Jack Valenti's annual state-of-the-industry address will kick off the domestic component of ShoWest '98 Tuesday. While there was considerable change, even upheaval, in the distribution sector last…
The life of one of the century's towering creative figures, U.S. architect Frank Lloyd Wright, receives appropriately grand and probing treatment in this utterly absorbing study.
Looking to further exploit that zany wedding motif, New Line Cinema has optioned Steve Cohen and Jennifer Love Hewitt's pitch "Cupid's Love" for "Party of Five" lead Hewitt to star in and exec…
German helmer Monika Treut's ongoing journey through the outer reaches of feminism and sexuality reaches "Didn't Do It for Love," a portrait of Norwegian-born actress-turned-sex therapist Eva…
In the face of declining support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute is abandoning its daily screening schedule at its Kennedy Center theater.
Spike Lee will present the keynote speech at the Independent Spirit Awards March 21. The filmmaker joins such distinctive film personalities as Oliver Stone, Francis Coppola and Jim Sheridan in…
"Comedian Harmonists" is a big, enjoyable musical biopic of the kind Hollywood used to produce in the '50s. Conventionally structured but high on production values, this true story of a hugely…
New Yorker Films has picked up the rights to Manuel Poirier's "Western," winner of the grand jury prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.
Suffused with melancholy, "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" focuses on a generation of Central European refugees who forged a new life for themselves in an Australia far less tolerant than it is today.
The background to a triple homicide committed on New Year's Eve 1993 in a small Nebraska town is explored in depth in this probing, powerful documentary. "The Brandon Teena Story" is a study of the…
At the promising start of Rob Urbinati's "Hazelwood Jr. High," a squad of bouncing cheerleaders turns away from the audience to show the message spelled out on the girls' backs: "This Is a True…