The Los Angeles and Seattle film festivals unveiled details of their upcoming film festivals including competition and premieres. Also in news Wednesday, Hollywood star Deanna Durbin has died; Alex Gibney will direct a Frank Sinatra doc; and the world's "smallest" movie.
A collection of 3D shorts will close out a Cannes sidebar on May 23rd. Also in the news today, Harrison Ford will receive a San Francisco fest honor Colin Firth eyes Woody Allen's next film; and 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me' heads to theaters.
Only Lovers Left Alive will compete for the Palme d'Or and more titles were announced for Un Certain Regard and out of competition sections. Also: Zach Braff cashes in on Kickstarter; Jon Favreau returns to indie roots; Tom Hooper to head Shanghai jury; and this weekend's Specialty newcomers.
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.
Kim Novak will be this year's special guest in Cannes, celebrating a restored version of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo. Also: Bernardo Bertolucci's Me And You receives an award; GLAAD hands out its honors; Tribeca honors filmmakers; and Filly Brown scores at the box office.
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.
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.
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.
The Spanish Oscar winner will bring his latest delight, I'm So Excited, to the Los Angeles Film Festival. Also: Jane Fonda responds to those who aren't pleased with her playing Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' upcoming The Butler and lineup announcements from the Seattle and Maryland Film Festivals.