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Decide Who Talks to the Tribeca Film Institute! Will It Be 'Syl,' 'Alice,' 'Reno' or 'Hondros'?

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire August 26, 2013 at 4:2PM

It's time to choose August's Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film Institute!
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It's time to choose August's Project of the Month. The project that receives the most votes for Project of the Month will receive a consultation from our Project of the Month partner, Tribeca Film Institute!

Voting will be open until Friday August 30 at 5 PM Eastern.

"Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows"

In this documentary we invite you into the world of a man who might be the best soul singer you’ve never heard of. But you have heard his music already, even though you might not realize it.

Syl Johnson had effectively left his music career behind him by the early 90s when he learned that many hip-hop artists were sampling his songs. Now—at nearly 80—Syl’s back on stage, Grammy-nominated, and not shy about getting his credit where it’s due.

Our film follows Syl’s life from 2009 through today, incorporating interviews, animation and archival material to illuminate his life and music.

"Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché"

Alice Guy was invited to the Lumière Brothers’ screening in 1895. In 1896, at 23 she made one of the first narrative films. Alice later headed the production of Gaumont studios. Gaumont still exists, making films like “The Fifth Element”, “The Intouchables”. Alice went on to become the first woman to build her own studio Solax in Fort Lee, NJ in 1912. She wrote, directed, or produced 1,000+ films of all kinds and then vanished from history. With Alice as our guide, we’ll take you back to the past, stand next to her and look into her future, our present

"Man from Reno"


It's a bi-lingual Japanese/English mystery thriller starring Steven Seagal's daughter and legendary "Scarface" actor Pepe Serna in the first leading role of his 40 year career.

"Hondros: A Life in Frames"

Chris Hondros, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, covered practically every major conflict since the late 1990s. Known as much for his compassion and humanity as for his photography, Chris died covering the Arab Spring in Libya. What many don't know about Chris are the behind-the-scenes stories of some of his most famous photographs in which he impacted the lives of his subjects in ways that have nothing to do with a camera. This film retraces his steps around the globe to tell those stories and offer a deeper insight into one of the world's greatest conflict photojournalists.

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