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Lena Dunham and Stephen Fry connect with their Jewish heritage in new film ‘Treasure’

Feb. 20, 2024 11:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Stephen Fry and Lena Dunham play a convincing father and daughter in German director Julia von Heinz’ first English-language movie, “Treasure." Set in post-communist Poland, the comedy-drama had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival over the weekend. ...

Today in History: February 15, Singer Nat King Cole dies at 45

Feb. 15, 2024 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2024. There are 320 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 15, 1965, singer Nat King Cole, who despite facing extreme racism throughout his short career sold more than...

Berlin Film Festival brings Israeli-Palestinian tensions and other issues into the spotlight

Feb. 14, 2024 07:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The 74th Berlin International Film Festival opens Thursday with the world premiere of “Small Things Like These” starring man of the moment Cillian Murphy. Murphy, a front runner at next month's Oscars for his turn in “Oppenheimer,” plays a coal merchant in...

Stage musical 'The Queen of Versailles' starring Kristin Chenoweth to make Boston bow this summer

Feb. 08, 2024 09:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors to Boston this summer will get a treat: A stage show that reunites singer-actor Kristin Chenoweth with her “Wicked” songwriter Stephen Schwartz. Chenoweth will star as socialite Jacqueline “Jackie” Siegel in the live adaptation of the 2012...

Stage musical of Prince's 'Purple Rain' finds a fitting place to make its 2025 debut — Minneapolis

Feb. 06, 2024 16:13 PM EST

The world premiere stage adaptation of Prince’s film and album “Purple Rain” is set for spring 2025 at an appropriate place — Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis. The musical will be staged at the State Theatre in Minneapolis with music and lyrics by Prince and a story by...

Los Angeles Opera to present Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' reimagined on film soundstage

Feb. 03, 2024 19:20 PM EST

The Los Angeles Opera opens its 2024-25 season Sept. 21 with Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” reimagined in a film studio and said Saturday it will present the company premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s “Ainadamar" while reducing its offerings from six main-stage productions to five. ...

Carol Kane on working with Jason Schwartzman and her dream of being in a Martin Scorsese film

Jan. 24, 2024 14:29 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Carol Kane really wanted to work with Jason Schwartzman, but the opportunity would require her to step a little outside of her comfort zone. Filmmaker Nathan Silver came to her with an idea for “Between the Temples,” about a widow and a widower who become...

Q&A: Visual artist Titus Kaphar makes a personal film debut with ‘Exhibiting Forgiveness’

Jan. 23, 2024 16:43 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Titus Kaphar wanted to find a way to talk to his children about his life experience, his addict father, generational trauma and healing. An acclaimed painter and MacArthur fellow, Kaphar found that images were insufficient on their own. Words were, too. He even tried making...

Incarcerated fathers and daughters reunite at a daddy-daughter dance in Sundance documentary

Jan. 23, 2024 15:54 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Angela Patton has devoted her career to listening to the needs of young girls. Over a decade ago, the CEO of the nonprofit Girls For a Change and founder of Camp Diva Leadership Academy helped start a program in Richmond, Virginia, that created a daddy daughter dance for...

At 94, June Squibb is a leading lady at last in the Sundance breakout ‘Thelma’

Jan. 22, 2024 16:03 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — June Squibb is perhaps the busiest 94-year-old in Hollywood. This year alone she’ll voice a role in “Inside Out 2,” head to New York to star in Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut and film a television series that she can’t quite talk about just yet. ...