The Berlin Film Festival has responded cautiously to a complaint by the government of Iran for its decision to screen Jafar Panahi's movie Closed Curtain in competition at this year's festival. The film was awarded the Silver Bear for best screenplay. The festival issued a brief statement saying, We would be sorry if the screening of Closed Curtain had legal consequences for the filmmakers. It expressed concern for Panahi's two Iranian collaborators, Kamboziya Partovi and Maryam Moghadam, who brought the movie to Berlin and expressed the hope that persistent international attention be given to these courageous artists. The English-language Tehran Times quoted Iran Cinema Organization Director Javad Shamaqdari as saying that submitting films to foreign festivals without permission is illegal but at the present time the system shows tolerance toward such activities.
Perry performed 'Rise' and 'Roar' before Clinton accepted the nomination to be the Democrats' presidential candidate.
Bruce Springsteen will release rare tracks from 1966 in new album 'Chapter and Verse', which will accompany his autobiography 'Born To Run'.
There's still no reunion planned though.
Not broadcast in its entirety since 1967, a full restoration will be played in select cinemas to support Ron Howard's 'Eight Days a Week' touring...