Film festivals

This undated photo provided by Chain Camera Pictures shows a scene from "On the Record." Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary "On the Record" went ahead with its premiere Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at the Sundance Film Festival. (Omar Mullick/Chain Camera Pictures via AP)
January 26, 2020 - 4:43 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop mogul received one of the festival's most roaring...
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Director Bryan Fogel, left, and Hatice Cengiz pose for a portrait to promote the film "The Dissident" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 25, 2020 - 4:28 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khassoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film Festival, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi Arabia regime and the companies and governments that do business with it. Bryan...
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Steve (Woody) Culleton, from left, Bryson Groh, Zach Boston, Brandon Burke, Michelle John, from bottom right, director Ron Howard and Carly Jean Ingersoll pose for a portrait to promote the film "Rebuilding Paradise" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 25, 2020 - 2:08 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history. His mother-in-law had lived there and he had visited the town. He had some understanding of its people. Ten days after what became known as the Camp Fire...
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Taylor Swift attends the premiere of "Miss Americana" at the Eccles Theater during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
January 24, 2020 - 3:09 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her inner battle over speaking forthrightly about politics and says her victorious 2017 sexual assault...
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This image released by the Sundance Institute shows a scene from "Taylor Swift: Miss Americana," an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP)
January 24, 2020 - 2:18 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where 128 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday. Streaming companies are now among the most likely companies to scoop up buzzed-about breakthroughs. The marquee event of opening...
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This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Radha Blank in "The 40-Year-Old Version," an official selection of the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, running from Jan. 23 thru Feb. 2. (Jeong Park/Sundance Institute via AP)
January 21, 2020 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voices. And that feels especially welcome this year. Sundance always rolls around just as the worst movies are being dumped in theaters ( see: “...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, Spike Lee arrives at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" in Los Angeles. Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will "shake things up" at the gathering of the world's cinema elite.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File )
January 14, 2020 - 3:48 am
PARIS (AP) — Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world's cinema elite. Lee said he was “honored to be the first person of the African diaspora" chosen for the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019 file photo Actor Jeremy Irons attends a photo call for the documentary "Il Museo del Prado. La Corte Delle Meraviglie." at the Spanish Museo Nacional del Prado in Rome, Italy. Jeremy Irons will be the jury president of the upcoming Berlinale film festival that runs from Feb. 20, 2020 until March 1, 2020 in the German capital Berlin. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
January 09, 2020 - 8:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — British actor Jeremy Irons will head the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival next month, organizers said Thursday. Irons will be jury president at the festival's 70th edition, running from Feb. 20 to March 1. Other members of the jury haven't yet been named. Irons' screen...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, shows the sun rise outside the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street before a morning premiere during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Sundance Film Festival officials are trying to increase diversity among media covering the annual event in Park City by paying travel costs for about 50 journalists who are women, LGBTQ, minorities or have disabilities. The program has become so popular nearly 320 people applied this year. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
January 04, 2020 - 11:02 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Sundance Film Festival program designed to increase diversity among media members covering the annual event in Park City boomed in popularity in the initiative's second year. For this year's festival, 51 journalists were selected out of a pool of 319 applicants to receive...
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Jennifer Lopez reacts as she accepts the spotlight actress award for her role in "Hustlers" at the 31st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Palm Springs, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
January 03, 2020 - 5:51 am
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Hollywood kicked off the year's compressed awards season with an emotional night in the desert. The Palm Springs International Film Festival's annual opening gala is often treated by honorees as a businesslike, pro forma stop on the industry's self-congratulation circuit...
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