Film festivals

Actors Penelope Cruz, left, and Javier Bardem pose for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Everybody Knows' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
May 09, 2018 - 6:15 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Penelope Cruz says she and her husband Javier Bardem were paid equally for the Cannes Film Festival opener "Everybody Knows." In the film, the Spanish-language debut of Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, Cruz and Bardem play former lovers dealing with the kidnapping of a...
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Director Martin Scorsese, left, and jury president Cate Blanchett appear on stage at the opening ceremony of the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 08, 2018 - 5:19 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — A Cannes Film Festival grappling with issues of gender equality and other winds of change was declared open Tuesday by Martin Scorsese and Cate Blanchett, arm in arm, before the premiere of Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows." The 71st edition of the glamorous French Riviera...
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A group of police officers take part in a security exercise on the steps leading to the Palais des Festivals at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 7, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)
May 07, 2018 - 1:58 pm
CANNES, France (AP) — On the eve of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the festival's director held an unscheduled press conference Monday to address the many issues roiling this year's gathering, from Cannes' feud with Netflix to the #MeToo movement to the banning of selfies on the red carpet. Thierry...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2014, file photo, Bruce Willis attends the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York. Willis has signed on to play Cus D’Amato in “Cornerman,” a film about the famed boxing trainer. The project was announced Monday, May 7, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will be shopped for buyers. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 07, 2018 - 11:02 am
CANNES, France (AP) — Bruce Willis has signed on to play famed boxing trainer Cus D'Amato in a film titled "Cornerman." The project was announced Monday at the Cannes Film Festival, where it will be shopped for buyers. Set in the 1980s, the film chronicles D'Amato's discovery of a 13-year-old Mike...
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Portuguese film producer Paulo Branco arrives at Paris' court house, Monday, May 7, 2018. This year's Cannes Film Festival is kicking off with a legal dispute, as a Paris court weighs whether the festival can legally show Monty Python star Terry Gilliam's long-awaited film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" or not. Portuguese producer Paulo Branco, who initially worked with Gilliam on the film, claims he has the rights to the movie and sued Cannes organizers to stop them from showing it. Gilliam, 77, contests Branco's claims. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 07, 2018 - 11:02 am
PARIS (AP) — This year's Cannes Film Festival is kicking off with a legal dispute, as a Paris court weighs whether the festival can show Monty Python star Terry Gilliam's long-awaited film "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote." A hearing was held in the case Monday, on the eve of the festival's opening...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2017 file photo, John Travolta arrives at the AFI Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel on in Los Angeles. Travolta will be the recipient of Variety’s inaugural Cinema Icon Award on May 15, 2018, at the Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 04, 2018 - 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For John Travolta, "icon" will be the word at the Cannes Film Festival. Trade publication Variety said Friday that Travolta will receive its inaugural Cinema Icon Award at this month's festival in France. Steven Gaydos, Variety vice president and executive editor, said in a...
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April 28, 2018 - 10:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of misconduct, read aloud a personal letter she'd written to sexual assault survivors Saturday, telling them that healing is not only possible, "it's our birthright." Judd's remarks, in which she referenced her...
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This image released by Showtime shows filmmaker Liz Garbus, left, talking with New York Times White House correspondent Julie Hirschfeld Davis in Washington, during the filming of the original documentary series "The Fourth Estate." The first episode of the series will close the 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Showtime via AP)
April 28, 2018 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Garbus' first day shooting inside The New York Times newsroom was President Donald Trump's inauguration day. Her final day was April 16, when the Pulitzer Prizes announced the Times had won three of the coveted awards. In between, she spent more than a year documenting one of...
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Wanuri Kahiu, the director of the film "Rafiki," or "Friend" in Swahili, which is Kenya's first feature film due to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival but has been banned in the country, stands by an art installation as she is interviewed by The Associated Press in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 27, 2018. The Kenya Film Classification Board has banned the film which depicts a love story between two women, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law." (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
April 27, 2018 - 12:07 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has banned its first feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, accusing it of having "clear intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya contrary to the law." Director Wanuri Kahiu said she is "incredibly sorry" to confirm the ban of "Rafiki," or "Friend" in Swahili...
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Director Steven Spielberg, left, and actors Liam Neeson and Ben Kingsley, right, attend the "Schindler's List" 25th anniversary screening during the Tribeca Film Festival at Beacon Theatre on Thursday, April 26, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)
April 27, 2018 - 1:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Spielberg says no film has affected him the way "Schindler's List" did. Spielberg, Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and others reunited for a 25th anniversary screening of "Schindler's List" at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, in an evening that had obvious meaning to...
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