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Mia Farrow Didn’t Want Dylan Farrow to Talk About Woody Allen Sex Abuse Claims

Mia Farrow Didn’t Want Dylan Farrow to Talk About Woody Allen Sex Abuse Claims
Mia Farrow expanded on the tumultuous year her children have had, revealing that she originally didn’t want her daughter Dylan to go public with her story of alleged abuse at the hands of Farrow’s ex-partner Woody Allen.

“I just wanted it all to go away,” Farrow said at the Time 100 gala Tuesday night. “I did not want to resurrect — it was a horrible chapter for all of us, but I also understood and respected that she needed to do that and she wanted to be part of the Me Too movement and have her voice heard.”

Dylan Farrow’s accusations against her father first came to light during Farrow and Allen’s split in the ’90s; she spoke about them for the first time publicly in 2014, and then wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times in December 2017 questioning why the now-popular Me Too movement had left out Allen.
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Back to One, Episode Two: Emily Mortimer talks Her Breakout Film, Being Right and Wrong for the Part, and Aaron Sorkin

Emily Mortimer is perhaps best known for her role as MacKenzie McHale in Aaron Sorkin’s beloved HBO series The Newsroom. Some of her other memorable performances are in Woody Allen’s Match Point, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Hugo and, as Phoebe, Jack Donaghy’s love interest, on the NBC series 30 Rock. In this hour she talks extensively about one particular, powerful scene in her breakout film, Nicole Holofcener’s Lovely & Amazing (which earned her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress), and about what it was like to play a character named “Emily Mortimer” in her HBO series Doll […]
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Back to One, Episode Two: Emily Mortimer talks Her Breakout Film, Being Right and Wrong for the Part, and Aaron Sorkin

Emily Mortimer is perhaps best known for her role as MacKenzie McHale in Aaron Sorkin’s beloved HBO series The Newsroom. Some of her other memorable performances are in Woody Allen’s Match Point, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and Hugo and, as Phoebe, Jack Donaghy’s love interest, on the NBC series 30 Rock. In this hour she talks extensively about one particular, powerful scene in her breakout film, Nicole Holofcener’s Lovely & Amazing (which earned her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress), and about what it was like to play a character named “Emily Mortimer” in her HBO series Doll […]
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Cannes 2018: Agnès Varda Film to Screen in Classics Program, Cinéfondation Jury Is 60% Female

Varda’s “One Sings, the Other Doesn’t” will be featured in Cannes Classics

Cannes has announced another program for its 2018 edition. Featuring iconic movies and works from renowned filmmakers, the Cannes Classics category is a celebration of the history of film. The fest also unveiled the Cinéfondation Jury, the panel that will award Cannes’ short film prizes. Three of the five jury members, or 60 percent, are women.

Filmmakers Valeska Grisebach (“Western”) and Alanté Kavaïté (“The Summer of Sangaile”), and actress Ariane Labed (“Mary Magdalene”) will serve on the Cinéfondation Jury. They and their fellow Jury members will select the fest’s Short Film Palme d’or winner as well as the three Cinéfondation Prize recipients. The Short Films Competition includes two women-helmed shorts and Cinéfondation — which showcases students’ short films — features eight women-helmed projects. The Short Film Palme d’or will be awarded during Cannes’ Closing Ceremony on May
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Song of Back and Neck’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Song of Back and Neck’
In the American version of “The Office,” Paul Lieberstein played Toby Flenderson, the world’s least competent Hr director, so ineffectual he actually wound up bearing the brunt of his colleagues’ workplace harassment. Like a human Eeyore, or the sad-sack equivalent of a giant shrug, the actor made for an amusing contribution to a well-rounded ensemble, although it’s hard to imagine Lieberstein carrying his own movie. Sure enough, even when serving as writer-director, as he does in “Song of Back and Neck,” the guy frequently seems like the least interesting character on-screen (there are entire scenes where he literally just lies there while funnier actors steal the show).

If this were Tom Cruise we were talking about, that would be a crippling flaw, but Lieberstein designs his eccentric little debut along the lines of “Being John Malkovich,” in which John Cusack and Cameron Diaz had their star power stripped
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Cannes Classics 2018 line-up includes Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman docs

Cannes Classics 2018 line-up includes Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman docs
Also includes Jane Fonda, Alice Guy-Blaché doc, 2001: A Space Odyssey screening.

The line-up for Cannes Classics section of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (May 8-19) includes documentaries about Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman and Jane Fonda.

