Category Archives: Tribeca Film Festival

Festival’s End: One Last Film, One Last Party

Above: Keith Haring’s “The Last Rainforest” © The Estate of Keith Haring. Below: Director Christina Clausen at Soho House. The Universe of Keith HaringDirected by Christina Clausen90 minutesFrom Italy, France By Mary Lyn Maiscott Last Saturday evening, I attended a … 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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Soundtrack to the Tribeca Film Festival

Donovan: “Mellow Yellow” on a green guitar. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) By Mary Lyn Maiscott “Music loves film, and film loves music.” I know, this doesn’t quite make sense, but what if I tell you … Continue reading

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A Clockwork Skinhead

The “enlightened” skinheads of This Is England. Sitting, left to right: Gadget (Andrew Ellis), Milky (Andrew Shim), Kes (Kieran Hardcastle), Woody (Joe Gilgun), and Pukey (Jack O`Connell); standing, Shaun (Thomas Turgoose). Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 25-May 6, 2007This Is … Continue reading

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Manhattan Rhapsody

Kate (Debra Messing) finally gives Murphy (Edward Burns) the time of day in Burns’s Purple Violets. Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 25-May 6, 2007Purple Violets100 minutesWritten and Directed by Edward BurnsStarring Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson, Debra Messing, and Edward BurnsFrom … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect

In a segment called “Happiness,” Forest Whitaker contemplates the delicacy—and power?—of a butterfly. Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 25-May 6, 2007The Air I Breathe97 MinutesDirected by Jieho LeeWritten by Jieho Lee and Bob DeRosaStarring: Kevin Bacon, Brendan Fraser, Andy Garcia, … Continue reading

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If Kerouac Were an Illiterate Argentine Sculptor

Tati (Ignacio Benítez), left, with his root sculpture, and Waguinho (Carlos Wagner La Bella) on the road to Buenos Aires. Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 25-May 6, 2007The Road to St. Diego (El Camino de San Diego)98 MinutesDirected and Written … Continue reading

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Bookgirl

Archie Knox (Alec Baldwin) and Brett Eisenberg (Sarah Michelle Gellar) engage in some editing foreplay. Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 25-May 6, 2007Suburban Girl96 minutesDirected and Written by Marc KleinStarring: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec BaldwinFrom U.S.A. By Mary Lyn … Continue reading

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A Goy in the Land of the Jews

Mauro (Michel Joelsas), right, and Hannah (Daniela Piepszky) with the gang from Bom Retiro. Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 25-May 6, 2007The Year My Parents Went on Vacation (O Ano em que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias)104 minutesDirected and Written … Continue reading

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Paraíso Perdido

Filmmaker Camila Guzmán Urzúa (center) in the “Golden Age” of post-revolutionary Cuba with her classmates, called Pioneers.Tribeca Film Festival, NYC, April 25-May 6, 2007 The Sugar Curtain (El Telón de Azúcar)80 minutesDirected by Camila Guzmán UrzúaFrom France, Cuba, and Spain … Continue reading

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