Film festivals

FILE - This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Lady Gaga at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lady Gaga has shelved her forthcoming album “Chromatica” for now, saying it's not the right time amid a global fight with the coronavirus. Gaga said Tuesday on her social media pages that while art can help heal, she just doesn't feel the time is right for the record, which was set to be released April 10. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 24, 2020 - 1:56 pm
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...
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FILE - This June 4, 2015 file photo shows Ben Mankiewicz at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala in Los Angeles. The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival may have been canceled, but the film-loving folks at Turner Classic Movies have decided to air classic films like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Casablanca” and “North by Northwest” as well as interviews with from festival past with film legends from Peter O'Toole to Faye Dunaway. “I got emotional when we made the announcement to cancel. The festival means something to us,” said TCM host Ben Mankiewicz of the March 12 decision. “We all just sensed that we had to do something.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 24, 2020 - 12:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The folks at Turner Classic Movies had just decided they’d have to cancel their annual classic film festival when their general manager had an idea: What if they could do something else in recognition of the lost weekend? “It felt greedy to say, ‘Well why don’t we do this whole...
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A Chinese woman wearing a protective gear moves as she waits for her flight at the Incheon Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, March 19, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 19, 2020 - 9:52 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 240,000 people and killed more than 9,800. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. Almost 85,000 people have...
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Customers are turned away from a ticket booth in Times Square, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will announce new restrictions on gatherings to halt the spread of the new coronavirus in the coming days. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 12, 2020 - 9:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, canceling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and scuttling concert tours until it's safe to welcome crowds back. To accommodate calls for social...
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Benoit Delepine holds the Silver Bear 70th Berlinale award for the film 'Delete History' after the award ceremony at the 70th International Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 29, 2020 - 3:01 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof's “There Is No Evil” won the Golden Bear prize Saturday for best picture at the Berlin Film Festival. Rasoulof wasn't there to accept the award due to a travel ban imposed on him by Iranian authorities. “There Is No Evil” tells four...
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February 19, 2020 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Eugene Hernandez will succeed Kent Jones as the director of the New York Film Festival, becoming only the fifth person to lead the esteemed Lincoln Center showcase for cinema in its 57-year history. Lesli Klainberg, executive director of Film at Lincoln Center, announced the...
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Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for "Parasite" at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2020 - 5:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” made history as the first non-English best picture winner in Academy Awards history, he made a modest plea to American moviegoers: Don’t be afraid of subtitles. Accepting the award for best foreign-language film at the Golden Globes last month,...
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Sil Lai Abrams, from back left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, bottom left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film "On the Record" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
February 03, 2020 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor after Oprah Winfrey’s exit from the film left it in the lurch. HBO Max on Monday said it acquired Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s film, “On the Record,” following its premiere...
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Han Yeri, from top left, Steven Yeun, director Lee Isaac Chung, Yuh Jung Youn, from bottom left, Alan Kim, and Noel Cho pose for a portrait to promote the film "Minari" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
February 02, 2020 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Korean-American family drama “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung's tender autobiographical tale about his upbringing in rural Arkansas, won two top honors at the Sundance Film Festival. Awards for the annual festival for independent film were handed out Saturday night in Park City, Utah...
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Writer/director Radha Blank poses for a portrait to promote the film "The 40-Year-Old Version" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2020 - 9:16 am
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival is a showcase of new voices in cinema, and few have come through louder and clearer than Radha Blank's. Blank wrote, directed and stars in her debut film, “The 40-Year-Old Version.” It's a heavily autobiographical tale, shot in black-and-white and...
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