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The Sundance Film Festival is back and online once more

Jan. 19, 2022 15:16 PM EST

The lights may be dim at the Eccles Theater and Park City's Main Street will have fewer cinephiles packing the snowy sidewalks when the Sundance Film Festival begins its 44th edition Thursday night. But if 2021 proved anything, it's that the world's premier independent film festival is more than...

New this week: Mellencamp, Hilary Duff and 'Fraggle Rock'

Jan. 18, 2022 08:24 AM EST

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi latest masterpiece, “A Hero,” comes to Amazon Prime Video on...

Berlin Film Festival taking place in person despite pandemic

Jan. 12, 2022 12:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival is going to take place in person next month despite rising virus numbers in Germany, especially in the capital, organizers said Wednesday. “We are aware of the challenges posed by the unpredictable course of the pandemic,”...

Santa Barbara Film Festival to honor Haim, DeBose, 6 others

Jan. 06, 2022 12:07 PM EST

“West Side Story’s” Ariana DeBose, “Licorice Pizza’s” Alana Haim and “Belfast’s” Caitriona Balfe are among the actors who will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Virtuosos Award this year. Festival organizers plan to give out the honors at an in-person event...

Sundance cancels in-person film festival due to virus surge

Jan. 05, 2022 15:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks before it was to be held in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival is canceling its in-person festival and reverting to an entirely virtual edition due to the current coronavirus surge. Festival organizers announced Wednesday that the festival...

Sundance Film Fest unveils lineup for hybrid 2022 edition

Dec. 09, 2021 16:59 PM EST

The Sundance Film Festival is returning to the Utah mountains in January armed with documentaries about Bill Cosby, Princess Diana, Kanye West and Lucille Ball and the directorial debuts of Eva Longoria, Tig Notaro and Jesse Eisenberg. Festival organizers unveiled the lineup for the...

'Everything Everywhere all at Once' to open SXSW Film Fest

Dec. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EST

After canceling its 2020 edition and going virtual last year during the pandemic, the 2022 SXSW Film Festival will kick off with the premiere of the sci-fi adventure “Everything Everywhere all at Once.” SXSW announced Wednesday that its in-person Austin, Texas, festival will...

AP PHOTOS: The world of entertainment saw rebirth in 2021

Dec. 08, 2021 13:45 PM EST

After a year of shutdowns and cancellations, 2021 brought rebirth and revival to the entertainment industry. Glamour made a big comeback on runways and red carpets in Europe and the U.S., which saw the return of the Met Gala and major film festivals and award shows. Photographers for...

Saudi prince's tour, reforms eclipsed by Khashoggi case

Dec. 08, 2021 11:39 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's crown prince was visiting the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, the second stop of his high-profile tour of Gulf Arab states aimed at fortifying the kingdom's traditional alliances as rival Iran resumes nuclear negotiations with world powers. ...

In 'Flee,' an Afghan refugee's tale in vivid animation

Dec. 03, 2021 15:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jonas Poher Rasmussen was 15 when a boy his same age arrived alone in his small Danish town. “He arrived all by himself and stayed with a family just around the corner from where I lived,” says Rasmussen. “We met at the bus stop every morning...