Film festivals

Actor George Clooney smiles as he arrives on a motorboat during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
September 02, 2017 - 6:42 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — George Clooney has arrived in Venice with a twisted tale of darkness at the heart of the American dream. Clooney is at the Venice Film Festival as a director with "Suburbicon," a satirical thriller starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore as residents of a seemingly idyllic...
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Actor Robert Redfort, left, and Jane Fonda pose during the photo call for the film "Our Souls At NIght" at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
September 01, 2017 - 9:13 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The older stars are shining the brightest at the Venice Film Festival. Robert Redford and Jane Fonda have brought undimmed glitter to the festival along with their late-life romance "Our Souls at Night." Five decades after they first shared the screen, they play in the Netflix-...
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Director Guillermo Del Toro poses for photographers during the photo call for the film "The Shape of Water" at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
August 31, 2017 - 11:09 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is an aquatic "Beauty and the Beast," a transgressive fairy tale about a young woman's love for a scaly creature from the Amazonian depths. Like the best fables, it's also rooted in the real world: the story of a migrant from the south...
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Actors Amanda Seyfried, left, and Ethan Hawke pose for photographers upon arrival for the press conference of the film 'First Reformed' during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 31, 2017 - 7:54 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Storm Harvey's inundation of Houston has driven home the devastating power of nature, and added urgency to questions about humanity's effect on the environment. Thousands of miles away in sunny Italy, ecological devastation drives a crisis of faith in Paul Schrader's "First...
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Actress and jury president Annette Bening poses for photographers at the premiere of the film 'Downsizing' which opens the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
August 30, 2017 - 2:42 pm
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Female directors should fight film-industry sexism by making movies that appeal to as wide an audience as possible, Venice Film Festival jury president Annette Bening said Wednesday, the first day of a festival that has been criticized for a lack of female voices. "American...
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Workers give the finishing touches prior to the start of a of the 74th annual Venice International Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. The festival runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9, 2017. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
August 29, 2017 - 6:15 am
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is kicking off the fall cinema season with searing drama, serious glamour and a crop of new movies vying for attention, awards and acclaim. Thanks to its late-summer time slot, just ahead of rivals in Telluride and Toronto, the world's oldest cinema...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Filmmakers have joined the national conversation about race, policing and social protest, and will gather this week in Philadelphia to showcase stories of global struggle at the sixth annual BlackStar Film Festival. The black cinema showcase opening Thursday features more than a...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Filmmakers will join the national conversation about race, policing and social protest this week in Philadelphia. The sixth annual BlackStar Film Festival will focus on the theme of "resistance," and examine uprisings around the world, including in the United States. Film topics...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28 2014 file photo, George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin, cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. This year's Venice Film Festival will include a crime comedy by George Clooney, a Guillermo del Toro fantasy and a Darren Aronofsky thriller. Organizers announced a 21-film competition lineup Thursday that includes the Clooney-directed "Suburbicon," the story of a home invasion gone wrong starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)
July 27, 2017 - 11:08 am
ROME (AP) — This year's Venice Film Festival will include a crime comedy by George Clooney, a Guillermo del Toro fantasy and a Darren Aronofsky thriller. Organizers of the world's oldest film festival announced a 21-film competition lineup Thursday that features the Clooney-directed "Suburbicon,"...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 file photo, Casey Affleck arrives at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. An annual international film festival in the western Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary is kicking off with awards for Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman, Academy Award winner Casey Affleck and film composer James Newton Howard on Friday, June 30, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 30, 2017 - 8:40 am
PRAGUE (AP) — An annual international film festival in the western Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary is kicking off with awards for Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman, Academy Award winner Casey Affleck and film composer James Newton Howard. Affleck, who won his first Oscar this year for his role in...
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