New York Film Festival sets slate with Almodovar, Varda
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival announced the main slate for its 57th edition on Tuesday, adding films by Pedro Almodovar, Noah Baumbach and the late Agnes Varda to its selective annual...
CANNES, France (AP) — The Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die," passionate words from jury president Alejandro Iñárritu on U.S....
Agnes Varda, French New Wave pioneer, dies at 90
NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryan Fogel's sports doping documentary "Icarus," which exposed the state sponsored doping program of Russia's Olympic athletes won best documentary at the Academy Awards Sunday.
It beat out both Agnes Varda's feel-good "Faces Places," which took the Film Independent Spirt Award Saturday, and the harrowing White Helmets documentary "Last Men in Aleppo."
In a perfect bit of synchronicity, the Hearst Movie & A Martini film club saw “Faces Places” on the same day it received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary.
The Agnes Varda-directed movie has won top prizes from the New York and Los Angeles film critics organizations, so it would appear to be a front-runner in the Oscar race that ends on March 4. The 150 people at the screening were unanimous in their praise of “Faces Places.”
Jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan.
So the production designer of "The Shape of Water" is free to geek out over meeting Mary J. Blige, who herself shared a moment with Gary Oldman.
Agnes Varda is happy, but not proud, of her Oscar nomination
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Documentarian Agnes Varda is not only the oldest person ever nominated for an Academy Award, she's the first woman to receive an honorary Oscar and a competitive nomination in the same season. And while she's quite delighted by the recognition, the 89-year-old notes that she is "not proud."
High Fives and a black eye: Scenes from Oscar Nominees Lunch
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom.
With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday's gathering was a chance for nominees to bask together in their exalted status together before the Academy Awards are presented on March 4.
Hearst Movie & A Martini group gets preview screening of French bio-pic
We had our first full house for the Hearst Movie & A Martini screening of “Django” at the Avon Theatre in Stamford. The new French bio-pic about the great jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt played to a very enthusiastic audience nearly a month before the official U.S. theatrical premiere in New York and Los Angeles. The event was co-sponsored by the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich and Focus on French Cinema.
Spielberg: ‘We all aspire to reach higher’
No word of sex scandal at first Oscar celebration of season
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Agnes Varda danced with Angelina Jolie. Donald Sutherland wanted to thank the characters he's played. Writer-director Charles Burnett said getting an Oscar eases the sting of a teacher's heartless words decades ago.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu dedicated his award to immigrants worldwide. And cinematographer Owen Roizman was moved to tears at the film academy's ninth annual Governors Awards.
Agnes Varda, 1 of cinema’s greats, reflects on Oscar honor
NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaker, estimates that she receives a lifetime honor every three months.
"I'm old so they don't know what to do with me," she says with a smile.
In retirement, Owen Roizman discovers digital photos, Oscar
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards and digital cameras eluded cinematographer Owen Roizman during his Hollywood career. But in retirement, he's found both.
Roizman is among four recipients of honorary Oscar statuettes being celebrated Saturday at the film academy's ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony.
"I never expected it," the 81-year-old said during a recent telephone interview from his Los Angeles-area home. "I thought all my accolades and awards were over with."
Agnes Varda, 89, on her life in cinema and ‘Faces Places’
NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaking legend, emerges from her hotel room having dressed up for an evening event at Lincoln Center. She holds out the large silver heart-shaped medallion strung around her neck.
Curtain goes up on a documentary-rich New York Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety-nine feature films will dot the sparkling lineup at the 55th New York Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday night with Richard Linklater's "Last Flag Flying." There is no way, really, to take as a whole an 18-day festival that will include new films from Todd Haynes, Woody Allen, Agnes Varda, Claire Denis, Greta Gerwig and Hong Sangsoo.
Sutherland, Burnett, Roizman, Varda to get honorary Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda are getting honorary Oscars this year.
The film academy said Wednesday that the four honorees will receive their Oscar statuettes at the ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony in November.
NEW YORK (AP) — Films by Greta Gerwig, Sean Baker and Agnes Varda are headed to the 55th New York Film Festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the selections of 25 films for its main slate on Tuesday, including eight directed by women.