Mark Cousins will present his video essay The Eyes of Orson Welles, which examines the pictorial world of the Citizen Kane director.

Margarethe von Trotta’s Searching For Ingmar Bergman is one of three films to celebrate the centenary of the Swedish master at Cannes, alongside Jane Magnusson’s Bergman – A Year in a Life and a screening of The Seventh Seal.

Jane Fonda will
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Orson Welles & Ingmar Bergman Documentaries Lead 2018 Cannes Classics Lineup

Due to the childish spat between Cannes and Netflix, it means we won’t be seeing the most monumental release of 2018, Orson Welles’ posthumous film The Other Side of the Wind, premiere at the French film festival. However, even if the streaming giant won’t be bringing the film (nor Morgan Neville’s Welles documentary on its making), Cannes will hold the premiere of another Welles-related project.

Announced today as part of the Cannes Classics lineup, Mark Cousins’ The Eyes of Orson Welles, which explores the drawings, paintings, and early works of the Citizen Kane director, will premiere during the festival. Also amongst the lineup is two Ingmar Bergman documentaries tied to his centenary, as well as the previously-announced 70mm unrestored version of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Check out the full lineup below, which also includes new restorations of films by Jacques Rivette, Djibril Diop Mambety, Agnès Varda, Vittorio De Sica,
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Lars von Trier’s Cannes return proves festival is still in thrall to male privilege

Cannes’ efforts to get von Trier back on board, along with its weak record on women directors, shows it has failed to get to grips with the era of Time’s Up

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Time heals, particularly at the Cannes film festival, which has welcomed Danish director Lars von Trier back into its circle of celebrated auteurs, seven years after his ban for saying he sympathised with Hitler at a press conference. Then he was declared “persona non grata” but now, miraculously, he has become grata again, with his new film The House That Jack Built.

Like Roman Polanski and Woody Allen, Von Trier remains a favoured son of the most prestigious film festival in the world. The line that separates the art from the besmirched artist is never crossed at Cannes. The waves from the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements,
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Javier Bardem defends Woody Allen: 'I am very shocked by this treatment'

The actor, who worked with Allen on Vicky Cristina Barcelona, has defended him after other stars have decided to distance themselves

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Javier Bardem has come to the defense of Woody Allen in response to other actors distancing themselves from the film-maker.

The Oscar-winning actor, who worked with Allen on 2008’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, has said in a new interview that he is “absolutely not” ashamed of starring in the film.
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Javier Bardem Supports Woody Allen and Says He’s ‘Absolutely Not’ Ashamed They Worked Together

Javier Bardem Supports Woody Allen and Says He’s ‘Absolutely Not’ Ashamed They Worked Together
Javier Bardem is standing by Woody Allen amid industry backlash against the writer-director over a sexual abuse accusation made by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Bardem spoke with French publication Paris Match and said he is “absolutely not” ashamed to have worked with Allen on the 2008 comedy-drama “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”

“If there was evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working with him, but I have doubts,” Bardem said about the allegation and Hollywood’s critical reaction to Allen over the last several months.

Farrow has long accused Allen of molesting her as a child. Her allegation resurfaced in the height of the #MeToo movement. Allen denies the accusation is true. Many actors who worked with Allen have spoken out against the director and/or have expressed regrets over working with him, including Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Griffin Newman, and Hayley Atwell. Actors Rebecca Hall
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Javier Bardem Is “Absolutely Not” Ashamed Of Working With Woody Allen And Defends The Filmmaker

For the most part, everyone in Hollywood can agree that Harvey Weinstein isn’t the greatest guy. Even though there are some European folks that don’t understand what’s wrong with the former industry mogul, by and large, most in Hollywood don’t want to work with him ever again. The same can’t be said about Woody Allen. The legendary filmmaker has had a sexual assault controversy that has followed him for decades.
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Javier Bardem ‘Shocked’ Over Woody Allen Treatment

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Javier Bardem ‘Shocked’ Over Woody Allen Treatment
Javier Bardem is “shocked” by the treatment of Woody Allen and said he has “doubts” about the longstanding allegations of sexual misconduct against the filmmaker.

In an interview with French newspaper Paris Match, the actor, who starred in Allen’s 2008 film “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” said he’s “absolutely not” ashamed to have worked with him.

“If there was evidence that Woody Allen was guilty, then yes, I would have stopped working with him, but I have doubts,” Bardem said, according to People. “I am very shocked by this sudden treatment. Judgments in the states of New York and Connecticut found him innocent. The legal situation today is the same as in 2007.”

