Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron brings the quiet, but emotionally powerful film ROMA to the big screen as a Centerpiece of the Main Slate presentations at the 56th New York Film Festival. The joint Mexico/USA Netflix production is also screening as a Gala Presentation at the Chicago International Film Festival. Cuaron is a highly accomplished director. Born and raised in Mexico City, he started filming everything that moved beginning at age 12. As a multi-talented film director who has done everything from writing, editing, photographing and producing films. He has won multiple awards on several continents, including two Academy Awards in 2013 for the space disaster drama Gravity for Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Achievement in Film Editing, which he shared with fellow Gravity Editor Mark Sanger. ROMA is a highly personal film, shot entirely in luminous black and white, often using a wide angle lens to completely envelope the viewer in the all-encompassing world which at times … [Read more...] about NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL CENTERPIECE ROMA DIRECTED BY ALFONSO CAURON
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The Denver Film Society announced the complete feature film lineup for the 41st Denver Film Festival, which runs October 31 - November 11.Previously announced films that will be featured this year at the festival include "The Front Runner" starring Hugh Jackman, "The Favourite" starring Emma Stone, "The Upside" starring Bryan Cranston and "Vox Lux" starring Natalie Portman. More recently, it was announced that "Roma," a film by Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity") will have a presentation on November 10. "Roma" follows the life of Cleo, a young domestic worker for a family living in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. "Roma" will be shown in theaters and will be on Netflix in December. Arts & Entertainment Movies from Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston and Natalie Portman coming to Denver Film Festival Terry Terrones "Roma is a modern masterpiece,” says Festival Director, Britta Erickson. “We are honored to present … [Read more...] about Full Denver Film Festival lineup announced
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PARIS -- This year’s Cannes Film Festival is offering up some curve balls, including four chances to see Nicole Kidman onscreen and Adam Sandler in a Noah Baumbach film. But in addition to Hollywood star power, a Civil War film by Sofia Coppola, a Ukrainian road movie and a drama about AIDS activism are among the 18 films competing for top prizes this year at the international cinema extravaganza that organizers hope can help counter rising nationalist sentiment around the world. Festival director Thierry Fremaux and President Pierre Lescure on Thursday announced a lineup that includes Cannes’ first virtual-reality entry and tackles topics from animal cruelty to the migrant crisis. Contenders for the top Palme d’Or prize at the 70th Cannes festival include Coppola’s spooky Civil War drama “The Beguiled,” starring Kidman and Kirsten Dunst; American director Baumbach’s family saga “The Meyerowitz Stories,” starring Dustin Hoffman, … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Nicole Kidman, Adam Sandler featured in Cannes Film Festival lineup
Actresses Elle Fanning, from left, Nicole Kidman, director Sofia Coppola, and actress Kirsten Dunst pose for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film “The Beguiled” at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, on May 24, 2017. Coppola was named best director at Cannes on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) The 70th Cannes Film Festival wrapped Sunday with jury prizes, including best director Sofia Coppola for her film “The Beguiled.” The Palme d’Or went to “The Square,” a Swedish satire set in the art world. See the full list of winners here. Charles Ealy, who attended his 20th Cannes Film Festival this year, wrote about the challenges facing the storied event as it reacts to changes in viewing habits and technology. There were no high-profile studio films to draw mass attention, but Ealy says the lineup, with an emphasis on arthouse and European titles, was one of the fest’s strongest in its 70 years. Read that … [Read more...] about What’s next for the Cannes Film Festival?