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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Hops Into Theaters & Oscar Watch; Nat Geo Shines Light On ‘The Cave’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

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‘Jojo Rabbit’ Hops Into Theaters & Oscar Watch; Nat Geo Shines Light On ‘The Cave’ –  Specialty B.O. Preview
Even before Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and won the Audience Award, the World War II satire was getting plenty of attention from Hollywood — because it was a comedy about Hitler. The filmmaker had a cult following after his films Boy, What We Do In the Shadows and Hunt For the Wilderpeople. After Thor: Ragnarok, Waititi’s stock skyrocketed and his fanbase grew. Audiences have been waiting for Jojo Rabbit to hit theaters and with the critical buzz its been getting, Fox Searchlight could possibly expect a delightful weekend.

Also opening this weekend is Feras Fayyad’s The Cave. With his success, acclaim and Oscar nomination for Last Men in Aleppo, his The Cave will certainly be a documentary feature to watch during award season.

Also this weekend, the François Ozon drama By the Grace of God is another deep dive into the child
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Film Review: ‘Serendipity’

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“If I could have a secret superpower, it would be to heal with my hands,” says French artist Prune Nourry in her autobiographical documentary “Serendipity.” It’s an understandable enough admission, given that she was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 31, fighting a battle against it that included undergoing a mastectomy, harvesting her eggs in advance of chemotherapy, and a tough personal reckoning with her changed body. It would have been easier, of course, to heal herself by her own touch — except in Nourry’s view, that’s essentially what she did, albeit through art rather than science. “That’s why I’m a sculptor,” she says, gesturing toward her own busy, clay-acquainted hands: “Serendipity” documents creativity blossoming from misfortune, positing that, alongside medicine at least, it’s inspiration that has kept Nourry alive.

Once you banish all rom-com associations from your mind, then, “Serendipity” functions as two documentaries in one.
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Official Trailer for Prune Nourry's Autobiographical 'Serendipity' Doc

"When you're ill, you realize that health is everything. If you're in good health, there is no limit." Cohen Media Group has released the first official trailer for a documentary titled Serendipity, not to be confused with that John Cusack film from 2001. Serendipity is an autobiographical film made by, and about, French artist Prune Nourry. She has spent a majority of her artistic career creating work that deals with women's bodies and female fertility. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided to create this film (also a book) which captures the subsequent evolution of her body, her work, her soul, her mind. This beautiful film embodies the artist's belief that everything is connected, coincidence is an illusion, and "the essentials to life really are health, love, and art." It is a very unique, deeply introspective doc that is worth a bit of your time. Here's the official trailer (+ new
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‘Serendipity’ Trailer: Artist Prune Nourry Stages Her Most Personal Work in a Clever, Emotional Doc

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When she was just 31, multi-disciplinary French artist Prune Nourry was faced with an unexpected challenge in the form of a breast cancer diagnosis. Nourry’s work, much of it performance-based, has always been cross-disciplinary and engaged with the female body; that she’d end up making a film about her experiences with her own body comes as no great surprise. It’s even less of a shock that the final product, “Serendipity,” is such a joy to watch, not only for fans of Nourry’s work, but for any audience looking to engage with tough questions about self and health in a fresh way.

Part art film, part non-fiction testimonial, “Serendipity” stems from Nourry’s previous work, and Nourry pushes the simple idea into unique spaces. The film’s unpredictability lies in Nourry’s ability to package a personal hurdle as both an iteration and survey of her professional work.
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Angelina Jolie Spends Mother's Day Grocery Shopping with Three of Her Children

Angelina Jolie Spends Mother's Day Grocery Shopping with Three of Her Children
Not even movie stars get Mother’s Day off when it comes to running errands.

That’s just how Angelina Jolie spent her holiday, bringing daughter Zahara, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 10, along for a grocery shopping trip.

The Oscar winner, 43, and her three kids were spotted in Los Angeles outside a Whole Foods Market 365 store on Sunday.

The actress, who is also mom to Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, and Shiloh, 12, shares her six children with ex-husband Brad Pitt.

Though the family keeps a low profile, Jolie has brought her kids into the spotlight in recent months at various movie premieres, like in March,
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Angelina Jolie's Youngest Children Join Her on the Red Carpet for the Premiere of Dumbo

Angelina Jolie's Youngest Children Join Her on the Red Carpet for the Premiere of Dumbo
Angelina Jolie is enjoying a night out with her kids!

On Monday, Jolie, 43, and her children Zahara 14, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox with ex-husband Brad Pitt hit the red carpet for the premiere of Disney’s Dumbo in Los Angeles.

For the outing, held at El Capitan Theater, Jolie, who will be starring in her own Disney film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil this fall, stunned in a white custom Versace dress with sheer accents and Cartier earrings.

Zahara also opted for a dress, wearing a black sequined ensemble with sneakers.

