Tim Robbins Says America’s Living a Bad Version of ‘Back to the Future’ – and Trump is Biff

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Tim Robbins used an American movie classic to criticize President Trump as a “child abuser” and a petulant bully in a blazing acceptance speech on Friday.
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Karlovy Vary Festival To Fete Tim Robbins With Crystal Globe; Terry Gilliam, Anna Paquin, John Lesher Among Guests

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This year’s 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 29 – July 7) will present a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema to actor and director Tim Robbins.
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Fact Check: No, Jeremy Renner Didn’t Break His Arms Filming ‘The Avengers’

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This is not the kind of malicious media conspiracy that Donald Trump likes to talk about, but it is, in a sense, fake news: Contrary to Friday’s media reports, Jeremy Renner did not break both arms while shooting a stunt in the upcoming superhero movie “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Yes, Renner did appear at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Friday with both of his arms in splints, and at a press conference he explained that he fractured his right elbow and left wrist performing a stunt on his latest film shoot.

Some reporters assumed that he was talking about “Avengers,” in which Renner plays Hawkeye. One problem: Renner hasn’t even begun shooting that part.

Instead, the injury happened on the set of “Tag,” a New Line comedy co-starring Ed Helms and Hannibal Buress, currently shooting in Atlanta.

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But the news of an “Avengers” accident was re-reported on a number of different sites, including TheWrap, until it had spread across Twitter and the world, all the way back to a certain actor in a spa town in the Czech Republic.

“I got a lot of phone calls about that,” Renner told TheWrap with a weary sigh on Saturday.

Even though the initial story was quickly corrected, the damage was done. Search Jeremy Renner on Twitter and you’ll find countless articles locating the accident on a set where he’s yet to set foot.

“It’s frustrating,” said Renner in a conversation that dealt less with the one accident and more with the perils of being a public figure in this age of a Twitter version of the old broken-telephone game.

“These things that get misconstrued in the media. It’s really the most awful, strange things. These are things that can be damaging to an artist or a career. If you’re a respected actor, all of a sudden this is being said, and you’re like, ‘What?’ And that becomes the biggest news. Really, that’s news?”

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Just look at Andrew Garfield, who might have made some poorly phrased comments about his preparations to play in “Angels in America,” but most certainly did not pseudo- come-out-of-the-closet, as some outlets were reporting.

“There’s sensationalism because people want hits on their site,” continued Renner.

“That’s how a lot of news spreads. It gets attention, and that’s what a lot of news outlets need. I’m always pretty loose-tongued, but you see things get misconstrued and that’s really frustrating. It’s frustrating for real journalism. And I think it’s frustrating for artists, because someone is looking for something sensational … It’s silly.”

So what does Renner do to avoid such frustrations?

“I try to be conscious about certain things, but I’m always going to be me,” he said. “Whether I’m talking to a homeless man or my daughter or to a journalist or the president, I’m not going to change for anybody. I’ll be unapologetically myself — just a little conscious, a little more aware.”

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He was certainly unapologetically himself on stage at the festival’s closing ceremony. Though the actor was on hand to present the festival’s Grand Prix as the final prize of the evening, he was called onstage far earlier than expected when his film “Wind River” won the Audience Award. He thanked the audience and festival on behalf of director Taylor Sheridan and the “Wind River” team, but he kept his remarks markedly brief.

“I’m sorry,” he said as he ended his acceptance speech. “I have to go pee. Does anyone know where the bathroom is?”

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‘The Cakemaker’ Set for North American Roll-Out With Strand Releasing (EXCLUSIVE)

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Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Ofir Raul Graizer’s melodrama “The Cakemaker,” which world premiered in competition at Karlovy Vary. Sold by Berlin-based sales company Films Boutique, “The Cakemaker” marks the feature debut of Graizer and follows a young German baker who sets out to meet the widow of his lover, an… Read more »

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Salute Mike Loach, James Newton Howard

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Director Ken Loach, composer James Newton Howard, director Kenji Mizoguchi and cinematographer Jiří Brdečka will be the subject of tributes at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, KVIFF organizers announced on Tuesday.

The annual festival, which takes place in the spa town outside of Prague in the Czech Republic, will also premiere a restored version of Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos’s 1966 film “The Shop on Main Street,” which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Those tributes are among the first batch of programs announced for the festival, which will run from June 30 through July 9.

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Howard, whose film scores include “The Sixth Sense,” “Pretty Woman” and “Batman Begins,” will receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. He will also conduct the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a world premiere live performance of music from “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on June 30 during KVIFF’s opening ceremony concert in front of the Hotel Thermal.

The concert will also include Carl Davis conducting additional film music, much of it from the James Bond films.

British director Loach will be honored along with his longtime screenwriter, Paul Laverty. Their collaborations include “My Name Is Joe,” “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” and “I, Daniel Blake.”

The late Japanese director Mizoguchi, whose seminal films include “The Life of Oharu,” “Ugetsu” and “Sansho the Bailiff,” will be saluted with a selection of 10 of his films, curated by British critic Tony Rayns.

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The festival will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Czech cinematographer Brdečka by screening the feature “Lemonade Joe,” as well as a selection of his short films.

In additional programming, the Karlovy Vary President’s Award for Artistic Contribution will go to writer-director Václav Vorlíček, whose films include “Who Wants to Kill Jessie?,” “You Are a Widow, Sir!” and “The Girl on the Broomstick.”

And on the festival’s opening night, a new KVIFF trailer will be unveiled starring Czech actor Josef Somr. Like many of Karlovy Vary’s celebrated trailers, which have starred the likes of Helen Mirren, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law and Milos Forman, this year’s was directed by Ivan Zachariáš.

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