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'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' to debut at TIFF

Jun. 29, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” writer-director Rian Johnson’s follow-up to his whodunit hit “Knives Out,” will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The Canadian festival announced Wednesday that “Glass Onion” will make...

Reports: Paul Haggis detained in Italy in sex assault case

Jun. 20, 2022 03:42 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Film director Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday for investigation of allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in southern Italy, Italian news media said, quoting local prosecutors. The Canadian-born, Oscar-winning Haggis, 69, has been in Italy for a film festival...

Al Sharpton takes a bow, with Spike, to close out Tribeca

Jun. 19, 2022 02:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On the eve of Juneteenth, the Tribeca Festival came to a close with the Rev. Al Sharpton documentary “Loudmouth” in a premiere that united on stage Sharpton and Spike Lee — two towering New York figures who have each been vilified and celebrated for careers championing...

New film tells tale of former football player Wilbur Jackson

Jun. 12, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

OZARK, Ala. (AP) — Less than an hour before the premiere of the documentary “Quiet Pioneer: The Wilbur Jackson Story,” co-producers Jon Nelson and Phil Cantor didn’t try to hide their emotions. “I am a nervous wreck because of the gravity of the project and the internal...

Taylor Swift talks 'All Too Well' at Tribeca Festival

Jun. 11, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans outside New York’s Beacon Theatre were cheering for Taylor Swift before she arrived, belting her songs before she stepped onstage. That energy remained throughout her stop at the 21st Tribeca Festival on Saturday, where Swift discussed transitioning into the...

Tribeca 'documusical' casts Rudy Giuliani's arc as opera

Jun. 10, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A new documentary about Rudy Giuliani premiering at the Tribeca Festival weaves in musical performances to give the ups and downs of the man once commonly referred to as “America’s Mayor” an operatic flavor. “Rudy! A Documusical," directed by Jed Rothstein,...

Jennifer Lopez and 'Halftime' kick off Tribeca Festival

Jun. 08, 2022 22:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jennifer Lopez documentary “Halftime” kicked off the 21st Tribeca Festival, launching the annual New York event with an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of the singer-actor filmed during the tumultuous year she turned 50, co-headlined the Super Bowl and narrowly missed...

Spain honors Penélope Cruz for contribution to cinema

Jun. 06, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Penélope Cruz has won one of Spain’s top film awards for her contribution to Spanish cinema, the country’s ministry of culture said Monday. The jury of the 2022 National Cinema award was unanimous in its decision to honor the Madrid-born star, describing the...

A woman abroad feels an unwelcome gaze in new film 'Watcher'

Jun. 03, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

In the haunting and sophisticated new thriller “ Watcher, ” Maika Monroe plays an American woman who is feeling uneasy in her new hometown of Bucharest. Her character, Julia, sees a man in a high rise across the street who appears to be looking at her in her apartment. At the...

Catherine Deneuve to receive Venice Film Festival honor

Jun. 01, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

The great French film star Catherine Deneuve will receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in September, organizers said Wednesday. With her angular features, blonde hair and regal demeanor, Deneuve was a key figure in the...