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Sheryl Crow, Sean Penn & Connie Britton Attend Haiti Benefit Concert In Nashville

18 hours ago | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Sheryl Crow, Sean Penn and Connie Britton were all in attendance at the 1st Annual Nashville Shines for Haiti concert on Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn. Haiti Benefit In Nashville Penn was the guest of honor at the Nashville Shines for Haiti concert, which benefits his J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The event was hosted by Johnathon Arndt […]

The post Sheryl Crow, Sean Penn & Connie Britton Attend Haiti Benefit Concert In Nashville appeared first on uInterview. »

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Ray Winstone Signs With Wme

25 April 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Perennial Brit hardman Ray Winstone has been signed up by Wme. The actor, who’s put in more memorable performances over the years than I have fingers and toes, is one of the film biz’s most dependable character actors. He has provided game support in The Gunman with Sean Penn, Noah opposite Russell Crowe, Snow White And The Huntsman with Charlize Theron, and Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning The Departed alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack… »

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Cannes 2016. Lineup

22 April 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The Festival de Cannes has announced the lineup for the official selection, including the Competition and Un Certain Regard sections, as well as special screenings, for the 69th edition of the festival:COMPETITIONOpening Night: Café Society (Woody Allen) [Out of Competition]Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar)American Honey (Andrea Arnold)Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)La Fille Inconnue (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)Juste La Fin du Monde (Xavier Dolan)Ma Loute (Bruno Dumont)Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)Rester Vertical (Alain Guiraudie)Aquarius (Kleber Mendonça Filho)Mal de Pierres (Nicole Garcia)I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)Ma' Rosa (Brillante Mendoza)Bacalaureat (Cristian Mungiu)Loving (Jeff Nichols)Agassi (Park Chan-Wook)The Last Face (Sean Penn)Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)Elle (Paul Verhoeven)The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding-Refn)The Salesman (Asgha Farhadi)Un Certain REGARDOpening Film: Clash (Mohamed Diab)Varoonegi (Behnam Behzadi)Apprentice (Boo Junfeng)Voir du Pays (Delphine Coulin & Muriel Coulin)La Danseuse (Stéphanie Di Giusto)La »

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8 Stoner Flicks and the Actors Who Make Them Totally Rad, Dude

20 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Spending a night in with a stoner flick has been many-a college undergrad’s right of passage since, well, people have been getting stoned! On this April 20, 2016—a national holiday for those who indulge—we’ve rounded up eight of our favorite stoner movies and the actors that make them awesome, man. 1. “Up in Smoke,” Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong (1978)This 1978 stoner classic is the one that started it all and made Marin and Chong kings of the stoner brand. The first of their string of stoner buddy comedies, “Up in Smoke” follows Cheech and Chong as they unwittingly smuggle a van full of weed from Mexico to Los Angeles. 2. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” Sean Penn (1982)Two-time Oscar winner Penn made his leading man debut as protagonist Jeff Spicoli in this high school classic about boys and girls behaving badly in the California sun. His performance is very...method. »

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Weekly Rushes. 20 April 2016

20 April 2016 6:42 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

 Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.NEWSOf course, the biggest news in the film world over the last week has been the repeated announcements of the films included in the various festivals in Cannes this May, from the Official Selection (films by Almodóvar, Maren Ade, the Dardennes, Paul Verhoeven, and Sean Penn) and the Directors' Fortnight (Paul Schrader, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Marco Bellocchio), to Critics' Week (Oliver Laxe and Chloë Sevigny) and the increasingly higher profile Acid (including Damien Manivel's follow-up to A Young Poet, which is currently playing exclusively on Mubi in the Us).Speaking of festivals, many South Korean filmmakers will be boycotting the major Asian festival of Busan, due to interference with the organization from the city government.On a lighter note, the Loch Ness Monster has been found! Actually, no: that's no monster, »

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Paul Schrader, Laura Poitras Films Are Chosen for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight Lineup

