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“You can’t force Lucille Ball to be Gracie Allen” and other lessons from the artistic director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, which returns to the Joyce Theater this week.
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Monaco move out of the Ligue 1 relegation zone as two Radamel Falcao penalties give them victory at Amiens.
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Antoine Griezmann scores to help Atletico Madrid beat Monaco and reach the last 16 of the Champions League.
www.bbc.co.uk | 11/29/18
Ireland cap the greatest year in their rugby history by sweeping the board at the World Rugby awards in Monte Carlo.
www.bbc.co.uk | 11/25/18
Ireland cap the greatest year in their rugby history by sweeping the board at the World Rugby awards in Monte Carlo.
www.bbc.co.uk | 11/25/18
Thierry Henry claims his first victory as Monaco boss, thanks to Radamel Falcao's second half free-kick at fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Caen.
www.bbc.co.uk | 11/24/18
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www.bbc.co.uk | 11/8/18
Thierry Henry's Monaco are knocked out of the Champions League after they are thrashed by Club Brugge.
www.bbc.co.uk | 11/6/18

Applauded for his intrepid commitment to attaining and sharing firsthand versions of the truth, filmmaker Matthew Heineman came into the foreground of the documentary community upon the release of his third feature, 2015’s “Cartel Land.” Voluntarily putting himself in harm’s way, he used his privilege as a white American man to chronicle the Mexican Drug War, often with bullets raining down on him and his camera.

Heineman then professionally transformed himself into a cross between a war correspondent and a lyrical storyteller, an amalgamation that can just as well apply to Marie Colvin, the award-winning journalist for London’s Sunday Times tasked with covering some of the most gruesome international conflicts of the last 30 years. She did so with unshakable resolve, bearing the personal cost of trauma most of us will never know.

Playing out as more of a formally daring conversation between two kindred spirits (director and subject) than a reverential biopic with all the Oscar-bait fixings, Heineman’s fiction debut “A Private War” is an episodic account of Colvin’s greatest (and most dangerous) hits since she lost sight in her left eye while on duty during the Sri Lankan Civil War in 2001.

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Her mythical persona has been deftly transposed to the screen from a Vanity Fair article by Marie Brenner titled “Marie Colvin’s Private War.” Adapted by eclectic screenwriter Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”), the result is a stunningly moving, yet never mawkish, dissection of Colvin’s self-aware motivations, irrevocable positions, flawed interpersonal skills, and narrative ability to make people stop and care about whatever story was compelling her to risk her life.

“In covering war, can we really make a difference?” asks Colvin (played by Rosamund Pike) late in the film. It’s a question so heavy with responsibility that it would be unjust to demand a clear answer from her, but Colvin operated as if her coverage was in fact the only concrete action she could take to enact change. Pike, giving the kind of transformative performance that puts her squarely in the awards-season conversation, manifests Colvin’s brazen outspokenness with candor, and her irreparable brokenness via a cocktail of rage and subdued anxiety.

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Wearing an eye patch with outward confidence while vulnerably chasing the desire to feel attractive behind closed doors, the actress embodies the internal battle of a woman tormented by what she’s witnessed and the impotence of being unable to prevent it. Pike is doing much more than regulating her voice to replicate Colvin’s tone; she takes hammer and chisel to her emotional armor, forged from the accumulated experiences Colvin must suppress in order to remain functional. A scene recreating the reporter’s call with Anderson Cooper live from a hideout in Homs, Syria, ranks amongst the most punch-in-the-gut moments of her portrayal.

For all its brilliance, Pike’s work here is not unprecedented in her career; it’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Jamie Dornan who amazes with his take on photographer Paul Conroy, who would become one of Colvin’s closest collaborators beginning in the early 2000s. It’s not his handsomely rugged looks he’s selling this time, but an unassuming turn as a sidekick and as an artist working through fear to match Colvin’s words with his images reflecting human suffering. For audiences who missed the actor’s chilling turn as a serial killer on “The Fall,” Dornan’s powerful moments of raw pain will be a real revelation.

