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Kids Access Correspondents are Red Carpet Ready

Kids Access Correspondents are Red Carpet Ready

Reporters from 10 to 14 to cover 20 events  BY KAITLYN MEADE | Every year, the Tribeca Film Festival rolls out brand new family programming to bring even the littlest filmmaker into its fold. The tried-and-true favorites of ESPN Sports Day and the Family Festival are back this year with new activities and guests. The Drive-In […]

Just beyond the grasp

Just beyond the grasp

Photo by Lisa Graham / 2012 © L.C. Barreto Center: Marcello Airoldi as Carlos Lacerda, Glória Pires as Lota de Macedo Soares, Miranda Otto as Elizabeth Bishop and Tracy Middendorf as Mary, in “Reaching for the Moon.” ‘Reaching’ doesn’t quite get Bishop right BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Brazilian director Bruno Barreto’s 19th feature film tells […]

From sunrise to sunset to a ‘Midnight’ rendezvous

From sunrise to sunset to a ‘Midnight’ rendezvous

Photo by Despina Spyrou Third time’s charming: Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) reunite, among the Cypress groves of the southern Peloponnese. Third collaboration offers more ‘naturally eloquent conversation’ BY RANIA RICHARSON  |  Set among the Cypress groves of the southern Peloponnese, the third installment of this indie romance continues the story of Jesse, […]

Lessons learned from a broad canvas

Lessons learned from a broad canvas

Photo by JP Yim Sekou Heru, left, and “Big John” Douglas are among the Gleason’s trainers and boxers featured in the Peggy Choy Dance Company’s “Hip Dance Homage to Muhammad Ali.” Ail’s impact documented, in dance and on film BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  In the eyes of many sports fans, political activists and religious observers, […]

We all love to watch

We all love to watch

Director Antonio Campos relies on the eye to get into the brain of his title character   BY GARY M. KRAMER  |  Simon Killer” is a fascinating, slow-burn character study. Simon (Brady Corbet), an American student who studies the connections between the eye and the brain, heads to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend. […]

The Distances Intimacy Creates

The Distances Intimacy Creates

    André Téchiné explores the violence lovers and families commit BY GARY M. KRAMER  |  Gay filmmaker André Téchiné opens “Unforgivable,” his intriguing new drama, by quickly establishing the central importance of each of the four main characters. Francis (André Dussollier) is a celebrated crime writer looking for a rental property in Venice. He […]

Just Do Arts!

Just Do Arts!

Satomi Blair and Grant Chang share a climactic embrace, in a scene from Sam Chanse’s “Marie Jean.” See “Right Here, Write Now.” READINGS: RIGHT HERE, WRITE NOW |  “Why this? Why now?” Click on that icon on the home page of Asian and… — and you’ll get the backstory on why this collective of millennial theater […]

ROOM 514

ROOM 514

Asia Naifeld, as Anna, demands answers. BY TRAV S.D.  |  “Room 514” is a laudable attempt by first time writer/director Sharon Bar-Ziv to talk about the complexities of the unsolvable tangle of the Israel-Palestine crisis. Anna (Asia Naifeld) is a deceptively pretty interrogator for Israeli military police who has taken it upon herself to investigate […]

Finding a festival within a field of 5,950

Finding a festival within a field of 5,950

New TFF programming team, on making the cut New Programming Director Genna Terranova logged lots of couch time to help whittle down the record number of hopefuls for this year’s TFF. BY ALINE REYNOLDS  |  Although the 10th anniversary of 9/11 has come and gone, the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) — launched in 2002 to […]

Beyond the red carpet: Tribeca fest more then the sum of its flickering parts

Beyond the red carpet: Tribeca fest more then the sum of its flickering parts

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  During the run of the Tribeca Film Festival (through April 19), you’ll be able to hunker down in a stadium seat, sink your choppers into a tub of popcorn and not come up for air until the sprawling event has presented 89 features and 60 short films (most of them, several […]

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