Moms Mabley went home last night. The first female comedian ever to perform at the famed Apollo Theater back in 1939 made people laugh and cry all over again on 125th St when Whoopi Goldberg's doc about the 'original queen of comedy' screened for a Harlem crowd.
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.
Corneliu Porumboiu's recent New York Film Festival debut When Evening Falls On Bucharest or Metabolism is headed for U.S. theaters in early 2014.
New York Film Festival debut Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian is headed for a U.S. theatrical release in early 2014 courtesy of IFC Films.
MoMA has appointed film journalist Dave Kehr as Adjunct Curator in its Department of Film. He will oversee new scholarship and exhibitions related to the museum's film collection.
Cate Blanchett has been a mainstay in front of the camera for two decades, but now she is about to assume the directorial role on an adaptation of Dutch writer Herman Koch's novel, The Dinner.
Richard Roeper will replace Roger Ebert at the Chicago Sun-Times as its movie columnist, the paper said Thursday. Roeper co-hosted the television series At the Movies from 2000 - 2008 with Ebert, who died in April.