Film festivals

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 file photo Black Swan cinematographer Matthew Libatique arrives before the 83rd Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Polish officials say an Oscar-nominated American cinematographer Matthew Libatique, has attacked paramedics and police who were called because he was drunk it was reported on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Libatique, 50, was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the 2010 film “Black Swan,” directed by Darren Afonofsky, and was the cinematographer for this year’s “A Star is Born,” directed by Bradley Cooper and co-starring Lady Gaga.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
November 14, 2018 - 9:39 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An Oscar-nominated American cinematographer was charged Wednesday with assaulting public officials in Poland after he allegedly attacked paramedics and police who were called to a hotel where he had been seen staggering. Matthew Libatique, 50, was nominated for an Academy...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant gestures as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit in Washington. Kobe Bryant has been dropped from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star’s ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. The CEO of the organization behind the Animation Is Film Festival said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 that the festival’s stakeholders decided to drop Bryant to keep its focus on films.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 17, 2018 - 7:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant was dropped Wednesday from the jury of an animated film festival after calls for the former NBA star's ouster over a 2003 rape allegation. Eric Beckman the CEO of GKIDS, the company that organizes the Animation Is Film Festival, announced the move. "After discussions...
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September 30, 2018 - 6:25 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Director Isaki Lacuesta's film "Between Two Waters" has won the top prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the biggest film festival for Spanish-language films. It was the second Golden Shell award for best film to go to Lacuesta, after the Catalan filmmaker...
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September 28, 2018 - 4:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The first Kenyan feature film to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival has gotten overwhelming audience support since a court temporarily lifted a ban imposed by censors over the film's gay content, a lawyer said Friday. "Rafiki" went from being screened once a day in one...
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Actors Viggo Mortensen, left to right, director Peter Farrelly, Octavia Spencer and Mahershala Ali pose on the red carpet before the screening of "Green Book" during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie "Green Book" has won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award. The award is one of the most closely watched of the fall festival circuit because it often corresponds with Oscar success. In the past decade,...
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This Sept. 11, 2018 photo shows Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan during the Toronto Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. Bachchan is cheering India’s decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it “a wonderful step in the right direction.” India's Supreme Court last week reversed a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future." (AP Photo/John Carucci)
September 13, 2018 - 12:23 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan is cheering India's decision to strike down a ban on consensual gay sex, calling it "a wonderful step in the right direction." India's Supreme Court last week reversed a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 1977 file photo, Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand hold their awards at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. They won four awards for "A Star Is Born." Peters is a credited producer of the new "A Star Is Born," the third remake of the Hollywood fable. With the new film in the spotlight, Peters’ history has come under scrutiny. Warner Bros. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, said the studio was contractually obligated to honor Peters as a producer. (AP Photo, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:33 am
TORONTO (AP) — Just as film festival audiences are swooning over Bradley Cooper's celebrated romance "A Star Is Born," the film's studio is distancing itself from a producer of the project. Jon Peters is a credited producer of the new "A Star Is Born," the third remake of the Hollywood fable...
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Director Alfonso Cuaron holds aloft the Golden Lion Best Film award for 'Roma' at the awards photo call of the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
September 11, 2018 - 1:19 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Alfonso Cuaron's last movie, the dazzling space thriller "Gravity," won seven Oscars and grossed more than $720 million worldwide. His new movie, "Roma," is based on his childhood memories and was shot in black and white in the Mexico City neighborhood he grew up in. With limitless...
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Lady Gaga signs autographs before the press conference for "A Star Is Born" on day 4 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2018 - 5:48 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The response to Bradley Cooper's romantic saga "A Star Is Born" has been intense. Critics have boasted of crying uncontrollably. Fans outside theaters have swooned for its star, Lady Gaga. Words like "glorious," ''rapturous" and, of course, "gaga" are running rampant. Since making...
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Director Steve McQueen poses with paper cutouts of his face as he attends the premiere for "Widows" on day 3 of the Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
September 09, 2018 - 11:38 am
TORONTO (AP) — Lynda La Plante's 1980s British crime series "Widows" had a curious hold of filmmaker Steve McQueen as a 13-year-old boy. The show was about a group of women who, after their criminal husbands are killed, band together to pull off the raid their dead spouses had planned. The women...
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