'Titane' actor Vincent Lindon to lead Cannes jury
Film-Cannes-Jury This combination of photos shows the members of the Cannes Film Festival jury, top row from left, British actor and filmmaker Rebecca Hall, French actor and jury president Vincent Lindon, India star Deepika Padukone; second tow from left, Swedish actor Noomi Rapace; Italian actor-director Jasmine Trinca; the Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi; bottom row from left, French director Ladj Ly; American filmmaker Jeff Nichols; and Norwegian director Joachim Trier. (AP Photo) (Uncredited)A year after starring in the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner “Titane,” the French actor Vincent Lindon will preside over the jury deciding the top prize at this year's festival. The Cannes Film Festival announced Tuesday that Lindon will be jury president at next month's festival in the south of France. The 75th Cannes Film Festival begins May 17 and culminates with presentation of the Palme d'Or on May 28. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
2022 BAFTAs: See the complete winners list
Britain Bafta Film Awards 2022 Winners Room Ian Canning, from left, Tanya Seghatchian, and Emile Sherman hold the Best Film award on behalf of Jane Campion for the film 'Power of the Dog' at the 75th British Academy Film Awards, BAFTA's, in London Sunday, March 13, 2022. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) (Joel C Ryan)LONDON — The 75th British Academy of Film Awards were presented Sunday at London’s Royal Albert Hall. >> Read more trending newsWhile sci-fi favorite “Dune” led nominations and claimed five awards, the Western drama “The Power of the Dog” took best film honors. See the complete list of categories and nominees below, with winners noted in bold and italics. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP) (Vianney Le Caer/Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Maria Ewing, multifaceted opera singer, dies at 71
“She was very moved by it, and generous about it,” Rebecca Hall wrote in an email. “I dedicated the film to her, and it was very influenced by the kinds of films we watched together and loved when I was a child. The truth is of course a little deeper — I think there was some private turmoil in her life that came with having an unresolved identity on some level. Not that she didn’t know who she was, but that she still felt some lingering anxiety about it, that it couldn’t quite be spoken aloud.”washingtonpost.com
Opera singer Maria Ewing, wife of Peter Hall, dead at 71
DETROIT — (AP) — Maria Ewing, a soprano and mezzo-soprano noted for intense performances who became the wife of director Peter Hall and the mother of actor-director Rebecca Hall, has died at age 71. Ewing met Peter Hall in 1978 when she sang Dorabella in a staging of Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte” at Britain’s Glyndebourne Festival directed by Hall and led by conductor Bernard Haitink. Ewing married Hall, a founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and then director of Britain’s National Theatre, in 1982. “The Met has no manners,″ Ewing and Hall told the Chicago Tribune. Hall directed Ewing in 1986 in the title role of Strauss’ “Salome” at the LA Opera, in which she stripped to fully nude at the end of the Dance of the Seven Veils.wftv.com
New York Film Festival unveils lineup, plots in-person fest
A year after depending on drive-in and virtual screenings, the New York Film Festival, one of the premier destinations of the fall festival circuit, will return to in-person premieres at Lincoln Center this September, with vaccination proof required for all attendees.
New this week: Godzilla vs Kong, 'Concrete Cowboy' & Mahalia
This combination photo shows poster art for the film "Godzilla vs Kong," premiering on HBO Max on March 31, left, "Concrete Cowboy," premiering April 2 on Netflix and "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia," premiering April 3 on Lifetime. (HBO Max/Netflix/Lifetime via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Two of cinema’s most famous giants are headed for an old-fashioned big budget clash in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” available on HBO Max for 31 days starting Friday. After a pandemic-induced blockbuster drought, Henry told the AP that the film will be a welcome change of pace. Ad— Legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson gets overdue biopic attention in a Lifetime film debuting Saturday.
'Godzilla vs. Kong'; A heavyweight bout with a light touch
Two years ago, “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” sounded alarms about climate change. But don’t fret about finding a message amid the mayhem as the towering radioactive lizard clashes with that instantly-recognizable giant ape in "Godzilla vs. Kong," debuting Wednesday. "It’s about two big guys bashing each other around," laughed actor Rebecca Hall, who plays a researcher studying King Kong. No matter the scene, the actors always knew who was filling the top spots on call sheets during production — Godzilla and King Kong. And his take on it was, well, if you’re going to go big, go really big.
Sundance Film Festival unveils slate for 1st virtual edition
This image released by Sundance Institute shows a scene from "In The Same Breath," which will debut at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Film Festival via AP)Sundance Institute programs. Organizers on Tuesday unveiled a robust and diverse slate for the festival, which will be largely virtual due to the pandemic. Yutani said that the Sesame Street documentary, “Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street” is likely to be a crowd favorite. “We all are so excited about the possibility of encountering people who’ve never been to the festival," Jackson said.