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Venice Film Festival lineup includes Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and Amy Adams

Venice Film Festival lineup includes Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and Amy Adams

The fall festival season came into sharper focus on Thursday with the announcement of the lineup for the 73rd Venice Film Festival, opening with a new musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.  

Running from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10, the festival lands during a dense crush on the calendar, along with the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, for unveiling international titles alongside Oscar hopefuls. Recent awards season successes “Spotlight,” “Birdman” and “Gravity” all world-premiered at Venice.

Mel Gibson’s WWII drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” starring Andrew Garfield,...

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