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“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...

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Kicked off

The Festival began last night, Wednesday, April 16, with one film about, Nas (a hip hop artist), called “Time is Illmatic.” Thursday, April 17, however, was a movie lovers candy store. In ONE DAY, the topics ranged from rock stars/”Super Duper Alice Cooper,”  fashion/”Dior and I,” drug deals/the Spike Lee executively produced, “Manos Sucias,” hot dogs/”Famous Nathan,” Montana/”Fishtail,” and finally, ...

WNYC and Tribeca Film Festival® Partner to Bring TRIBECA TALKS to a Digital Audience

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    Talks with industry luminaries including Ron Howard, Bryan Cranston, David Simon, Rep. Barney Frank, Mike Tyson, among others,  Available as podcasts on a rolling basis at www.wnyc.org/tribeca   Missed the chance to attend this year’s Tribeca Film Festival?   For the first time, the Tribeca Film Festival and WNYC are bringing the festival’s star-studded TRIBECA TALKS and FUTURE OF FILM to a digital audience.   WNYC will produce exclusive...

TFF 2014 Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary Premiere Q&A Session

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By Maria Esteves – April 21, 2014 The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Premiere Documentary BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY, directed by Academy Award winner Daniel Junge and Academy Award nominee Kief Davidson commenced Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the SVA theatre, New York. The post premiere Q&A session immediately followed moderated by director of programming Genna Terranova, Tribeca Film Festival. Questions posed by the audience to directors Junge, Davidson and ...

Interview with producer Gabe Cowan

New Artists Alliance's partners Gabe Cowan and John Suits are two of the most prolific producers of indie filmmaking today. While most industry players will attest to how hard it is to even finish one film in today's uber competitive climate, this indie powerhouse team is cranking out 5-6 new films a year and going on strong. When asked how they do it, Gabe just replies with a solar smile: “We don't sleep”. Most recent on the NAA slate are two debut films at the 2...

Tribeca Film Institute Awards $175,000 to 2014 TFI Documentary Fund Winners

  The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the 2014 grantees of its TFI Documentary Fund. The fund aims to advance character-driven, non-fiction filmmaking featuring creative and unexplored perspectives from around the world. TFI also announced winners of the second annual TFI/ESPN Prize and of the inaugural Influence Award, part of TFI’s new multi-year partnership with the Europe-based Influence Film Foundation.   More than 500 submissions from 70 countries were con...

New York Tribeca 2013: Documentaries

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With an estimated 325,000 people participating in community based happenings such as the family street fair and the sports day and about 125,000  attending screenings, panels and related events the 2013 film festival had the largest audience since 2006.  89 features and 60 short films from 37 countries were shown. Altogether 6,121 feature and short films were submitted with 89 selected for the festival including 12 productions each for the world narrative and world documentary competit...

“Let the Fire Burn” WINNER Best Editing at the Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Different era, same problems. This doc and winner for Best Editing at Tribeca Film Festival 2013, sheds light on the African American liberation organization “MOVE” created by John Africa in the late 1970′s. The founder reminded all that “Move is not a cult. It is an organization.”  They preached peace, yet practiced the opposite. The followers were taught that “the system” was corrupt, and not to use technology, yet they had cars and telephone...

“Before Snowfall” WINNER Best Cinematography-Narrative Award at the Tribeca Film Festival 2013!

Director of “Before Snowfall”, Hisham Zaman, was born in Kirkuk, Ir-q  in 1975 and studied at the Norwegian Film School. His 2006 short “Bawke” won over 50 international awards and was named Norway’s best short film of the decade.  Zaman’s films “Winterland” and “Before Snowfall” opened Norway’s Tromso International Film Festival in 2007 and 2013. “Before Snowfall,” the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 ...

“Lil Bub and Friendz” CAT CRAZE!!! WINNER Best Feature Film at Online Tribeca Film Festival 2013!

  “Bart Simpson, Mickey Mouse, and Hello Kitty are OUT, and Internet Cats are IN.” If you are in the know about the internet cat craze cultural phenomena, then you are already aware of how popular “Grumpy Cat” was at SXSW. ‘Lil Bub and Friendz’ proved to be just as popular at this years Tribeca Film Festival 2013, winning the Best Feature Film Online. This short limbed, cat whose tongue sticks out all the time, who drools a lot, has extra toes on e...

“Bridegroom” WINNER Documentary Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival 2013!

  This documentary by  Linda Bloodworth Thomason (creator of “Designing Women”) focuses on the legal rights of same-sex couples. “Shane and Tom faced  extreme challenges in their relationship from family and society. When a tragedy tears them apart, one fights to be recognized as his soulmate’s legitimate counterpart.” Practice tolerance. ...

“Whitewash” WINNER Best New Narrative Director at the Tribeca Film Festival 2013!

    Amazing performance by Thomas Hayden Church. The movie opens on a very dark and blizzardy night in Northern Quebec, when a drunk man driving a small snowplow hits and kills a man standing in the middle of the road.  The driver steals the man’s wallet and tries to dispose of the body by burying him under the snow. As his headlights begin to fade into the distance, you then see him go off-roading, recklessly driving until he finally crashes against a tree in...

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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.
Live coverage with dailies from Lia Fietz, Suzanne Lynch, Claus Mueller, Maria Esteves 

 


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