Xavier Dolan's latest won the top narrative prize at the Sarasota Film Festival, while the Sundance doc about late-term abortion took the nonfiction jury prize. Plus: Django Unchained returns to China; The Place Beyond the Pines expands solidly; and Vulture's 20 essential docs of the 21st century.
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.