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Watch: Awkwafina in the first trailer for ‘The Farewell’

Call your Nai Nai and say hello. The first trailer for Lulu Wang’s Sundance hit The Farewell, starring Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s 8) is here. In the film, which is “based on an actual lie,” Awkwafina plays Billi, a Chinese-born but U.S.-raised woman who returns to her hometown of Changchuan, China under the auspice of a wedding but finds …

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Inside Out Toronto LGBT Festival lineup: ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Tales of the City,’ ‘Late Night’ and more

Tales of the City (Netflix)Late Night (Amazon) The 29th annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival (Inside Out), championing innovative LGBTQ filmmakers from across the globe, revealed its full feature and short film lineup. The announcement was made today by Inside Out’s Executive Director Andria Wilson and the festival’s Director of Programming Andrew Murphy. Inside Out, which launched the first …

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Watch: Official video of Taron Egerton’s cover of ‘Rocket Man’

Here’s your first look at the newly created music video for Taron Egerton’s cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” for the upcoming biopic of the music legend. Egerton does all of his own singing in the film. In the video, never-before-seen clips of the film are interspersed with Egerton (out of character). A sharp ear will notice a potentially important …

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HBO acquires ‘Diego Maradona’ from Oscar-winner Asif Kapadia ahead of Cannes debut

HBO has acquired the exclusive U.S. television and streaming rights to the highly anticipated feature-length film Diego Maradona, executive produced and directed by Asif Kapadia (the Oscar®-winning “Amy”), it was announced today by Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. Drawing on more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from the Argentine icon’s personal archives, the documentary charts the trials and …

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Lena Waithe to Serve as Lead Mentor for AT&T Mentorship Program

Emerging Filmmakers from Diverse, Underrepresented Communities to Create Five Short Films AT&T announced the 2019 Filmmaker Mentorship Program today with Emmy Award-winning writer/producer/actress Lena Waithe serving as Lead Program Mentor. Launched in 2017, the program seeks to discover, incubate and empower emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities to evolve their work, grow their audience and provide national distribution on platforms such …

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Frameline43 brings Judy Garland, Nomi Malone and Trixie Mattel to SF LGBTQ+ Film Fest

Judy Garland Comes to Frameline43 in World Premiere Documentary, plus Gala Selections Revealed Frameline43 announces first 12 films, including Opening Night, Closing Night, and Centerpiece Titles Frameline, the world’s longest-running and largest showcase of queer cinema, is pleased to announce its first slate of high-profile programs and pre-sales—including Opening Night feature VITA & VIRGINIA, Closing Night feature GAY CHORUS DEEP …

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Cannes 2019 Jury Announced: Elle Fanning, Kelly Reichardt, Paweł Pawlikowski, Yorgos Lanthimos and more

Four women and four men, from four continents and from seven different nationalities will convene with president president Alejandro González Iñárritu as the jury for the 2019 Cannes Film, it has been announced. The jury is a wealth of previous Cannes competition winners like last year’s Paweł Pawlikowski (Best Director for Cold War) and Alice Rohrwacher (Best Screenplay for Happy …

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Please help send Valerie Complex to Cannes!

Valerie Complex At the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (which I attended for the first time under my own accreditation), of the over 4,000 accredited journalists there were only two black American film critics and/or journalists. TWO. Of 4,000. They were Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley and W magazine’s Miriam Bale. Coley detailed her experience, and difficulties, at landing a ticket …

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