Cannes Film Festival

A Punk Band Meets Some Neo-Nazis in New ‘Green Room’ Trailer

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What happens when the members of a punk band accidentally walk in on a grisly murder orchestrated at the hands of a group of white supremacist neo-Nazis? If your answer floated somewhere in the realm of, “They get trapped, held hostage indefinitely, and tortured to the point that they themselves result to violence  in true ‘do-or-die’ fashion,” then you’d be correct. Or, at least that’s what Green Room, the upcoming Jeremy Saulnier film, would have us think.
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From Cannes to Lifetime: A ‘Grace of Monaco’ Disaster Timeline

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Dozing off on the couch Memorial Day evening with a belly full of improperly cooked-out burgers and cheap beer is a bit of a holiday tradition (in our house, anyway), but this year, there’s a particularly fascinating bit of television programming for you to nod off to: Grace of Monaco, in which Oscar winner Nicole Kidman plays iconic movie-star-turned-princess Grace Kelly. This was supposed to be a giant movie: opening the Cannes Film Festival, awards season push by the Weinstein Company, Oscar glory. Instead, it’s quietly making its stateside debut on Lifetime, a network better known for cringe-worthy original biopics and tales of women in jeopardy. So how did such a prestige project end up on a punchline network? Let’s roll the tape.
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A Visual History of the Cannes Film Festival Poster

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The unveiling of the official Cannes Film Festival poster has become just as exciting as learning about the selections. The festival poster has always attracted the attention of cineastes everywhere, but the striking 2011 poster featuring an elegant 1970 photo of actress Fay Dunaway set against delicate text seemed to renew interest in the art form. In honor of the first Cannes Film Festival, which took place today back in 1946, we’ve compiled a visual history of the Cannes poster. From surreal illustrations, to memorable film stills, and the original artworks of beloved directors, these posters (and accompanying facts) remind us why the annual celebration on the French Riviera is still the most glamorous, essential, and exciting film festival around.
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