Also Read: Elle Fanning Says She 'Regrets' If Her Decision to Work With Woody Allen 'Hurt Anyone'

Several stars of Allen’s films have publicly said that they would not work with the director again in the wake of resurfaced allegations of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, and her mother, Mia Farrow. Among those are “Wonder Wheel” actor David Krumholtz, who said he “deeply” regrets working with the filmmaker on his most recent film, calling it one of his “most heartbreaking mistakes.”

Greta Gerwig also said she will never work for Allen again and wouldn’t have starred in his 2012 movie “To Rome With Love” had she known about the accusations against him. Peter Sarsgaard, who starred in Allen’s 2013 film “Blue Jasmine,” said he would turn down another chance to work with the director.

Also Read: Peter Sarsgaard Says He Won't Make Another Movie With Woody Allen Film, Jeff Daniels Isn't So Sure (Video)

Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow, an allegation for which he was investigated in 1992 but never charged. Allen has denied the allegations, calling it an invention of Farrow’s mother, actress Mia Farrow. They accusations were brought back to the public’s attention when Farrow detailed her experience in an open letter in the New York Times in 2014.

In December, she published a new op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, in which she called out Kate Winslet, Blake Lively and Gerwig for working with Allen amidst the accusations.

A spokesperson for Bardem has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Women Dominate Cate Blanchett’s Cannes Jury, from Kristen Stewart to Ava DuVernay

Women Dominate Cate Blanchett’s Cannes Jury, from Kristen Stewart to Ava DuVernay
While the Competition at the 71st Festival de Cannes (May 8-19) so far includes only three women directors, Cannes has selected many films from women filmmakers in such sidebars as Un Certain Regard, Critics’ Week, and Directors’ Fortnight. And the Competition jury led by president Cate Blanchett is dominated by women.

The jury features five women, four men, seven nationalities, and five continents. They will reveal the winners on Saturday, May 19 during the Closing Ceremony.

The 2018 Jury

Cate Blanchett – President (Australian actress, producer)

Chang Chen (Chinese actor)

Ava DuVernay (American writer, director, producer)

Robert Guédiguian (French director, writer, producer)

Khadja Nin (Burundian songwriter, composer, singer)

Léa Seydoux (French actress)

Kristen Stewart (American actress)

Denis Villeneuve (Canadian director, writer)

Andrei Zvyagintsev (Russian director, writer)

Cannes Biographies (below):

Chang Chen – Chinese actor

Chang Chen made his film debut in the late Edward Yang’s “A Brighter Summer Day.” He rose to
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Women Dominate Cate Blanchett’s Cannes Jury, from Kristen Stewart to Ava DuVernay

Women Dominate Cate Blanchett’s Cannes Jury, from Kristen Stewart to Ava DuVernay
While the Competition at the 71st Festival de Cannes (May 8-19) so far includes only three women directors, Cannes has selected many films from women filmmakers in such sidebars as Un Certain Regard, Critics’ Week, and Directors’ Fortnight. And the Competition jury led by president Cate Blanchett is dominated by women.

The jury features five women, four men, seven nationalities, and five continents. They will reveal the winners on Saturday, May 19 during the Closing Ceremony.

The 2018 Jury

Cate Blanchett – President (Australian actress, producer)

Chang Chen (Chinese actor)

Ava DuVernay (American writer, director, producer)

Robert Guédiguian (French director, writer, producer)

Khadja Nin (Burundian songwriter, composer, singer)

Léa Seydoux (French actress)

Kristen Stewart (American actress)

Denis Villeneuve (Canadian director, writer)

Andrei Zvyagintsev (Russian director, writer)

Cannes Biographies (below):

Chang Chen – Chinese actor

Chang Chen made his film debut in the late Edward Yang’s “A Brighter Summer Day.” He rose to
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Susan Anspach Dead at 75

Susan Anspach died on April 2 at her home in Los Angeles. She was 75.

Anspach's son, Caleb Goddard, announced her death to the New York Times and said the cause was coronary failure.

Anspach was best known for her roles in 1970s films including Bob Rafaelson's Five Easy Pieces, Paul Mazursky's Blume in Love, and Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam.

Later in her career, Anspach landed recurring roles on television series. She starred in the NBC primetime soap oepra The Yellow Rose as Grace McKenzie. She also appeared in the 13-hour mini-series Space and the comedy The Slap Maxwell Story.

