2021 Sundance Film Festival: Day 3 highlights
Saturday at the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival brought more insightful documentaries and dramas. Next showing is on Feb. 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. MT. Oscar the Grouch puts in an appearance in "Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street." But the film celebrates the triumph of talent and perseverance that made "Sesame Street" rise above what TV for children, sadly, often is: unpalatable and boring. You can also watch via the Sundance Film Festival TV app (available on AppleTV and iOS, FireTV and Android).cbsnews.com
NYC cathedral gunman's note says he planned to take hostages
New York police officers move in on the scene of a shooting at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in New York. A man was shot by police after shots rang out at the end of a Christmas choral concert on the steps of the Manhattan cathedral Sunday afternoon. The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. at the church which is the mother church of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and seat of its bishop. The note was first reported by NBC New York. In the note, the law enforcement official said, Vasquez wrote he did not expect to make it home.
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' follow-up
NEW YORK – The Walt Disney Co. will make a follow-up to the 2019 live-action “The Lion King,” with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning “Moonlight” and the James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk,” set to direct. The new “Lion King” grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so a sequel was perhaps always likely. Less expected was a “Lion King” with Jenkins directing. The film, Disney said, will explore the mythology of “The Lion King,” including Mufasa's origin story. Disney didn't announce any further plot details or casting on the new “Lion King” project, which was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.
Stars deliver inspirational messages in Call to Unite event
In a photo provided by The Call to Unite, Oprah Winfrey speaks during the 24-hour live event, which was transmitted Friday, May 1, 2020. The messages were both universal and personal on Saturday as the Call to Unite livestream, a 24-hour event, stretched into its second day. Daniels, in an emotional message, talked about his past drug use during the AIDS epidemic in the ‘80s. He talked about the pain of losing friends to the disease, which he said decimated the African-American gay community. And he urged people not to resort to drug use during the current pandemic.
Winfrey, Roberts appear in global virus relief livestream
In a photo provided by The Call to Unite, Oprah Winfrey speaks during the 24-hour live event, which was transmitted Friday, May 1, 2020. The media mogul said Friday evening that she wants people to digest daily information wisely during the Call to Unite 24-hour livestream global relief event. She was among 200 star-studded participants including President Bill Clinton and Julia Roberts to take part in the event. The event was initiated to help inspire people to endure and overcome the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Winfrey spoke with event organizer Tim Shriver and then Bishop T.D.