Daily Archives: May 18, 2012

‘City of God’ premieres at Cannes 10 years ago today (2002)

Video: 'City of God' trailer

(Saturday, May 18, 2002)City of God, a crime drama film about the growth of organized crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro, debuted today at the Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund (co-director), the film stars Alexandre Rodrigues, Alice Braga, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen and Douglas Silva.

The film received four Academy Award nominations in 2004: Best Cinematography (César Charlone), Best Directing (Meirelles), Best Editing (Daniel Rezende) and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Mantovani).

Lennon, Ono interviewed about search for Ono’s daughter 40 years ago today (1972)

Video: May 18, 1972 (at 7:59-8:12)

(Thursday, May 18, 1972) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were interviewed today by NBC reporter Pat Collins at their Bank Street apartment in New York City about their struggle to stay in the U.S. to continue the search for Yoko’s daughter from her first marriage, Kyoko.