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What you get for $7-a-month Disney Plus subscription

Nov. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Simpsons," ''Cinderella" and several movies from the Star Wars and Marvel universes will share a streaming home Tuesday as Disney Plus debuts. Subscribers will initially get more than 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes. That's expected to grow to 620 movies and 10,000 episodes in five...

Film probes history of Native Americans in the US military

Nov. 9, 2019 11:44 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Before Chuck Boers joined the U.S. Army, the Lipan Apache member was given his family's eagle feathers. The feathers had been carried by his great-great-great-grandfather on his rifle when he was an Apache scout. They also were carried by relatives who fought in World War I, World...

Robbie Robertson looks backward and forward with film, music

Nov. 7, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a mournful track on Robbie Robertson's latest album that clearly stands out. Called "Once Were Brothers," it's as sad as an obituary. In a way it is. The former songwriter and guitarist for The Band wrote it in honor of his four Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ex-bandmates, three of...

Kentucky painter Helen LaFrance turns 100 years old

Nov. 2, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A prominent painter whose works capture the rural, small town culture of Kentucky turned 100 on Saturday. Helen LaFrance visited a church in Mayfield to celebrate her birthday with an unexpectedly large group of friends and family. A documentary about her also was shown at a separate...

Indian guru Rajneesh's ex-aide to star in new documentary

Nov. 1, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Ma Anand Sheela, who helped controversial Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh set up a commune in Oregon in the 1980s and was a subject of the hit Netflix series Wild Wild Country, will star in a new documentary shot during her first trip to India in 34 years. The documentary, produced by...

US filmmaker Oliver Stone praises Putin for role in Syria

Oct. 30, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — American filmmaker Oliver Stone on Wednesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin as a "stabilizing force" in the Middle East, particularly in Syria as Moscow fills a void left by U.S. forces pulling out and leaving behind their Kurdish allies. Stone, the 73-year-old...

Stallone in DAZN's corner for film on Ruiz's upset of Joshua

Oct. 24, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DAZN is teaming with Sylvester Stallone's production company on a documentary about Anthony Ruiz's upset of Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight title. Ruiz scored one of the biggest upsets in decades when he stopped Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York on June...

Film academy honors 16 Student Academy Award winners

Oct. 18, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "I'd like to thank the academy" is a phrase many only ever get to say in front of their bathroom mirrors. But 16 student filmmakers actually got to utter those words on stage Thursday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills. Not only that: They're all...

Conde Nast, Cup team Stars+Stripes strike documentary deal

Oct. 8, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Conde Nast Entertainment announced a development deal with Stars+Stripes USA on Tuesday for an unscripted show that will follow the coed, all-American sailing team in its America's Cup campaign. The documentary series will explore the boat design and building process, crew...

Film explores Latina union leader who organized farmworkers

Sep. 23, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta began organizing poor farmworkers in California, a woman named Maria Moreno sought to sign up impoverished farmworkers for a fledgling union. The Mexican American mother of 12 coordinated rallies, recruited members in isolated areas and...