As one of Israel's most prominent and prolific filmmakers, director Amos Gitai has spent a career chronicling his country's turbulent history. In his latest project, he covers one of its most traumatic days: the assassination 20 years ago of Prime Minister Yiitzhak Rabin by a Jewish extremist opposed to his peace efforts with the Palestinians.
Many people find the idea of reading Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace" to be daunting, but not Lily James.
A year ago, first-time director Nate Parker was still struggling get together the US$10 million he needed to make his passion project, a film that tells the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner.
"The Danish Girl" is up for a GLAAD Media Award in a year where a record number of nominees feature transgender characters and subject matter.
When Chris Rock first hosted the Oscars in 2005, the four black actors nominated that year -- Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Jamie Foxx (twice!) -- didn't escape his notice.
Robert Redford is pretty sure this is the best Sundance Film Festival they've ever had, and he also knows that things have to change.
Fox Searchlight Pictures won a bidding war at the Sundance Film Festival for "The Birth of a Nation," paying a record-setting US$17.5 million for the film's worldwide distribution rights.
Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.
Film and television producer Effie Brown believes that women and people of color have been complicit, at some level, in taking a backseat in Hollywood.
The first time Werner Herzog came to Sundance a little over a decade ago with "Grizzly Man," he asked that the Festival prepare the Olympic-sized ski jump ramps for him.