Three quotes by U.S. filmmakers: Michael Moore and John Sayles denounce the Iraq War and its enablers, while Oliver Stone attacks Hollywood movies’ perennial warmongering.
Iranian filmmaker Abolhassan Davoodi has been hospitalized after being arrested by Iran’s Islamic police. Also: Playwright Tony Kushner is rewriting Steven Spielberg’s untitled terror drama.
Four news DVDs focus on Oscar-winning director George Stevens: A tribute to British colonialism; an immigration family drama; and two documentaries, one of which features rare WWII color footage.
The new Claude Lelouch film The Parisians is a critical and box office bomb. The director is resorting to radical measures, but fellow veteran Philippe de Broca thinks that won’t work.
Toronto Film Festival controversies: Contentious topics include a documentary about the military service of U.S. presidential contender John Kerry and the horrific abuse of a cat.