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  • 'Selma' to open Palm Springs Film Festival, 'Boychoir' to close

    Ava DuVernay's civil rights drama "Selma" will open the 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is set for Jan. 2-12, organizers announced Tuesday. Starring David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr., "Selma" chronicles the three months in...
  • SXSW Adds RZA, 'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay as Speakers

    South by Southwest has added "Selma" director Ava DuVernay and musician RZA as keynote speakers at the Austin festival, which runs March 13-21. "Ava DuVernay's career evolution is fascinating," said SXSW film chief Janet Pierson. "She began directing...
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee's 'Slow West' Bought by A24, DirecTV for U.S.

    A24 and DirectTV have acquired all U.S. rights from HanWay Films to John Maclean's directorial debut "Slow West," starring "Dawn of Planet of the Apes" star Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn. "Slow West" will have its world premiere...
  • Lance Barber on his long-awaited 'Comeback'

    Lance Barber on his long-awaited 'Comeback'
    It is almost unheard of for a TV series to get a second season nearly 10 years after the first. But with so many recent changes in the viewing landscape, nothing about television is business as usual anymore. Which brings us to "The Comeback," a spiky...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' expected to champion box office

    The biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings” will probably top the box office this weekend, replacing "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" as No. 1. The film is expected to pull in about $25 million to $30 million in 3,503 locations,...
  • The Match Factory Picks Up Sundance Title 'The Second Mother' (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID - The Match Factory, one of Europe's top art film sales companies, has acquired world sales rights to scribe-helmer Anna Muylaert's "The Second Mother," selected for Sundance's World Cinema Dramatic Competition. World premiering at Salt Lake City,...
  • Pawel Pawlikowski's 'Ida' sweeps European Film Awards

    Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida", a drama about a young novitiate nun who discovers her parents were Jewish and perished in the Holocaust, dominated the European Film Awards on Saturday, winning five prizes, including best film, best director and...
  • India's 'Court' Rules at Singapore Festival Awards

    HONG KONG -- Indian drama "Court" added to its haul of festival prizes by winning the Silver Screen Award for best film at the revived Singapore International Film Festival, which ran Dec. 4-14. The film's first-time feature director, Chaitanya Tamhane,...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' rides in with $1.2 million Thursday night

    'Exodus: Gods and Kings' rides in with $1.2 million Thursday night
    The biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," starring Christian Bale as Moses, debuted with a solid $1.2 million in ticket sales from Thursday night showings.  The film, directed by Ridley Scott and released by 20th Century Fox, is expected to gross...
  • J.C. Chandor, Oscar Isaac fill a big canvas with 'A Most Violent Year'

    J.C. Chandor, Oscar Isaac fill a big canvas with 'A Most Violent Year'
    Meeting up after a triumphant opening-night premiere of "A Most Violent Year" at Los Angeles' recent AFI Fest, actor Oscar Isaac and director J.C. Chandor didn't look like the creative team behind one of the most complex, rewarding American films of the...
  • SAG Awards 2015: Five things to expect at the nominations

    SAG Awards 2015: Five things to expect at the nominations
    No offense to the venerable Hollywood Film Awards, but awards season doesn't actually heat up until Wednesday morning. That's when the Screen Actors Guild will announce its nominations for the best film performances of the year.  This is a big week...