Embattled Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei sent an empty chair to the Stockholm Film Festival. The dissident who is one of the world's best known living artists made the gesture in protest of Chinese authorities who have forbidden him to leave the country.
NYFF51 Gala Tribute Honoree Cate Blanchett is set to receive the "Outstanding Performer of the Year Award" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that 19 features have been submitted in the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards.
The World Premiere of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel will launch the Berlinale February 6. Shot in Germany, the feature stars a long list of stars including Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton and more.
Documentary The Act Of Killing continues to be an early favorite in various non-fiction honors this Awards Season, picking up a key nomination by the European Film Academy.
Ben Stiller will return to Film Society for a three-day survey of his work as a filmmaker. Ben Still Directs, taking place December 6 - 8, will spotlight Stiller's work behind the camera including a sneak preview of his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Centerpiece, NYFF51) with Q&A!
Freshly removed from Manhattan and her doctors, no one will listen to poor Jessica when she suspects evil forces at play in her new countryside setting. That is, until the bodies start piling up. Atmospheric and surreal, "Let's Scare Jessica To Death" is an underrated gem.
Tom Donahue discusses his illuminating doc Casting By, which spotlights the role of the casting director and one of its greats, Marion Dougherty, featuring interviews with a huge number of stars and filmmakers from Martin Scorsese, to Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Jon Voight, and many more.