Poitras documentary wins top prize at Venice Film Festival
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras’s epic documentary about photographer Nan Goldin and her activism against the Sackler family and their art connections has been awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.
Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
Toronto Film Festival to open with ‘Dear Evan Hansen’
The adaptation of the Broadway hit and Tony-winner “Dear Evan Hansen,” Edgar Wright’s ’60s London themed “Last Night in Soho,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” are just a few of the major films coming to the Toronto International Film Festival this September.
Woman donates kidney to hubby's ex-wife days after wedding
Ten years after their first date, Debby Neal-Strickland put on a cream-colored lace gown and married her longtime sweetheart at their Florida church. After months of testing and COVID delays, the transplant was set for two days after Jim and Debby’s wedding.news.yahoo.com
Boy, 7, swims an hour to rescue his dad and little sister
A 7-year-old boy is being credited for helping to save his father and 4-year-old sister by swimming to shore and calling for help after they got caught in a strong current during a holiday weekend boating trip on Florida's St. Johns River. The father, Steven Poust, told Jax4 television station that he anchored his boat in the river while he fished and his children played on Friday. Chase Poust said the current was too strong for her sister Abigail to hold onto the boat, and he also let go to stay with her.news.yahoo.com
Kyrgyzstan detains ex-prime minister in mine corruption case
Kyrgyzstan’s security services have detained a former prime minister in connection with an investigation of corruption involving the huge gold mine that is the country’s largest taxpayer. A statement from the State Committee for National Security didn't give details of the potential charges against Omurbek Babanov, who was prime minister in 2011-12. Kyrgyz media reported that Asylbek Jeenbekov, a brother of the former president, also was detained Monday in the case.news.yahoo.com
Clooney honored by MoMA as actor, director and humanitarian
Clooney was honored Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, by co-stars and colleagues at the annual film benefit for the Museum of Modern Art, held virtually. MoMA’s annual film benefit raises funds to bring great works of film to the museum’s collection. Also giving virtual tributes Monday evening were actors Felicity Jones, Tiffany Boone, Kyle Chandler and Demian Bichir, who appear in “A Midnight Sky,” which Clooney stars in and directs. The benefit featured clips from some of Clooney’s many films: “Michael Clayton,” “Syriana,” "The Descendants,” “Gravity,” and “Good Night, and Good Luck,” among others. In earlier comments to The Associated Press, Clooney said “Good Night, and Good Luck” was probably his proudest professional accomplishment.
Julianne Moore on "Maggie's Plan," family and politics
Julianne Moore got her start in Hollywood on the famed CBS soap opera, "As the World Turns." The Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress has since starred in more than 60 movies. Moore joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her latest role in "Maggie's Plan," where she plays a woman whose husband leaves her for his mistress, but the new wife decides she wants to give him back.cbsnews.com
"American Sniper" premieres for vets, lawmakers in Washington
"American Sniper" premieres for vets, lawmakers in Washington Bradley Cooper showed his new movie "American Sniper" to vets at the Walter Reid National Military Medical Center on Tuesday. Also, Golden Globe winner Julianne Moore was in New York for a screening of her film "Still Alice." Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment stories.cbsnews.com