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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019 photo, Festival director Alberto Barbera appears at the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award presentation at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy.  Organizers said Tuesday, July 7, that they are forging ahead with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly reduced number of films in the main competition as well as some outdoor and virtual screenings.  (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup

Jul. 7, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans for its 77th installment, which will include a slightly reduced number of films in the main competition as well as some...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo, the marquee of the Egyptian Theatre promotes the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Festival organizers said selections from next year’s edition will also play in at least 20 other cities, radically enlarging Sundance’s scope and potentially connecting it more deeply with local communities. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

Adjusting to COVID, Sundance to expand footprint nationwide

Jun. 29, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, held annually at altitude in the snowy reaches of a Utah ski town, is expanding beyond the mountains. Sundance, the premier independent film festival, isn't giving up its home in Park City. But on Monday, organizers said selections from next year's edition will...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2019 file photo, a volunteer takes a photo of people next to signage promoting the Toronto International Film Festival  in Toronto. The festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar contenders, announced plans for a smaller 2020 edition with virtual red carpet premieres and drive-in screenings. It is typically a sprawling city-wide affair that hosts between 250-400 feature-length films and the debuts of many of the fall movie season’s top releases. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Scaled-down Toronto Film Festival plans virtual red carpets

Jun. 24, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar contenders, on Wednesday announced plans for a smaller 2020 edition with virtual red carpet premieres and drive-in screenings. The Toronto festival, held annually in early September, is...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020 file photo, viewers in a parked car watch the animated film

'Jaws,' 'Black Panther' and more coming back to the drive-in

Jun. 22, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

“Jaws,” “Black Panther” and “Back to the Future” are just a few of the modern popcorn classics coming to the drive-in this summer. Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX and AT&T on Monday announced the initial lineup for its summer series of films, comedy and football, running...

FILE  - In this Saturday, May 25, 2019 file photo, actor Viggo Mortensen poses for photographers upon arrival at the awards ceremony of the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France. he career of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and a protagonist in the acclaimed Academy-award winner “Green Book,” will be honoured at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Mortensen will be also holding the European premiere of “Falling,” his directorial debut, at the prestigious festival in northern Spain betwen Sept. 18-26.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Viggo Mortensen's career to be honored by Spanish festival

Jun. 22, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The career of Viggo Mortensen, Aragorn in the popular trilogy “Lord of the Rings” and a protagonist in the Academy Award-winning “Green Book,” will be honored at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. The festival announced Monday that this year's...

Cairo film festival's art director resigns amid controversy

Jun. 10, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The art director of Cairo's international film festival has resigned amid calls for his removal because of past inflammatory posts on social media, the festival said. The resignation of Egyptian film critic Ahmed Shawky was announced Tuesday in a statement by the festival’s advisory...

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The 10 best movies released since theaters were shuttered

Jun. 8, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Believe it or not, a lot of new films have been released since movie theaters were shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic — and a lot of good films. They have arrived by streaming service, cable television, on-demand, drive-in and even Instagram. But the movies have kept coming. Here are 10 favorites of AP...

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Lin Miranda doc postponed out of solidarity with protesters

Jun. 3, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days before it was to begin streaming, “We Are Freestyle Love Supreme," a documentary about the hip-hop improv group with Lin-Manuel Miranda and friends, has postponed its release out of solidarity with protesters. The group announced the postponement Wednesday, citing that...

Cannes Festival director Thierry Fremaux, left, festival president Pierre Lescure, sit during the presentation of the festival lineup, in an empty cinema Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Paris. The Cannes Film Festival was canceled due to the pandemic but it announced the films that would have played at the French Riviera festival. Those films, festival organizers say, will be able to promote themselves with the Cannes

Cannes announces lineup for a festival canceled by COVID

Jun. 3, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been canceled by the pandemic. The selections were an exercise in what-might-have-been for Cannes, the international French festival that for the last 73...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, Sil Lai Abrams, back row from left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, seated left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

May. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a...