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Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

Sep. 20, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award. No film has ever won both. TIFF programmers announced the winners Sunday. Zhao's film features Frances McDormand as a...

Chloe Zhao attends the Telluride from Los Angeles drive-in screening of

With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

Sep. 16, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it’s surreal. Except for trips to the editing room, director Chloe Zhao has mostly stayed at the Ojai, California, home she shares with three...

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Q&A: David Byrne on his festival hit 'American Utopia'

Sep. 11, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,” a documentary of David Byrne’s concert musical and the opening-night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, has nevertheless supplied the giddy rush of...

FILE - Jury President Cate Blanchett, center, is seated at the start of the opening ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival at the Venice Lido, Italy, on Sept. 2, 2020. This year, three of the four major fall film festivals, including Venice, are going forward despite the pandemic. Those in Venice acknowledge it hasn’t been anywhere near the same. Masked moviegoers in set-apart seats. A barrier walls off the red carpet to discourage crowds of onlookers. Greetings are kiss-less. A little bit of the romance of movies has gone out. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

Digital and drive-in, film festivals try to salvage a season

Sep. 8, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This is normally the time of year when flashy premieres march down red carpets and proclamations of Oscar buzz circle the globe. An avalanche of new films topples onto screens. The movie houses of Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York shake with applause. The movies, more than ever, feel...