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    Watch Will Ferrell Be Characteristically Hilarious at the Apple Store SoHo

    From one of indieWIRE's Tribeca Film Festival Apple Store Talks earlier this week, the always hysterical Will Ferrell and his "Everything Must Go" director Dan Rush chat it up with Eugene Hernandez:

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  • The Playlist
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    Tony Kaye Says Unreleased 'Black Water Transit' Is "Not Finished Yet"

    Monday night was the world premiere of Tony Kaye’s “Detachment” at the Tribeca Film Festival. Our heads are still buzzing from the strange and experimental film -- you can check out our review here (but this writer strong disagrees with the take). But, lost in the shuffle of “Detachment” finally reaching audiences is the fact that Kaye has another completed film on the shelf, the 2008-shot thriller, “Black Water Transit” starring Karl Urban, Laurence Fishburne, Brittany Snow, Stephen Dorff and more. The crime drama follows the divergent agendas of criminals, cops and lawyers as they collide over a shipment of illegal firearms and a double homicide. Earl Pike (Urban), a criminal, tries to get his family's illegal gun collection to a safe haven, while attempting to get his junkie son freed from prison. While 'Transit' is involved in a similar situation as David O. Russell’s “Nailed,” being from the same financiers, Kaye seems optimistic about the film seeing a release soon.

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  • The Playlist
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    Christophe Honoré's 'Les Bien-aimés' The Official Closing Film Of The Cannes Film Festival

    If last year had a dearth of big name celebs, attendees at the Cannes Film Festival this year will be beating them off with a stick. Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sean Penn, Tilda Swinton, Ryan Gosling, John C. Reilly, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mia Wasikowska...the list goes on, and one more addition to the festival promises more paparazzi guests.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Possibly the Greatest Black Film Ever Made in the History of Cinema

    After careful consideration it's obvious to me that the film below is the greatest black film ever made. Of course I'm talking about none other than 1976's The Human Toronado with the great late Rudy Ray Moore, Dolemite himself.

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  • Spout
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    Top 5 Films of the Tribeca World Narrative Competition

    Tonight is the Tribeca Film Festival's awards ceremony, and so we thought it’d be a good time to take a look at the World Narrative Competition. It’s a mixed bag of films, coming from eleven countries (more if you count co-productions) and a wide range of filmmakers. I've had quite an edifying experience watching them, though some are certainly better than others. Below I’ve singled out five of these as the best, and I offer who and what I’d vote for were I on the jury.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    SFIFF 54 Day Six: The Mill on the Cross, Hot Coffee, Hahaha, The Sleeping Beauty, Leonard Cohen

    Meredith Brody reports on the latest festival screenings from San Francisco:

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Africa First Shorts Digital Download Available Now, DVD Coming Soon

    Africa First: Volume One, the first in a series of short film collections from some of Africa’s most compelling new talent, is now available for digital download, and will be available on DVD May 10th.

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  • The Playlist
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    Tribeca Review: Tony Kaye's 'Detachment' Is A Fascinating Mess You Can't Look Away From

    Though it had flown mostly under the radar, cinephiles were pretty thrilled a few weeks ago when the Tribeca Film Festival announced the addition of “Detachment” to its lineup. Not only was the cast top notch but behind the director's chair was British provocateur Tony Kaye, the filmmaker behind the controversial “American History X,” a picture made over 12 years ago. In the interim, things have been tough for the notoriously difficult director and "Detachment" is only his third feature and first narrative film since 1998. "American History X" had its own infamously troubled history when star Edward Norton essentially took over the film, edited it on his own without the director, and Kaye subsequently made a gigantic stink in Hollywood, putting ridiculous ads in Variety and eventually tried to take his name off the film and replace it with the pseudonym Humpty Dumpty. Norton would go on to receive an Oscar nomination for his performance but Kaye (following an unsuccessful attempt to sue New Line Cinema) ended up in director jail for nearly a decade.

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  • Hope for Film
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    Guest Post: Rob Mills "Online Distribution: 10 Lessons from Dynamo Player"

    It used to be that indie filmmakers generally made their films for an audience/market of 6-10; those days their audience was the buyers at the film festivals. Those days made life simple: filmmakers had two responsibilities -- make your damn movie and then surrender. The idea then was that distributors would distribute the work we made. Several years ago folks started to realize that this model covered less than 1% of the films made in America (forget about the rest of the world).

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  • The Playlist
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    Tribeca Review: 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest' Is Engrossing & Real

    Captivating, well-balanced and at times, painfully honest, actor Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, the documentary, "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" is much more than a music doc about the seminal '90s hip-hop group; it's an engrossing and moving portrait of brotherhood, unity and how the strongest of friendships can be susceptible to breakdown if unacceptable levels of rising toxicity run unchecked.

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