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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...

Hilda Trejo, left, and Sara Vargas Lopez wear face masks as they sell tlacoyos and sopes in a partially-open public market in the Xochimilco district of Mexico City, Friday, May 15, 2020. As Mexico moves toward a gradual reactivation of its economy Monday, the number of new coronavirus infections grows higher every day, raising fears of a new wave of infections that other countries have seen after loosening restrictions. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Latest: Probe suggests more virus deaths in Mexico City

May. 19, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Probe suggests many more virus-related deaths in Mexico...

The deserted Croisette beach is pictured empty due to measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 12, 2020.  The Cannes Film Festival won't kick off as planned on Tuesday. The festival's 73rd edition has been postponed indefinitely, part of the worldwide shutdowns meant to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

May. 12, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The stars stayed home, their beach backdrop is closed and the prestigious grounds of the Cannes Film Festival have been repurposed as a homeless shelter. Cannes should have been buzzing with cinema glitterati on Tuesday, which was scheduled as the first day of this year's film...

In this April 28, 1955 file photo actor and singer Eddie Constantine kisses his new wife Helene Mussel for the photographers surrounding during the International Film festival in Cannes, France. It is one of the indelible moments the Cannes Film Festival has created throughout its history, and more were likely to be made when it opened on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. This year's festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Babout, File)

Cannes in B&W: A look back at the festival's glory years

May. 11, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger flexing for onlookers on the beach. Alfred Hitchcock riding his bike on the docks. John Lennon and Yoko Ono strolling along the Croisette. A beaming Sidney Poitier arriving at the Cannes premiere of “A Raisin in the Sun” in 1961. These are some of...

Using social distancing practices, moviegoers watch a show at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater that reopened in New Braunfels, Texas, Friday, May 1, 2020. Texas' stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has eased restrictions on many businesses that have now opened, including theaters. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Tribeca programs drive-in series for films, sports and music

May. 6, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tribeca is taking audiences back to the drive-in this summer. Tribeca Enterprises, IMAX and AT&T said Wednesday that they are partnering to launch “Tribeca Drive-In,” a summer programming series of new and classic films, music and sporting events. It’ll take...

Japan’s Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura speaks at a press conference in Tokyo after meeting with a panel of experts on the new coronavirus Friday, May 1, 2020. Nishimura, tasked with the government’s coronavirus measures, said ongoing social distancing efforts under the state of emergency should be kept in place for a while in order to prevent a resurgence of the surge of the infections despite signs of a slowing trend. (Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan task force recommends caution

May. 1, 2020 2:24 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan task force recommends social distancing measures stay...

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Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’ wins Tribeca Film Festival honor

Apr. 29, 2020 11:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Wu’s “The Half of It,” a teenage spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, has won the top award from the Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers announced winners Wednesday for the festival, which had been set to take place from April 15 through April 26 in New York City. The...

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Pete Davidson's 'King of Staten Island' to open on-demand

Apr. 27, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Judd Apatow's “The King of Staten Island,” starring Pete Davidson, will release straight to home on-demand video after having its theatrical release canceled. Universal Pictures said Monday that “The King of Staten Island” will debut as a $20 rental on digital...