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Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, on Music, Acting and Being Misunderstood: “This Is the First Time I’ve Been Able to Speak My Mind”

Colson Baker is best known for the music that he has made under the name Machine Gun Kelly, which includes four albums that have cracked the Billboard top 10 — his 2012 debut studio album Lace Up, 2015’s General Admission and two that hit number one, 2020’s Tickets to My Downfall and 2022’s Mainstream Sellout. […]

Savannah Film Fest: ‘Banshees’ to Open, ‘Living’ to Close, Eddie Redmayne and Janelle Monae Among Big Names Set for Honors

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival, which has grown into an Oscar season stop of considerable importance, is set to mark its 25th anniversary with a contender-packed lineup of films and list of honorees. Opening with The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight) and closing with Living (Sony Classics), the nation’s largest university-run film festival, which this year […]

Savannah Film Fest: Colson Baker, aka Machine Gun Kelly, Will Receive Discovery Award, Record Live Episode of THR’s ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast

The musician and actor Colson Baker — who is better known by his stage-name Machine Gun Kelly, or MGK — will receive the SCAD Savannah Film Festival’s Discovery Award on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 27, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively report. Earlier in the day, he will be interviewed in front of a festival […]

Savannah Film Fest: ‘Docs to Watch’ Panel, New Doc Award and Special Doc Screenings Announced (Exclusive)

The SCAD Savannah Film Festival, which takes place at the Savannah College of Art and Design each year shortly before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences votes to determine its Oscar shortlists, and which has become a premier showcase for documentary programming, in particular, has revealed the names of the 10 documentary features […]

Filmmakers Discuss 10 of 2021’s Top Docs to Watch at Savannah Film Festival

The directors of 10 of the year’s top documentary features — Becoming Cousteau, The First Wave, Flee, Found, Francesco, Julia, Procession, The Rescue, Summer of Soul and The Velvet Underground — gathered at the Savannah Film Festival earlier this season to record the eighth annual Docs to Watch Panel, which, as always, was presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by […]

Savannah Film Fest: ‘Red Rocket’ Star Simon Rex Acknowledges “People Love a Comeback Story”

“I never considered myself an actor,” Simon Rex told The Hollywood Reporter during a conversation in front of an audience of Savannah Film Festival attendees this week following a packed Lucas Theatre screening of Sean Baker‘s Red Rocket. Rex plays a has-been porn star who returns to his hometown, and has been garnering best actor […]

Savannah Film Fest: Directors of 10 Top Docs Set for THR Panel, Lineup and Honorees Also Announced

Ten of 2021’s top documentary features will be represented by their directors on this year’s edition of the ‘Docs to Watch’ panel at the Savannah Film Festival, the nation’s largest university-run film festival. This one-of-a-kind gathering will take place on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 24 in-person, just like the rest of the 24th edition […]

Savannah Film Fest: 10 Doc Oscar Contenders on Inspirations and Obstacles for Their 2020 Films

The seventh annual 'Docs to Watch' panel on Oct. 25 brought together the helmers of 'Boys State,' 'Crip Camp,' 'Dick Johnson Is Dead,' 'The Dissident,' 'The Human Factor,' 'MLK/FBI,' 'Time,' 'The Truffle Hunters,' 'The Way I See It' and 'Welcome to Chechnya.'

Directors of 10 Top Docs Set for Savannah Film Fest Panel

The seventh annual 'Docs to Watch' panel on Oct. 25 will feature the helmers of 'Boys State,' 'Crip Camp,' 'Dick Johnson Is Dead,' 'The Dissident,' 'The Human Factor,' 'MLK/FBI,' 'Time,' 'The Truffle Hunters,' 'The Way I See It' and 'Welcome to Chechnya.'

Directors of 10 Top 2019 Docs Discuss Their Films’ Challenges and Rewards

The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg recently sat down with the directors of 'American Factory,' 'Apollo 11,' 'The Biggest Little Farm,' 'The Cave,' 'Diego Maradona,' 'The Kingmaker,' 'Knock Down the House,' 'Maiden,' 'One Child Nation' and 'Sea of Shadows.'

Savannah Film Fest: Olivia Wilde on ‘Booksmart,’ Directing and Delta’s “Vagina” Problem (Video)

The actress/director participated in a public conversation with The Hollywood Reporter's Scott Feinberg at the SCAD Savannah Film Festival a few hours before collecting the event's Rising Star Director Award.

Aldis Hodge Explores Both Sides of U.S. Justice System With ‘Clemency’ and ‘City On a Hill’

From the death penalty to corruption, the issues raised by Aldis Hodge's latest film and TV projects such as 'Clemency' and 'City on a Hill' have challenged the actor on and off-screen.