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Seven Films to Watch at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival: Israel's 'Big Bad Wolves,' 'Six Acts,' and More

As always, the feature films at Tribeca (April 17-28) are a mixed bag, which makes it difficult to identify trends. That said, think horror and Israel, and the broader Middle East. The Israelis are back with two features (one a world premiere) that are sure to get attention. Whether they warm anyone’s heart toward Israel is another question.
  • By David D'Arcy
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  • April 17, 2013 2:59 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Creation of Nora Ephron Prize, Recognizes Woman Writer or Director with Distinctive Voice

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) has announced the creation of a new award, the Nora Ephron Prize. The $25,000 award will recognize a woman writer or director with a distinctive voice who embodies the spirit and vision of writer-director Ephron (1941-2012).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2013 2:00 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival Jury Includes Kenneth Lonergan, Taraji P. Henson, Evan Rachel Wood, Tony Gilroy and More

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) has announced its jury members, this year including Tony Gilroy, Bryce Dallas-Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan and Evan Rachel Wood. Full list below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 10, 2013 2:00 PM
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Tribeca Film Institute Announces Four Projects to Receive $140K from Sloan Filmmaker Fund

The Tribeca Film Institute today announced the four projects that will receive financial and creative support from the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund. A total of $140,000 in funds will be awarded and recognized at this year's Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2013 2:00 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Honorees for Disruptive Innovation Awards, Includes Twyla Tharp, Glenn Beck, Morgan Spurlock

Honorees have been announced for the Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Awards, which will honor innovative pioneers and game-changers across various disciplines and domains on April 26.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 2, 2013 2:00 PM
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Tribeca Film Festival to Stream Seven Official Selections Online, and Host Vine's #6SECFILM Competition

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) announced today that it will stream seven 2013 fest selections -- four of which are premiere titles -- to allow domestic US audiences the chance experience the festival from across the country. Also streaming will be Tribeca's first-ever Vine Competition, #6SECFILM.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2013 2:00 PM
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Tribeca Trailer Watch: 'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' Interviews the Iconic Writer, Essayist and Feisty Feuder

Check out the new trailer for documentary "Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia," set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28). Directed by Nicholas Wrathall, the film features candid interviews with the iconic American writer, essayist, intellectual and first-rate feuder. Also interviewed are David Mamet, Sting, Mikhail Gorbachev, William F. Buckley, Norman Mailer, Jodie Evans and Nina Straight. Commentary blends with footage from Vidal's legendary on-air career.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 29, 2013 12:50 PM
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Clint 'Eastwood Directs' Documentary to Premiere at Tribeca, Followed by Panel with Eastwood and Darren Aronofsky

WBHE's documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story" will have its premiere April 27 at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28), followed by a panel with Clint Eastwood, moderated by Darren Aronofsky.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 29, 2013 12:44 PM
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Martin Scorsese's 'King of Comedy' to Close 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Rupert Pupkin. The name slides off the tongue like luggage off an airport carousel. And as portrayed by Robert De Niro -- post Jake LaMotta, pre Noodles Aaronsen -- he is one of the more memorable pieces of cultural/emotional baggage produced by the American screen. A hero of dubious sanity. Dubious worth. More cringe-worthy than an episode of “Two Broke Girls.” He is “The King of Comedy.” And he will be closing the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27.
  • By John Anderson
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  • March 28, 2013 2:00 PM
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First Look: Interactive Installation 'Journal of Insomnia' to Premiere in Tribeca's First-Ever New Media Competition

If you missed Tilda Swinton at MoMa, the National Film Board of Canada is preparing its Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) nocturnal premiere of "A Journal of Insomnia," an interactive project that offers an immersive experience of sleep deprivation. Insomniacs are both spectators and actors in this fresco of hundreds of personal reflections on sleepless nights, gathered from all over the web since last fall. Check out a first-look teaser trailer of the installation below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2013 2:10 PM
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