A veteran of the television and comedy circuit in Britain, Alice Lowe makes the move to the big screen in Ben Wheatley's jet-black comedy Sightseers, which she co-wrote and co-stars in with partner in crime (literally) Steve Oram.
BAMCinemaFest reveals 2013 lineup; Bernardo Bertolucci to head 70th Venice Film Festival Jury; San Francisco International Film Festival announces award winners, and more in today's FilmLinc Digest!
Baz Luhrmann gives his take on an American classic in his latest dazzler, The Great Gatsby, which will open the Festival de Cannes next week. The film opens in the United States this weekend.
The Los Angeles Film Festival has added two special screenings to its slate; Toronto will spotlight Athens in its City to City program; Sydney unveils its lineup; U.K. Critics honor Danny Boyle; and Zach Braff responds to criticism.
France presented the Hong Kong filmmaker with one of its highest arts honors; Fox and Cannes will fete the 50th anniversary of Cleopatra; Helen Mirren wails on some drummers; and TIFF is set to celebrate 100 years of Chinese cinema.
Filmmaker Rola Nashef's feature debut Detroit Unleaded centers on her experiences as a young Arab American living in Detroit. Nashef is more than satisfied to stay put in the town where she draws her inspiration.
Steven Spielberg will direct and Bradley Cooper will star in the screen adaptation of the autobiography of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Also in film news: William Friedkin to be honored in Venice; Justin Timberlake to play 70s music personality Neil Bogart; and Grauman's Chinese Theater to close for renovations for several months.