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TFF 2014 PRODUCER'S RECEPTION Sponsored by Shutterstock

Tribeca Film Festival Producer's Reception, April 22 2014 Sponsored by Shutterstock Media Sponsor The Hollywood Reporter Company 3, Chelsea   Photograph by Mustafa ÖNDER ...

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Presented by AT&T

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2014 Tribeca Film Festival Attendance Edition

This year's TFF 13th edition welcomed over 120,000 movie-goers over 12 days of screenings and panels with a total attendance of over 400,000. The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by AT&T, announced that  during the Festival’s 13th edition more than 400,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events – including the Tribeca Drive-In series, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribe...

Tribeca Film Festival: Jessica Yu's "Misconception"

  At the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of overpopulation inquiry Misconception, a cranky viewer took filmmaker Jessica Yu to task on the grounds that her topic is urgent and she "handled it very lightly." One man's criticism is another man's tagline. Why not make a subject as bleak and obstruse as Earth's mounting human throngs entertaining and engaging? Who besides the old scold and his cronies would go see an academic lesson on film...

The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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The verdicts are in! The big winners at this year’s Festival include 'Zero Motivation,' 'Keep On, Keepin' On,' 'Point and Shoot' and 'Manos Sucias.' The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by AT&T, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony presided over by Pat Kiernan and hosted at the Conrad New York in New York City. ...

Tribeca hosted TFI Interactive on Saturday

TFI hosted TFI Interactive on Saturday, April 26th -  a day-long meeting of the minds devoted to exploring the future of storytelling in an ever-evolving digital world.  The day assembled the brightest thinkers and innovators from the worlds of media, journalism, gaming and technology for an all-day forum and an “Interactive Playground,” at the IAC building  which connected participants with a selection of the speakers’ digital and innovative projects. Kenya...

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Q&A “Below Dreams” with Director Garrett Bradley And Actor Elliott Ehlers

A reverie of images and sound, ‘Below Dreams‘ loosely follows the narratives of three very different people—Elliott, newly arrived from New York, single mother Leann, and unemployed father Jamaine—as they negotiate New Orleans’ streets, neighborhoods, and residents in search of an upward path to fulfilling their dreams. But as each character experiences the city’s (and life’s) realities, it becomes clear these hopes and dreams are no longer possible, a...

Tribeca Film Festival 2014: Paul Haggis' "Third Person" Film Pre-Premiere Party At Supper Suite

Third Person the latest film written and directed by Paul Haggis, tells the story of three couples each set in a different city around the globe, (New York, Rome and Paris). As their lives begin to interact their loves and inner struggles start to grapple. With an ensemble cast that includes: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Maira Bello. Film Festivals was at the pre-screening official party at Supper Suite, by STK hosted with Fiji Water and Dobel Tequi...

Interview with Ian Cheney for "The Search for General Tso" A Tribeca Film Festival Treat

  Spoiler alert: Ian Cheney's documentary The Search for General Tso ends with the audience desperately craving General Tso's chicken. Luckily, the rest of the film is full of surprises. For one, who was this military man who lent his name to America's second favorite ethnic dish after pizza? To whet the palate for a feast of history, Cheney asks sundry Americans this very question. Answers range from the ridiculous to the ridiculous. Traveli...

Tribeca Film Festival: Johanna Hamilton Talks Political Thriller/Heist in riveting documentary 1971

    Nineteen-seventy-one was the year the American press lost its virginity. That June, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers. But a lesser-known WikiLeaks antecedent took place three months prior, as captured in Johanna Hamilton's riveting documentary 1971. On the evening of March 8, eight anti-war protesters broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, and made off with every document they could lay their hands on. The heist went down on the evening of...

"The German Doctor" Puts Argentina Under the Microscope

If the clues to a crossword puzzle answer are: "Titular character of the drama The German Doctor set in 1960 Argentina," and you don't promptly put:   J     O     S     E     F     M     E     N     G   ...

“The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir”

  “The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir” opens with old footage of Jerry turning to Bobby and saying, “I guess it’s you and me, Bob.” Cut to Bob Weir, in modern day, driving his car across the Golden Gate Bridge from Sausalito to San Fran, explaining to the camera, “I’ve stood on stage more than any other, at least for the 3000 ‘Grateful Dead’ shows.” ...

“Chef” Audience Award Winner at Tribeca Film Festival 2014

    Jon Favreau, wrote, directed, and starred in what might sound like a simplistic plot, yet is very funny and feel good. Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), is the chef in a top restaurant in Los Angeles. When a famous food critic, Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt), who recently sold his blog to AOL for $10 million, makes it known that he is coming into the restaurant that night, Carl wants to get creative with the menu. The owner of the restaurant, Riva (Dustin Hoffman), d...

“Zero Motivation," Winner of the Nora Ephron Prize and The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Fest '14

  Tribeca Film Fesival 2014:   World Narrative Competition: Israel, in Hebrew with subtitles. The Nora Ephron Prize: Zero Motivation, written and directed by Talya Lavie (Israel). Winner receives $25,000, sponsored by Coach, Inc. The award was given by Delia Ephron, Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, and Tanya Wexler along with Stephanie Stahl, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Coach Inc. The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature &ndas...

