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Berlin: Cargo Film’s Plastic Surgery Doc ‘They Call Me Dr. Miami’ Unveils Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin: Cargo Film’s Plastic Surgery Doc ‘They Call Me Dr. Miami’ Unveils Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety can exclusively reveal the trailer for “Playing Hard” director Jean-Simon Chartier’s feature documentary “They Call Me Dr. Miami,” which is being shopped to buyers at the EFM this week.
Indian Film Festival Los Angeles to Open With Imtiaz Ali Evening

Indian Film Festival Los Angeles to Open With Imtiaz Ali Evening

The Indian Film Festival Los Angeles will kick off not with a new film, but what is billed as An Evening With Imtiaz Ali, the writer-director of such films as “Jab We Met” and “Rockstar.” He will be
Pitchfork Music Festival 2020 Full Lineup Announced

Pitchfork Music Festival 2020 Full Lineup Announced

Our 15th year in Union Park will feature Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run the Jewels, The National, Big Thief, Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon, the Fiery Furnaces, Cat Power, Thundercat, and more
Tiffany Haddish, Willem Dafoe and Tye Sheridan Join Oscar Isaac in ‘The Card Counter’

Tiffany Haddish, Willem Dafoe and Tye Sheridan Join Oscar Isaac in ‘The Card Counter’

Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, and Willem Dafoe have been cast in “The Card Counter,” a casino-set revenge thriller starring Oscar Isaac. Paul Schrader is directing the movie from a screenplay he
‘The Earth Is Blue as an Orange’: Film Review

‘The Earth Is Blue as an Orange’: Film Review

“Everybody smile and say ‘cinema,'” young Myroslava Trofymchuk instructs several Ukrainian soldiers, as they obligingly pose and perform for her camera, their brawny tank reduced to a prop in the
Cannes to Celebrate Wong Kar-wai’s ‘In The Mood For Love’

Cannes to Celebrate Wong Kar-wai’s ‘In The Mood For Love’

The Cannes Film Festival is to screen a restored version of Wong Kar-wai’s “In The Mood For Love,” 20 years after it first premiered on the Croisette. The festival will play a restored, 4K version of
Charli XCX on Music Industry Sexism, Co-Writing “Señorita," and Playing Odd Venues

Charli XCX on Music Industry Sexism, Co-Writing “Señorita," and Playing Odd Venues

"There's this perception, still, for female artists, that we are just these objects who get on stage and sing other people's songs."
Mr Smith Goes to Berlin with Fisher Stevens’ ‘Palmer,’ Starring Justin Timberlake

Mr Smith Goes to Berlin with Fisher Stevens’ ‘Palmer,’ Starring Justin Timberlake

U.K. sales agency Mr Smith Entertainment will bring “Palmer” onto the market at this year’s Berlinale. Starring Justin Timberlake and directed by Academy Award winning director Fisher Stevens (Best
Michel Hazanavicius To Lead Sarajevo Festival Jury

Michel Hazanavicius To Lead Sarajevo Festival Jury

Academy Award-winning French director Michel Hazanavicius will lead the jury of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival. The festival will run from Aug. 14 to 21, 2020. After breaking out in France with the
‘Invisible Life’s’ Karim Ainouz Drops Trailer for ‘Nardjes A.’ (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Invisible Life’s’ Karim Ainouz Drops Trailer for ‘Nardjes A.’ (EXCLUSIVE)

On Feb. 14 last year, Karim Aïnouz arrived in Algeria to trace via the story of his parents the Algerian Revolution which happened 60 years ago – its 1954-62 War of Independence from France. The
Santa Cruz Boardwalk’s big clam chowder throw-down — two days’ worth

Santa Cruz Boardwalk’s big clam chowder throw-down — two days’ worth

Dozens of amateur cooks will compete Saturday; the professionals get their chance Sunday
Oliver Stone to Head Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Festival Jury, Lineup Announced

Oliver Stone to Head Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Festival Jury, Lineup Announced

Oliver Stone will preside over the main jury of Saudi Arabia’s nascent Red Sea International Film Festival, which has unveiled its inaugural lineup. The fest will feature the Middle East premiere of
‘Homecoming’ Showrunner Eli Horowitz to Head Series Mania UGC Writers Campus

‘Homecoming’ Showrunner Eli Horowitz to Head Series Mania UGC Writers Campus

Eli Horowitz, creator and showrunner of the Julia Roberts-led Amazon series “Homecoming,” will be the president of the UGC Writers Campus at annual series showcase Series Mania. The Campus is a
Picture Tree Intl. Picks Up Leander Haussmann’s ‘A Stasi Comedy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Picture Tree Intl. Picks Up Leander Haussmann’s ‘A Stasi Comedy’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based Picture Tree International (PTI) has acquired global sales rights to Leander Haussmann’s highly anticipated East German laffer “A Stasi Comedy.” Set in the early 1980s, the film centers
‘Exile’: Film Review

‘Exile’: Film Review

There’s much talk these days of microaggressions: words and gestures of disrespect toward others, particularly those of other social groups, that betray prejudice even when everyday or unintentional.
Berlin: Srdan Golubović’s ‘Father’ Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin: Srdan Golubović’s ‘Father’ Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer for Serbian director Srdan Golubović’s “Otac” (Father), which premieres in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival. “Father” is the
Sun Valley Film Festival Teams With Ford to Launch Producing Pitch Fest

Sun Valley Film Festival Teams With Ford to Launch Producing Pitch Fest

The Sun Valley Film Festival and Ford, a three-time partner of the five-day event, have announced the Ford Pitch Fest, a new initiative where producers will have a chance to pitch their project to
Hong Kong Film Festival is Postponed Due to Virus Fears

Hong Kong Film Festival is Postponed Due to Virus Fears

The Hong Kong International Film Festival will be postponed from its scheduled date in March and early April. The decision was a response to the growing fear of the novel coronavirus which has spread
‘Coded Bias’: Film Review

‘Coded Bias’: Film Review

By its very nature, science is supposed to be an impartial judge. But is it really? In her thought-provoking documentary “Coded Bias,” director Shalini Kantayya questions the neutrality of technology,
Stellar lineup for 1980s music festival: Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen...

Stellar lineup for 1980s music festival: Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen...

On May 2, 2020, Carson, California will be host to an incredible 1980s music revival. The Cruel World Festival lineup includes Bauhaus, Blondie, Devo, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs,