The World Premiere of the Scottish comedy will close the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival in late June; Tribeca unveils its $25K Nora Ephron Prize; MPAA is tweaking its ratings system; Sundance title A.C.O.D. is headed to theaters; and Noah Baumbach's NYFF hit Frances Ha set for summer Rooftop Films series.
Columbia University School of the Arts' Film Program and Film Society of Lincoln Center will once again co-present the 26th Annual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), a week-long program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events in New York.
The 66th Cannes Film Festival is just a few weeks away and the Cinéfondation and Short Film Jury, headed by Jane Campion, have announced their official selections. The full lineup is due Thursday morning.
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.