"The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq," A film by Guillaume Nicloux (France), WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY at Tribeca Film Festival'14

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Special Jury Mention: The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq/”L’enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq” directed by Guillaume Nicloux (France). The announcement was made by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. Best Screenplay –”The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq”, written and directed by Guillaume Nicloux (France). Winner receives $5,000 sponsored by DreamWorks Animation. The award was given by Bart...

“Maradona ’86″ ESPN 30 for 30, Soccer Documentary Short

The ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary Short about the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 is a must see, as well as, the one showing at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014, about soccer great, Diego Armando Maradona, entitled “Maradona ’86.” “Maradona ’86,” directed by Sam Blair, illustrates the highs and the lows of one of history’s iconic soccer players. Fame saved Maradona from poverty, however, success was more dangerous than he bargained for, and he couldn&...

Kevin Spacey at Tribeca Film Festival 2014

  Directed by Sam Mendes, “The Bridge Project” (January 3, 2009 to March 4, 2012), was a collaboration between The Old Vic and Neal Street Theaters and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It’s goal was for American and British actors to work with one another in many of Shakespeare’s works including, “The Winter’s Tale,” “As You Like It,” “The Tempest,” and finally, “Richard III,” starring Kevin Spacey. ...

“Keep on Keepin’ On” Documentary about Jazz Legend, Clark Terry (Trumpeter)

      The jazz performance at the end of "Keep on Keepin' On" held exclusively for Amex card members on Saturday night, April 19, 2014, may have been in the top 10, if not the #1 event, from the highlights of the Tribeca Film Festival since it’s inception. Five beautiful jazz songs were performed by a myriad of artists, one of whom being, a student of Clark Terry’s, Justin Kauflin, on piano. First time film direc...

Keep On Keepin’ On Wins Tribeca 2014 Best New Documentary Director and Audience Award

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  By Maria Esteves – April 27, 2014 The 13th Tribeca Film Festival Premiere Music Documentary KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON, directed by Alan Hicks was held at BMCC, New York, Saturday, April 19, 2014, 5:30PM. The premiere red carpet arrivals included producer Quincy Jones, award-winning musician Herbie Hancock, Academy Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, jazz singer Dianne Reeves, jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, cast members jazz pianist Ju...

TFF 2014 Review: Time Is Illmatic

  By Maria Esteves – April 26, 2014 The 13th Tribeca Film Festival 2014 (TFF 2014) Opening Night Premiere Music Documentary of TIME IS ILLMATIC, directed by multimedia artist One9 commenced Wednesday, April 16, at the Beacon Theater, New York. Presented by AT&T, TFF celebrated the 20th anniversary of the hip-hop classic album Illmatic with the documentary debut and live performance of the entire album by recording artist Nas (Nasir bin O...

TFF 2014 The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin Premiere Panel Discussion

By Maria Esteves - April 25, 2014 The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Premiere Documentary of THE RISE AND RISE OF BITCOIN, directed by Nicolas Mross commenced Wednesday, April 23, 5:30 PM at the SVA theatre, New York. The Tribeca Talks After The Movie with director Mross and cast members Daniel Mross (Nicolas’s brother) and Charlie Shrem moderated by Nathaniel Popper, reporter, The New York Times was a phenomenal financial cyber powerhouse. They discussed the bitcoin...

“Der Samurai” by Till Kleinert at the Tribeca Film Festival 2014

In a small remote village in the Brandenburg countryside, East Germany, townspeople are scared of wolves. Their howling frightens the residents. Locals will wish it had just been a wolf that had come to haunt them. Instead, a nightmare in the shape of a nameless stranger with a samurai sword appears at the edge of the forest and leaves a trail of destruction in the village. For young local police officer Jakob the encounter with the warrior forces him to confront his own demons and face long-b...

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Interview with Director Josef Wladyka - "Manos Sucias"

Manos Sucias is a film about the port of Buenaventura-the most dangerous city in Colombia- where three men embark on a journey over the dark murky waters of the Pacific. A set of mysterious coordinates is their guide, a fishing net is their cover, and a narco-torpedo filled with 100kg of cocaine is their cargo. Following estranged brothers as they risk everything for a chance at a better life, Manos Sucias takes a close look at life at the bottom of the food chain in the international drug tra...

“Super Duper Alice Cooper” Spotlight at Tribeca Film Festival 2014

    In the 80′s, if you wanted to attend a concert, you would either have to dial up on rotary phones to countless busy signals, OR else wait in line OVERNIGHT at the ticket outlet for a chance to see U2, Rush, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, or Bon Jovi. There was no point and click on ticketmaster or stubhub.com, and show up with a print out from your home computer option. The “Godfather of Shock Rock,” ALICE COOPER, who rumor had it, &l...

“Human Capital”/”Il Capitale Umano” WORLD NARRATIVE COMPETITION at The Tribeca Film Festival 2014

  "Human Capital” in Italian with English subtitles, is set in Italy and France, stars two of Italy’s finest actresses, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Carla), and Valeria Golino (Roberta Morelli), and is part of the World Narrative Competition. Divided into four chapters, all the shots are reshot from a different characters perspective, their lives intersect, they all know one another, and they are all in crisis; exploring feelings of loneliness, being a social ou...

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Online Dailies Coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival, April 17-28, 2013

 

The Tribeca Film Festival brings together local, national, and international talent to provide the New York City, downtown community with five days of screenings, educational workshops, and various special events.
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