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Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Turning Point’ screening at film fest, plus more movie news

Leonardo DiCaprio's campaign to raise awareness of climate

Leonardo DiCaprio's campaign to raise awareness of climate change is the focus of the documentary "The Turning Point." Credit: AP / Eugene Hoshiko

WHO Leonardo DiCaprio

THE MOVIE “The Turning Point”

THE DEAL The Toronto International Film Festival will screen a new documentary about DiCaprio’s campaign to raise awareness of climate change. DiCaprio, a UN Messenger of Peace, produced the film along with director Fisher Stevens, whose Oscar-winning documentary, “The Cove,” raised questions about dolphin hunting in Japan. The Toronto festival runs Sept. 8-18.

WHO Tom Cruise

THE MOVIE “American Made”

THE DEAL A film that reteams the eternally youthful star with “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman has been delayed by Universal Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Previously titled “Mena,” the film is now scheduled for release Sept. 29, 2017, eight months after its original Jan. 6 date. “American Made” stars Cruise as real-life pilot Barry Seal, who worked for cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar but was eventually recruited by the CIA for a massive covert operation. Universal sources reportedly say the fall season, when studios showcase their best dramas, is a better slot for the film.

THE MOVIE “Eva Hesse”

THE DEAL Marcie Begleiter’s documentary celebrates the postwar artist who escaped Nazi Germany at the age of 4 but found her greatest inspiration when she returned there as an adult. The sculptures Hesse began making from disused textiles at an abandoned factory near Essen would establish her as a pioneering post-Minimalist during the 1960s and ’70s. Helen Hesse Charach, the artist’s sister, will speak in person at a screening.

WHEN | WHERE Friday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill

INFO $10; 631-283-2118,


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