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FILE - The marquee of the Egyptian Theatre promotes the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 28, 2020. Organizers on Wednesday said that this year they will premiere over 70 films on a custom online platform during the seven day event. There will also be some socially distanced screening opportunities around the country. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)

The Sundance Film Festival goes largely virtual for 2021

Dec. 2, 2020 3:09 PM EST

Leave the snow boots, parkas and glove warmers in the closet, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival is coming down from the mountain and straight to your living room. Organizers on Wednesday said that this year they will premiere over 70 films on a custom online platform during the seven day event. There will also be...

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Review: A brilliant turn from Aubrey Plaza in ‘Black Bear’

Dec. 2, 2020 1:06 PM EST

’Tis the season of great Aubrey Plaza performances, apparently. The “Parks and Recreation” and “Legion” alum has been long overdue for a breakout film role, something fitting of her wide-ranging talent and more imaginative than just relying on her quirky deadpan and eye rolls. ...

Navajo filmmaker forced to take break because of pandemic

Dec. 2, 2020 10:45 AM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Ever since he got serious about filmmaking five years ago, Shiprock native Kody Dayish has hardly paused to catch his breath, creating a series of feature films, shots, music videos and public-service spots with his siblings Kolette and Kolin under the auspices of their company,...

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In McQueen's 'Small Axe,' an epic of West Indian heritage

Nov. 17, 2020 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For Steve McQueen, bringing back the London of his childhood began with remembering the scents of his youth. In “Small Axe,” McQueen’s ambitious five-film anthology about London’s West Indian community, the “12 Years a Slave” director resurrects the...

File – In this Aug. 20, 2015 file photo, Mexican Director Fernanda Valadez speaks during an interview at the Mexico City Film School. Valadez’s film, a drama about a mother’s harrowing journey through Mexico to find her teenage son who went missing while trying to reach the United States has won the top prize at Greece’s Thessaloniki Film Festival on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Mexican border drama wins Greece's top film prize

Nov. 16, 2020 6:40 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — “Identifying Features,” a drama about a mother’s harrowing journey through Mexico to find her teenage son who went missing while trying to reach the United States, won the top prize at Greece’s Thessaloniki Film Festival on Monday. Organizers said the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 file photo, Designer Alessandro Michele acknowledges the applause at the end of Gucci's Fall/Winter 2020/2021 collection, presented in Milan, Italy. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele  teamed up with film director Gus Van Sant to create a seven-part mini-series revealing Gucci’s latest collection, dubbed “Ouverture.”  (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Gucci, Gus Van Sant challenge fashion cycle with film collab

Nov. 14, 2020 9:55 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has been looking to transcend the runway show, and the coronavirus pandemic has provided an apt moment. Michele teamed up with American film director Gus Van Sant to create a seven-part miniseries revealing Gucci’s latest collection, titled...

FILE - Writer/director Michael Angelo Covino, left, and actor Kyle Marvin pose during a portrait session to promote their film

A festival hit waylaid by the virus, ‘The Climb’ peddles on

Nov. 11, 2020 9:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Climb” is a portrait of a male friendship told in single-shot chapters with cataclysmic happenings — marriage, death, children — in between. With each lurch forward, we have to get our bearings for where Mike (Michael Angelo Covino) and Kyle (Kyle Marvin)...

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Actors connect in 'subconscious' to play young, old Hokusai

Nov. 9, 2020 6:30 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A new film portraying the life of Edo-era painter and printer Hokusai features the artistry of two modern-day Japanese actors. Yuya Yagira, who won a Cannes Best Actor award for his role in Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Nobody Knows,” plays the younger Hokusai. Internationally...

Delaware film festival highlights documentaries, dramas

Nov. 8, 2020 9:01 AM EST

LEWES, Del. (AP) — For the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the show (or shows) must go on. The 23rd annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival will take place as scheduled this month with a few modifications for health concerns. Only five films will be shown inside the society’s Cinema Art...

Spain chooses post-Civil War film as Oscar candidate

Nov. 3, 2020 10:11 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — “The Endless Trench,” a film about a man who hid for decades after Spain’s 1936-39 Civil War, will represent the country in the competition to be nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best International Feature Film, Spain´s Academy of Cinematographic Arts and...