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Outfest Sets Screenings of Billy Porter’s Directorial Debut ‘Anything’s Possible’ and Horror Pic ‘They/Them’

Outfest is prepping to roll out the red carpet for a milestone 40th annual event next month, setting Billy Porter’s directorial debut Anything’s Possible to open, horror film They/Them to close, and appearances by Kevin Bacon, Theo Germaine, Julianne Moore, Todd Haynes, Clive Barker, Big Freedia and Christine Vachon, among others. Presented by Warner Bros. […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Todd Haynes (‘The Velvet Underground’)

Todd Haynes, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast, is one of the most significant independent filmmakers of the last 35 years. A daring writer and director who was at the vanguard of what came to be known as New Queer Cinema, he has worked with and is a favorite of many […]

“I Didn’t Want to Leave Any Stone Unturned”: Questlove, Todd Haynes, Liz Garbus and the THR Documentary Roundtable

In the middle of an extraordinary year — 2020 — they were at work on films that charted other resonant histories. In Becoming Cousteau, Liz Garbus, 51, chronicles an emerging environmentalist; in Summer of Soul, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, 50, confronts the erasure of Black stories; in The Rescue, which he directed with Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, 48, depicts the challenge faced by a group of unlikely […]

How Todd Haynes’ ‘The Velvet Underground’ Is “Indebted” to Andy Warhol Films

Describing the visual language of Todd Haynes’ documentary The Velvet Underground for Apple TV+, Haynes’ longtime cinematographer Edward Lachman contends that the director “found the visual metaphor for the art, the counterculture” of the New York underground during the ’60s. This feature-length look at the influential band is a collage of archival material, including Andy […]

Cannes: Todd Haynes on How the Pandemic Aided His ‘Velvet Underground’ Doc

The COVID-19 pandemic lent an unexpected helping hand to the making of Todd Hayne’s documentary The Velvet Underground, which had its world premiere in Cannes on Wednesday night to rave reviews. Making his first step into documentary features, the Carol director told a press conference on Thursday that he first began working on the film […]

Cannes: Todd Haynes’ ‘The Velvet Underground’ Doc an Instant Contender

In a year already packed with great music documentaries — from Questlove’s Summer of Soul to Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers to Mary Wharton’s Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free — another standout was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday night with the world premiere of Todd Haynes’ The Velvet Underground, which was rapturously received […]

Todd Haynes’ ‘The Velvet Underground’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The filmmaker dives deep into the story of the influential rock 'n' roll band led by Lou Reed and John Cale and the creative ferment of 1960s New York City that spawned them in this documentary for Apple.

Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore Board Todd Haynes’ ‘May December’

Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore are reteaming to star in Todd Haynes’ May December. The family drama, to be shopped to international buyers at Cannes by Rocket Science, will see Moore and Haynes reunite for the sixth time after collaborations that include Far From Heaven. Haynes will helm May December based on a screenplay by […]

Michelle Williams to Star in Todd Haynes’ Peggy Lee Biopic, ‘Fever’

Reese Witherspoon is set to produce the project about the legendary singer.

A Personal History of Gay Pride and Prejudice: Hollywood Reporter’s Chief Film Critic Looks Back

THR's chief film critic reflects on his decades of watching, and reviewing, movies as a gay man — from toxic stereotypes and the ubiquitous 'f-word' to the thrill of Almódovar and New Queer Cinema, Oscar's 'Brokeback' burn to the 'Moonlight' milestone and beyond.

Critic’s Picks: A December To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.

Reagan-era gems from Susan Seidelman and Robert Zemeckis, wintry classics from Nicholas Ray, Stanley Kubrick and Todd Haynes and a secret program of 16mm film prints are among options for SoCal cinephiles this holiday season.

‘Dark Waters’ Team on Understanding People at Heart of Environmental Battle

The writer, director and stars of the Mark Ruffalo-led environmental thriller 'Dark Waters' talk to The Hollywood Reporter about transforming a complicated true story of a corporate attorney taking on DuPont into a character-driven film and how they prepared to play the real individuals depicted in the movie.