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Roman Polanski Tribute Erupts Into Protest in Paris After New Rape Allegations

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Roman Polanski Tribute Erupts Into Protest in Paris After New Rape Allegations
A controversial retrospective honoring Roman Polanski erupted in protest Monday evening in Paris.

Several members of France’s topless activist group Femen crashed their way inside the nation’s film museum, shouting “No honor for rapists!” at the director before a ceremony honoring his lifetime work.

Outside the Cinematheque, nearly one hundred feminists gathered outside the event, greeting the Oscar-winning director and invitees with boos, signs and protest songs.

L'hymne des femmes: "découvrons-nous des milliers" répond particulièrement bien à #Polanski agresseur #StopAgresseurs pic.twitter.com/8yjibK9gYv

— Jean-Marie Coquard (@jm_coquard) October 30, 2017

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The 84-year-old
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Roman Polanski Tribute to Be Protested by Feminist Group Following New Accusations; Polanski Will Still Attend — Report

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Roman Polanski Tribute to Be Protested by Feminist Group Following New Accusations; Polanski Will Still Attend — Report
Roman Polanski plans to attend a retrospective of his work at the prestigious Cinémathèque Française in Paris tomorrow, and he won’t be alone. One of France’s best-known feminist groups plans to protest the event, which it previously lobbied to have canceled via an unsuccessful petition.

Read More:Roman Polanski Accused of Molesting a 10-Year-Old Girl

Polanski, who has not been in the United States since fleeing his rape trial in 1977, has recently been accused of rape and molestation by new alleged victims. “It’s an affront to all rape victims, and particularly Polanski’s victims,” the petition reads in part, according to the Guardian. “Polanski deserves dishonor, not honors.”

Polanski’s films include “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Chinatown.” He won an Academy Award for directing “The Pianist” in 2003 but did not attend the ceremony. Costa-Gavras, who serves as head of the Cinémathèque, issed a statement saying that canceling
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Trailer for ‘Teeth’ Director’s Gothic Horror ‘Angelica’

Trailer for ‘Teeth’ Director’s Gothic Horror ‘Angelica’
Freestyle Digital Media has released the trailer for the gothic drama Angelica, written and directed by Teeth‘s Mitchell Lichtenstein and starring Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). It’s slated for release on VOD and in limited theaters November 17th. “Angelica is a gothic tale […]
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Harvey Weinstein's Ouster from Academy, Fake Outrage?

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expressed its outrage by kicking Harvey Weinsteinout of the org, but the question ... is this honest indignation or PR? Bill Cosby is still a member in good standing, and the Academy has been silent as a church mouse for more than a year after more than 60 women have accused him of rape, date rape, sexual assault and child sexual abuse.  Ditto Roman Polanski, who raped a 13-year-old in 1977.  In fact,
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The Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein, Breaking with Tradition

The Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein, Breaking with Tradition
The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences met Saturday morning for more than two hours to determine whether or not Harvey Weinstein should remain a member of the Tiffany organization that exists to promote the art of motion pictures. This breaks with tradition, as in 90 years the Academy has only revoked membership once, for a movie pirate who broke its rules.

Here’s their statement on expelling Weinstein forthwith:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory
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The Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein, Breaking with Tradition

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The Academy Expels Harvey Weinstein, Breaking with Tradition
The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences met Saturday morning for more than two hours to determine whether or not Harvey Weinstein should remain a member of the Tiffany organization that exists to promote the art of motion pictures. This breaks with tradition, as in 90 years the Academy has only revoked membership once, for a movie pirate who broke its rules.

Here’s their statement on expelling Weinstein forthwith:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory
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As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance

As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called an urgent board of governors meeting Saturday to decide what to do about one of their most storied members, Harvey Weinstein, who perhaps more than anyone in Hollywood today is identified with the Oscars.

This week the Weinstein Company’s ousted co-owner landed on the cover of Time Magazine after revelations in the New York Times, The New Yorker and beyond about his 30-odd years of bad behavior as an alleged sexual predator, abuser, harasser and rapist. His own brother Bob has gone on the record calling him “sick and depraved.”

While the London and New York police departments have opened up cases on Harvey Weinstein, he has yet to be arrested, charged, or indicted. The Producers Guild of America postponed a recent meeting to give them privacy in their deliberations over his ongoing membership. BAFTA suspended him. UK politicians urged
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As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance

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As the Academy Debates Harvey Weinstein, Much Rides in the Balance
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called an urgent board of governors meeting Saturday to decide what to do about one of their most storied members, Harvey Weinstein, who perhaps more than anyone in Hollywood today is identified with the Oscars.

This week the Weinstein Company’s ousted co-owner landed on the cover of Time Magazine after revelations in the New York Times, The New Yorker and beyond about his 30-odd years of bad behavior as an alleged sexual predator, abuser, harasser and rapist. His own brother Bob has gone on the record calling him “sick and depraved.”