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The cast’s unseen co-star is three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson’s camera, which acts as Heineman’s proxy thanks to the immediate and dynamic visual language used to maneuver it. At times we appear to be witnessing another individual’s point of view, when the device moves as if it were a journalist hiding inside a car or behind buildings, also risking life and limb to record these moments of tension.

Fittingly, this is a piece of immersive cinema edited (by Nick Fenton, “American Animals”) for psychological impact as opposed to keeping to a precise timeline. However, the plot does work in a linear manner, leading up to a fateful event that would serve as revelatory proof of Bashar al-Assad’s attacks on civilians.

Colvin’s inner state is assembled from brief flashbacks, which are effective if not inventive, culminating in a nightmarish sequence that sees her walking through a labyrinth of horrors engraved in her psyche from a lifetime of being confronted with the worst of humanity. Heineman is not playing it safe here, and that’s not only commendable but also necessary to offer a different type of tribute to such a fascinating and conflicted character.

It’s a testament to Heineman’s penchant for reality that his first foray outside the non-fiction world is based on the true life of a figure who shares his concern for the loss of human life in the geopolitical games that nations play daily. Perhaps it was only by using a controlled fictional setting that the audacious director could confront his own understanding of what compels a person to do what he and Colvin do.

Colvin constantly acknowledged her privilege and was conscious of her potential to be perceived as a white savior with self-aggrandizing ideas. Heineman seems to be undergoing the same ruthless self-examination vicariously with this affecting project.

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www.thewrap.com | 11/1/18

Bring out the royal umbrellas — again!

On the final day of their epic Down Under tour, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited the scenic Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand, where they learned more about its local conservation program under rainy skies.

Upon arriving on Monday at the park, which is famed for its golden beaches and sits at the northeastern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the couple were greeted by a traditional welcome ceremony. (Meghan proved she has perfected the traditional hongi greeting!)

WATCH: #meghan has perfected her hongi as she greets the Maori people of Abel Tasman pic.twitter.com/EPxTHwto1J

— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) October 29, 2018

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Harry, 34, offered a personal message when they arrived on the island via helicopter, saying, “From myself, my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the Queen and our family. We are so grateful for your hospitality and the work to look after this beautiful place.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park, where they learned more about its local conservation programmes with @docgovtnz Ranger Andrew Lamason. #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/O3xu8JbXMN

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 29, 2018

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Walking along the beach with park ranger Andrew Lamason, Harry and Meghan (in Outland jeans, a Jac and Jack top and h a Club Monaco coat) sheltered under an umbrella — only this time, Harry did the honors!

Last week, the expectant parents shared a romantic umbrella moment in Dubbo, Australia, where Meghan, 37, kept Harry dry as he gave a speech to the audience. The downpour that day was unexpected, as Dubbo had previously battled several year of drought.

Prior to their visit to Abel Tasman National Park on Monday, the couple stopped by Visiting the Maranui Café in Wellington, New Zealand, where they met youngsters from a number of mental health projects in New Zealand — and provided sweet treats for young fans waiting outside.

The royal couple started their whirlwind 16-day tour Down Under in Sydney, with a number of day trips to other areas of the country, and kicked off the 2018 Invictus Games before spending a few days in Fiji and Tonga. They returned to Sydney for the end of the Invictus Games before heading to New Zealand to wrap their tour on Monday.

people.com | 10/29/18

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry haven’t forgotten the little people.

They royal couple, who are completing the last day of their epic tour Down Under, made sure to provide a sweet treat for young fans on Monday (local time).

Visiting the Maranui Café in Wellington, New Zealand, the expectant parents met youngsters from a number of mental health projects in New Zealand offering support through helplines, social media, web sites and school programs.

At Maranui Café in Wellington The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are meeting young New Zealanders supporting others in the area of mental health. #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/m8bXNxnY3s

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 28, 2018

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When the visit concluded, Harry and Meghan (dressed down in Outland jeans, a Jac and Jack top and h a Club Monaco coat) made sure to look after their youngest fans waiting outside — they sent pastries from the café to the crowd, reports Emily Andrews of The Sun.

