Film festivals

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows LaKeith Stanfield, foreground, and Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from the upcoming film "Judas and the Black Messiah." The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before heading to HBO Max and theaters, programmers announced Tuesday. Daniel Kaluuya plays the Black Panther Party chairman and his “Get Out” co-star Lakeith Stanfield plays FBI Informant William O’Neill who agrees to infiltrate the group in the late 1960s. (Glen Wilson/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
January 12, 2021 - 12:34 pm
The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film “Judas and the Black Messiah” will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before heading to HBO Max and theaters, programmers announced Tuesday. Daniel Kaluuya plays the Black Panther Party chairman and his “Get Out” co-star Lakeith Stanfield...
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This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Frances McDormand in a scene from the film "Nomadland" by Chloe Zhao. The film won best feature at the Gotham Awards on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Searchlight Pictures via AP)
January 11, 2021 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming from an empty banquet hall and with acceptance speeches made from living rooms, the 30th Gotham Awards gave a very strange Oscar season a virtual start Monday in a largely digital ceremony that crowned Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” the best film of 2020. As the first prominent...
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December 15, 2020 - 12:01 pm
A Questlove-directed documentary about the other major music event of the summer of 1969 and documentaries about the creators of Sesame Street and the coronavirus pandemic in China are among the 72 feature films debuting at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Organizers on Tuesday unveiled a robust...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 18, 2019 file photo, Chairman of jury Kim Ki-duk speaks during the opening ceremony of the 41st Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow, Russia. South Korean director Kim Ki-duk who won the top award at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 and later faced allegations of trying to force an actress into shooting off-script sexual scenes while making another movie, has died in Latvia. He was 59. The Baltic News Service said Kim passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 after falling ill with Covid-19. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
December 11, 2020 - 6:01 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, who won the top award at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 but later faced allegations at home of hitting an actress and trying to force her into shooting off-script sexual scenes while making another movie, has died in Latvia. He was 59...
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This image released by Amazon Prime Video shows Letitia Wright as Altheia Jones-LeCointe, center left, and Malachi Kirby as Darcus Howe, with megaphone, in a scene from "Mangrove." (Des Willie/Amazon Prime Video via AP)
November 17, 2020 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Steve McQueen, bringing back the London of his childhood began with remembering the scents of his youth. In “Small Axe,” McQueen’s ambitious five-film anthology about London’s West Indian community, the “12 Years a Slave” director resurrects the British capital in the decades...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 file photo, Designer Alessandro Michele acknowledges the applause at the end of Gucci's Fall/Winter 2020/2021 collection, presented in Milan, Italy. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele teamed up with film director Gus Van Sant to create a seven-part mini-series revealing Gucci’s latest collection, dubbed “Ouverture.” (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
November 14, 2020 - 6:55 am
MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has been looking to transcend the runway show, and the coronavirus pandemic has provided an apt moment. Michele teamed up with American film director Gus Van Sant to create a seven-part miniseries revealing Gucci’s latest collection, titled “...
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FILE - Writer/director Michael Angelo Covino, left, and actor Kyle Marvin pose during a portrait session to promote their film "The Climb" at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
November 11, 2020 - 6:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Climb” is a portrait of a male friendship told in single-shot chapters with cataclysmic happenings — marriage, death, children — in between. With each lurch forward, we have to get our bearings for where Mike (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin) are now. Are they...
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In this photo provided by 2020 HOKUSAI MOVIE, actor Min Tanaka performs in a scene from "Hokusai". The new film portraying the life of Edo-era painter and printer Hokusai features the artistry of two modern-day Japanese actors. Yuya Yagira, who won Cannes Best Actor for his role in Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Nobody Knows,” plays the younger Hokusai. Internationally acclaimed dancer Tanaka portrays the older Hokusai. “Hokusai” is the closing film of the Tokyo International Film Festival, ending Monday, Nov. 9. (2020 HOKUSAI MOVIE via AP)
November 09, 2020 - 3:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — A new film portraying the life of Edo-era painter and printer Hokusai features the artistry of two modern-day Japanese actors. Yuya Yagira, who won a Cannes Best Actor award for his role in Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Nobody Knows,” plays the younger Hokusai. Internationally acclaimed dancer...
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From left, Rosetta Sannelli, director of the Kineo Movie for Humanity Award, director Evgeny Afineevsky, Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the dicastery of Communication, and Monsignor Ruiz, secretary of the dicastery, pose for a photo respecting the social distancing during the award ceremony at the Vatican, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Director Evgeny Afineevsky was awarded with Kineo prize Thursday for the movie "Francesco". (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 02, 2020 - 8:31 am
ROME (AP) — The Vatican says Pope Francis’ comments on gay civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis’ belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections. The Vatican secretariat of state issued guidance...
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This undated photo provided by 2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS shows film director Masaharu Take at the movie set of Underdog. Take's films have always focused on painful stories about Japan’s "under-class," people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. “Underdog” opens the Tokyo International Film Festival, which starts Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (2020 UNDERDOG FILM PARTNERS via AP)
October 27, 2020 - 11:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Masaharu Take’s films have always focused on painful stories about Japan's “under-class,” people who are often overlooked in a nation stereotyped as monolithically well-to-do. The heroes of his latest work, “Underdog,” couldn’t be more beaten down, stoically hardworking yet hopelessly...
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