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  • Venice Film Festival 2013 trailers

     
    The 70th Venice Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with a screening of 3-D space odyssey "Gravity." Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci is this year's jury president. Awards to be handed out include the Golden Lion for best film, Silver Lion for...
  • Venice Film Festival top prize goes to documentary 'Sacro GRA'

     
    This was the first year that documentaries were included in the competition for the top honor and director Gianfranco Rosi calls winning the award "a breakthrough" for non-fiction films....
  • Venice: Chinese Online Video Giant iQiyi Aims to Stream Fest Films in China

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Chinese online video giant iQiyi is at the Venice Film Festival with a bold new project to bring more international films from global fests to Chinese audiences. The company is working on several concepts, including...
  • Telluride Adds 'Escobar: Paradise Lost,' Errol Morris 'Peace' Project

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Telluride Film Festival has added Andrea Di Stefano's "Escobar: Paradise Lost" and Errol Morris project "The Clarity of Peace" to Saturday's schedule. "Escobar" stars Benicio del Toro as the notorious drug trafficker...
  • Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings

    Human foibles give 'Birdman' its superhuman wings
    In the spring of 2013, an unexpected group of movie stars took over Broadway's St. James theater for several weeks, acting in a play as part of a movie that was shot like a play. On ‎one day, a number of those stars — Michael Keaton, Edward...
  • Pacino plays depressed men - twice - at Venice film fest

    * Pacino plays aged, anti-social men in two Venice films * Says films not necessarily more depressing now than '70s * Says not a Hollywood actor, but likes some of its films By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Al Pacino fended off...
  • REVIEW-Bogdanovich's "She's Funny That Way" milks laughs in Venice

    * Bogdanovich New York film has starry cast, special cameos * "99 Homes" looks at grim aftermath of mortgage bubble By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 29 (Reuters) - A madcap New York drawing-room comedy that played out like a classic Hollywood farce saw...
  • Venice's Biennale College Spawns Microbudget Movies That Travel Worldwide

    Among titles competing this year in Karlovy Vary's Forum of Independents is the experimental "Memphis," by U.S. helmer Tim Sutton, which owes its existence to the Venice Film Festival's recently launched Biennale College, a groundbreaking production...
  • 'Guys and Dolls' Joins Venice Classics Line-up

    LONDON -- The Venice Film Festival has unveiled its Venice Classics line-up, which includes Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "Guys and Dolls" (1955) and Francois Truffaut's "Baisers voles" (Stolen Kisses, 1968). The section is devoted to classic films that have...
  • James Franco and the Actor He Can't Get Enough Of Talk Stage, Film and How to Play Crazy

    When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
  • 'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today

    'Lord Thing,' 44-year-old doc may have lessons for today
    A rediscovered 44-year-old film about the genesis and transformation of one of Chicago's oldest street gangs is becoming a training tool for interventionists working with the city's street organizations today. The 1970 non-fiction film, "Lord Thing,"...