Film festivals

Iranian director wins prize at Berlin festival in absentia

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s “There Is No Evil” won the Golden Bear prize Saturday for...
21:23 28 February 2022

The women of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ redraw the frame

NEW YORK — What’s inside the frame and what’s outside of it are electrifyingly synonymous in French filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of a Lady on ...
13:26 13 February 2022

After Oprah’s exit, Russell Simmons doc acquired by HBO Max

NEW YORK — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor after Oprah Winfrey’s exit fro...
0:21 4 February 2022

8 films from the Sundance Film Festival you’ll want to see

PARK CITY, Utah — When the 36th annual edition of the Sundance Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of snow and cinema, it had ushered in an ava...
21:21 3 February 2022

‘Minari,’ ‘Boys State’ win top honors at Sundance

NEW YORK — The Korean-American family drama “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung's tender autobiographical tale about his upbringing in rural Arkansas, won two t...
15:39 2 February 2022

Sundance Film Festival names Tabitha Jackson new director

NEW YORK — The Sundance Film Festival has found its new leader from within, promoting Sundance Institute documentary program director Tabitha Jackson ...
3:05 2 February 2022

Berlin film fest to zoom in on inner turmoil, outer chaos

BERLIN — This year's Berlin International Film Festival will have a decidedly dark focus, with many of its headline movies reflecting the inner turmoi...
11:13 29 January 2022

‘Minari,’ a Korean immigrant drama, breaks out at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — After the premiere of “Minari” at the Sundance Film Festival, while many in the audience were still drying their eyes, director Lee ...
18:51 28 January 2022

Grandson’s pitch coaxes Redford out of retirement, briefly

PARK CITY, Utah — Midway through the film festival he founded more than four decades ago, Robert Redford hopped out of a car and hollered to his grand...
0:23 28 January 2022

At Sundance, Clinton warns of voter suppression in election

PARK CITY, Utah — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action...
22:19 27 January 2022

At Sundance, Lin-Manuel Miranda shares the spotlight

PARK CITY, Utah — Lin-Manuel Miranda knows that, for some, the story of his life is already written.
21:13 26 January 2022

New documentary cloaks anonymous sources in ‘face doubles’

PARK CITY, Utah — In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a...
12:39 26 January 2022

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film F...
6:08 26 January 2022

Khashoggi documentary ‘The Dissident’ lands at Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khassoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film...
21:28 25 January 2022

Sundance: Ron Howard documents aftermath of the Camp Fire

PARK CITY, Utah — Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history.
7:08 25 January 2022

At Sundance, an annual rebirth for American movies

NEW YORK — The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voic...
23:10 21 January 2022

Judd Apatow’s ‘King of Staten Island’ to open SXSW film fest

NEW YORK — Judd Apatow's “The King of Staten Island," starring Pete Davidson of “Saturday Night Live," will make its premiere as the opening night fil...
0:38 16 January 2022

Cannes does ‘right thing’ in appointing Spike Lee to lead

PARIS — American director Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year's Cannes Film Festival, the first black person to hold the post in the event's 73-...
15:05 14 January 2022

Anna Karina, the icon of French New Wave cinema, dies at 79

PARIS — Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died. She was ...
15:56 15 December 2021

Apple cancels premiere of ‘The Banker’ over ‘concerns’

NEW YORK — Apple has canceled the premiere of one of the tech company’s first original films, “The Banker” the day before it was to debut at Los Angel...
22:57 20 November 2021