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Berlin Film Festival

When Film Is a Festival

Jeffrey Ruoff | Posted 09.08.2015 | Arts
Jeffrey Ruoff

Festivals keep alive the communal experience of film viewing, considered an anachronism in the age of laptops and cell phones.

Mirror Mirror, Break the Wall

LGBT News | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts

There in the middle of the festival grounds, adorned within a classic Spiegeltent of wood canvas and mirrors stood an island within the island, Magic Mirror - the espoused "hetero-friendly queer venue" of the festival.

(VIDEO) How Viewster Picks Video For Nerdy Millennials

Andy Plesser | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

BERLIN -- Outside of some key markets, few may have heard of Viewster. But the Zurich- and Berlin-based VOD service has more than 20 million unique mo...

The Berlinale Diaries: Woman Power, the Eyes of a Thief Have It and Darren Aronofsky

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Berlinale is certainly woman-centric. There are exceptional leading ladies commanding the red carpet as Juliette Binoche did on opening night, in her tuxedo-inspired white gown and fresh make up.

3 Films, 70 Years and Still Holocaust Denial

Jane Wells | Posted 04.01.2015 | Media
Jane Wells

With the persistence of Holocaust denial comes a renewed need for accurate documentation. As a social justice filmmaker I battle daily to tell the stories of survivors of crimes against humanity in an honest and believable way.

#AOLBUILD Features "Love Is Strange" director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents Love is Strange where director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow will discuss the creative and productio...

Culinary Cinema: A Feast for the Eyes and Food for the Soul

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Corinna Clendenen

For those with an appetite for stimulating their wits and their senses, film and food make a perfect pairing: they feed both the body and the brain. Attendees of Culinary Cinema at the Berlinale (Berlin's annual film festival) are treated to a week's immersion in films about food and food with their films.

New Crop Of Gay Movies Reflects Societal Divide

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices

* Hungarian gay film portrays rural homophobia * Married gays in NY like any "cranky couple"- Lithgow * Philippine movie...

Live from Berlin, The Monuments Men: In Defense of Art

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

In this city, so close to the story of George Clooney's new movie, The Monuments Men, the audience has come out in droves. The world premiere opened to a packed, tripled-tiered Palast Theater at the Berlinale film festival- not an empty seat in the house.

Shia LaBeouf With A Bag On His Head Looks Like Scarecrow

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment

Shia LaBeouf took his recent Twitter mantra to the red carpet on Sunday at the Berlin Film Festival premiere of Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac Part I....

New Gay Movie Is Based On Shocking, Real-Life Tragedy

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices

By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A gay 15-year-old's heartbreak and obsession with the social media make for a gripping t...

How 'Monuments Men' Is Ripped From The Headlines

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment

BERLIN (AP) — George Clooney's World War II art-rescue drama "The Monuments Men" made its European debut on Saturday, coinciding with a recent upsur...

Wes Anderson And Co. Kick Off Berlin Film Fest

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment

BERLIN (AP) — Director Wes Anderson and a strong ensemble cast including Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray and Edward Norton kicked off the annual Berlin I...

Wes Anderson Premieres 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment

BERLIN (AP) — The annual Berlin International Film Festival is opening with a trip back to pre-World War II Europe as Wes Anderson presents his new ...

WATCH: The First Peek Of The Amanda Knox Movie Is Here

The Huffignton Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

The trial of Amanda Knox, which made headlines around the world, has been fictionalized in a new film called "Face Of An Angel." A sneak peek of t...

Wes Anderson, George Clooney Movies Among Berlin Film Festival Lineup

AP | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment

BERLIN (AP) — A list of the movies being shown in the official program at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, which runs from Feb. 6-16....

Wes Anderson Movie Sets Lavish Debut

AP | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN -- BERLIN (AP) — Wes Anderson's new movie, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is to open the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. Festival organizers said Tu...

Slow Food: The Movie

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

The Slow Food movement is the subject of a new documentary from director Stefano Sardo. Slow Food Story (which might just as easily be titled Petrini Story) chronicles the evolution of the organization.

Sarajevo Film Festival Kicks Off

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The 19th Sarajevo Film Festival is kicking off Friday with a screening of Danis Tanovic's "An Episode in the Life...

The Croods Directors Reveal How DreamWorks Animation's Caveman Comedy-adventure Evolved

Jim Hill | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Though DreamWorks Animation's The Croods may sound crude, based on the enthusiastic response that this film got during its world premiere last week in Berlin, this animated comedy has a sweet & sophisticated side.

The Next Big Film?

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 04.18.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — A Romanian drama that centers on a woman's effort to cover up her son's responsibility for an accident in which a boy is fatally injure...

Born This Way in Berlin

Rick Jacobs | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Rick Jacobs

If you ever wonder what diplomats do or whether a policy goal on an issue like LGBT equality of a U.S. president matters in countries beyond our shores, wonder no more.

Banned Iranian Filmmaker Debuts New Movie

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — A new movie from dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, which defies a ban on filmmaking and reflects his frustration at being unable...

Iconic Filmmaker Debuts New Film

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Martial arts epic "The Grandmaster" kicked off the Berlin Film Festival on Thursday, introducing an international audience to Yip Man, ...

Steven Soderbergh Movie Gets Big Placement

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — New movies from directors Steven Soderbergh and Gus Van Sant and a trio of films starring French divas will be competing this year at t...