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  • Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film

    Rory Kennedy recounts the 1975 fall of Saigon in new film
    Rory Kennedy thought she already knew something of the Vietnam War, of its tragedy and lingering scars on America and the Vietnamese. When she was approached about making a documentary on the final hours of U.S. involvement there, the director wondered whether the story hadn't already been told many times over since 1975.
  • Academy Unveils 2014 Governors Awards Recipients

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Harry Belafonte, Jean-Claude Carriere, Hayao Miyazaki, and Maureen O'Hara will receive Governors Awards at the Academy's sixth annual ceremony, Nov. 8 at Hollywood & Highland. Belafonte will receive the Jean Hersholt...

    Robert Drew, Documentarian Who Fathered Cinema Verite, Dies at 90

    Robert L. Drew, a documentary filmmaker and the father of American cinéma vérité, died today at his home in Sharon, Connecticut. He was 90. In the early 1960s, Drew and his associates pioneered a kind of filmmaking that's now a staple of the...

    Elaine Stritch Remembered: Her Brittle Surface Masked a Fragile Heart

    The billowy white blouse. The black stockings. The oversize sunglasses. The hat. And that famous croak of a voice. When people say there was no one like Elaine Stritch -- and everyone does, in the industry and along the aisles -- it's not a hyberbolic...

    U.S. Producer Danny Bramson To Head Jury Of Italy's Biografilm Fest

    ROME - U.S. music and movies producer Danny Bramson will head the jury of Italy's Biografilm Festival, the unique event billed as a cinematic celebration of human lives which will open with Bramson-produced Jimi Hendrix Biopic "All Is by My Side,"...