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Tribeca Film Fest Programmers Talk World Competition Narrative and Doc Lineups

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has revealed part one of the upcoming fest’s lineup. This includes the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with selections for the out-of-competition Viewpoints program, designed to highlight diverse filmmakers in international and American independent cinema. Check it out, below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 4, 2014 11:58 AM
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Tribeca to Open with Hip-Hop Doc 'Time Is Illmatic,' Followed by Nas Performance

The Tribeca Film Festival has revealed that the world premiere of doc “Time is Illmatic” will open the 2014 edition of the fest. It follows the trajectory of rapper Nas’ 1994 debut album, “Illmatic”-- considered one of the most revolutionary albums in hip-hop history.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 19, 2014 11:58 AM
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Tribeca Launches First-Ever Innovation Week, with Aaron Sorkin Kicking Off Future of Film Panel

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival is launching its first-ever “Tribeca Innovation Week.” Running April 21-26, the Innovation Week will be a place for coders, screenwriters, hackers, futurists, gamers, directors, engineers, venture capitalists, film financiers, techno radicals, the generally curious and anyone who has a story to tell, to explore convergence in media.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 12, 2014 12:58 PM
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Tribeca Film Fest Launches Interactive Music Film Challenge, with $10K for Winning Filmmakers

The Tribeca Film Festival has unveiled a new competition, the Tribeca Interactive & Interlude: A Music Film Challenge. The fest invites storytellers and content creators to work with Interlude’s video platform to create an interactive music film for major music artists Damon Albarn, Aloe Blacc, and Ellie Goulding. The winning project for each will screen at the fest in April.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 28, 2014 10:00 AM
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Review: Kim Mordaunt's Australian Oscar Submission 'The Rocket,' a Primitivist Parable with Anti-Corporate Message (TRAILER)

There’s some seductively primeval scenery decorating Aussie director Kim Mordaunt’s “The Rocket,” which is Australia's Oscar entry, if only because its setting -- Laos -- has so seldom appeared on western screens. The film opens in New York City on January 10 and in Los Angeles on January 17 at the Nuart Theatre.
  • By John Anderson
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  • January 8, 2014 11:51 AM
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Docs – Life After Tribeca? These Titles Deserve It

A few good docs always emerge from Tribeca. Yet emerging from any film festival with strong reviews and a distribution deal doesn’t mean that anyone will see the film.
  • By David D'Arcy
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  • May 5, 2013 6:18 AM
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Tribeca Review: Experimental Shorts Series 'Let There Be Light' Turns the Simple Into the Intense

Thirteen experimental short films screened in the "Let There Be Light: The Cycles of Life" series at the Tribeca Film Festival. Each of the films was loosely connected by the "profound artistic influence of light" in film. Some of the films highlighted the power of sunlight, flickering through trees or dousing harvests. Others took inspiration from artificial light sources or the moon's glow. Each of them relied on relatively simple imagery and narration in order to tap into something mythic and intense.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 4, 2013 4:21 PM
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'The Rocket' and 'Bridegroom' Take Heineken Audience Awards at Tribeca

The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the recipients of the Heineken Audience Awards Saturday night. Kim Mordaunt's 'The Rocket,' which has already won two prizes at Tribeca, was the audience favorite for narrative film while "Bridegroom," directed by Linda Bloodworth Thomason, won for documentary.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 29, 2013 11:50 AM
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Tribeca: Eastwood and Aronofsky Talk First Takes and Failing on Your Own Terms at World Premiere of 'Eastwood Directs' (VIDEO)

In a scene from 1995's "The Bridges of Madison County," Meryl Streep's farmwife gazes over one of the bridges as Clint Eastwood, playing a lanky photographer passing through, catches her off guard with a candid snapshot. He's delighted that he has captured her in a natural moment. One of many sequences highlighted in "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story," it underscores what the director is always chasing.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 27, 2013 9:12 PM
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Tribeca Review: Anti-Biodoc Delves into the Austere World of Michael Haneke: "true beauty is accuracy" (TRAILER)

You'll get only small fragments of Michael Haneke's biography in "Michael H., Profession Director." Yet you will see how Haneke works. And you'll get a strong dose of how actors feel about the man who forces them to force audiences to confront terrifying emotions.
  • By David D'Arcy
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  • April 26, 2013 1:02 PM
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