Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom-starrer Zulu will close the 66th Festival de Cannes. Also in Friday's film news: AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) is moving to the nation's capital; fans remember Jonathan Winters; Hollywood's Chinese Theater is getting a facelift; and the Gulf Film Festival unveils its slate.
A key figure in Brazil's Cinema Novo movement, Diegues will be at Film Society this weekend for a retrospective of his films. Learn more about this overlooked master and hear from Richard Peña about his importance to world cinema and which of his films should not be missed!
A longtime stage actor and director, Amy Morton has recently taken some roles on the big screen. Her latest is the lead role in Lance Edmands' drama Bluebird, which will have its world premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.
Help us say benvenuto to an old friend, Italian cinema, with the return of our popular Open Roads festival (June 6 – 12) featuring selections from the absurd to the tragic from the likes of Marco Bellocchio, Paolo Virzi, Pappi Corsicato, Daniele Cipri, and more!
The controversial Austrian filmmaker will be on hand for a conversation about his award-winning trio of films following their two-night Film Comment Selects presentation—the first time all three in the series have screened together.
Films as vibrant as those by Carlos "Cacá" Diegues, one of the key figures in Brazil's Cinema Novo movement of the 60s and 70s, are better expressed in images than words. Check out these beautiful posters and stills and see the Brazilian master in person this weekend at our retrospective of his work!
The Spanish Oscar winner will bring his latest delight, I'm So Excited, to the Los Angeles Film Festival. Also: Jane Fonda responds to those who aren't pleased with her playing Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' upcoming The Butler and lineup announcements from the Seattle and Maryland Film Festivals.
Get a taste of the week to come at Film Society with trailers for Malick's To the Wonder, the Brazilian master's Bye Bye Brazil and Orfeu, fun-for-the-whole-family Gershwin musical Funny Face starring Hepburn and Fred Astaire, and more!
Four programs including the Critics Academy (in partnership with Film Society) are now accepting applications for the August festival in Italy. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: Ebert is remembered at a Chicago funeral; Sundance London unveils its talks and music programs; and Meryl Streep reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.