Her siblings Shiloh and Vivienne sported dress shirts
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Angelina Jolie and Her Kids Look Like 1 Big, Happy Family as They Have a Movie Night

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Angelina Jolie and Her Kids Look Like 1 Big, Happy Family as They Have a Movie Night
Angelina Jolie made a rare appearance with all six of her kids as they attended a movie night in the city. On Monday night, the actress hosted a special screening of the Netflix film The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind in NYC, and she brought along her entire clan for the fun. Angelina and her kids - Maddox, 17, Zahara, 14, Pax, 15, Shiloh, 12, Vivienne, 10, and Knox, 10 - were all smiles as they posed for a few photos together. Angelina also joined the film's director, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and William Kamkwamba, whose memoir the film is based on, for a Q&A during the event.

Angelina and her kids have been enjoying quite a few public appearances together lately. On Feb. 22, the actress was joined by a few of her kids as she attended the opening of the Museum of Modern Art's Doc Fortnight and the premiere of artist Prune Nourry's Serendipity documentary.
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Family Night! Angelina Jolie Steps Out with All 6 of Her Kids at Movie Premiere in N.Y.C.

Family Night! Angelina Jolie Steps Out with All 6 of Her Kids at Movie Premiere in N.Y.C.
Angelina Jolie made a rare appearance with all of her children on Monday night, marking the second time in less than a week that the actress, 43, has attended a public event with her kids.

The family — including Jolie’s children Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 10 — stepped out for a special early screening of The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, based on a 2009 memoir of the same name, tells the story of a 13-year-old boy in Malawi who helps his village by building a wind turbine.
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Angelina Jolie and Her Kids Make a Rare Appearance at a Museum - See the Photos!

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Angelina Jolie and Her Kids Make a Rare Appearance at a Museum - See the Photos!
Angelina Jolie is very private when it comes to her family life, so the brood's latest appearance is definitely a treat! On Thursday night, the 43-year-old actress and humanitarian had a special night out at a museum with four of her six kids (whom she shares with ex-husband Brad Pitt), Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, and Shiloh, 12. Can you almost all of them are teenagers now?! How time flies! The family attended the opening of the Museum of Modern Art's Doc Fortnight and the premiere of artist Prune Nourry's Serendipity documentary. Angelina and her kids all color-coordinated their outfits in black and showed a united front as they wrapped their arms around each other while posing for photos. Unfortunately, 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne weren't in attendance.

Angelina and Brad are still in the process of "working through things regarding the kids and the divorce." The last time we saw
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Family Night Out! Angelina Jolie Takes Kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh to MoMa Film Premiere

Family Night Out! Angelina Jolie Takes Kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh to MoMa Film Premiere
Angelina Jolie and four of her kids enjoyed a movie night at the Museum of Modern Art on Thursday.

The 43-year-old Oscar winner attended the New York City premiere of friend Prune Nourry’s documentary Serendipity with her children, Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, and Shiloh, 12.

Jolie posed arm-in-arm with her oldest children and Nourry. She shares her kids, including 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with ex Brad Pitt.

Nourry’s documentary follows her journey throughout her breast cancer diagnosis, her treatment and the effect it had on her body.

The cause is close to Jolie’s heart. Her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand,
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Angelina Jolie and Her Kids Enjoy a Night Out at the Museum

Angelina Jolie and Her Kids Enjoy a Night Out at the Museum
For Angelina Jolie and her famous kids, Thursday had a special event on the calendar: a night out at the museum.  The Oscar winner and four of her six children stepped out at the Museum of Modern Art for the opening night of the museum's Doc Fortnight and premiere for artist Prune Nourry's Serendipity documentary, inspired by her breast cancer diagnosis. It was a fitting event for Jolie, who underwent a preventative double mastectomy in 2013.  The actress put a fashionable foot forward for the occasion, donning a glittering black blouse and matching black, high-waisted trousers with a pop of red lipstick. Her youngsters, Shiloh, Zahara, Maddox and Pax, all posed arm in arm...
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‘Serendipity’ Review: Intensely Personal Cancer Doc Makes Case for Art as Best Medicine

If anyone else made the observations that frame artist Prune Nourry’s feature directorial debut, they might read as insensitive or even crass; in Nourry’s capable and curious hands, that’s never the case. It certainly doesn’t hurt that “Serendipity” — an accurate title for a film that digs into the deeper nature of the term — is about a woman taking hold of her destiny in the face of terrible circumstances, but Nourry’s careful unspooling of her documentary’s narrative keeps its deeper revelations from feeling salacious.