19 April 2016 2:51 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

American filmmakers Paul Schrader and Laura Poitras are among the directors whose films have been chosen for the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, organizers of the non-competitive screening series announced on Tuesday morning in Paris. The section will open with “Fai bei Sogni” (“Sweet Dreams”) by Italian director Marco Bellcchio, and close with the Nicolas Cage/Willem Dafoe drama “Dog Eat Dog,” written and directed by Schrader. Documentary director Poitras will be in the section with “Risk,” her followup to the Oscar-winning “Citizenfour.” Also Read: Cannes Lineup Includes Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Pedro Almodovar Movies Other directors in the Fortnight. »

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San Franciso Film Festival Honors Ellen Burstyn

18 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The San Francisco Film Society has selected Ellen Burstyn as the recipient of its Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting.

The award will be presented at the April 25 awards night for the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival at Fort Mason Center’s Herbst Pavilion.

Ellen Burstyn’s extraordinary career in film and television has provided some of cinema’s most indelible performances,” said Noah Cowan, the festival’s executive director. “She has collaborated with some of the medium’s finest directors over many years and in a remarkable range of genres. Her recent performance in Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog’ is perhaps her bravest yet — caustic, sincere and unforgettable.”

Burstyn will also be publicly honored at An Afternoon with Ellen Burstyn at the Victoria Theatre on Saturday. An onstage interview and a selection of clips from Burstyn’s notable acting career will be followed by a screening of »

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First Look at Sean Penn’s Cannes Drama ‘The Last Face’ Starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem

18 April 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It’s been nearly a decade since Sean Penn‘s last directorial feature, Into the Wild, and 15 years since he last stopped by Cannes with his own film (The Pledge), but he’ll be back next month. The Last Face, which stars Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos and Jean Reno, has been selected to premiere in competition at Cannes Film Festival, and today the first look has arrived.

Below, one can see Theron, who plays the director of an international aid agency in Africa, who meets a relief aid doctor (Bardem) during a political/social revolution. In the situation, they are presented with difficult choices when it comes humanitarianism amidst civil unrest. Penn is certainly no stranger to injecting politics into his cinema, so hopefully this one turns out more interesting that the last time he was on screen with The Gunman. Check back for our review next month from the festival, »

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Cannes Unveils Critics’ Week Selection of First and Second Features

18 April 2016 5:02 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ten feature films and 15 shorts will make up the official selection in the Critics’ Week selection at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Critics’ Week organizers announced on Monday in Paris. Actress/director Chloë Sevigny is the only American to have a film in the Critics’ Week, an independent section that runs concurrently with Cannes. Seven of the feature selections are their directors’ first films, while the remaining three are second features. French director Justine Triet’s “In Bed With Victoria” will open the section. Also Read: Cannes Lineup Includes Steven Spielberg, Sean Penn, Pedro Almodovar Movies The seven debut films are eligible for Cannes’ Camera. »

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Woody Allen’s ‘Cafe Society': 2016 Cannes Film Festival lineup announced

18 April 2016 4:09 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Late last week, the Cannes Film Festival unveiled their lineup at long last. The upcoming 2016 incarnation of the fest looks to be a potentially strong one, with some Cannes favorites returning alongside a whole bunch of possible awards contenders. There’s no guarantees that the festival translates to Oscar, but we almost always can get a contender or two from the group. Whether they can turn into nominees or not is another thing, but the potential is certainly there. You’ll be able to see the full Cannes lineup below, but before that, I’ll be looking over the list for a few films to really look forward to first. Then, you can take a gander at all of the titles set to unspool soon at the fest. Here we go… From what I can tell, the bigger Academy Award players, assuming the reception over in the South of France warrants it, »

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Bradley Cooper Gets Emotional About Losing His Dad to Cancer at Launch of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