These gorgeous kids were waiting outside the Maranui cafe and Meghan sent an aide back into the cage to scoop up all the yummy cakes that she & Harry didn’t eat, to be given to the kids! All together now “Ahhhhhhh” pic.twitter.com/qEBIRWiCCi

— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) October 28, 2018

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After the café stop, the couple headed to Abel Tasman National Park on the northeastern tip of New Zealand’s South Island for a conservation-focused visit.

Among the young people The Duke and Duchess met was Ezekiel Raui, one of The #QueensYoungLeaders, who after experiencing several youth suicides at his high school founded Te Kotahi, a peer-support programme led by young people. #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/OjrRhLX2lD

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 28, 2018

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The royal couple started their whirlwind 16-day tour Down Under in Sydney, with a number of day trips to other areas of the country, and kicked off the 2018 Invictus Games before spending a few days in Fiji and Tonga. They returned to Sydney for the end of the Invictus Games before heading to New Zealand to wrap their tour.

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The Duke and Duchess spent Thursday, Day 3 of their Royal Tour, in Melbourne, Australia. They did normal royal-tour things, like walk on the beach (Meg wore flats) and meet with a local chef, do a walk-about with a rope line (Meg got a tiara from a little girl!), rode a tram and about a […]
www.celebitchy.com | 10/18/18

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are keeping the beach clean — and looking stylish while doing it!

The couple, who announced Monday that they are expecting their first child, continued the third day of their royal tour by visiting Albert Park Primary School and also the beach in Melbourne, Australia.

Before their final outings of the day, the pair made quick outfit changes from their earlier looks. They did not, however, choose the most practical beach attire.

Meghan, 37, ditched her navy dress and matching suede heels for a black Club Monaco “Miguelina” dress with her trusty black Rothy’s flats — a shoe she has previously switched into during their tour.

She did, however, kept on her Martin Grant trench coat which has been a fashion staple for her during their royal tour.

Meanwhile, Harry, 34, — who matched his wife at their prior events in a navy suit with a white button-down shirt — switched into a pair of black pants and a gray jacket.

The royal ditched his tie and opted to leave his shirt collar buttoned.

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The couple first met with student Sustainability Leaders and Waste Warriors at Albert Park Primary School and learned how the sustainability programs are integrated into the curriculum, before being greeted by many of the school’s younger students.

At one stop along the school’s pathway, Harry sweetly asked a group of students — who were lined up outside excitedly squealing, waving, and yelling their names — if this is where they went to school. One child ignored the question and instead, simply told the prince that he resembled their uncle.

Keeping with their sustainable theme, the pair rode public transport to their next stop, hopping on one of Melbourne’s iconic trams for a short ride from the school to South Melbourne Beach.

As they left, onlookers waved from the crowd, while some even stood on top of their roofs across the street to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.

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Onboard the tram, the royals interacted with more schoolchildren during the quick ride. A few minutes later, they arrived at the beach where they were welcomed by another large set of excited onlookers.

As they made their way onto the sand, the couple was greeted by volunteers from BeachPatrol and local children from the area for a beach cleanup. The organization dedicates itself to keeping Melbourne’s shores free of litter to reduce the negative impact of litter on the marine environment and food chain as well as provide a safe environment for the public to enjoy their local beach.

During the outing, Harry and Meghan were also introduced to four lifeguards from the beach.

But the couple didn’t stay much longer after that and finally headed back towards land.

After their departure, one teen — who introduced himself as 15-year-old Milo Thompson — said he was especially impressed with the royal couple’s demeanor during his interaction with them on the sand.

“I was expecting to introduce myself and be real proper,” he said of meeting Prince Harry. “But he came and introduced himself and was calm and collected, and paying a lot of attention to us… they’re down-to-earth and fun to be around.”

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Earlier in the day, Meghan and Harry met fans in Melbourne, gathered on the grounds of the city’s Royal Botanic Gardens. One lucky young woman even got a giant hug from the prince, causing her to break down in (very happy!) tears.

After greeting fans, Meghan and Harry headed to a reception with local government.

While there, the royal couple was shown several sporting demonstrations, including a student-designed Formula 1 racing project, which gave Meghan a fright during its incredibly loud launch.

