Film festivals

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo, the marquee of the Egyptian Theatre promotes the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Festival organizers said selections from next year’s edition will also play in at least 20 other cities, radically enlarging Sundance’s scope and potentially connecting it more deeply with local communities. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
June 29, 2020 - 12:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, held annually at altitude in the snowy reaches of a Utah ski town, is expanding beyond the mountains. Sundance, the premier independent film festival, isn't giving up its home in Park City. But on Monday, organizers said selections from next year's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, a volunteer takes a photo of people next to signage promoting the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. The festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar contenders, announced plans for a smaller 2020 edition with virtual red carpet premieres and drive-in screenings. It is typically a sprawling city-wide affair that hosts between 250-400 feature-length films and the debuts of many of the fall movie season’s top releases. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
June 24, 2020 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar contenders, on Wednesday announced plans for a smaller 2020 edition with virtual red carpet premieres and drive-in screenings. The Toronto festival, held annually in early September...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019 file photo, actor Viggo Mortensen poses for photographers upon arrival at the awards ceremony of the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. he career of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and a protagonist in the acclaimed Academy-award winner “Green Book,” will be honoured at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Mortensen will be also holding the European premiere of “Falling,” his directorial debut, at the prestigious festival in northern Spain betwen Sept. 18-26. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
June 22, 2020 - 10:53 am
MADRID (AP) — The career of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and a protagonist in the Academy Award-winning “Green Book,” will be honored at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. The festival announced Monday that this year's recipient of its “Donostia Award"...
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Cannes Festival director Thierry Fremaux, left, festival president Pierre Lescure, sit during the presentation of the festival lineup, in an empty cinema Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Paris. The Cannes Film Festival was canceled due to the pandemic but it announced the films that would have played at the French Riviera festival. Those films, festival organizers say, will be able to promote themselves with the Cannes "stamp of approval." (Serge Arnal, Pool via AP)
June 03, 2020 - 1:54 pm
From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been canceled by the pandemic. The selections were an exercise in what-might-have-been for Cannes, the premier international film festival...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, Sil Lai Abrams, back row from left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, seated left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film "On the Record" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The film provides an intimate portrayal of the agonizing process of calculating whether to go public with harassment and abuse claims. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
May 26, 2020 - 11:06 am
There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a...
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This mage released by Netflix shows Leah Lewis, left, and Daniel Diemer in a scene from "The Half of It," a romance about a high school loner who helps a jock woo the popular girl in school. The film premieres Friday o Netflix. (KC Bailey/Netflix via AP)
April 29, 2020 - 7:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Wu’s “The Half of It,” a teenage spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, has won the top award from the Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers announced winners on Instagram Wednesday for the festival, which had been set to take place from April 15 through April 26 in New York City. The...
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FILE - This April 20, 2011 file photo shows a view of the outdoor screening area at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Film festivals worldwide are teaming up to launch “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” which will play out over 10 days and be available for free on YouTube. Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube announced Monday the online festival will feature movies, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy and conversations. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
April 27, 2020 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Film festivals worldwide are teaming up to launch “We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” which will play out over 10 days and be available for free on YouTube. Tribeca Enterprises, the company behind the Tribeca Film Festival, and YouTube announced the online festival Monday. Other...
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FDNY ambulances are seen entering and leaving the emergency room at Queens Hospital Center, Monday, April 20, 2020, in the Jamaica neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 20, 2020 - 1:27 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Number of daily deaths in New York state continues...
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This screen image released by Criterion Channel shows a screen image from the streaming site offering it's Columbia Noir series. For Criterion’s anniversary, it brought back its inaugural series, Columbia Noir, which pulls together some of the studio’s most heralded film noirs (“In a Lonely Place,” “Gilda”) along with gems ripe for rediscovery (“My Name Is Julia Ross,” “Murder by Contract”). Most collections include video introductions and other supplemental material. (Criterion Channel via AP)
April 16, 2020 - 7:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Arthouses are closed. Film festivals are canceled. But double features, matinees and film series continue to run unabated in one vital, virtual corner of moviedom. The Criterion Channel, the year-old streaming service, is a hotbed of cinephilia in the best of times. Right now, it’s...
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FILE - This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Lady Gaga at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lady Gaga has shelved her forthcoming album “Chromatica” for now, saying it's not the right time amid a global fight with the coronavirus. Gaga said Tuesday on her social media pages that while art can help heal, she just doesn't feel the time is right for the record, which was set to be released April 10. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 24, 2020 - 2:56 pm
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...
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