• Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:35:31 +0000
    Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. But as the weekend draws to a close, one is beaming brighter than the other. That title goes to Lionsgate’s R-rated action comedy “Hitman’s Bodyguard,” which is firing off to $21.6 million during its... Read more »
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:00:35 +0000
    SANTIAGO DE CHILE –Today Jorge Lubert is a camera-man and journalist who has been to some of the most dangerous places in the world to cover human rights issues. It’s not the career path that Pinochet’s fascist regime had in mind when they kidnapped, tortured, and brainwashed him when he was only 21 years old.... Read more »
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:00:23 +0000
    SANTIAGO DE CHILE — “Sapo”, translated to English, literally means “Toad.” In Chile the term is used to refer to private civilians who secretly worked with the country’s fascist government from outside during Pinochet’s dictatorship. In English we might use the title “rat.” The film is a back and forth journey through the life of... Read more »
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:58:33 +0000
    Tributes were quick to pour in Saturday night for Dick Gregory, the groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist who died in Washington, D.C. at the age of 84. Friends and fans hailed Gregory’s legacy as a social justice warrior who turned his focus to the movement rather than his comedy career after he endured the... Read more »
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:26:35 +0000
    As part of an ongoing effort to return scoring jobs to California, some 150 music professionals supporting Los Angeles musician unions gathered on Saturday (Aug. 19) at Los Angeles City Hall for a free concert. They included members of Local 47 of the American Federation of Musicians, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE; and other music groups including... Read more »
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:43:41 +0000
    Dick Gregory, the pioneering standup comedian and civil rights activist who made his advocacy work a key component of his on-stage persona, died Saturday night in Washington, D.C. He was 84. Gregory’s death was confirmed by his family in an Instagram post. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for... Read more »
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:59:56 +0000
    The Viennale has appointed Franz Schwartz as interim artistic director, following the death of Hans Hurch. The plan of how to carry on with this year’s festival, scheduled to run from Oct. 19-Nov. 2, was announced on Thursday, as colleagues and friends gathered for the funeral of the Austrian film festival’s longtime leader. Hurch, who... Read more »
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:38:42 +0000
    HAUGESUND, Norway — Norwegian director Erik Poppe’s historical epic, ”The King’s Choice” (”Kongens nei”), was the Amanda jury’s clear favorite at this year’s awards. Nominated for a record 13 Amandas — Norway’s national film prizes — it snagged eight on Saturday night at Haugesund’s Scandic Maritim Hall. The kudos ceremony unspooled one day before the... Read more »
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:28:28 +0000
    With the SAG-AFTRA election coming to a close, SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris has denied an assertion of election fraud by her opponents. The controversy has arisen in the wake of a recent campaign claim by Carteris and her allies that presidential candidate Esai Morales had been negligent in his role as first VP of the... Read more »
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:02:06 +0000
    Multihyphenate Lin-Manuel Miranda was able to share his latest accolade with those closest to him — his family. The Mirandas, including Lin-Manuel, his mother, Luz, father Luis, and sister Luz, were recognized with the president’s award at the 32nd annual Imagen Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on Friday night. The ceremony,... Read more »
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