Catherine Deneuve to receive Venice Film Festival honor
Venice Film Festival-Catherine Deneuve FILE - Actor Catherine Deneuve appears at the photo call for the film "The Truth" at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Aug. 28, 2019. Deneuve will receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement award at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in September, organizers said Wednesday. Her association with the Venice Film Festival has spanned over five decades, too. “It is a joy to receive this prestigious award at the Venice Festival,” Deneuve said in a statement. The 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival runs from Aug. 31 through Sept. 10 in Venice, Italy.wftv.com
Ghostly tales surround Spot Coffee in Orchard Park
Brandon Sterner used to manage Spot Coffee in Orchard Park. Now he is President and COO of the company, but he still remembers strange occurrences here. He says "There are products that have fallen off the shelf or flown off the shelf after people walk by with no explanation."news.yahoo.com
French actor Michel Piccoli, arthouse star, is dead at 94
Published: May 18, 2020, 9:41 am Updated: May 18, 2020, 10:13 amFILE - In this May 20, 1974 file photo, French actor Michel Piccoli talks with Swedish actress Liv Ullmann at the Cannes Film Festival, southern France. Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star whose served as muse to filmmaker Luis Bunuel and was a leading man for Jean-Luc Godard, has died. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)PARIS French actor Michel Piccoli, a prolific screen star who appeared in landmark films by directors such as Luis Bunuel - including in his Academy Award winning The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Jean-Luc Godard, has died. His family confirmed to French media Monday that he died last week, but they did not give a cause of death. The actors last major role was in 2011's Nanni Morettis We Have a Pope, which premiered in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Catherine Deneuve, French film icon, suffers small stroke
Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve was in a Paris hospital after suffering a small stroke, her family told AFP Wednesday. Deneuve is arguably the most famous French actress of all time, having starred in more than 100 films, most recently alongside Juliette Binoche in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "The Truth." In a 2014 interview with CBS' "Sunday Morning," Deneuve denied once saying that beauty had always been a burden for her. Five years later she made global headlines again by signing a petition with 342 other French women artists and intellectuals who admitted they had undergone illegal abortions. An open letter she signed with 100 other prominent French women defending men's right to "hit on" women caused an uproar although she later attempted to distance herself from some of its signatories.cbsnews.com