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Oscars 2018: Peele, ‘Get Out’ Make History With Screenplay Win

LOS ANGELES — Jordan Peele had to dig deep to get the horror-satire "Get Out" to the screen, and his reward was the first original screenplay Oscar for an African-American.
Actress Behnaz Jafari, from left, editor Mastaneh Mohajer, director of photography Amin Jafari, actress Marziyeh Rezaei and actress Solmaz Panahiat the 71st international film festival in Cannes. Photo: Vianney Le Caer / Associated Press

Cannes Speaks Out for Directors Barred From Travelling

CANNES — Twice the Cannes Film Festival has risen to given standing ovations to empty seats.

No Dress Code, but Plenty of References to #Metoo at Oscars

LOS ANGELES — There was no #MeToo or Time's Up dress code on the Oscar red carpet. But the topic was, to no one's surprise, a major talking point of the evening — and host Jimmy Kimmel got right to it in his opening monologue.
Louis Farrakhan, from left, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton attend the Friday funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple. Photo: Paul Sancya / Associated Press

At Franklin’s Funeral, a Call to Respect Black America

DETROIT — As Aretha Franklin was remembered at her funeral Friday as a proud black woman who also used her magnificent voice to stand up for the black community she loved, several speakers used the moment to continue to demand respect for black America.
Then-President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Photo: Seth Wenig / Associated Press

Trump Praises Rapper Kanye West for Supporting Him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised Kanye West on Thursday for having "good taste" for supporting the president.
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." Image: Associated Press

Study Finds Female-Led Films Outperform Male Ones

NEW YORK — A new study that analyzed four years' worth of films found that female-led movies have consistently outperformed those in which men...
Sharon Stone, left, looks on as American producer Harvey Weinstein, right, speaks at the 62nd Cannes International film festival, in Antibes, southern France. Photo: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

Is Cannes Ready to Adapt to the Age of #MeToo?

The experience of watching a few dozen or more films inside two weeks at the Cannes Film Festival can be jarring, exhilarating and exhausting — even for those who live and breathe cinema.

Bristol Boys ‘Blonde’ Bring Summer Deep House to RCA Saturday

BANGKOK — A British deep house duo is making its way to the city for a special Saturday summer night.
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Portugal’s Sobral Wins Eurovision Contest With Tender Ballad

KIEV, Ukraine — Portugal's Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a gentle romantic ballad that challenged the event's decades-long reputation...

‘The Goonies,’ ‘Titanic’ Added to National Film Registry

NEW YORK — A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry.

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