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  • Telluride Film Festival Unveils Eclectic Lineup Including 'Imitation Game,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Mixing high-profile star power with offbeat titles, the 41st Telluride Film Festival is offering an impressive glimpse at an array of awards contenders over Labor Day weekend. The four-day fest, which starts Friday with a...
  • 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...
  • Drone pilot film at Venice meant to start debate, director says

    VENICE (Reuters) - Ethan Hawke stars as a drone pilot near Las Vegas who has a mental breakdown while killing targets 7,000 miles away (11,000 km) in "Good Kill", a Venice Film Festival entry shown on Friday and meant to spark debate. Stating at the...
  • 'Imitation Game,''Rosewater,' 'Wild' slated for Telluride festival

    By Mary Milliken LOS ANGELES, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A trio of highly anticipated dramas slated for the Toronto Film Festival opening next week will instead premiere at the smaller Telluride Film Festival over the weekend, according to the line-up released...
  • Venice throws two big film parties - one with gold powder

    By Michael Roddy VENICE, Aug 28 (Reuters) - There may be no more breathtaking place than Venice to throw a big party. That must be why, to open the 71st Venice Film Festival, there were two of them - back to back, dripping with glamour, gourmet food...
  • INTERVIEW-Indonesia massacre filmmaker has no time for feelgood films

    By Mike Davidson VENICE, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia has caused a sensation at the Venice Film Festival, says he has no time for human rights documentaries that suggest everything will turn out...
  • Indonesia massacre filmmaker has no time for feel-good films

    VENICE (Reuters) - Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia has caused a sensation at the Venice Film Festival, says he has no time for human rights documentaries that suggest everything will turn out fine. "The Look of Silence"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...