Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Unspeakable

Above: Emmanuel Jal returns to Africa and the vestiges of civil war. Below: The rapper, in concert, transforms horror into art.Tribeca Film Festival 2008, April 23-May 4War ChildDirected by C. Karim ChrobogWith Emmanuel Jal93 Minutes By Mary Lyn Maiscott These … Continue reading

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Festival Quickies

Tribeca Film Festival 2008, April 23-May 4 In the anything-goes atmosphere of the club party Squeezebox, glam-punk performer Jayne County expresses herself. By Mary Lyn Maiscott Squeezebox!Directed By Zach Shaffer and Steve Saporito92 minutes Sometimes in NYC you don’t know … Continue reading

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Philippe Petit dances between the Twin Towers. Tribeca Film Festival 2008, April 23-May 4Man On WireDirected By James Marsh94 minutesFrom UK By Robert Rosen Man on Wire, a compelling and very funny documentary about Philippe Petit’s tightrope walk between the … Continue reading

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Identity Theft

Diega Luna and Samantha Morton play obsessive Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe impersonators who meet in Paris. Tribeca Film Festival 2008, April 23-May 4Mister LonelyDirected by Harmony KorineScreenplay by Harmony Korine and Avi KorineStarring Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, James Fox, … Continue reading

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He Just Keeps Rollin’ Along

Nearing 90, the Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés is still recording and performing. Tribeca Film Festival 2008, April 23-May 4Old Man Bebo111 minutesDirected by Carlos CarcasWith Bebo Valdés, Chucho Valdés, Leonardo Acosta, Omara Portuondo, and Fernando TruebaFrom Spain By Mary Lyn … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Tribeca Film Festival ’08

Lou Reed sings sad songs. Courtesy of Waterboy Productions By Robert Rosen One year ago we launched this blog to cover the Tribeca Film Festival, and now we’re back to do it again. Last year, most of our reviews were … Continue reading

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In the Mood for Pie

Elizabeth (Norah Jones, in her movie debut) contemplates providing a stake for poker player Leslie (Natalie Portman), with a Jaguar in the balance. My Blueberry Nights90 minutesDirected by Wong Kar WaiWritten by Wong Kar Wai and Lawrence BlockStarring Norah Jones, … Continue reading

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