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September 9, 1985 | From Associated Press
French director Agnes Varda's movie about a vagabond girl, "Sans Toit Ni Loi" ("Without a Roof or Law"), won the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival. The jury awarded a special grand prize, equivalent to second place, to "Tangos--El Exilio de Gardel," an Argentine film directed by Fernado Solanas that traces the life of tango singer and composer Carlos Gardel. Gerard Depardieu was chosen best actor for his tough-guy performance in the French movie, "Police."
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November 21, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Alexander Sokurov's "Faust" is a grueling side show of a film, a morbid, mightily uninvolving piece adapted, as have been so many works before it, from the allegorical play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. That the picture won the 2011 Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion, is as baffling as the movie itself. This is not to say a great deal of effort didn't go into mounting and shooting this nightmarish concoction, the fourth in Sokurov's filmic tetralogy on the nature of power (after 1999's "Moloch," 2000's "Taurus" and 2005's "The Sun")
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December 17, 2004 | Christopher Knight, Times Staff Writer
Agnes Martin, a reclusive abstract painter who won the Golden Lion for her contribution to contemporary art at the 1997 Venice Biennale, died Thursday at Plaza de Retiro, a retirement residence in Taos, N.M., where she had lived since 1991. Martin, Canadian-born but a naturalized American citizen since 1940, was 92. Her death was caused by complications of pneumonia, said William Himes, administrator of Plaza de Retiro.
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August 29, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
In the new movie "Tracks," Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 walked some 1,700 miles of the Australian desert over nine months accompanied by her dog and a few camels. She is joined at times along the way by National Geographic photographer Ric Smolan, played in the film by "Girls" star and recent Gap model Adam Driver. Having premiered Thursday at the Venice Film Festival ahead of upcoming appearances in Telluride and Toronto, "Tracks"  is directed by John Curran from a screenplay adapted from Davidson's book by Marion Nelson.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Alexander Sokurov's "Faust" is a grueling side show of a film, a morbid, mightily uninvolving piece adapted, as have been so many works before it, from the allegorical play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. That the picture won the 2011 Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion, is as baffling as the movie itself. This is not to say a great deal of effort didn't go into mounting and shooting this nightmarish concoction, the fourth in Sokurov's filmic tetralogy on the nature of power (after 1999's "Moloch," 2000's "Taurus" and 2005's "The Sun")
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
In the new movie "Tracks," Mia Wasikowska plays Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 walked some 1,700 miles of the Australian desert over nine months accompanied by her dog and a few camels. She is joined at times along the way by National Geographic photographer Ric Smolan, played in the film by "Girls" star and recent Gap model Adam Driver. Having premiered Thursday at the Venice Film Festival ahead of upcoming appearances in Telluride and Toronto, "Tracks"  is directed by John Curran from a screenplay adapted from Davidson's book by Marion Nelson.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2011
Recently awarded the Golden Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay's "The Clock," a 24-hour-long single channel video, assembles thousands of time-referencing clips from films of all genres and eras to create one seamless whole — a film as timepiece, if you will, that is synced with local time wherever it is shown. While snippets of the film have been on view at LACMA since May, the entire film will be screened at one last hurrah in Bing Theater. Bing Theater at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Free, no reservations.
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September 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Tom Ford switched from the catwalk to the red carpet Friday, presenting his directorial debut -- an intimate movie about coping with loss and grief -- at the Venice Film Festival. "A Single Man" stars Colin Firth as a college professor coming to grips with solitude after his partner of 16 years dies. Also starring are Matthew Goode, playing the professor's partner, and Julianne Moore as a longtime friend who harbors an unfulfilled love for Firth's character. The movie was the last of 25 films to screen in competition for the Golden Lion, Venice's top prize.
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July 31, 2009 | associated press
The world economic crisis hasn't dulled the glitz of the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which hosts a lineup rich with Hollywood heavyweights. The 23 films vying for the Golden Lion at this year's festival, all world premieres, include Michael Moore's documentary on the financial crisis, called "Capitalism: A Love Story," and former Gucci designer Tom Ford's directorial debut, "A Single Man," starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.
