Acad sets Cannes fete

Palme d’Or-winning directors Constantin Costa-Gavras, Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Wim Wenders and David Lynch are scheduled to participate in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ salute to the 50th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

The event, which kicks off the academy’s three-week-long Cannes 50 celebration, takes place at 8 p.m. on June 17 at the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Daily Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart will moderate a discussion with the scheduled guests and introduce film clips representing milestones in the festival’s history.

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