The film is indeed about serendipity and unexpected connections, but it’s also about seeking out those things when it might be easier to look through a darker lens. It’s a film about Nourry’s personal battle with cancer, and how her own work prepared her for what was to come. But it’s mostly about finding beauty in horrible circumstances,
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'Serendipity': Film Review | Berlin 2019

At age 31, multi-disciplinary artist Prune Nourry was diagnosed with breast cancer. The disease, which resulted in a mastectomy, only emboldened her creative efforts, the pronounced prospect of death pushing her forward instead of paralyzing her. That's the inspirational vision that Serendipity, Nourry's nonfiction feature debut, sells to us, anyway. For better and for worse, the film is both personal memoir and promo reel, and the emotions tend to be undercut by the self-marketing.

That's not to take away from Nourry's fertile imagination, which is evident from the first shot, as the camera assumes the ...
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‘Serendipity’: First Clip For Berlin Doc About Artist Prune Nourry, Angelina Jolie & Darren Aronofsky Exec Produce

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Exclusive: Here’s first footage of artist Prune Nourry’s documentary Serendipity, which gets its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. Angelina Jolie and Darren Aronofsky are executive producers on the film, which charts how a breast cancer diagnosis impacts the life and work of renowned artist Nourry, known for her work exploring the human body.

Alastair Siddons (Tomb Raider) produced and wrote the film, which also features a special appearance by iconic French director Agnes Varda. Sol Guy is also executive producer.

French multidisciplinary artist Nourry specializes in sculpture, but also works on installations that include photography, film and performance. Her subjects range from bioethics to women’s rights and gender.
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Berlin completes 2019 Panorama line-up, adds Casey Affleck's 'Light Of My Life'

The final Panorama selection includes 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres.

The final titles for the 2019 Berlin Film Festival (Feb 7-17) Panorama programme have been revealed.

Among the new additions is Light Of My Life, directed by and starring Casey Affleck and co-starring Elisabeth Moss.

Titles revealed back in December include Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, Seamus Murphy’s Pj Harvey documentary A Dog Called Money and Rob Garver’s documentary What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.

The final Panorama selection includes 45 films from 38 countries, including 34 world premieres. There are 29 features, 16 documentaries and 19 directorial debuts.

The full list
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MoMA’s Doc Fortnight 2019 Sets Full Slate (Exclusive)

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The Museum of Modern Art has unveiled the full festival lineup for the 18th edition of Doc Fortnight, an annual showcase of the best in nonfiction film. The movies cover a range of topics, touching on everything from the cinematic legacy of Wyatt Earp to a deep look at Ferguson, Missouri, the Midwestern city that exploded into national consciousness when Michael Brown was shot by a police officer.

This year’s festival, which runs from Feb. 21 to 28 and boasts more than 17 documentary features, the bulk of which were directed by female filmmakers. That choice is an important one, because it comes at a time when attention is being focused on the film industry for failing to provide more directing opportunities to women.

The series opens with the premiere of “Serendipity,” a new offering from Prune Nourry that explores the artist’s use of various forms of media, including photography, film,
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Jennifer Lawrence's Slip Dress Is Made for Lazy Girls and More Best Dressed

Jennifer Lawrence's Slip Dress Is Made for Lazy Girls and More Best Dressed
Easy does it.  Finding a dress for your next formal event can be stressful, but Jennifer Lawrence proves even simple looks can make an impact. The Red Sparrow actress wore a classic, black slip dress to a private dinner celebrating artist Prune Nourry. Paired with a dramatic smoky eye, the look came together to top our Best Dressed list of the week.  In similar fashion, Bella Hadid visited Rome in a slinky silhouette. However, the dress came to life with its gilded coloring and high slit. Subtle, this look was not, but you'll appreciate the high-voltage appeal.  For a more casual take on the minimalistic trend, La La Anthony looked the best she ever has, in a two-piece, bodycon...
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Tribeca unveils jury and audience winners; Nordic cinema triumphs

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Tribeca unveils jury and audience winners; Nordic cinema triumphs
Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival; King Jack and Transfatty Lives take the audience awards.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T were King Jack, directed by Felix Thompson, in the narrative category, and TransFatty Lives, directed by Patrick O’Brien, in the documentary category .

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress
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Tribeca unveils winners; Danish cinema triumphs

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Tribeca unveils winners; Danish cinema triumphs
Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T will be announced on April 25.

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark, pictured). Winner
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Danish cinema triumphs at Tribeca

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Danish cinema triumphs at Tribeca
Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

It was also announced that, starting this year, the new name of the Best New Documentary Director Award is The Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award, which was awarded on Thursday by the filmmaker’s children Philip Maysles and Sara Maysles.

The winners of the audience awards sponsored by At&T will be announced on April 25.

World Narrative Competition Categories

The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature – Virgin Mountain (Iceland-Denmark, pictured), dir Dagur Kári. Winner receives $25,000 sponsored by At&T and the art award Ash Eroded Film Reel by Daniel Arsham.

Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film – Gunnar Jónsson as Fúsi in Virgin Mountain. Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman.

Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film – Hannah Murray as Sara in Bridgend (Denmark). Winner receives $2,500 sponsored by Citrin Cooperman
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