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Brief Thoughts on the Tribeca Awards.

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn April 30, 2010 at 2:50AM

Brief Thoughts on the Tribeca Awards.

It has become increasingly easy to dismiss the Tribeca Film Festival as a messy, aimless attempt at joining Sundance, Cannes and Toronto as the major league showcases of the business. I don't intend to dismantle that general assumption, although I know at least a few folks over there are doing their darnedest to change it. Regardless, this post is not meant to pile onto the ongoing Tribeca hatred (that part comes in a few days). Instead, I'd like to briefly highlight two movies that won big tonight and truly deserve the accolades: Kim Chapiron's intense youth prison drama Dog Pound and Clio Barnard's innovative documentary The Arbor. Follow the links for my reviews; the trailer for Dog Pound is posted below (hopefully one for The Arbor will get out there at some point).