Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Why Cannes Programmers Are Stubborn About The Future Of Cinema — And Potentially Right

Kristen Stewart Will Hit It Big, Jim Jarmusch Will Triumph & Five More 2016 Cannes Film Festival Predictions "What is cinema?" That's the question posed by the title of collected writings by French critic Andre Bazin nearly 50 years ago. These days, it's a particularly tough question: TV overshadows feature films in the cultural landscape, while digital advancements range from social media to virtual reality. Now more than ever, we need a festival to clarify the changing identity of cinema.  Just don't tell that to Thierry Fremaux, the festival's poker-faced director. "In Cannes, our role is to defend film — to show both its power and vitality," he wrote me...

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