Behind the Scenes

TriBeCa 2011: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle & Judy Marte talk MARIA MY LOVE

TriBeCa 2011: Jasmine McGlade Chazelle & Judy Marte talk MARIA MY LOVE

| April 27, 2011

At just 25 years of age, Jasmine McGlade Chazelle is premiering her second film at the TriBeCa Film Festival. The first time the former competitive fencer, Harvard graduate and producer/writer/director was there was in 2009 for producing GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH, a musical directed by her husband Damien Chazelle. This year she […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Michael Collins, Marty Syjuco and the Larrañaga family talk about GIVE UP TOMORROW

TriBeCa 2011: Michael Collins, Marty Syjuco and the Larrañaga family talk about GIVE UP TOMORROW

| April 27, 2011

If there is any film at this year’s TriBeCa Film Festival that will stay with us it will be the documentary GIVE UP TOMORROW. In fact, it does more than stay with us, it awakens hibernating senses of empathy, honesty, integrity and stifles our gravitation toward apathy and numbness. The story of Paco Larrañaga’s wrongful […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Michael & Gerald Cuesta, Ron Eldard talk ROADIE

TriBeCa 2011: Michael & Gerald Cuesta, Ron Eldard talk ROADIE

| April 26, 2011

This year the TriBeCa Film Festival’s roster features impressive films from Mexico, Egypt, South Africa, Serbia, China, France, Iceland and several other countries, but it’s an undisguised and honest New York gem that just may be this year’s pride. Director Michael Cuesta, co-writer Gerald Cuesta and lead actor Ron Eldard, all New Yorkers, sat down […]

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TriBeCa 2011: White White World

TriBeCa 2011: White White World

| April 24, 2011

Composed as a modern-day Greek tragedy (very closely echoing Oedipus) White White World: The Miners’ Opera is fueled by extremes and excess. Extreme desperation and self-destruction, excess alcohol and substance abuse, sex and spitting. The despondent characters, reflections of the corroding old mining town of Bor, Serbia, are engaged in a tumult so deep it […]

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TriBeCa 2011: The Bang Bang Club Review

TriBeCa 2011: The Bang Bang Club Review

| April 23, 2011

Steven Silver, director of The Bang Bang Club, says that he would not recommend making a film with four main characters– sound advice. The Bang Bang Club is on the top of the list of must-see films at the TriBeCa Film Festival for a few reasons- solid acting, images that are commanding, terrifying and enlightening […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Cast of THE BANG BANG CLUB

TriBeCa 2011: Cast of THE BANG BANG CLUB

| April 22, 2011

Just a day after journalists Tom Hetherington and Chris Hondros were killed in Libya on April 20, the cast and director of The Bang Bang Club joined one of the real-life subjects of the film in a press conference at the TriBeCa Film Festival to discuss the film and its relevancy, South Africa and the […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Cinema Komunisto

TriBeCa 2011: Cinema Komunisto

| April 21, 2011

“Cinema Komunisto is a trip through the fiction and reality of a country that no longer exists, and may never have existed, except in movies.” – Mila Turajlic Often times, when I am asked “what I am” or where I’m from, the answer confuses people: “Well, Albanian… But, not from Albania…from Montenegro, which was part […]

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TriBeCa 2011: The Trip

TriBeCa 2011: The Trip

| April 18, 2011

Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Al Pacino– that is a more than decent cast, but they only appear in The Trip, via concrete impressions from shining British comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. A hundred minutes of great impressions might have been amply entertaining, but the ceaseless piercing repartee and lack of wild escapades puts a […]

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TriBeCa 2011: The Good Life

TriBeCa 2011: The Good Life

| April 14, 2011

Imagine if Paris Hilton lived during a time when reality television didn’t exist and the world wasn’t coming up with ways to employ the talentless and the useless– a hundred grand to host a night club party? Anne Beckmann, one of the subjects of the documentary “The Good Life,” would have relished the opportunity to […]

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TriBeCa 2011: Cairo Exit

TriBeCa 2011: Cairo Exit

| April 13, 2011

During the beginning of Cairo Exit we get the sense that we might be in for a rich love story layered with the social and religious context of life in Egypt. Yet, by the end of the film all of that has been lost in what turns into an Egyptian soap-opera where everyone has something […]

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