May 24, 2003 |
The winner in an intense Thursday-night bidding war at Cannes, Lions Gate Films secured the North American distribution rights to "Dogville," a contender for the festival's Palme d'Or, starring Nicole Kidman. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Lars von Trier drama -- one of the most talked about films -- leapt in asking price from $4 million to $6 million. Artisan, Paramount Classics, United Artists and Fine Line were believed to be among the bidders.
May 24, 2009 |
On Christmas Day, 1987, the 30-year-old Brooklyn-based filmmaker Spike Lee started working on the script for his third feature. His first, the 1986 surprise hit "She's Gotta Have It," was a trailblazing romantic comedy about young upscale African Americans, and his sophomore effort, "School Daze," a musical look at black college life, was in the can and set to be released two months later.
June 29, 2007 |
The New York Film Festival will open with Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited" and honor the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" as its centerpiece in a particularly American slate for the internationally-minded festival. The Film Society of Lincoln Center, which produces the festival, announced the opening and centerpiece films Thursday, but not the closing movie. The 45th annual festival runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 14.
December 27, 2007 |
Today is the last day you can see the hottest film on the international film scene, the Romanian "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days." Yes, it will be back in February, but Los Angeles is not a city that smiles on those who hold back. This Palme d'Or-winning film will reward your efforts. Instead of being flashy, it takes pains to convey unblinking and despairing emotional truth with enough intensity to leave you gasping for breath.
January 12, 2007 |
British film director Stephen Frears will lead the jury at the 60th Cannes Film Festival in May. Frears -- whose latest movie is "The Queen," starring Helen Mirren -- first came to public attention in 1985 with the offbeat film "My Beautiful Laundrette," which was followed three years later by "Dangerous Liaisons." "Of course, it's an honor, but it's also a treat to be able to watch terrific films from all over the world in such heady surroundings," Frears said in a statement.
November 13, 2011 |
At the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, fans of Krzysztof Kieslowski found their hearts lifted. And then broken. The Polish master was on the Riviera with the magnificent "Red," the final panel in his "Three Colors" triptych and a film widely expected to receive the Palme d'Or, even by Quentin Tarantino, whose "Pulp Fiction" took the honors instead. But for devotees it wasn't the disappointment of laurels denied that was hard to bear; it was Kieslowski's announcement that he was retiring from filmmaking.
November 6, 1998 |
Inchacooley took the lead midway through the stretch and held off Statua to win Thursday's $49,000 feature race in Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting by a head. Inchacooley, ridden by Alex Solis and carrying 117 pounds, covered one mile on turf in 1:39 2/5 and paid $11.20. The victory was the first in five U.S. races and the fourth in 25 lifetime starts for Inchacooley and was worth $29,400, increasing her earnings to $121,955. Statua finished one length ahead of Palme D'or, the 5-2 second choice.