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Human Rights Watch Fest opener 'On Her Shoulders' focuses on a brave Yazidi activist

Nadia Murad Basee Taha was a 21-year-old student in Kocho, in the Sinjar province of Iraq, on August 3, 2014, when ISIS terrorists attacked the Yazidi town. They killed hundreds of people in a matter of hours. Eighteen members of Nadia’s family were slaughtered, including her mother and six...

Festival finds in Greenwich and a 'book report' in NYC

The new realities of increased diversity, the streaming explosion and concerns for social justice animated two recently wrapped film and book events — the boutique Greenwich International Film Festival (GIFF) in Connecticut and Manhattan’s mammoth BookExpo, the major publishing show at Manhattan’s Javits Center. But old joys of discovery and new trends abounded.

'Ocean’s 8' is number 1

It was a weekend of (mostly) surpassed expectations, as new releases Ocean’s 8 and Hereditary proved hits for their respective studios. The former film grabbed the number one spot with $41.5 million, the highest debut of any film in the Ocean’s franchise. Hereditary snagged the number four spot...

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Ask the Audience: Theatre Safety

Ask the Audience: Theatre Safety

Ask the Audience is a monthly feature from Film Journal International and National CineMedia (NCM) that allows you to ask an audience of 5,000 frequent moviegoers, known as NCM’s Behind the Screens panel, the pressing questions of our industry.

The Data and Analysis of Concessions: Studying the numbers really matters

The Data and Analysis of Concessions: Studying the numbers really matters

DNA is the biological frame that determines the characteristics of a living organism. Often when describing the framework of a cinema, we refer to the DNA that establishes the structure and procedures of the business. In cinemas, the structure is such that the film itself is the primary reason...

Belgian Competition Authority clears Kinepolis Group

Belgian Competition Authority clears Kinepolis Group

As Kinepolis Group has reached into Canada, the pan-European-turned-transatlantic exhibitor has been accorded some breathing room back at the home base in Belgium.

'Looking for Rohmer' breaks China's unwritten gay taboo

'Looking for Rohmer' breaks China's unwritten gay taboo

A low-budget China-France co-production has succeeded where other LGBT-themed films have previously failed in China: avoiding a ban by the country’s regulatory body, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Televison (SARFT), and officially making it into local cinemas.

Australian Government woos overseas filmmakers

Australian Government woos overseas filmmakers

The Australian Government has just announced an A$140 million incentive for overseas filmmakers to choose Australia as a filming destination.