On Saturday, Steven Soderbergh held Hollywood accountable (and movie audiences complicit) in hijacking cinema. Here's notes from his San Francisco speech.
The Nicole Kidman-starrer about the late Princess Grace of Monaco will open theatrically Stateside later this year and SXSW documentary "12 O'Clock Boys" finds a theatrical home, plus news about James Cameron and Helen Mirren in today's FilmLinc Digest.
Scott McGehee and David Siegel's emotional drama What Maisie Knew starring Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan and Alexander Skarsgard will open the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival. The film is part of the festival's "Big Nights" series along with today's announced Centerpiece and Closing Night films.
The Texas Film Hall of Fame also honored Annette O'Toole, Henry Thomas, Stephen Tobolowsky, and more at their annual gala. Rob Reiner, Quentin Tarantino, and Richard Linklater were on hand to introduce the honorees.
Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone all had kind words for the former president of Venezuela, who died Tuesday; Israel Film Festival to honor first woman to head a major movie studio at Opening Night gala; plus news from the Brussels and First Time Film Fests.
Critic, programmer, and former NYFF Selection Committee member Dennis Lim has been named the new Director of Cinematheque Programming for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He's stepping in to replace Robert Koehler.
Closed Curtain co-director Kamboziya Partovi and actress Maryam Moghadam traveled to the Berlin Film Festival for the World Premiere of their film, which won a Silver Bear for filmmaker Jafar Panahi. Now, like Panahi, both face restrictions back home.