The Los Angeles and Seattle film festivals unveiled details of their upcoming film festivals including competition and premieres. Also in news Wednesday, Hollywood star Deanna Durbin has died; Alex Gibney will direct a Frank Sinatra doc; and the world's "smallest" movie.
Anticipated doc Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's opens this weekend and Film Comment will host a pair of Benoît Jacquot films.
A collection of 3D shorts will close out a Cannes sidebar on May 23rd. Also in the news today, Harrison Ford will receive a San Francisco fest honor Colin Firth eyes Woody Allen's next film; and 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' heads to theaters.
On Saturday, Steven Soderbergh held Hollywood accountable (and movie audiences complicit) in hijacking cinema. Here's notes from his San Francisco speech.
Only Lovers Left Alive will compete for the Palme d'Or and more titles were announced for Un Certain Regard and out of competition sections. Also: Zach Braff cashes in on Kickstarter; Jon Favreau returns to indie roots; Tom Hooper to head Shanghai jury; and this weekend's Specialty newcomers.
Australian director Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket won Best Narrative Feature on Thursday night, while U.S. filmmaker Dan Krauss' The Kill Team took Best Documentary Feature at the 12th Tribeca Film Festival.