For the French, thesps are swell, but directors rule.Yank filmmakers who most Americans have never heard of can be household names in France, and familiar directors who are filed under "has-been" in…
In January, a ground-breaking film festival unspooled, highlighting the edgiest, most controversial independent films around. And it took place in Turkey.
Cabler American Movie Classics is doing something about fading films of the '70s rock era. AMC's 10th annual Film Preservation Festival is hoping to add to the $2 million it already has raised to…
In a tradition dating back to 1975, established and freshly minted American talent will converge on the quaint Normandy resort town of Deauville from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8.
The enthusiastic Pelin Turgut, one of the IFIstanbul fest organizers, mused over its freshman year, its mistakes and good luck. Biggest regret: “Not having invited Jennifer Jason Leigh in time. We…
"Amelie" star Audrey Tautou will topline the low-budget feature "Nowhere to Go but Up," which begins lensing in Gotham today under the helm of Amos Kollek ("Fast Food, Fast Women").
The Toronto Intl. Film Festival Group has been taking its artistic mandate beyond the boundaries of a fest with more frequency.
Ellen Burstyn was a natural. Arriving in New York in the late '50s with a dancer's figure, a model's good looks and nary a day of acting training, she promptly landed the lead in a Broadway play. By…
Programming the huge slate of the Toronto Intl. Film Festival takes more than just talk of aesthetics -- it takes old-fashioned elbow grease. "We have a dynamic programming team who don't always…
Alberto Barbera: Unceremoniously dismissed from his post as artistic director of the Venice Intl. Film Festival a year before his contract expired