14 April 2016 7:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bradley Cooper opened up about the loss of his father during a star studded gala celebrating the launch of tech guru Sean Parker's new cancer research foundation. Cooper was joined by celebs like John Legend, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry and Sean Penn for the Parker Foundation's launch of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, hosted at the Napster founder's Los Angeles home. The Hollywood crowd celebrated the announcement of a $250 million grant to begin funding for the institute and its groundbreaking research. Cooper, whose father died from cancer in 2011, gave an emotional speech about his loss and his hopes for the foundation. »

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Bradley Cooper Gets Emotional About Losing His Dad to Cancer at Launch of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

14 April 2016 7:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bradley Cooper opened up about the loss of his father during a star studded gala celebrating the launch of tech guru Sean Parker's new cancer research foundation. Cooper was joined by celebs like John Legend, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry and Sean Penn for the Parker Foundation's launch of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, hosted at the Napster founder's Los Angeles home. The Hollywood crowd celebrated the announcement of a $250 million grant to begin funding for the institute and its groundbreaking research. Cooper, whose father died from cancer in 2011, gave an emotional speech about his loss and his hopes for the foundation. »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Sean Penn and Minka Kelly Spark Romance Rumors Again After Attending Parker Institute Gala in L.A.

14 April 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Minka Kelly and Sean Penn shippers, take two. The pair were spotted at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Launch in Los Angeles on Wednesday, sparking dating speculation again. Although they walked the red carpet separately, Kelly, 35, and Penn, 55, posed together at the star-studded gala and appeared to leave together. The launch was held at Napster co-founder and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker's home with a guest list that included Bradley Cooper, Emilia Clarke, Allison Williams, Katie Couric, Tom Hanks and Goldie Hawn. Rumored couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were also in attendance. Back in July, Kelly squashed dating rumors, »

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Cannes Film Festival Official Lineup

14 April 2016 4:03 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Kieran, here. The Cannes film festival is a peculiar animal. Its relation to the Oscar race (it's April, so I'm allowed to mention it again) is nebulous. While the festival raerly fails to deliver at least a few titles that will net multiple nominations, it's hardly the launching pad into awards season in a way similar to Toronto or (in more recent years) Telluride. And truthfully, that's one of the things that makes it so compelling to follow. Regardless of whatever criticisms one can levy against Cannes, it's hard to deny that it clearly has its own rich history and identity with different motives on its mind compared to many high profile festivals.

The lineup for the festival is replete with interesting cinematic offerings. There are certain directors who can always garner a slot on the roster (*uses quiet voice* regardles of the quality of the actual film). Even still, »

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Cannes Q&A: Thierry Fremaux Unpacks the Art, Politics of Picking the Fest’s Official Selection (Exclusive)

14 April 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Thierry Fremaux looks relieved. Four hours after the press conference in which he unveiled nearly the entire lineup for Cannes’ official selection, the festival’s artistic director is back in his office a couple blocks from the Eiffel Tower, fielding interviews from the same journalists who, in four weeks’ time, will be picking apart his team’s choices.

“I’m tweeting,” he explains, taking a moment to post a word of thanks to his selection committee — 17 die-hard cinephiles who helped him comb through a record-setting 1,869 submissions to choose the 49 features announced today. According to industry whispers, phone calls and text messages were being exchanged late into the night, including a last-minute no to producers of the planned closing-night film.

According to Fremaux, who sees his role as head of the world’s preeminent festival as a chance to give the world’s best films a boost, it personally pains him to turn films down. »

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Cannes: A Look at the Official Selection, by the Numbers

14 April 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The annual unveiling of the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection lineup is always cause for breathless anticipation and excitement — followed, immediately and invariably, by expressions of shock and disappointment, as well as the usual bleats of indignation over which national cinemas haven’t been adequately represented. This morning’s press conference in Paris, led by festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux and festival president Pierre Lescure, proved no exception.

