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THE Locarno Film Festival in the Ticino region of Switzerland is known for going out on a limb. This year, Roman Polanski was controversially invited to receive a lifetime achievement award. On his last visit to Switzerland in 2009,Show More Summary

Rare Photos of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski in London in 1968

Here's a series of rare photos of Sharon Tate with Roman Polanski, made by LIFE's photographer Bill Ray in Swinging London in 1968. See more »

Protests Force Roman Polanski to Bow Out of Film Festival Honor

Roman Polanski's sordid past continue to haunt him. The famed director of Rosemary's Baby and Chinatown will not personally collect a lifetime achievement award from the Locarno Film Festival as originally planned. The Hollywood Reporter...Show More Summary

Polanski skips Swiss movie festival after storm of criticism

Acclaimed director Roman Polanski announced on Tuesday he would not attend the Locarno film festival in Switzerland in a bid to defuse a growing storm over his appearance. Lauded for his movie-making skills, Polanski is a divisive figure who was detained in Switzerland in 2009 on a US warrant related to a 1970s child sex case. Show More Summary

Roman Polanski Pulls Out Of Film Festival Over Backlash

RomanPolanskiwasrecentlygivenalifetimeachievementawardbytheLocarnoFilmFestivalinSwitzerland,wherehewasscheduledto“attendthe67thLocarnofestivalandgiveamasterclassonAugust15forfestivalgoersandyoungfilmmakersattendingtheLocarnoSummerAcShow More Summary

Roman Polanski Cancels Film Festival Appearance Due to 'Controversies'

Film director Roman Polanski will no longer be attending the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland to receive a lifetime achievement award and screen his new movie Venus in Fur because his presence would have caused "tensions and controversies." Read more...

Why Do Awards And Festivals Honor Controversial Artists Like Roman Polanski?

It seems odd that either the Festival del film Locarno or Roman Polanski thought that honoring the filmmaker for lifetime achievement would be a good idea. This is the second recent time–after Woody Allen's Golden Globe tribute was followed...Show More Summary

News Archive: Manson Family murders

The victims: Sharon Tate, 26 [8/9/1969] Richard Paul Polanski (unborn child of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski) [8/9/1969] Jay Sebring, 36 [8/9/1969] Abigail Folger, 25 [8/9/1969] Voytek Frykowski, 32 [8/9/1969] Steve Parent, 18 [8/9/1969]...Show More Summary

Gisele Bundchen Bikini Photos And Other News

- Joaquin Phoenix playing Doctor Strange is almost a done deal. - Whoopi Goldberg defended Roman Polanski, so why not Stephen A. Smith? - Leanna Decker is a redhead with big breasts, why we’re alive. - Lana Del Rey is a giant hypocrite. - Alessandra Ambrosio understands the Internet. Read More...

Sex Abuse Survivors Tell Entertainment Industry to Disown Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski, the famed director who admitted to sexually abusing a child in 1977, is about to be honored by the entertainment industry. Again. Polanski earned a standing ovation when he won a Best Director Oscar back in 2003. This time, he's due to receive an honor during next month's Locarno Film Festival. Show More Summary

Politically Outspoken Hollywood Cower In Silence for Israel

Over the years I've seen Hollywood openly come out en masse to support Roman Polanski, a man who drugged, raped, and sodomized a 13 year-old girl before fleeing from justice. When it comes to openly supporting Israel, however, The Hollywood...Show More Summary

Film Review: Venus in Fur (Dir. Roman Polanski)

Venus in Fur Dir. Roman Polanski [IFC Films; 2013] by Gram Hummell Rating: A long tracking shot supernaturally drifts into a derelict theater on a stormy night in Paris. Thomas (Mathieu Amalric), a frustrated playwright with his first directing gig, is about to call it quits after a full day of shoddy auditions for the lead role. Show More Summary

Film - Venus in Fur

Welcome to Roman Polanski's hall of mirrors. David Ives' play Venus in Fur is a two-hander, set in a theatre, about a director auditioning an actress...

Roman Polanski Wants Assurances He Won't Be Deported If He Films In Poland

When most directors scout locations for upcoming projects, they worry about things like lighting, background and tax credits. When Roman Polanski does it, he has to worry about extradition agreements, which is why his next film, An Officer...Show More Summary

Newswire: Roman Polanski will film his next movie in Poland if they don’t extradite him to the U.S.

For a director, choosing where to film a movie is a crucial step in the process. Do the rolling green hills of New Zealand look enough like Middle Earth for the Lord Of The Rings movies? Does that Chinese hotel look enough like America...Show More Summary

Roman Polanski Is Prepping A Feature In Poland, Where He Won’t Be Extradited

Brilliantdirector/horriblepersonRomanPolanskiishoping toshoot hisnextfeatureinPoland,buthasaskedforassurancesfromthePolishgovernmentthathewillnotextraditedtotheU.S.forthe1977rapeofa13-year-oldgirl.Polanski’snextfilmis abiopicaboutAlShow More Summary

Roman Polanski Prepping Next Feature in Poland, Wants Assurance He Won't Be Extradited to U.S.

The octogenarian director, still wanted in America on 40-year-old statutory rape charges, plans to film a biopic about a 19th-century French military officer falsely accused of espionage. read more

Forget Roman Polanski: ‘Venus in Fur’ Is About All Human Relationships

Here’s the paradox of masochism: in order to be dominated and treated cruelly and physically harmed in a way that satisfies their fantasies, the masochist must make certain demands of the person to whom they’re ostensibly submitting....Show More Summary

Hillary’s War on Women

When the Roman Polanski rape case resurfaced, Whoopi Goldberg coined the term “rape-rape” to describe the difference between the kind of rape she opposed and the kind she was okay with because it had been perpetrated by someone she liked. In the political world the cases of Clarence Thomas and Bill Clinton showed how liberals […]

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