The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’ turns 50
02 June 2017 | 2:45 pm
Capitol Records celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album on Thursday (June 1) with a flag raising ceremony in Hollywood.
19 Dec 2019
While Star Wars fans prepare for "The Rise of Skywalker," a die-hard fan of Carrie Fisher is petitioning, on Hollywood Boulevard, to get the late actress a star on the Walk of Fame. "Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, the two male stars of Star Wars have stars, yet the female star of Star Wars does not have a star. So that turns into a feminist issue for me and for 5,931 people," argues Kristin Grady.
8 Feb 2020
April Reign, founder of the #OscarsSoWhite movement, says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members choose the Oscar winners, needs to work on inclusion at all stages of productions and wonders whether the Academy is "still as relevant as they think they are."
6 Feb 2020
American cinema giant Kirk Douglas died on Wednesday aged 103. His death at his family home in Beverly Hills was confirmed by his son Michael Douglas.
10 Feb 2020
Antonio Banderas starring in 'Pain and Glory' says "something is changing," in Hollywood, which is under scrutiny this awards season for its lack of diversity.
10 Feb 2020
Laura Dern, Antonio Banderas and Sam Mendes among the Hollywood actors and Oscars nominees walking the red carpet moments ahead of the 92nd Academy Awards.
13 Mar 2020
With flights grounded and some cities under lockdown, COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of daily life, including arts and culture. Major events like the Coachella music festival and South by Southwest have been cancelled in the United States and film releases and scheduled shoots have been postponed. We also take a look at the consequences of the virus here in France, where insurance companies estimate that it could cost up to $1 billion for the theatre industry, with some smaller venues even risking cl
4 May 2020
The online concert was organized to raise funds for people affected by the coronavirus pandemic in India. The South Asian country has registered over 42,000 COVID-19 cases and is looking to ease lockdown measures.
29 May 2020
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including coronavirus-safe red carpets, how to get the real cinema experience in your own home and the online retrospective of American independent filmmaker Mark Rappaport from the Munich Film Museum. She also gives us the week's film picks, including Romanian director Anca Damian's "Marona's Fantastic Tale" and Irish director Lorcan Finnegan's dystopian oddity "Vivarium."
27 Jun 2020
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2 Jul 2020
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news including "Capital in the 21st Century," the La Rochelle Film festival, a tribute to Gone With the Wind actress Olivia de Havilland for her 104th birthday and the re-release of ten 1930s movies from Hollywood’s racy days.
27 Jul 2020
Golden age Hollywood star Olivia de Havilland dies at 104, her agent said. She starred in "Gone with the Wind" and was a two-time Oscar winner.
7 Jan 2021
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including a look ahead at filmmaking in 2021 and a review of the new Pixar movie "Soul". She also reveals her "virtual" pick of the week: a one-minute-long film, shot with a cell phone and entitled "Women's Empowerment".
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The war in Ukraine has forced a major rethink of European security, with further enlargement of both NATO and the EU now on the table. Kyiv has asked for a fast-track procedure for EU membership. Moldova and Georgia have also applied. The EU has made it clear that Ukraine belongs to the European family. However, admitting several more nations would be highly challenging. And even before the war, the EU was already negotiating with candidate countries Albania, the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. We discuss how far the EU should grow, and how fast that process should be, with two MEPs.
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As Berlin seeks to ween itself off Russian energy sources, Chancellor Scholz has said Qatar "plays an important role" in energy policy. The visiting Emir of Qatar has confirmed could start LNG deliveries by 2024.
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Germany's defense minister has said the anti-aircraft tank will be used to protect "critical infrastructure" in Ukraine from Russian attacks.
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On day two of the Cannes Film Festival, FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear tells us why the première of "Top Gun: Maverick" has movie fans jostling to catch a glimpse of US actor Tom Cruise on the red carpet. We also take a look at the first films competing for the Palme d'Or, as Kirill Serebrennikov returns to Cannes to present "Tchaikovsky's Wife". The Russian director was unable to attend the screenings of his last two films, "Petrov's Flu" and "Leto", due to living under virtual house arrest in Moscow in recent years.
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Taipei has introduced a "new Taiwan model" to shift away from its "zero-COVID" strategy. But public health experts warn of an increase in COVID-19 fatalities if the island can't streamline policies.
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In France, coming out of the closet and living openly as a member of the LGBTI+ community can be a significant psychological, emotional and social challenge. Until just 40 years ago, it was also a legal one. In 1982, the age of consent was lowered from 21 to 18 for homosexuals in France, making it the same for everyone. This landmark law paved the way for important civil liberties, including the legalisation of same-sex marriage in 2013. But there are still obstacles to be overcome. To find out more about the ongoing fight for equality, we speak to Sébastien Tüller, LGBTI+ legal advisor for Amnesty International France.