Film festivals

Julianne Moore, left, a cast member in "After the Wedding," poses with her husband, the film's writer/director Bart Freundlich, at the premiere of the film on the opening night of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 25, 2019 - 9:41 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — For director Bart Freundlich and Julianne Moore, having their film "After the Wedding" premiere opening at the Sundance Film Festival holds a special significance. Moore and Freundlich came to the festival 22 years ago with another film, "The Myth of Fingerprints," before...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016 file photo, Alex Gibney, director of the fIlm "Zero Days" poses for a photo at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Oscar-winning filmmaker Gibney has premiered his latest documentary on the fraudulent tech startup Theranos at the Sundance Film Festival Thursday night, Jan. 24, 2019. "The Inventor: Out for Blood In Silicon Valley" is among a handful of films that kicked off the annual independent festival. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt, File)
January 25, 2019 - 6:15 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. So when HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Graydon Carter proposed that he look into the blood-testing startup Theranos and its charismatic young leader Elizabeth Holmes,...
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Robert Redford, president and founder of the Sundance Institute, addresses reporters during the opening day press conference at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 24, 2019 - 4:13 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Robert Redford has been kicking off the Sundance Film Festival with an opening day press conference for 34 years, but Thursday, he said he was ready to take a backseat role. "I think we're at a point where I can move on to a different place," Redford said. "The thing I've...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2015, file photo shows Mungau Dain in Venice, Italy. Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film “Tanna.” He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Dain died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in the capital Port Vila, after contracting a leg infection that wasn’t quickly treated. He was in his mid-20s. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)
January 11, 2019 - 2:35 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Mungau Dain had never considered acting before he starred in the Oscar-nominated film "Tanna." He got the role because his elders decided he was the best-looking guy in their traditional village on the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. They would later describe him as...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2005 file photo, Michael Jackson arrives at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse for his child molestation trial in Santa Maria, Calif. A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. The Sundance Institute announced the addition of “Leaving Neverland” and “The Brink,” a documentary about Steve Bannon, to its 2019 lineup on Wednesday. The Sundance Film Festival kicks off on Jan 24 and runs through Feb. 4. (Aaron Lambert/Santa Maria Times via AP, Pool)
January 10, 2019 - 5:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney representing two Michael Jackson accusers who appear in a new documentary says their sexual-abuse allegations have not been discredited as the Jackson estate says. Attorney Vince Finaldi says Thursday that lawsuits from Wade Robson and James Safechuck alleging Jackson...
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January 09, 2019 - 4:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. The Sundance Institute announced the addition of "Leaving Neverland" and "The Brink," a documentary about Steve Bannon, to its 2019...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Jordan Peele arrives in Los Angeles. Peele’s “Us,” his anticipated follow-up to “Get Out,” will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that “Us” will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele’s “Get Out,” “Us” is a socially minded horror thriller. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2019 - 7:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW announced Tuesday that "Us" will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele's "Get Out," ''Us" is a socially...
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In this combination photo, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Dec. 6, 2017, left, and actress Annette Bening appears at the BAFTA Awards in London on Feb. 18, 2018. Bening will portray Feinstein in a film about the Senate’s study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which will be presented at the Sundance Film Festival running Jan. 24 through Feb. 3 in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo)
November 28, 2018 - 4:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The feature film lineup for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival has been unveiled. Wednesday's announcements includes a diverse slate, from documentaries about everyone from Harvey Weinstein to Toni Morrison, to feature films showcasing surprising turns from well-known actors, like...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from "Green Book." The National Board of Review announced their 2018 honorees, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, with top awards going to "Green Book" as best film of the year and best actor of the year going to Mortensen. (Patti Perret/Universal Pictures via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 12:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The feel-good road-trip drama "Green Book" was named the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor, by the National Board of Review in one of the first in a parade of awards season honors. The NBR awards, announced Tuesday, gave the Oscar hopes of Universal's...
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November 17, 2018 - 1:12 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland are seeking to have bail set for an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer after a court ordered his release from the jail where he was held for allegedly attacking paramedics. A spokeswoman for prosecutors in the city of Bydgoszcz, Agnieszka Adamska-...
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