NY Times: At the Tribeca Festival, Heavy on the Reality, Light on the Light

NY Times: At the Tribeca Festival, Heavy on the Reality, Light on the Light

In the NY Times, Stephen Holden asks, “Whatever happened to the notion of movies as the “‘Great Escape?’ As the fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival consumes New York over the next two weeks, a more apt description of the mood of world cinema expressed in TriBeCa might be “No Escape.” From tonight’s (Tuesday’s) opening film, “United 93,” to “The Road to Guantanamo” to “The War Tapes”” (the titles tell you the subject matter), brute reality and simulations of it constitute the artistic flashpoints of a festival obsessed with history and current events and short on love stories and fluffy comedies.

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