflict. Political issues that excite newsprint, the airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, like so much laundry hung out to dry in the lagoon breeze...
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May 10, 2019 - 5:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's fifth annual film festival is opening with a documentary feature about the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a group of three African Americans who turned to an 87-year-old fiddler as a mentor. The Longleaf Film Festival opens Friday with a showing of "Don't Get...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, New York Liberty's Tina Charles attends a preseason WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Charles has produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his record store and label _ known as Charlie’s Calypso City and Charlie’s Records _ and it debuted over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
May 06, 2019 - 2:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume. The WNBA star produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his Brooklyn-based record store and music label — known as Charlie's Calypso City and Charlie's Records, respectively — and it debuted over the weekend...
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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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