At Sundance, pandemic dramas unfold on screen and off
Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Soon, the principal is heard over the loudspeaker — an announcement that would signal not just the scuttling of prom and graduation ceremonies, but, potentially, Nicks’ film. Even in an independent film world predicated on a can-do spirit, the results — including “Homeroom,” “How It Ends” and “In the Same Breath” — are often striking for their resourcefulness. It turned out, much to our amazement, that our submissions were only slightly down," said Tabitha Jackson, director of the Sundance Film Festival, on Thursday. And Wang started working with 10 cinematographers in China to capture the yawning gap between party propaganda and reality.
'Never Rarely' tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' leads NBRs
The film was nominated for seven Independent Film Spirit Awards including one for best feature. The 36th annual Spirit Awards, like most awards shows during the pandemic, are adjusting to the difficult circumstances. Eliza Hittman's “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a Pennsylvania's teen's odyssey in getting an abortion, racked up nominations for best feature film, best director and best female lead for Sidney Flanigan. Chloe Zhoe's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, scored five nods, including best feature, best director and best female lead for McDormand. None of the nominees for best feature film were directed by a white male.
Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester
LONDON – While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making plans to headline his own arena — one he’s putting his money and ideas into. Styles is one of the investors in a £350 million pound ($456.6 million) new concert venue in Manchester, England, called Co-op Live. "I love going to shows, I love live music.”For performers, he also wants to create great memories. It's a switch from the music he said he's always writing and working on. While he’s shooting, Styles is staying away from the social media monitoring of his hair length and instead dropping a new music video for “Golden,” which was filmed in Italy.
Olivia Wilde says she doesn't think "Richard Jewell" reporter traded sex for tips
Actress Olivia Wilde on Thursday defended her portrayal of journalist Kathy Scruggs in Clint Eastwood's controversial new film "Richard Jewell." "Contrary to a swath of recent headlines, I do not believe that Kathy 'traded sex for tips,'" Wilde wrote. Scruggs broke the story that the FBI was investigating Jewell, whose reputation was then tarnished by negative press coverage. In her Thursday thread, Wilde said that her previous comments on the film had been "lost in translation." "Kathy Scruggs was a modern, independent woman whose personal life should not detract from her accomplishments."cbsnews.com
Delta says will restore same-sex love scenes in 'Booksmart' and 'Rocketman' after criticism
Delta Air Lines is restoring same-sex love scenes in two films after outrage on social media, including from Olivia Wilde, the director of the 2019 comedy 'Booksmart', one of the movies. Delta and other airlines source films from third-party companies that edit and distribute various versions of films for in-flight viewing. The Atlanta-based airline said studios provide the theatrical version and an edited version of many films and that it selected edited versions of both "Booksmart" and Elton John biopic "Rocketman." Delta said it plans to receive new edits of the films "that retains the LGBTQ+ love scenes in both Booksmart and Rocketman that will be on our flights as soon as possible." It is not the first time Delta has been under fire for edits to same-sex love scenes in its on-board movies.cnbc.com
Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde talk "Vinyl," Martin Scorsese
Emmy-winner Bobby Cannavale and SAG Award-nominee Olivia Wilde have teamed up for the first time as husband and wife in the new HBO rock 'n' roll series, "Vinyl." The drama follows drug addicted record executive Richie Finestra who’s fighting to save his label during the 1970s. Wilde and Cannavale join “CBS This Morning” to discuss their new series.cbsnews.com