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Entertainment's latest trend: Race and the criminal-justice system

During the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, while starry premieres were playing all over the Utah ski town, the entertainment mogul Harvey Weinstein convened a dinner in the name of a more socially conscious topic. Weinstein, along with Jay Z, had produced a new documentary series titled “Time:...

  • At Cannes, Woody Allen speaks, but questions go unasked

    At Cannes, Woody Allen speaks, but questions go unasked

    Hollywood creatures abound in "Cafe Society," Woody Allen's new romantic dramedy set in 1930s Los Angeles, which opens the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday night. But it was an elephant that filled the room when Allen took a seat for the film's news conference Wednesday afternoon. Just a few minutes...

  • Locarno Film Festival to give producing prize to Participant Media CEO David Linde

    Locarno Film Festival to give producing prize to Participant Media CEO David Linde

    The Locarno Film Festival will give its 2016 tribute award for independent producers, the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico, to David Linde, chief executive of Participant Media. Running this year from August 3-13 in Locarno, Switzerland, the festival has become one of the key stops on the annual international...

  • Cannes 2016: 11 films our critic can’t wait to see

    Cannes 2016: 11 films our critic can’t wait to see

    An annual gathering of cinema’s best and brightest (and sometimes just loudest and luckiest), the Cannes Film Festival contains multitudes: studio blockbusters and low-budget discoveries, midnight horror-thrillers and cinephile documentaries, George Clooney and Isabelle Huppert, Alejandro Jodorowsky...

  • L.A. Film Festival to close with an immigration thriller based on the U.S.-Mexico border

    L.A. Film Festival to close with an immigration thriller based on the U.S.-Mexico border

    The L.A, Film Festival will close with the U.S. premiere of Jonás Cuarón’s immigration thriller “Desierto,” starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The festival will also host the world premiere of James Wan’s “The Conjuring 2,” starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal...

  • L.A. Film Festival 2016 puts the focus on diversity

    L.A. Film Festival 2016 puts the focus on diversity

    With Tuesday's announcement of 42 world premieres across five competition sections, the Los Angeles Film Festival, produced by Film Independent, is continuing to make the case that anyone seeking diversity in entertainment should look its way.Organizers say that 43% of the competition films in...

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