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Francis Ford Coppola's 'Megalopolis' wrapped at this Georgia hotel. Soon, it'll be open for business

Jul. 16, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) — Two years ago, Francis Ford Coppola stopped at Georgia Film Academy on the hunt for apprentices for his upcoming film, " Megalopolis." Jordan Holifield, then a 23-year-old student, did a double-take when he saw one of the application questions — did he...

'Seven Samurai' at 70: Kurosawa's epic still moves like nothing else

Jul. 03, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Akira Kurosawa’s “Seven Samurai” is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. But despite its age, the vitality and fleet-footed movement of Kurosawa’s epic is still breathtaking. To watch it again is to be swept along, all over again, by its flowing...

Francis Ford Coppola's 'Megalopolis' will hit US theaters in September

Jun. 17, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After months of conjecture about the fate of Francis Ford Coppola's self-financed epic, “Megalopolis” has finally found a home. Lionsgate will distribute “Megalopolis” in U.S. and Canadian theaters, the studio announced Monday, ending one of the biggest...

Albert Ruddy, Oscar-winning producer of 'The Godfather' and 'Million Dollar Baby,' dies at 94

May. 28, 2024 17:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert S. Ruddy, a colorful, Canadian-born producer and writer who won Oscars for "The Godfather" and "Million Dollar Baby," developed the raucous prison-sports comedy "The Longest Yard" and helped create the hit sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," has died at age 94. Ruddy...

CANNES PHOTOS: See the standout moments from this year's film festival

May. 24, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival draws glamour to itself like a moth to the flame. Over the last two weeks, the French Riviera spectacular has played host to dozens of anticipated movie premieres, nightly ballets of high fashion on the red carpet and even a visit...

Mohammad Rasoulof fled Iran to debut his film in Cannes. 'I have many more stories to tell,' he says

May. 23, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

Mohammad Rasoulof was facing eight years in prison — and likely more considering the uncompromising nature of his latest film, “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” — when he decided to flee Iran. His films and statements criticizing government-sanctioned violence against protesters...

Fred Roos, ‘Godfather Part II’ producer and longtime Coppola collaborator, dies at 89

May. 21, 2024 15:31 PM EDT

Fred Roos, the Oscar-winning producer of “The Godfather Part II” who helped launch the careers of numerous superstars from Jack Nicholson to Tom Cruise, has died. He was 89. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday, a representative said Tuesday, just days...

CANNES DIARY: Behind the scenes of the 2024 film festival

May. 19, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Welcome to Cannes. The annual film festival is always a spectacle, but 2024's edition may be the most combustible in years. The 77th Cannes red carpet unfurls against a backdrop of war and protest. The #MeToo movement, so slow to take root in France, is now quickly tearing...

The stuff that Coppola’s dreams are made of: The director on building ‘Megalopolis’

May. 18, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Of the many quotations and slogans that flitter through Francis Ford Coppola’s idea-stuffed, open-hearted, unabashedly optimistic “Megalopolis,” one that particularly resonates with the director is: “When we leap into the unknown, we prove that we’re free.” ...

CANNES PHOTOS: See the cinematic glamour of the first days of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival

May. 18, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Hollywood royalty is back at the Cannes Film Festival for its annual celebration of cinema along the French Riviera. Premieres bring an elegant parade of stars nightly and moments that become indelible Cannes images, whether it's Francis Ford Coppola's return...