Thursday, June 13, 2024

Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” to Open Cannes with All Star Cast


The 2016 Cannes Film Festival will open with Woody Allen’s Cafe Society. Steve Carell, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Parker Posey lead an all star cast. This is the third time Woody has opened Cannes. All signs point to a hot festival this year with George Miller heading the jury and films expected directed by or starring Pedro Almodovar, Oliver Stone, Jodie Foster and maybe Warren Beattyimage


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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