| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
HENDERSON, Nev. — In 2009, Samantha Geimer was watching the daytime talk show "The View" from her then-home in Hawaii when the panel took up the topic of her encounter at age 13 with director Roman Polanski. Polanski had just been arrested in...
| Oct 1, 2009
Roman Polanski rushed up to the British Airways counter at LAX in late January 1978 with an American Express card and an urgent desire to get out of town. He bought the last seat on an overnight flight to London and 15 minutes later, he wrote in his...
| Oct 25, 2009
In the flat light of the grand jury room, a nervous, deeply embarrassed 13-year-old girl sat alone -- no attorney, no mother, no friend -- facing three tiers of middle-aged strangers silently studying her from their leather armchairs.
| Sep 29, 2009
| 4:32 PM
If you think Roman Polanski's rape trial was an open-and-shut case, think again. The HBO documentary film "Wanted and Desired" reveals the sordid truth and the corruption behind the acclaimed director's prosecution for having sex with an underage girl....
| Jan 15, 2009
Every year about this time aspiring filmmakers head to Utah to show their work. Hoping to launch their career or at least make that next important contact, they flock to a festival that emphasizes scrappy self-reliance, low-budget creativity and the...
| Aug 7, 2008
Spurred by passionate reviews and fantastic word of mouth, this summer hit has been selling out theaters, sparking intense moviegoer chatter and keeping its distribution team working all hours to meet the demand.
It's an apt description of "The Dark...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 2:56 PM
A retired Los Angeles County prosecutor who claimed in a 2008 documentary that he advised a judge to sentence Roman Polanski to prison for having sex with a minor now says that he lied on film about his role in the case.
The on-camera statements by David...
| Oct 5, 2009
The director's movies, such as his Oscar-winning 2002 film 'The Piano,' may reflect his world view on morality and the role of the artist in society. |Reed Johnson
Should great artists be treated differently from ordinary mortals? Does a musician,...