“I did not expect that!” she exclaimed of their speedy takeoff while laughing at her own jumpy reaction.

Meanwhile, Harry looked as happy as a child in a toy store, beaming at the cars and laughed at his wife’s startled reaction. “Wasn’t quite expecting that,” he joked to her. Harry even fist-pumped when they were first invited to try the cars.

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While the boys showed off their car project, outside the girls showed off their sporting skills. Meghan met with ambassadors from This Girl Can, which is an organization focused on encouraging women to take up sports.

During the outing, Meghan demonstrated her athleticism, tossing around an AFL football and showing off her best hand-passing skills.

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They were then treated to a cooking demonstration showcasing native Australian food at a social enterprise restaurant which provides guidance and opportunity to young Aboriginal people who are in need of a fresh start in life.

During the demo led by Executive Chef Greg Hampton, Meghan and Harry were able to taste some fresh herbs from the area.

Tomorrow, the couple will head back to Sydney for the weekend, before making a stop at Frasier Island on Monday.

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You want to know where the rich, famous, and hot were this past Wednesday? They were in Monte Carlo—and not the Vegas Casino, either—for the second annual Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean which is indeed a real thing.

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Here are some photos from the Global Ocean Gala in Monte Carlo last night. Prince Albert of Monaco has several big causes, and the environment and protecting the oceans are two of his biggest (he’s also a huge supporter of the Olympics and the Red Cross). You know the Global Ocean Gala was important because […]
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“Tell me, why do we require a trip to Mount Everest in order to perceive one moment of reality?” asks Wallace Shawn in “My Dinner with Andre.” “I think if you could become fully aware of what existed in the cigar store next to this restaurant, I think it would just blow your brains out!”

There are no cigar stores in Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” but after zipping us through a future dystopia in “Children of Men” and all of outer space in “Gravity,” the director takes us through a far more quotidian version of reality in his gorgeous new film. And it did, admittedly, blow my brains out.

Shot in 65mm black-and-white — please, Netflix, let audiences see this movie projected in 70mm before it hits your streaming service — the film remains mostly housebound to tell us the story of a bourgeois family in Mexico City in the 1970s, mostly as viewed by their housekeeper, Cleo (first-timer Yalitza Aparicio). And whatever “Roma” lacks in terms of pyrotechnics or visual-effects splendor (relatively speaking, anyway), it more than makes up for with emotion and humanity.

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There are, to be sure, impressive set pieces and powerful scenes, but it’s the quiet, quotidian moments that give the film its power. Having seemingly mastered the Hollywood blockbuster, Cuarón appears to be setting his sights on a more intimate kind of filmmaking along the lines of the cinema’s great humanists, like Yasujiro Ozu or Lucretia Martel. (The interactions between Cleo and her employers suggest a kinder take on the latter’s 2001 debut film, “La Ciénaga.”)

Set in the early 1970s, the film opens with a lengthy sequence of Cleo scrubbing the driveway, the water reflecting the jets that fly overhead. She’s cleaning up the prodigious amounts of poop created by the family dog, and his despoiling of the carport is one of few constants for her employers over the course of the year. In 12 months, the master of the house will move out, Cleo will be seduced and abandoned by her boyfriend, and she and her employer alike will face the fallout from these events.

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Among Cuarón’s many accomplishments here is his ability to weave his cinephilia into the story in a way that’s organic and never self-conscious. The local movie palace plays a key role in the characters’ lives, whether it’s a pregnant Cleo being betrayed by her boyfriend as the closing scenes of “Monte Carlo or Bust!” play out on screen or one of the family’s children witnessing something he shouldn’t before walking in to see “Marooned.”

And “Roma” refers to the neighborhood in Mexico City where the film is set, it could certainly serve as a shout-out to Fellini, whose film of the same name probably played in that same movie theater the year after this one is set; the Italian maestro would definitely approve of beautifully off-kilter moments like a New Year’s Eve party where wealthy landowners drink and sing while the campesinos extinguish a forest fire, or a scene of Cleo trudging through the muddy streets of a poor neighborhood while, in the background, a political rally features a human-cannonball act.

