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Tribeca Review: 'Lily' Is A Modest But Genuinely Affecting New York Picture

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 25, 2013 9:56 AM
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The Tribeca Film Festival is designed to explore different areas of the world, providing a mouthpiece for filmmakers and regions that normally would not have representation at a more celebrated fest. But Tribeca has also discovered the importance in finding expressive and interesting voices locally, placing an importance on films that speak to New York and capture the specific rhythms of the city, the way the streets seem to pulse, the subways scream, and the passersby have enough personality to fill a city block. It takes a particularly astute filmmaker to perfectly capture those vibes: so many films have made the city appear anonymous, generic, without personality. But director Matt Creed clearly gets the appeal of a place romanticized by locals and visitors, and how the drama experienced in the city is given an added dimension by our environment, in "Lily." To watch the film is to witness that famed image of a flower growing from between two slabs of concrete, to see beauty blossom in a unique environment.

Watch: Hair-Raising Clip From Drama 'Lily' Premiering At The Tribeca Film Festival

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2013 4:13 PM
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There is probably no more terrifying word a friend or loved one can utter than: cancer. Those six letters can profoundly change a life, and that's at the core of "Lily," the directorial debut of Matt Creed.

Exclusive: 'Sightseers' Writers/Stars Alice Lowe & Steve Oram Planning Directorial Debuts

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 22, 2012 11:02 AM
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To much of the world, the stars and writers of "Sightseers" are still only vaguely familiar at best. Alice Lowe was perhaps the best known, thanks to being one of the principle cast members of the cult comedy classic "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace," and for an appearance in "Hot Fuzz," while Steve Oram is a fixture on the UK comedy circuit, but has mostly taken fairly small film and TV roles so far.

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