Film festivals

Actor Brad Pitt poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Ad Astra' at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
August 29, 2019 - 10:07 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brad Pitt says that in his new film "Ad Astra," he and director James Gray are digging into the idea of masculinity. "Ad Astra" follows Pitt's detached astronaut character Roy McBride on a journey to the outer reaches of space to find his estranged father. The film premiered...
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Actress Juliette Binoche, from right, director Kore-eda Hirokazu, and actress Catherine Deneuve pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Truth' and the opening gala at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
August 28, 2019 - 6:47 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — French actress Catherine Deneuve says the language barrier working with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda caused some frustration but that she was happy in the end. The 75-year-old stars in his latest film, "The Truth," which opened the 76th Venice International Film Festival...
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This image released by Netflix shows Joe Pesci, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from "The Irishman." Netflix said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 that “The Irishman” will open theatrically Nov. 1 and begin streaming on Nov. 27. (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will give "The Irishman" an exclusive theatrical release for about four weeks, providing theaters most of November to play Martin Scorsese's big-budget crime epic before it lands on the streaming service. "The Irishman" will open theatrically Nov. 1 and begin streaming on...
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August 13, 2019 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Disney kid Bella Thorne is making her directorial debut — on Pornhub. The actress, author and musician joined the porn site's Visionaries Director's Series with "Her & Him," also to be shown at The Odenburg Film Festival in Germany from Sept. 11 to Sept. 15. Her film,...
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FILE - This May 25, 2019 file photo shows Michael Moore at the awards ceremony of the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. In "Planet of the Humans," which premiered Wednesday, July 31, at the Traverse City Film Festival, he and director Jeff Gibbs pull the curtain back on the false promises of alternative energy, from electric cars to windmills and biomass, and expose why they're not working. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
August 07, 2019 - 7:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new documentary promoted and backed by Michael Moore poses the provocative question: What if alternative energy isn't all it's cracked up to be? "Planet of the Humans" takes on electric cars, solar panels, wind turbines, biomass, biofuel and even leading environmentalist groups...
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August 07, 2019 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Parker's attempted comeback will begin at the Venice Film Festival with the premiere of his first film since a rape allegation from Parker's past derailed the release of his Nat Turner biopic "The Birth of a Nation." The Italian festival announced Wednesday that Parker's "...
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This image released by Netflix shows Joe Pesci, left, and Robert De Niro in a scene from "The Irishman." The film will make its world premiere at opening night of the New York Film Festival on September 27. (Niko Tavernise/Netflix via AP)
July 29, 2019 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's big-budget mafia epic "The Irishman" will premiere as the opening night film at the 57th New York Film Festival, Film at Lincoln Center announced Monday. The selection, with the premiere set for September 27, gives Scorsese a hometown launch for one of his most...
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July 26, 2019 - 10:00 am
TORONTO (AP) — Meryl Streep will be the first recipient of an acting award bestowed as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival's organizers announced Friday that Streep will receive the inaugural TIFF Tribute Actor Award during a Feb. 9 charity gala. The glitzy fundraiser will...
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Director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, left, and Venice Biennale President Paolo Baratta meet the journalists on the occasion of the official presentation of the 76th edition of the festival in Rome, Thursday, July 25, 2019. The Venice Film Festival will run from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, 2018, at the Venice Lido. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
July 25, 2019 - 11:37 am
ROME (AP) — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second year in a row. Among Venice's 21 competition titles, unveiled Thursday in Rome, is the Netflix-produced...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, a view of a festival sign appears on Day 1 of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. TIFF organizers announced Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the upcoming festival will include the premieres of the superhero film “Joker,” a Mister Rogers biopic starring Tom Hanks and “Hustlers,” a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers, with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 23, 2019 - 10:04 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An origin story about the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, a Mr. Rogers biopic with Tom Hanks and a film about strippers scamming Wall Street bankers with Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF...
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