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Tribeca Film Festival- David Carr Responds!

by rania
April 30, 2008 11:33 AM
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Yesterday I wondered via blog, is the Tribeca Film Festival global or isolationist? Today, in the New York Times, David Carr responds to this conundrum.

"Tribeca, rather than being a big player in the global film marketplace, has become a successful local event, partly because the organizers have avoided film elitism and mastered the high-low New York landscape," he writes.

Hmmm. Film "elitism"??? I'm not going to touch that one.

He also perpetuates the festival's creation myth, that it was " help downtown New York overcome a nightmare," when in 2001 the Times reported, “The festival…had long been in development…but was accelerated after the Sept. 11 attacks immediately turned much of TriBeCa into a ghost town.” But whatever...