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The press notes say that the film is Cuarón’s salute to the women who helped raise him, and “Roma” explores the strangely symbiotic relationship that can develop between employer and household servant; the mother (the impressive Marina de Tavira) often refers to Cleo as “a member of the family,” and the film lets us see the ways that this is actually true (they take care of her during her pregnancy) and the ways that it is not (she and another maid share a tiny room up a tall staircase, above that carport).

The ensemble is well cast throughout, with even the performers in the smallest roles making an impact. Ultimately, this is Aparicio’s show: She communicates both in Spanish and an indigenous dialect known as Mixteca, but she’s got the expressive eyes of a silent-film goddess. One of the film’s most wrenching scenes is just a hold on Cleo’s face, and Aparicio turns the moment into the screen’s most powerful close-up since Nicole Kidman in “Birth.”

(There’s a doctoral thesis waiting to be written about motherhood in Cuarón’s films, both in terms of absence (“A Little Princess,” “Great Expectations”) and presence (“Children of Men,” “Gravity”). Throw in a colon and a reference to “Y Tu Mamá También,” and the title writes itself.)

“Roma” offers plenty of Cuarón-ian flourishes throughout — from a violent street protest that bursts into a placid furniture store to long tracking shots of busy, period-dressed Mexico City streets — but keeping the camera on Yalitza Aparicio is all the director needs to do to hold our attention. Whether or not Netflix audiences will respond to this film’s subtle delights on a small screen, Alfonso Cuarón has created a heartfelt masterpiece of mood and nostalgia, one that reminds us that his gifts as a storyteller and an interpreter of the human experience are not dictated by scale of production.

For the record: A previous version of this review included unfounded speculation about the title of this film.

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Starz announced Thursday that it has acquired the rights for nine documentary films, including Matt Tyrnauer’s “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood,” about closeted gay stars, spanning four decades.

The doc follows Scotty Bowers, a World War II Marine combat veteran who became a legendary bisexual male hustler and all-purpose date-arranger for Hollywood movie stars from the 1940s through the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Bowers first shared his experiences in his best-selling memoir, “Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars.”

The film premiered to strong reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and was released theatrically this past April. It will premiere on Starz early next year.

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The other eight docs that Starz will premiere later this year include Dan Rather’s “Fail State,” which looks at the dark side of American higher education, and the Gender bias film, “Half the Picture,” which debuted at Sundance this year and features interviews with Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke and Jill Soloway.

The first film Starz will air will be “Rebels on Pointe,” a cinéma vérité documentary film about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — the all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York’s Stonewall riots. It will premiere on Aug. 20.

“In a continued effort to bring an immersive experience to our viewers, these groundbreaking documentaries cover a wide range of the human experience and will certainly entertain and enlighten our audience this fall,” said C. Brett Marottoli, Head of Program Acquisitions for Starz.

Check out full descriptions and air dates for all nine films below:

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“Rebels on Pointe” – Aug. 20, 2018

“Rebels on Pointe” is the first-ever cinéma vérité documentary film celebrating Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — the all-male, drag ballet company founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York’s Stonewall riots. Highlighted by amazing performances shot around the world, “Rebels on Pointe” ultimately celebrates our shared humanity through universal themes of identity, dreams, family, love, loss, determination and resilience. It proves that a ballerina is not merely a woman dancing, but an act of revolution in a tutu.

“Land of the Free” – September 10, 2018

Set in South Central Los Angeles, “Land of the Free” follows the lives of three individuals who have been impacted by a prison system that focuses on punishment rather than prevention and rehabilitation. All three characters have been deeply damaged by their experiences and are now living in a state of isolation, attempting to start over again. The director’s compassionate observation of the human condition results in a moving and intimate portrait as three lives seemingly merge into one life story in a society where help is scarce and one has to rely on one’s own resources to get by.

“Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story” – Oct. 8, 2018

“Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story” peels back the curtain to reveal the sexy subculture of the neo-burlesque scene in New York City. This verité documentary intimately follows four performers, each of whom has discovered a new identity and a sense of belonging. However, they find that all that glitters is not necessarily gold because this liberating community does not insulate them from the harsh realities of sexism, illness and existential crisis. “Getting Naked” explores what it means to be an artist, an entertainer and a woman in the toughest city on Earth.

