*“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler will kick off a series of masterclasses to be held during the Cannes Film Festival.
The “Rendez-Vous With …” series will focus on British and American cinema. Coogler, whose talk is on May 10, will be joined by his recurring star and collaborator Michael B. Jordan. The talk will be moderated by critic Elvis Mitchell.
Dunkirk director Christopher Nolan will speak on May 12, with French critic Philippe Rouyer moderating.
John Travolta’s “Gotti” will make it’s world premiere with a special gala screening May 15, and Travolta will give a masterclass on May 16. He will also present a special restored version of Grease at the public Movies on the Beach series.
Newly-minted Oscar winner Gary Oldman will round out the special series with a talk on May 18. Oldman’s Nil by Mouth screened in Cannes’ competition in 1997, winning Kathy Burke the best actress prize.
The series will take place in the Salle Bunuel in the Grand Palais.
The Cannes Film Festival is set to run May 8-May 19.