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Icelandic film ‘Rams’ wins Cannes Un Certain Regard prize

AP Photo/Thibault Camus CANNES, France (AP) — “Rams,” a drama set among farmers and their sheep in a remote Icelandic valley, won the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard competition on Saturday. Jury president Isabella Rossellini said Grimur...
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Palme d’Or up for grabs ahead of Cannes Film Festival finale

AP Photo/Joel Ryan CANNES, France (AP) — A week and a half of French Riviera frenzy comes down to, as it always does, wild conjecture. The 68th Cannes Film Festival concludes Sunday with the awarding of its top honor, the prestigious Palme d’Or, as well as a handful...

Separating earthquake fact from fiction in ‘San Andreas’

AP Photo/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood Sign topple. Tsunami...
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B.B. King Homecoming festival honors memory of blues legend

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, a free gathering that the legendary bluesman started in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi. Performers...
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Sensation of ‘Dope’ continues at Cannes Film Festival

AP Photo/Joel Ryan CANNES, France (AP) — A year ago, writer-director Rick Famuyiwa was struggling to find financing for his film after studios in Hollywood passed on it. Now, he’s sitting in a restaurant at Cannes riding the sensation of “Dope,” his comic...

Love battles revenge in Audiard’s refugee drama ‘Dheepan’

CANNES, France (AP) — For much of its running time, Jacques Audiard’s new film, “Dheepan,” is a gritty and naturalistic depiction of Tamil refugees trying to build a new life in France. That’s a long way from where the project began, as a remake of...
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Cannes hails premiere of a bloody, stylish ‘Macbeth’

AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau CANNES, France (AP) — Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Cannes hailed the...

Final preparations begin for Eurovision Song Contest

VIENNA (AP) — Everything appears to be running according to plan ahead of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest – except for the weather. As organizers test stage installations and make other final preparations for Saturday’s event, cold and rain are...
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Unpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university

AP Photo/Jacques Langevin DETROIT (AP) — A “very raw draft” of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan’s archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says. The typewritten memoir, tentatively titled “Confessions...

APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem’s widow won’t face criminal charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday they will not file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow. A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said there was insufficient evidence to charge Jean...