Actor Ethan Hawke, center, his mother Leslie Hawke, left, and his wife Ryan Hawke arrive for the screening of the movie Good Kill, at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP/Andrew Medichini)
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The 11-day movie extravaganza wraps up Saturday by awarding its top prize, the Golden Lion.Emma Stone, Owen Wilson, Uma Thurman, James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Pacino -- twice -- were among the stars who walked the red carpet outside the Palazzo del Cinema.But these are hard times for Venice and other film festivals, which are traditionally a way for movies to debut with a splash and build awards-season buzz. Competition for the big movies has grown fierce. Barbera said he got "95 percent" of the films he wanted this year -- but he lost out on a couple of big ones, including David Fincher's "Gone Girl," which will premiere at the New York Film Festival.
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