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Tribeca Review: 'Mistaken For Strangers' A Rock Doc About Two Very Different Brothers

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 18, 2013 11:00 AM
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In this age of social media and damage control, it’s particularly difficult to make a rock doc. It’s even more difficult if your subject is The National, a successful rock band that counts The Killers and Arcade Fire as their contemporaries, popular enough to sell out major venues worldwide and even hold an audience with the President of the United States. So, go ahead, ask your neighbor what their favorite The National song might be. Go ahead. Take your time, let them try to think about it. Better yet, ask someone on the street who their frontman is.

Watch: Trailer For 'Mistaken For Strangers' The Indie Rock Doc About The National

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2013 9:39 AM
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Yesterday, we ran down our 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The Tribeca Film Festival, and one movie that just missed the cut was "Mistaken For Strangers," the documentary about everyone's favorite sad dad rock band, The National. But with a fresh trailer, it makes a strong case that our list could have been 21 movies long...

The Playlist's 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • April 15, 2013 1:33 PM
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2013 Tribeca preview
Running from April 17-28, the 12th incarnation of the Tribeca Film Festival starts this week. It's a festival which has only grown in stature and confidence over the years; those awkward toddler years in which the line up was rather unwieldy and the standard a little haphazard are now just a distant memory. And if you consider the festival's timing -- sandwiched between the titans of Sundance and Cannes -- the fact that it has managed to carve out a well-respected identity for itself, and not simply be seen as a potted version of one or an extended trailer for the other, is all the more impressive.

Exclusive: Poster For Tribeca Film 'The Moment' Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 10:03 AM
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We haven't seen much of Jennifer Jason Leigh on the big screen in the past few years. Her most recent outing was in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg" and since then she's largely laid low, appearing only on the small screen in "Weeds" and "Revenge." In January she made a splash at Sundance with parts in two buzzy, upcoming films "The Spectacular Now" and "Kill Your Darlings" and perhaps most exciting of all the lead in the new drama "The Moment". The first poster from the flick promises to be a showcase part for an actress we could always use more of.

Tribeca Roundup: Trailers For Michael Haneke Doc & Drug Tale ‘Deep Powder’ Plus New Images From ‘A Case of You’

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • April 3, 2013 12:45 PM
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Michael Haneke
It’s that time of year again and the Tribeca Film Festival is just around the corner. Here are a few images and trailers here and there to give us a taste of what is to come from April 17th-28th. True to Tribeca’s characteristic range, we have new images and trailers from a documentary about a highly esteemed filmmaker, a sexy feature about preppy drug smugglers, and a romantic comedy for the social media generation with a star-studded cast.

Tribeca First Look: Naomi Watts In 'Sunlight Jr.,' Melissa Leo In 'Bottled Up,' The Hotties Of 'GBF' & More

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • March 11, 2013 1:16 PM
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The Tribeca Film Festival is rolling out more first-looks. First off, is director Steph Green’s latest endeavor, entitled "Run and Jump." The film marks Green’s return to Tribeca after winning in the Best Short Narrative category in 2008 for her film "New Boy." "Run and Jump" stars "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Will Forte in a rare dramatic turn (perhaps a preview of things to come in Alexander Payne's "Nebraska"), Ruth McCabe, and Edward MacLiam. It follows an Irish wife and mother who find herself having to band her family together after her husband suffers a stroke.

First Look: Clark Gregg In 'Trust Me,' New Pics Of Imogen Poots In 'Greetings from Tim Buckley' & Thomas Haden Church in 'Whitewash'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • March 11, 2013 11:39 AM
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In anticipation of the Tribeca Film Festival, the first-looks keep moving along. Let’s start with new photos from "Greetings from Tim Buckley," the quasi-look at the life of singer Jeff Buckley as he performs a concert for his father, Tim. The film, directed by Daniel Algrant, and starring Penn Badgley and Imogen Poots, will be getting its U.S. premiere in the Narrative category at Tribeca.

First Look: Alice Eve In Neil LaBute's 'Some Velvet Morning' & Zoe Kazan And Jake Johnson In 'The Pretty One'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2013 5:32 PM
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Two Tribeca Film Festival first-looks for you this afternoon. First up is one of two Neil LaBute films landing within the span of two months: "Some Velvet Morning," which is debuting at Tribeca in mid-April. It stars Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness") and Stanley Tucci, and it's a relationship drama making its world premiere in the Narrative section.

First Look: Paul Rudd & Paul Giamatti In Phil Morrison's 'Almost Christmas'; Emma Roberts In 'Adult World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2013 3:18 PM
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Paul Rudd,Paul Giamatti, Almost Christmas
This is just the way things are in the movie world. With one festival about to begin (SXSW) we're already looking ahead, this time to the Tribeca Flim Festival. With organizers dropping their massive slate over the last two days, it has provided plenty for movie fans to pick over, and there are quite a few intriguing films on their way. And even more, some new looks are coming with them. So let's get it right into it...

Tribeca Film Festival 2013 Slate Includes 'Before Midnight,' 'Mobius,' Films With Naomi Watts, Vince Vaughn & Much More

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • March 6, 2013 2:46 PM
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Tribeca 2013 Film Festival line-up, Almost Christmas, Before Midnight, Byzantine, Mobius, Adult World, more
The Tribeca Film Festival has unveiled a big batch of their 2013 slate, including the World Documentary, Feature Competition, Viewpoints, Spotlight, Midnight and Storyscapes line-ups. In its 12th year, Tribeca boasts an international, star-studded program that will welcome films that span the globe.

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