Aronofsky, Iñarritu films set for Venice Film Festival
Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” the Marilyn Monroe drama “Blonde,” Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” and Guadagnino’s “Bones and All,” with Timothée Chalamet, will all have their world premieres in competition at the Venice International Film Festival this fall.
Michael Apted, director of ‘Up’ documentary series, dies
A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)Michael Apted, the acclaimed British director of the “Up” documentary series and films as diverse as the Loretta Lynn biopic “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and the James Bond film “The World Is Not Enough,” has died. A representative for the Directors Guild of America said his family informed the organization that he passed Thursday night. Apted served as a researcher on the first film and took over as director seven years later, continuing to check in with the subjects every seven years. “The series was an attempt to do a long view of English society,” Apted told Slant Magazine in 2019.
KSAT Kids: Today in History, Oct. 8
Today is Thursday, Oct. 8, the 282nd day of 2020. Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 8, 1981, at the White House President Ronald Reagan greeted former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, who were preparing to travel to Egypt for the funeral of Anwar Sadat. In 1997, Scientists reported the Mars Pathfinder had yielded what could be the strongest evidence yet that Mars might once have been hospitable to life. In 1998, news broke of an affair between then-President Bill Clinton and 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky. In 2017, Harvey Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company amid allegations that he was responsible for decades of sexual harassment.
Lives Lost: Woman who performanced Shakespeare on the street
Her performance of Shakespeare was her holding onto her substance, that last vestige of a healthy self, DiGennaro said. A Georgia native, she attended Bennington College in Vermont, where a classmate remembers a vivacious woman who loved soul music and the theater. She was truly gifted, said Laura Spector, a friend from Bennington who would later reconnect with her in New Haven. It was about this time Holloway embraced Shakespeare, possibly inspired by her days at Yale. They would leave and go across the street, said Nick Yorgakaros, who owns a pizzeria on the street where Holloway would often perform.
Viola Davis Explains Her Issues With Being Called 'Black Meryl Streep' in Resurfaced Interview
During the interview, Davis explains that being a Black woman means she has to work even harder than her white counterparts in Hollywood. I got the Oscar, I got the Emmy, I got the two Tonys, I've done Broadway, I've done off-Broadway, I've done TV, I've done film. "OK, if there's no one like me, you think I'm like that, you pay me what I'm worth. You give me what I'm worth." For more from Davis, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Janelle Mone Wants Black Lives Matter Allies to Have 'Tough' Convos300 Black Artists Call for Hollywood to Divest From PoliceKim Kardashian & More Demand Investigation Into Robert Fuller's Death
Sigourney Weaver Reflects on the Legacy of 'Prayers for Bobby' 10 Years Later (Exclusive)
If you ask Weaver, though, she is most proud of the 2009 Lifetime TV movie, Prayers for Bobby. The drama won a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series, alongside Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Weaver. When you look back, do you have one memory from making the movie that's come to encapsulate your Prayers for Bobby experience? As we celebrate Pride Month, as an actor and an activist and just a person, what is your relationship to the LGBTQ community these days? Prayers for Bobby airs on Monday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, July 5 at 12 p.m. on Lifetime.