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Berlin film fest to zoom in on inner turmoil, outer chaos

January 29, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — This year's Berlin International Film Festival will have a decidedly dark focus, with many of its headline movies reflecting the inner turmoil of characters and the troubled backdrop of the chaotic world around them.The festival's new artistic director, Carlo Chatrian, said Wednesday th...

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance


January 26, 2020

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop mogul received one of the festival's most roaring...