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Nas’ “Time is Illmatic” opens the Tribeca Film Festival

Nas’ “Time is Illmatic” opens the Tribeca Film Festival

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lilly Hartley’s Candescent Films announced a multi-year initiative with Tribeca Film Institute to support documentary film through the Candescent Award. The Award’s inaugural recipient will be Time is Illmatic, which is opening this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The award is a grant given through the Tribeca Film Institute. Time is Illmatic, from director/producer One9 and producer […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman: Ubiquitous, Unassuming, and Unpredictable

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Ubiquitous, Unassuming, and Unpredictable

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the set of the 1999 film Magnolia, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson discusses a scene with Philip Seymour Hoffman.  Though the scene revolves around a man dying of cancer (played by Jason Robards) with Hoffman as the caretaker, the two are like schoolyard pals, nudging and giggling with a playful enthusiasm.  What should Hoffman do […]

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Interview: Crispin Glover Brings Films, Big Slide Show to Chicago

Interview: Crispin Glover Brings Films, Big Slide Show to Chicago

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

While perhaps best known as an actor in such films as Back to the Future, Crispin Glover is also truly interesting artist and filmmaker who uses his appearances in major-studio Hollywood films to finance his own films and artistic pursuits. Mr. Glover has directed two feature films so far, the first two in a trilogy […]

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Jason Coffman’s Top 20 for 2013

Jason Coffman’s Top 20 for 2013

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

So here’s my Top 20 for 2013. As always, this is not some kind of attempt at an objective “Best Films of 2013,” these are my personal 20 favorite films that were released in 2013 in the States (theatrical, VOD, cable, whatever) that I actually watched during 2013. If I didn’t see it during the […]

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Interview with Mark Ehrenkranz, Director of New York Film Critics Series

Interview with Mark Ehrenkranz, Director of New York Film Critics Series

| November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

A few weeks back,  I was lucky enough to have a chit-chat with Mark Ehrenkranz, Director of the New York Film Critic Series. The Film Critic Series seeks to “provide the finest films and state-of-the-art experiences to patrons who don’t live in big cities. In addition to Critics series, Mark is also working on Turbulent […]

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Geoffrey Fletcher Talks Violet & Daisy (And, its not as pretty as it sounds…)

Geoffrey Fletcher Talks Violet & Daisy (And, its not as pretty as it sounds…)

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

“When you start with the premise of teen assassins who want a dress created by their favorite pop starlet, you’re starting in a place that creates a lot of room for a heightened reality,” starts Geoffrey Fletcher as he begins to explain the world he strove to create with his feature directorial debut VIOLET & […]

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Tribeca Film Festival Exclusive: Scott Coffey talks Adult World

Tribeca Film Festival Exclusive: Scott Coffey talks Adult World

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Fame is this generation’s black plague,” is one of Scott Coffey’s favorite lines from his second feature as a director, Adult World. “I thought it was kind of great line and a great truth,” says Coffey. “We all kind of want it and like it, but to seek fame only is shallow.” Uttered by John […]

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Tribeca Film Festival 2013:  Jenée LaMarque and Zoe Kazan discuss The Pretty One

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Jenée LaMarque and Zoe Kazan discuss The Pretty One

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are two things that screenwriter and director Jenée LaMarque confirms with her first full-length feature film The Pretty One—A)That complex females characters can be brought to life and celebrated on screen in a refreshing, honest, interesting and humorous way; And B) that Jake Johnson has crazy chemistry with actresses named Zoe/Zooey. It took LaMarque, […]

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Greetings from Tim Buckley – Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Greetings from Tim Buckley – Tribeca Film Festival 2013

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I thought there was no damn way Penn Badgley was performing the vocals as Jeff Buckley in “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” until he confirmed the contrary during a Q&A after the film’s US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week. Actor Frank Wood, who plays renowned guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas, said the […]

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Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Visually arresting and psychologically engrossing, Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii) is a commanding feature debut from Kazakh filmmaker Emir Baigazin, who with a clear and ambitious vision unearths harsh truths through harsh metaphoric imagery and austere storytelling. Deep in a stark, isolated rural village in Kazakhstan thirteen-year-old Aslan lives with his grandmother. The scientifically-inclined boy is […]

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