Gucci, Gus Van Sant challenge fashion cycle with film collab

MILAN (AP) — Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has been looking to transcend the runway show, and the coronavirus pandemic has provided an apt moment. Michele teamed up wit...

Hursan Hassen's story is a Uighur tragedy

Millions of civil servants, writers and teachers were fired. Elites and artists were attacked, many intellectuals were labeled "counter-revolutionaries," beaten or killed; others were sent t...

Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact

ROME (AP) — The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis’ gl...

Couple who sheltered Jewish filmmaker Roman Polanski during World War II named 'Righteous Among the Nations'

The Buchala family was poor. They lived in a small house in the village of Wysoka, near the southern Polish city of Krakow. Dinner usually consisted of potatoes and sometimes there was milk. In late s...

Filmmaker's trial raises concerns over freedom in new Sudan

CAIRO (AP) — More than a year after the overthrow of Sudanese strongman Omar al-Bashir, amid the promise of new leadership, Sudanese film director Hajooj Kuka was arrested during a theater workshop by...

TV's 'Warrior' latest proof that Bruce Lee still holds sway

PHOENIX (AP) — Even nearly 50 years after his death, Bruce Lee can still make ripples. From this summer’s ESPN documentary, “Be Water,” to Quentin Tarantino’s heavily criticized dep...

‘Beginning” triumphs at San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, scooping up four of its top pr...

Spackman Entertainment Group's #ALIVE Number One on Netflix Globally

Produced by the Group's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema, #ALIVE topped the movie chart on Netflix globally on 10 September 2020 Starring Yoo Ah-in of Spackman Media Group, and Park Shin-h...

Hungary's theater & film college protests a loss of autonomy

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of students, faculty and supporters of Hungary’s University of Theater and Film Arts formed a human chain Sunday between their institution and parliament to protest ...

Spackman Entertainment Group's Upcoming Film with the Working Title, BROKER, To Be Produced by Zip Cinema, To Star Leading Korean Actors Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won And Bae Doona

BROKER, to be produced by the Group's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema, and headlines a top class Korean cast comprising Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won and Bae Doona To be directed by celebra...

Polanski's request to restore film academy membership denied

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Tuesday denied Roman Polanski's request to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards two years after he was expelled from it for raping a...

Melting 'frozen memories,' AI helps Japanese recall war days

TOKYO (AP) — When Tokuso Hamai saw the colorized version of an old black-and-white photo of a picnic held under cherry tree blossoms sometime before World War II, forgotten memories of family members,...

Relatives desperate as Belarus police arrest thousands

Olga has spent all day in front of the Okrestina Street police station in Minsk. She is one of dozens of relatives and friends of people who have gone missing in a brutal police crackdown since protes...

Black Americans star in front of Hitler at Berlin Olympics

The name of sprinter Mack Robinson may not be as well-known as Jesse Owens, the star of the 1936 Berlin Games. Robinson’s not even the most famous person in his own family, a distinc...

Alan Parker, director of 'Bugsy Malone' and 'Evita', dies aged 76

Acclaimed British film director Sir Alan Parker died on Friday after a lengthy illness at the age of 76. Parker was best known for directing "Fame", "Evita" and "Bugsy Malone...