NEWS
November 11, 2010
Here's a look at some of the winners at this year's festivals. SUNDANCE Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Winter's Bone," directed by Debra Granik World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Animal Kingdom," directed by David Michôd Audience Award, U.S. Dramatic: "HappyThankYouMorePlease," directed by Josh Radnor Audience Award, Documentary: "Waiting for 'Superman,'" directed by Davis Guggenheim World Cinema Audience...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Robert Abele
South Korean provocateur Kim Ki-duk's new film "Pieta," about a cold, wraith-like loan-shark enforcer in a poverty-stricken village, is expectedly gruesome in some of its details. But it's the explicitness about capitalism's emotional wreckage that gives this micro-budgeted drama a gut-punch heft. Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin, working a thousand-yard stare) slaps, breaks, tortures and cripples the desperate small-time machinists of cramped, industrial Cheonggyecheon who owe his boss money.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 2011
Recently awarded the Golden Lion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay's "The Clock," a 24-hour-long single channel video, assembles thousands of time-referencing clips from films of all genres and eras to create one seamless whole — a film as timepiece, if you will, that is synced with local time wherever it is shown. While snippets of the film have been on view at LACMA since May, the entire film will be screened at one last hurrah in Bing Theater. Bing Theater at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Free, no reservations.
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December 29, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Another Year" is about the turning wheel of life, an examination of the pleasures and jealousies, disappointments and insecurities, destroyed dreams and rekindled hopes that make up our daily existence. It may sound commonplace, but in the hands of master filmmaker Mike Leigh, the everyday becomes extraordinary. The film is also further proof ? if proof is necessary after six Oscar nominations for writing and directing, a Palme d'Or and a best director award from Cannes, and a Golden Lion from Venice ?
NEWS
November 11, 2010
Here's a look at some of the winners at this year's festivals. SUNDANCE Grand Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Winter's Bone," directed by Debra Granik World Cinema Jury Prize, Dramatic: "Animal Kingdom," directed by David Michôd Audience Award, U.S. Dramatic: "HappyThankYouMorePlease," directed by Josh Radnor Audience Award, Documentary: "Waiting for 'Superman,'" directed by Davis Guggenheim World Cinema Audience...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
"I always have a problem giving films titles," Mike Leigh says, thinking about it. "That comes last, and this film was a real tough one, a bummer. At some stage we thought we should just call it 'Life,' but you can't call it that, it's bloody pretentious. " "Another Year" was the appropriate title eventually selected, but the truth is that Leigh's exceptional new film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, really is about the turning wheel of life as dramatized by the hand of a master, about the pleasures and jealousies, disappointments and insecurities, destroyed dreams and rekindled hopes that make up our daily lives.
SPORTS
March 16, 2010
DAYTON, Ohio — Smiling Arkansas Pine Bluff players plopped into the black folding chairs at courtside and checked their cellphones for congratulatory messages before heading out the arena door to get on yet another bus. Finally, the Golden Lions had found a trip to their liking, in a 61-44 victory over Winthrop in the NCAA tournament's opening game. The Golden Lions (18-15) will play Duke, the No. 1 seeded-team in the South Regional, on Friday in Jacksonville, Fla. — a place they somehow missed during a season-opening jaunt that nearly did them in. "It seems like we play better on the road than we do at home because we're so used to being on the road," said center Lebaron Weathers said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Robert Abele
South Korean provocateur Kim Ki-duk's new film "Pieta," about a cold, wraith-like loan-shark enforcer in a poverty-stricken village, is expectedly gruesome in some of its details. But it's the explicitness about capitalism's emotional wreckage that gives this micro-budgeted drama a gut-punch heft. Kang-do (Lee Jung-jin, working a thousand-yard stare) slaps, breaks, tortures and cripples the desperate small-time machinists of cramped, industrial Cheonggyecheon who owe his boss money.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Another Year" is about the turning wheel of life, an examination of the pleasures and jealousies, disappointments and insecurities, destroyed dreams and rekindled hopes that make up our daily existence. It may sound commonplace, but in the hands of master filmmaker Mike Leigh, the everyday becomes extraordinary. The film is also further proof ? if proof is necessary after six Oscar nominations for writing and directing, a Palme d'Or and a best director award from Cannes, and a Golden Lion from Venice ?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Tom Ford switched from the catwalk to the red carpet Friday, presenting his directorial debut -- an intimate movie about coping with loss and grief -- at the Venice Film Festival. "A Single Man" stars Colin Firth as a college professor coming to grips with solitude after his partner of 16 years dies. Also starring are Matthew Goode, playing the professor's partner, and Julianne Moore as a longtime friend who harbors an unfulfilled love for Firth's character. The movie was the last of 25 films to screen in competition for the Golden Lion, Venice's top prize.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2009 | associated press
The world economic crisis hasn't dulled the glitz of the 66th edition of the Venice Film Festival, which hosts a lineup rich with Hollywood heavyweights. The 23 films vying for the Golden Lion at this year's festival, all world premieres, include Michael Moore's documentary on the financial crisis, called "Capitalism: A Love Story," and former Gucci designer Tom Ford's directorial debut, "A Single Man," starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.
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