Directors David Gordon Green, Abel Ferrara, Peter Bogdanovich and Joe Dante are bringing films to the late-August festival
Michael Fassbender is awarded best actor for his role in "Shame"
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," "Shame" and "Contagion" among the movies debuting at Venice Film Festival
Madonna's take on the Wallis Simpson story is savaged by some critics, grudgingly tolerated by others
Venice, Telluride and Toronto will spell glory or doom for awards contenders over the next three weeks
Polanski's "Carnage" and Soderbergh's "Contagion" will play at fall festival, which opens with George Clooney's "Ides of March"
Actor/director will receive Glory to the Filmmaker Award, debut new film "Wilde Salome"
Danny Elfman, international writer-directors join Quentin Tarantino's jury