Journalists in attendance were quick to point out the admittedly startling absence of any Italian films in competition, even though Marco Bellocchio’s “Sweet Dreams” had been tipped for a berth for weeks. Others noted the relative dearth of Asian films vying for the Palme d’Or (only two, directed by Park Chan-wook and Brillante Mendoza). And if they haven’t already, those inclined to see the festival as a sort of cinematic pulse-taking of the Middle East will surely devote »

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Cannes 2016: critic's take

14 April 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

2016 looks like a good vintage: Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition lineup…

Advance word on the Cannes Competition line-up was muted this year, and smoke signals from Paris indicated that the selection was running very close to the line. Thierry Fremaux talked at the launch press conference about “loyalty” and “risk-taking” in the same breath. While these aren’t two words which tend to mix well at Cannes, the festival’s 2016 line-up certainly promises to deliver fresh film-making. “We know the risks we are taking,” said Fremaux.

There’s little doubt that Cannes 2016 looks like a good vintage. Typically of a festival which always surprises, there’s no way to tell if this will be a good, bad, or - worst of all - indifferent mix until we taste. One note we won’t apparently be savouring in the Competition, however, is a sense of France and its relationship »

- finn.halligan@screendaily.com (Fionnuala Halligan)

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Cannes 2016 line-up offers heavyweights, potential gems and food for thought

14 April 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Competition titles include Nicolas Windng Refn’s The Neon Demon [pictured], Jeff NicholsLoving and Xavier Dolan It’s Only The End Of The World.

The Cannes Film Festival unveiled the Official Selection for its 69th edition today at a packed press conference in Paris.

European heavyweights Pedro Almodovar, the Dardenne brothers and Ken Loach are among 20 filmmakers set to compete for the Palme d’Or.

There were few surprises in Competition – aside from the inclusion of Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, the first German film in Competition since Wim Wenders’s Palermo Shooting in 2008 – and the news that this year’s Palme d’Or winner will be the closing film.

The more exploratory Un Certain Regard section, however, welcomed a number of newcomers including Romanian director Bogdan Mirica’s Dogs, Us filmmaker Michael O’Shea’s The Transfiguration, and Personal Affairs (Omor Shakhsiya) by Maha Haj, a Palestinian citizen of Israel.

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The 2016 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up Is Here

14 April 2016 5:32 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As one of the highest profile events on the film festival calendar, the announcement of the film selection for the Cannes Film Festival is always greatly anticipated. A broad range of cinema is always guaranteed, and this year is no exception. With Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller already known to be President of the 2016 Cannes competition Jury, we can now take a look at the feature films that will be included in the festival – which runs from May 11th to May 22nd, 2016.

Familiar names – such as Paul Verhoeven, Park Chan-Wook, Ken Loach, Sean Penn, Pedro Almodovar, Nicolas Winding Refn and Jim Jarmusch – will be among those competing for prestigious acknowledgement from the Jury, while several directorial debuts feature as entries in Un Certain Regard – from filmmakers such as Stephanie Di Giusto, Maha Haj and Michael O’Shea.

Opening Film

Cafe Society (Woody Allen)

Official Competition

Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade »

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Cannes 2016 Line-Up Includes ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘Paterson,’ ‘The Neon Demon,’ and More

14 April 2016 3:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The competition line-up for our most-anticipated cinema-related event of the year has arrived. With a jury headed up by George Miller, early this morning, the 2016 Cannes Film Festival announced their slate. The competition line-up includes some of our most-anticipated films of the year, including the Dardennes‘ The Unknown Girl, Olivier AssayasPersonal Shopper, Andrea Arnold‘s American Honey, Jim Jarmusch‘s Paterson, Paul Verhoeven‘s Elle, Park Chan-wook‘s The Handmaiden, and many more.

Playing out of competition is the previously announced Cafe Society from Woody Allen, as well as Steven Spielberg‘s The Bfg, Jodie Foster‘s Money Monster, Shane Black‘s The Nice Guys, and Na Hong-jin‘s mystery thriller Goksung. Some notable titles in the Un Certain Regard section include the Studio Ghibli-backed Red Turtle and Hirokazu Kore-eda‘s  After the Storm.

Check out the full line-up below, along with new stills at the end of the post. »

- Jordan Raup

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