Canuck coming-out-of-the-closet comedy "Mambo Italiano" has become the second-highest-grossing English-language Canadian film on its home turf after 1981's "Porky's."
A mixed bag of eclectic works by new directors from 12 countries will unspool at the 21st Turin Film Festival, the first edition headed by new co-directors Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan and Roberto…
Capitol Films has taken international sales rights to Robert Towne's "Ask The Dust" and Chazz Palminteri's directorial debut "Noel." "Ask The Dust," to be distributed domestically by DreamWorks, will…
AFI Festivals director Christian Gaines is feeling a little sentimental about the 2003 AFI Fest, which opens tonight and runs through Nov. 16.
"The good news is that I'm not being honored posthumously," says Omar Sharif, who stars in "Monsieur Ibrahim" and "Hidalgo." "It's my 50th year of being in the film business, and so I think they're…
1971 The first Los Angeles Intl. Film Exposition, aka Filmex, opens Nov. 4 at Grauman’s Chinese Theater with the premiere of “The Last Picture Show.” Gary Essert is director and Gary Abrahams…
The announcement has been made and the date's been set, but it remains to be seen what kind of marriage will result when the AFI Fest ties the knot a year from now with the American Film Market.
American Film Institute alums are a ubiquitous bunch. Hollywood's past and present abounds with them -- Darren Aronofsky, Martin Brest, David Lynch, Janusz Kaminski, Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz…
To hear tyro filmmaker Patty Jenkins tell it, "Monster," the story of murderer Aileen Wuornos, was an easy sell.
Variety queried the three professionals, who, along with Gaines, make up the core of the AFI Fest's remarkably small staff, and demanded they choose favorites. We also got to know them a little.
Japanese paralympic swimming champ and national hero Junichi Kawai stars in his own movie-bio with "Touch a Dream," a sentimental account that fits the Nippon film tradition of sweet family stories…