While the London and New York police departments have opened up cases on Harvey Weinstein, he has yet to be arrested, charged, or indicted. The Producers Guild of America postponed a recent meeting to give them privacy in their deliberations over his ongoing membership. BAFTA suspended him. UK politicians urged
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Harvey Weinstein Produced One of My Favorite Movies. Now What? (Column)

Harvey Weinstein Produced One of My Favorite Movies. Now What? (Column)
One of my favorite films is 2002’s “The Hours.” It is a melodramatic film in some ways, and hugely depressing, too. But at the age of 17 it was absolutely lyrical for me, and that sensibility has not faded for me in the nearly two decades since. But “The Hours” was crucial for other reasons, too. It’s not just a film I loved at a young age; it’s a film that prompted my entrée to critical thinking and awards-season reporting, as I tracked the movie’s progress from one dusty theater in my 24-screen multiplex to the Academy Awards. I was 17 years old when I first read the name Harvey Weinstein in the pages of my religiously perused Entertainment Weekly. I did not realize then, as I know now, that Weinstein was involved in four out of the five nominated Best Picture movies that awards season — “Gangs of New York,” his personal favorite,
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Academy Censures Harvey Weinstein, Calls Board Meeting to Discuss Actions

Academy Censures Harvey Weinstein, Calls Board Meeting to Discuss Actions
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken the unusual step of releasing a statement on a member’s behavior. In addition to censuring Harvey Weinstein for what now seem like countless sexual assault allegations, the Academy opens the door to taking further actions.

The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents. The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.”

– Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Read More:Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive

AMPAS has often been soft on its members’ peccadillos, famously awarding a 2003 directing Oscar to Roman Polanski for “The Pianist,” years after he had gone into exile in Europe in
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Academy Censures Harvey Weinstein, Calls Board Meeting to Discuss Actions

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Academy Censures Harvey Weinstein, Calls Board Meeting to Discuss Actions
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has taken the unusual step of releasing a statement on a member’s behavior. In addition to censuring Harvey Weinstein for what now seem like countless sexual assault allegations, the Academy opens the door to taking further actions.

The Academy finds the conduct described in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein to be repugnant, abhorrent, and antithetical to the high standards of the Academy and the creative community it represents. The Board of Governors will be holding a special meeting on Saturday, October 14, to discuss the allegations against Weinstein and any actions warranted by the Academy.”

– Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Read More:Academy Governors Debate Revoking Harvey Weinstein’s Membership — Exclusive

AMPAS has often been soft on its members’ peccadillos, famously awarding a 2003 directing Oscar to Roman Polanski for “The Pianist,” years after he had gone into exile in Europe in
See full article at Indiewire »

Freestyle Acquires Gothic Horror ‘Angelica’ From the Director of ‘Teeth’

Freestyle Acquires Gothic Horror ‘Angelica’ From the Director of ‘Teeth’
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the gothic drama Angelica, written and directed by Teeth‘s Mitchell Lichtenstein and starring Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games), two-time Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Tumbleweeds) and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist). It’s slated for release on VOD and in limited theaters November 17th. “Angelica is a gothic tale of a newly […]
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Third Woman Claims Roman Polanski ‘Sexually Victimized’ Her as a Minor

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Third Woman Claims Roman Polanski ‘Sexually Victimized’ Her as a Minor
A third woman who says she was sexually victimized by film director Roman Polanski when she was a minor will hold a press conference on Tuesday, attorney Gloria Allred announced.

The press conference will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. PST in Los Angeles, CA.

The Oscar winner (“The Pianist”) pled guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. He served 42 days in jail after a plea bargain, but later fled the United States to avoid a potentially stiffer penalty.
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Adrien Brody Is Still Haunted By ‘The Pianist’ After 15 Years

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Adrien Brody Is Still Haunted By ‘The Pianist’ After 15 Years
Fifteen years have passed since Adrien Brody won best actor for his work in “The Pianist,” and he’s still fielding questions about that role more than anything else. That was certainly the case at a recent press conference with journalists at the Locarno Film Festival, where the actor is receiving a lifetime achievement award.

But you don’t get the feeling, at least not entirely, that he is reminding you of his triumph at the Oscars in order to bask again in residual traces of that glory. It’s more that his portrayal of the Jewish composer Władysław Szpilman in Roman Polanski’s epic film of the Holocaust exacted an emotional toll that, even with a decade and a half under the bright spotlight of Hollywood, he has found difficult to shrug off. “I had to sacrifice large parts of my personal life,” he said. In preparing for the film,
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Adrien Brody on His Ties to China and New Film ‘A Dog Named De Niro’ (Exclusive)

Adrien Brody on His Ties to China and New Film ‘A Dog Named De Niro’ (Exclusive)
Adrien Brody was feted Friday with a lifetime achievement award at the Locarno Film Festival, Europe’s preeminent indie event, where he sat down with Variety and talked about why his 2003 Oscar for “The Pianist” didn’t lead to as many big studio roles as could be expected. He also delved into his ties to China, where he is one of a handful of bankable Western stars; and was cagey about his upcoming roles in TV show “Peaky Blinders” and genre-bending picture “A Dog Named De Niro.” Excerpts.

