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  • Abu Dhabi Film Fest To Honor Ed Pressman, Rachid Bouchareb

    The Abu Dhabi Film Festival will fete prolific U.S. producer Edward Pressman and French/Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb with lifetime achievement awards during its opening ceremony on October 23. Also, as previously reported, Jordanian director Naji...
  • 'Birdman': Critics flock to praise Michael Keaton black comedy

    "Birdman," Alejandro G. Inarritu's black comedy starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero actor trying to get his mojo back with a Broadway play, has been in fine feather since debuting to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival in August. Now...
  • IFC Buys Ethan Hawke's Drone Warfare Movie 'Good Kill' for U.S.

    IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Ethan Hawke's drone warfare drama "Good Kill," seven weeks after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The film, directed by Andrew Niccol from his own script, also stars January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Bruce...
  • Interview: Michael Keaton Goes From Batman to 'Birdman'

    Like most actors, Michael Keaton claims he doesn't enjoy watching himself in his own movies. But when it comes to his buzzy starring role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release Friday, he can't stop...
  • Turkey's Culture Ministry Aims To Broaden the Appeal of Turkish Films

    Turkish cinema is experiencing a burst of energy. A new generation of filmmakers is getting notice on the festival circuit, making for a lively, vibrant film scene. The most recent example is "Sivas," a potent first feature by director Kaan Mujdeci...
  • Alexander Sokurov Leads Creative Lab in St. Petersburg

    LONDON -- C.L.A.S.S., a creative lab led by one of Russia's leading film directors, Alexander Sokurov ("Russian Ark"), has launched at the inaugural St. Petersburg Intl. Media Forum, organized by Roskino. Ninety works have been shortlisted from 500 short...
  • Abu Dhabi Festival's Sanad Film Fund Announces Winners Of Its Second 2014 Cycle

    The Abu Dhabi Film Festival Sanad fund for films by Arab directors in either development or post has announced the nine projects that have made the cut for its second 2014 cycle. They include a post-prod grant for "Queens of Syria," a timely docu about a...
  • BUSAN: 'Revivre' Actresses Brought to Tears

    The atmosphere was somber at the Sunday press conference following the press screening of Im Kwon-taek's "Revivre," the Korean veteran director's 102nd feature. The film, first shown out of competition at this year's Venice Film Festival, revolves around...
  • Watch: First Trailer for 'Olive Kitteridge' With Frances McDormand, Bill Murray

    Frances McDormand means business in the first trailer for the HBO miniseries "Olive Kitteridge." McDormand doesn't mince her words, whether talking to an innocent little girl or a depressed Bill Murray, who asks for a reason to live as he grieves the...
  • Top Iranian Film Directors Launch Internet Campaign Pleading For Nuclear Deal

    With the deadline looming for Tehran to reach a nuclear agreement with world powers, six top Iranian film directors have launched an Internet campaign with the tagline "there is no deal that is worse than no deal," marking the strongest public statement...
  • George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin make their marriage legal, leave Venice

    George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin make their marriage legal, leave Venice
    George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin made it official Monday in Venice, Italy, doing what the law required to make their Saturday night wedding a legal marriage. The newlyweds showed up at the Ca' Farsetti palace on the Grand Canal for a brief ceremony...