Raised in Queens, New York, Anspach graduated from William Cullen Bryant High School before becoming involved with musical theater. She starred in multiple Broadway and off-Broadway shows, such as “Hair” and “A View from the Bridge” with Robert Duvall, Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. Her first feature
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Ronan Farrow, New York Times Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Breaking Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Ronan Farrow, New York Times Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Breaking Harvey Weinstein Scandal
Ronan Farrow and New York Times writers Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service in recognition of their bombshell reports on Harvey Weinstein, which brought to light decades of alleged sexual misconduct and sexual assault.

The scandal surrounding the producer, which went on to launch the larger #MeToo movement and Time’s Up movements, began in October of last year, after Kantor and Twohey published a feature in The New York Times, in which eight women, including actress Ashley Judd, accused the actor of sexual harassment and assault.

Following the allegations, the movie
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Timothee Chalamet Becomes an ’80s Weed Dealer in ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Trailer

Timothee Chalamet Becomes an ’80s Weed Dealer in ‘Hot Summer Nights’ Trailer
Timothee Chalamet is back on the big screen for another summer movie in the first trailer for “Hot Summer Nights.”

Elijah Bynum’s coming-of-age story sees Chalamet playing a shy out-of-towner in 1980s Cape Cod who gets tangled up with a marijuana seller, played by Alex Roe. In the clip, Chalamet’s character smokes marijuana for the first time and quickly takes on the life of a drug dealer, posing with stacks of cash and hiding from police all while juggling a summer romance with Maika Monroe’s character.

“This is going to be more money than either of us have ever seen,” Chalamet tells Roe in the trailer.

Coming off an already busy 2017, where he landed a Golden Globe, SAG, and Oscar nomination for his performance as Elio Perlman in “Call Me by Your Name,” the actor has an even busier 2018 ahead. Along with “Hot Summer Nights,” Chalamet stars
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Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler

The next recipients for the Kennedy Center Honors will be announced in the late summer, often around Labor Day. The all-star event is held each year in the nation’s capital during the first weekend in December and then airs on CBS as a two-hour special after Christmas.

Each year, the selection committee chooses five entertainment veterans from a variety of fields – film, television, popular music, theatre, and the fine arts. Selected artists are almost always over 50 and generally are 60 and beyond.

The first recipients in 1978 were singer Marian Anderson, actor and dancer Fred Astaire, choreographer George Balanchine, composer Richard Rodgers and conductor Arthur Rubinstein. The most recent honorees in 2017 for the 40th anniversary program were dancer Carmen de Lavallade, singer Gloria Estefan, singer LL Cool J, producer and writer Norman Lear and singer Lionel Richie.

But there are a number of notable performers missing from the honors roll. Our
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Susan Anspach obituary

Actor who starred in Five Easy Pieces and Play It Again, Sam

With her vibrant appearance in Bob Rafelson’s landmark road movie Five Easy Pieces (1970), Susan Anspach, who has died aged 75, emerged at the same time as her co-star Jack Nicholson as a significant figure in the new Hollywood of the 1970s. However, Anspach, unlike Nicholson, saw her film career dwindle after a decade that has been called Hollywood’s last golden age.

“I was getting reviews that compared me to Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis,” Anspach said in 1978. “But there were no Hepburn or Davis parts.” Nevertheless, she made the most of the strong female roles she was given in the Rafelson movie, and in Play It Again, Sam (1972), as the ex-wife of a film critic (Woody Allen), and Blume in Love (1973), as the ex-wife of a divorce lawyer (George Segal) – both former husbands are still in love with her.
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Kennedy Center Honors: 50 Entertainers Who Deserve To Be Selected

The next recipients for the Kennedy Center Honors will be announced in the late summer, often around Labor Day. The all-star event is held each year in the nation’s capital during the first weekend in December and then airs on CBS as a two-hour special after Christmas.

Each year, the selection committee chooses five entertainment veterans from a variety of fields – film, television, popular music, theatre, and the fine arts. Selected artists are almost always over 50 and generally are 60 and beyond.

The first recipients in 1978 were singer Marian Anderson, actor and dancer Fred Astaire, choreographer George Balanchine, composer Richard Rodgers and conductor Arthur Rubinstein. The most recent honorees in 2017 for the 40th anniversary program were dancer Carmen de Lavallade, singer Gloria Estefan, singer LL Cool J, producer and writer Norman Lear and singer Lionel Richie.

But there are a number of notable names missing from the honors roll. Our
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