Locarno Summer Academy Applications; Roger Ebert Laid to Rest image

Locarno Summer Academy Applications; Roger Ebert Laid to Rest

Four programs including the Critics Academy (in partnership with Film Society) are now accepting applications for the August festival in Italy. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: Ebert is remembered at a Chicago funeral; Sundance London unveils its talks and music programs; and Meryl Streep reflects on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher.

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Annette Funicello Dead at 70; “American Promise” Wins Full Frame Jury Prize image

Annette Funicello Dead at 70; “American Promise” Wins Full Frame Jury Prize

Funicello is remembered for her roles in the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s and "beach party" films in the 60s. Also: the Full Frame Documentary Festival announces its winners; The Guardian gives its take of films that defined the Thatcher era; the Hamptons Festival will host a summer Screenwriters Lab; and Spanish director Bigas Luna dies at 67.

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Barbra Streisand to Direct First Film In 18 Years; Tributes to Ebert image

Barbra Streisand to Direct First Film In 18 Years; Tributes to Ebert

Soon to be the recipient of the 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award, Streisand's next directorial is unveiled; filmmakers tribute Roger Ebert; HBO plans a Nora Ephron doc; Jane Campion is set for Cannes honors; and H.M. the Queen receives a BAFTA.

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Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Gorbachev Movie; Adrien Brody Cannes Comedy Halted image

Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Gorbachev Movie; Adrien Brody Cannes Comedy Halted

DiCaprio and Tom Hanks will produce a movie on the former Soviet leader who oversaw the end of the USSR; Tribeca and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announce the recipients of their annual fund; Montclair Film Festival unveils its lineup; Adrien Brody's Cannes-set comedy is cancelled; and Disney pulls the plug on LucasArts.

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Roger Ebert Takes Leave; Provincetown Film Society Chief Resigns image

Roger Ebert Takes Leave; Provincetown Film Society Chief Resigns

Uber-critic Roger Ebert is reducing his workload while he deals with a recurrence of cancer; Provincetown Film Society's Gabrielle Hanna resigns; Clinton to receive GLAAD honors; Howard's End writer dies at 85; and the $100K broken and battered Oscar sells.

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“I Give It a Year” & “Between Us” Head to U.S. Theaters image

“I Give It a Year” & “Between Us” Head to U.S. Theaters

Frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer's directorial debut I Give It a Year is headed to U.S. theaters, as is Dan Mirvish's Between Us. Also, Tribeca listed seven titles it will screen online; Korean films are on the upswing; and My French Film Festival selects five winners.

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Scorsese Classic to Close Tribeca; SXSW Winner Heads to Theaters

In honor of its 30th anniversary, a restoration of Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy will close the 12th Tribeca Film Festival. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: SXSW winner Short Term 12 picked up, Scorsese to give Kennedy Center address, Sarasota to tribute Frances Ha star Mickey Sumner, and Wes Anderson's latest set for theaters.

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“Our Nixon” Wins in Ann Arbor; Participant to Launch Cable Network image

“Our Nixon” Wins in Ann Arbor; Participant to Launch Cable Network

Penny Lane's documentary on Richard Nixon and his close aides wins a big festival prize just before it's set to close New Directors/New Films. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: MoMA unveils films for its annual German showcase and the Havana Film Festival NY and Buenos Aires Film Festival announce their lineups.

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“Grace of Monaco” and SXSW Doc Favorite Head to Theaters image

“Grace of Monaco” and SXSW Doc Favorite Head to Theaters

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.

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Academy Sets 2014-15 Dates; Tribeca Unveils Free Events image

Academy Sets 2014-15 Dates; Tribeca Unveils Free Events

Also in Monday's FilmLinc Digest: The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival unveiled its winners, with one U.S. film picking up an Audience Prize; China moved to second place in the world's most lucrative film markets; and Danny Boyle scoffs at the longevity of 3-D.

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