Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019

Todd Phillips' dark comic book film "Joker" won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season.

Jury president Lucretia Martel announced the winners of the prestigious...

Friday, Aug. 30, 2019

Roman Polanski is not at the Venice International Film Festival, but his new film, "An Officer and a Spy" is.

Yet, after much hand-wringing over its inclusion among the films in competition for the Golden Lion award, journalists at a news conference Friday stayed focused on the film...

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

The Venice International Film Festival got off to a contentious start Wednesday with the festival director and jury president discussing the merits of including a Roman Polanski film and debating the use of quotas to ensure gender parity.

At the opening press conference, journalists from...

Friday, May. 4, 2018

Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. In his 40 years as a fugitive the "Chinatown" and "Rosemary's Baby" filmmaker had been nominated for three additional Oscars, one for "Tess" and two for "...

Wednesday, May. 11, 2016

Gene Gutowski, a Polish-American Holocaust survivor who was the producer of three films by director Roman Polanski in the 1960s and reunited with him decades later for the Oscar-winning Holocaust drama, "The Pianist," has died. He was 90.

Gutowski's son, Adam Bardach, told The Associated...

Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.

"I always thought: 'He could be making a film right now. He's as lucid as could be. Here's the great Frank Capra not doing it,'" Eastwood recalled of the famed...

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