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At Toronto, audiences to feast on a fall film omnibus

Sep. 4, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When a movie first comes in contact with an audience, strange things can happen. Take, for instance, the case of "Dolemite," Rudy Ray Moore's classic 1975 Blaxploitation film. A shambling, cheaply made, mostly non-professional production seemed surely headed for the dustbin before a crowded...

Filmmaker Nate Parker apologizes for being 'tone deaf'

Sep. 1, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film...

Venice Film Festival to host Oscar hopefuls, controversy

Aug. 26, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

It may be the oldest film festival in the world but at 76, the Venice International Film Festival is more relevant and divisive than ever. Kicking off Wednesday in the normally sleepy beach town of Lido, this year's festival has already become a hotbed for discussion about the Oscar hopefuls launching there, its...