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  • Community: TV director's short honored at film festival

    Community: TV director's short honored at film festival
    A curiosity of how early filmmakers went about honing their craft inspired Mark Kirkland to create his second film festival movie, “The Moving Picture Co. 1914.” It's a silent film that tells the story of a 1914 film company making silent films.
  • Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson Receiving AFI Degrees

    The American Film Institute is awarding honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson. The honors, which recognize their "contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image," will be presented...

    Film Review: 'Transcendence'

    "Transcendence" is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god. The man in question here is Johnny Depp, whose listless lead...

    'Midnight Rider' Death Was 'Criminal Negligence' -- Haskell Wexler

    Iconoclastic cinematographer Haskell Wexler says that last week's death of a "Midnight Rider" crew member Sarah Jones was due to criminal negligence. "It's a tragedy," he told Variety. "She should not have died. It upsets me." Wexler, who won Oscars for...

    'Midnight Rider' Homicide Probe Focusing on Who Put Crew on Bridge

    The homicide investigation into the death of Sarah Jones on the set of "Midnight Rider" is focusing on who decided to put the crew on the railroad bridge where the accident occurred and how the crew got access to the property, a source familiar with the...