Of your early films the one that stands out for me is “Bread and Roses” by Ken Loach, who was celebrated here in Locarno last year. It’s still timely, given that it’s about exploited Mexican workers in L.A. Can you talk to me a little about working with Loach. How did it happen?

I don’t recall the audition, but
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Adrien Brody to be honoured at Locarno Film Festival

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Adrien Brody to be honoured at Locarno Film Festival
Oscar-winning actor to attend festival screening of The Pianist.

Us actor Adrien Brody will receive the honorary 2017 Leopard Club Award at this year’s Locarno Film Festival (Aug 2-12).

Brody, an Oscar-winner for his lead performance in Roman Polanski’s 2002 drama The Pianist, will receive his prize on the Piazza Grande on August 4, when the festival will hold a screening of The Pianist with the actor in attendance.

Carlo Chatrian, artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival, commented: “With a richly varied and still flourishing career, Adrien Brody has worked with some of the great American directors, from Coppola to Wes Anderson, from Malick to Soderbergh, always displaying the adaptability and technical skills that put him at ease in a remarkable spectrum of performing registers.

“All the same, this is also a classic case of a single performance which won him a lasting place in movie-lovers’ hearts, not so much for the Academy Award it brought him, as
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Adrien Brody to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Locarno Film Festival

Adrien Brody to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Locarno Film Festival
Rome – Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody will be feted by the Locarno Film Festival with its Leopard Club Award for lifetime achievement.

Brody is expected to make the trek to the prominent Swiss fest dedicated to indie and cutting-edge fare, where his tribute will include an Aug. 4 screening of Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist,” for which Brody won the Academy Award for best actor in 2003, in the lakeside town’s 8,000-seat Piazza Grande. There will also be a public conversation with the actor.

“Brody gained a lasting place in the collective imagination of the movie-going public when he played composer Wladyslaw Szpilman in ‘The Pianist’ (2002), and has since demonstrated his status as one of the most versatile of actors, appreciated by filmmakers in Hollywood and beyond,” the festival said in a statement. Brody won the Oscar when he was 29 years old.

He made his acting debut as a teenager in Francis Ford Coppola’s “New York Stories” (1989) and
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Locarno: Adrien Brody to Receive Leopard Club Award

Locarno: Adrien Brody to Receive Leopard Club Award
Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody will receive this year's top honor from the Locarno Film Festival. He will be on hand to accept the prize, the Leopard Club Award, in Locarno August 4.

Brody was the youngest actor to win the Academy Award for best actor for his performance in Roman Polanski's Holocaust drama The Pianist at the age of 29.

He also won a French Cesar for his role in The Pianist, making him one of only a handful of American actors to hold that distinction. Throughout his career he has been nominated for two Emmys, a Golden Globe, an Independent Spirit Award and a BAFTA.

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Rare Cannes Swedish Favorite, AIDS Drama and Best Actor Winner Phoenix Oscar Chances?

Palme d'Or winner 'The Square' with Claes Bang: 'Gobsmackingly weird' Cannes Film Festival favorite may have a tough time landing a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination. Ruben Östlund's comedy-drama is totally unrelated to Jehane Noujaim's 2013 Oscar-nominated political documentary of the same title, which refers to downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square. Cannes' Palme d'Or winner 'The Square' & other Official Competition favorites' Oscar chances Screenwriter-director Ruben Östlund's The Square was the Palme d'Or winner at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, which wrapped up on May 28. (See list of Palme d'Or and other 2017 Cannes winners further below.) Clocking in at about 2 hours and 20 minutes, Östlund's unusual comedy-drama revolving around the chaotic p.r. campaign to promote the opening of the titular installation – a symbolic square of light – at a contemporary art museum in Stockholm has been generally well-received by critics. In the opinion of The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw,
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Polanski rape victim asks La judge to drop case

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Polanski rape victim asks La judge to drop case
Samantha Geimer speaks up on behalf of ‘justice’.

The woman raped by Roman Polanski 40 years ago flew in to Los Angeles to ask a judge on Friday to drop charges against the director.

Samantha Geimer, now 53 and living in Hawaii, was 13 when Polanski assaulted her at the Hollywood house of Jack Nicholson, who was not home at the time of the incident.

In her first public legal appearance in the long-running saga, Geimer appealed to Los Angeles Superior Court judge Scott Gordon. “I am not speaking on behalf of Roman, but justice,” she said.“I implore you to consider to resolve this matter without incarcerating an 83-year-old man.”

Judge Gordon delayed on a decision as he considers a request by Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun to unseal testimony by former Deputy District Attorney Roger Gunson.

It is the contention of the Polanski camp that their client has served sufficient prison time under a plea deal, and evidence
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