The World According to Steven: Insights from Soderbergh (with video) image

The World According to Steven: Insights from Soderbergh (with video)

On Saturday, Steven Soderbergh held Hollywood accountable (and movie audiences complicit) in hijacking cinema. Here's notes from his San Francisco speech.

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Cannes Selects Jury; Van Sant Makes Play for “Fifty Shades of Grey” image

Cannes Selects Jury; Van Sant Makes Play for “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Nicole Kidman and Ang Lee are among the eight selected for this year's Cannes jury; Gus Van Sant reportedly shot a steamy scene in hopes of winning the director's chair on Fifty Shades of Grey; Nantucket Film Festival unveils its lineup; Zach Braff turns to crowd-funding; and Metallica goes IMAX.

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Cannes Critics’ Week Unveils Lineup for 52nd Edition image

Cannes Critics’ Week Unveils Lineup for 52nd Edition

Cannes Critics' Week unveiled seven features and 10 shorts set for this year's Competition. Out of competition, Katell Quillévéré's Suzanne will open the sidebar, while David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints joins the selection as a Special Screening.

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Cannes Unveils Roster for 66th Festival image

Cannes Unveils Roster for 66th Festival

In Paris today, the full lineup for the 66th Cannes Film Festival was unveiled.

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“The Bling Ring” to Open Cannes’ Un Certain Regard image

“The Bling Ring” to Open Cannes’ Un Certain Regard

Sofia Coppola's latest will hit Cannes. Also in today's digest: Baz Luhrmann talks The Great Gatsby; David O. Russell's latest gets a title; and Sundance fave C.O.G. heads to theaters.

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Edinburgh Festival to Close with “Not Another Happy Ending” image

Edinburgh Festival to Close with “Not Another Happy Ending”

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.

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Columbia University Film Festival Unveils Details for 26th Event image

Columbia University Film Festival Unveils Details for 26th Event

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.

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66th Cannes Shorts and Cinéfondation Selections Revealed image

66th Cannes Shorts and Cinéfondation Selections Revealed

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.

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“Laurence Anyways” and “After Tiller” Win at SFF image

“Laurence Anyways” and “After Tiller” Win at SFF

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.

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“Zulu” to Close Cannes; AFI Docs Re-Brands image

“Zulu” to Close Cannes; AFI Docs Re-Brands

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.

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