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“Half the Picture” – Oct. 22, 2018

Gender inequality in Hollywood is the subject of this 2018 Sundance Film Festival World Premiere. Featuring interviews with high-profile women directors including Ava DuVernay (Selma), Lena Dunham (“Girls”), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) and Jill Soloway (“Transparent”), the documentary explores the sacrifices women have made to get a seat at the table. ACLU’s Melissa Goodman, Sundance Institute’s Caroline Libresco, Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan, USC’s Dr. Stacy Smith and San Diego State University’s Dr. Martha Lauzen establish the magnitude of this employment discrimination issue as women are shut out — across the board — of an industry that systemically denies them their expression and point of view.

“This Is Congo” – November 5, 2018

In this Venice Film Festival world premiere, Ivoirian actor Isaach De Bankolé lends his voice to a cinematic gem that provides an immersive and unfiltered look into Africa’s longest continuing conflict. By following four compelling characters — a whistleblower, a patriotic military commander, a mineral dealer and a displaced tailor — the film offers viewers a truly Congolese perspective on the problems that plague this lushly beautiful nation and those who are surviving within it.

“Ferrari: Race to Immortality” – Nov. 19, 2018

“Ferrari: Race to Immortality” tells the story of the loves, losses, triumphs and tragedies of Ferrari’s most decorated drivers in an era when it was la dolce vita during the week and a coin toss of whether they lived or died on the weekend. Italian racing driver Enzo Ferrari formed the team in the golden years of motor racing, pushing the young drivers to their very limit in order to achieve success.

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“Always at The Carlyle” – December 3, 2018

While the walls at The Carlyle don’t talk, they definitely whisper. Matthew Miele’s “Always at The Carlyle” brings to life the untold stories of this legendary hotel as heard from the mouths of its own employees, as well as top clientele including George Clooney, Anjelica Huston, Tommy Lee Jones, Vera Wang, Anthony Bourdain, Roger Federer, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Jon Hamm, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Elaine Stritch.

“Fail State” – Dec. 17, 2018

Executive produced by news legend Dan Rather, “Fail State” investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions in Washington, DC that have given rise to a powerful and highly predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them drowning in student loan debt with worthless degrees.

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Charlotte Casiraghi is getting ready to welcome Monaco’s newest royal!

The eldest granddaughter of Grace Kelly, who is expecting a child with fiancé Dimitri Rassam, was spotted out on a sunny day in Cap Ferret, France. The mom-to-be’s growing belly was on display in a chic one-piece bathing suit, which she wore  with a matching wide-brimmed hat.

The couple have been staying close to Monaco on a Mediterranean cruise, spotted in St. Tropez as well as sailing to the Italian island of Pantelleria, where Rassam’s mother, glamorous French actress and former Bond girl Carole Bouquet, has a vineyard.

A source previously told PEOPLE that Charlotte is “due late this summer, early September,” and friends suggest that the couple will marry in the spring.

After weeks of press speculation, the 32-year-old unveiled her bump during the Monte Carlo International Horse Jumping events in July. The news comes a few months after Princess Caroline of Monaco’s eldest daughter confirmed her engagement to Rassam by wearing a diamond ring on her left hand as they attended their first official Monaco event together in March.

The child will be the seventh grandchild for Princess Caroline (the 62-year-old royal’s clan has welcomed two additions since April) and the second grandchild for Dimitri’s mother.

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Charlotte, who is ninth in line to Monaco’s throne, and the 36-year-old film producer (his credits include Netflix’s The Little Prince) quietly began seeing each other in Dec. 2016 after being introduced by friends over dinner. They got engaged in March while on ski vacation in Zurs, Austria, with Princess Caroline.

The couple are graduates of the Sorbonne University in Paris, and each have children from previous relationships: Charlotte has a 4-year old son, Raphael, with comedian Gad Elmaleh, and Dimitri has a daughter from his marriage to model Masha Novoselova.

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