Spain honors Penélope Cruz for contribution to cinema
Spain Cinema FILE - Penelope Cruz arrives at the Oscars March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Oscar-winning actress Penélope Cruz won one of Spain’s top film awards for her outsized contribution to Spanish cinema, the country’s ministry of culture said Monday, June 6, 2022. The jury of the 2022 National Cinema award were unanimous in their decision to honor the Madrid-born star. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) (John Locher)MADRID — (AP) — Penélope Cruz has won one of Spain’s top film awards for her contribution to Spanish cinema, the country’s ministry of culture said Monday. “She is the embodiment of cinema, both Spanish and international,” Sánchez tweeted, citing her “immense talent and exceptional performances.”Past winners of the award include actor Antonio Banderas and director Isabel Coixet.wftv.com
Penelope Cruz honored by MoMA for her career in cinema
APTOPIX 2021 MoMA Film Benefit Penelope Cruz attends the MoMA Film Benefit presented by CHANEL honoring Penelope Cruz at the Museum of Modern Art on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, in New York. It was there where she rented all the films of Spanish movie director Pedro Almodóvar, she said. An exciting moment of the night was when Almodóvar sent a video message to Cruz, congratulating her on the recognition. MoMA’s film benefit raises funds to bring great works of film to the museum’s collection. Cruz joins a group of previous MoMA honorees that includes Martin Scorsese, Tom Hanks, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Quentin Tarantino, George Clooney and others.wftv.com
Pedro Almodóvar warns against algorithms in Instagram row
Venice Film Festival Lineup FILE - Actress Penelope Cruz, left, and director Pedro Almodovar pose for photographers at the photo call for the film "Pain and Glory" at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2019. The Venice Film Festival is kicking off its 78th edition on Sept. 1, 2021, on the Lido with the premiere of Almodóvar’s “Madres Paralelas,” starring Cruz. The social network has since apologized and backtracked after recognizing the “artistic context” of the image. Almodóvar, in an emailed statement, thanked thousands of Instagram users who kept re-uploading the image after it was removed. “Parallel Mothers” starring Penélope Cruz will open the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1.wftv.com
Instagram apologizes for Almodóvar film's poster censorship
Venice Film Festival Lineup FILE - Actress Penelope Cruz, left, and director Pedro Almodovar pose for photographers at the photo call for the film "Pain and Glory" at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, on May 18, 2019. The Venice Film Festival is kicking off its 78th edition on Sept. 1, 2021, on the Lido with the premiere of Almodóvar’s “Madres Paralelas,” starring Cruz. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File) (Arthur Mola)MADRID — (AP) — Instagram has apologized for removing the official poster for Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar's new film from the social network because it showed a female nipple, after the poster's designer complained of censorship. We’ve therefore restored posts sharing the Almodóvar movie poster to Instagram, and we’re really sorry for any confusion caused,” the company said in an emailed statement. “Madres Paralelas," starring Penélope Cruz, will open the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1.wftv.com
‘Spencer,’ ‘The Last Duel' set for Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival has unveiled a starry lineup of world premieres for September including Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana and Ridley Scott’s medieval drama “The Last Duel,” featuring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver.
Bono, Cruz to star in animated series on vaccine importance
Bono, Cruz and Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of vaccine access. The ONE Campaign announced Wednesday that the series Pandemica will launch Thursday. (AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Bono, Penélope Cruz and David Oyelowo will lend their voices in an animated series to raise awareness about the importance of global vaccine access. The series was created to bring attention to global vaccine access in an effort to end the COVID-19 pandemic. “Pandemica is a compelling illustration of the inequality around the world,” Cruz said.
Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals
(AP Photo/John Locher)LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell are just a few of the stars who circulated in and out of the Dolby Theatre to rehearse Saturday, including Tom Hanks, Salma Hayek, Jane Fonda and Mahershala Ali. But the stars weren’t always confined to the stage, especially if they arrived a little early. Makeup artists Antonio Rael has been standing in for big stars for 34 years. Rael was talking about the stand-ins but that doesn’t mean some of the stars aren’t anxious as well.
Dog-dining gets first approval in Port Orange
Pups and their people are may soon have the option to dine together in outdoor restaurants throughout the city. PORT ORANGE Pups and their people are may soon have the option to dine together in outdoor restaurants throughout the city. [READ MORE: Will Port Orange restaurants offer dining with dogs?] City Manager Jake Johansson told leaders he has never personally received a complaint about dogs at any city restaurants. "I'm not saying it's never happened, but I'm saying it's never come to the city manager's attention."news-journalonline.com