Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Film Festival News and Reviews: Sundance, Cannes and more

  • Indiewire
    3 comments
    tweet
    0

    Go Kart Doc Set To Win Tribeca Audience Award?

    The Tribeca Film Festival's website has a page that features the current standings for this year's Heineken Audience Award. The tally currently includes votes for all screenings through Tuesday, and it seems Marshall Curry's "Racing Dreams" is the current frontrunner to take the prize (the presence...

    Read More »
    MORE: New York
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    The Divine Presence of the Cha Cha Cha Brotherhood

    "We've had offers to re-enact certain scenes from 'Y Tu Mama Tambien," Gael Garcia Bernal said of himself and Diego Luna during a discussion at the Apple Store SoHo yesterday afternoon.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Go Kart Doc Breaks Out at Tribeca; "Eclipse" Attracts Attention

    Among the scores of films premiering at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, Marsall Curry's documentary "Racing Dreams"--following three teenage Go Kart racers on their quest to win the national championship--has been garnering significant buzz since its premiere on Saturday. The LA Times' Scott Feinber...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Tribeca Snapshot: Marshall Curry's "Racing Dreams"

    "If I'm not not racing, I'm not happy," says one of the adolescent drivers in Marshall Curry's "Racing Dreams." Of course, an eleven year old's perception of happiness tends to rely on the whims of the surrounding environment, and the speedy realm of the racetrack can certainly make the the rest of the world look boring. Curry, the Academy Award-nominated director of "Street Fight," inspects the forces behind this obsession by finding the starting point with a handful of North Carolina youth as they compete for the National Championship of the World Karting Association. While many of the young, enthusiastic subjects remain subservient to thei...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    2009 Tribeca Director Interviews

    EDITORS NOTE: Below are the links to a series of interviews, conducted via email, profiling directors whose films are screening at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival in the narrative and doc competitions as well as the Discovery section. The festival takes place April 22 - May 3.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Tribeca '09 Round Up: "Outrage," "Soundtrack" Premiere; "Moonlight," "PoliWood" Interviews

    As unseasonably warm weather brought most New Yorkers out of their apartments to enjoy temperatures not usually seen until Summer, film buffs were gladly holed up in lower Manhattan's air-conditioned movie theaters as the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival continued this weekend.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Tribeca Snapshot: Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman's "Soundtrack for a Revolution"

    The concept behind "Soundtrack for a Revolution" is both a means and end at once. In this competent survey of African American folk music in the civil rights movement, directors Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman pair reminiscences with recreation, but it's never quite the transcendent aural experience suggested by the two-pronged premise. While interviewees such as Harry Belafonte and John Lewis recall gripping -- and often quite harrowing -- anecdotes from their countless protests at the behest of Martin Luther King, the filmmakers frequently cut to studio performances of classic songs from the period performed by contemporary artists, includin...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Cheryl Hines Brings Life to Adrienne Shelly's "Moonlight"

    "It's interesting, I mean, people are going to take away different ideas from this film, which is one of the reasons I loved the script," Cheryl Hines told indieWIRE of her directorial debut, "Serious Moonlight," which premieres at Tribeca tonight. "A lot of people will just be entertained by it and...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Tribeca Announces Creative Promise, Sloan Filmmaker Fund Winners

    The Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of the sixth annual Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards last night at City Winery. Miguel Aviles won the narrative section prize for "Somnium," Andrew Bui won the emerging Narrative section prize for "Bronxopolis," while George Reyes won the documentary section prize for "La Muneca Fea (The Ugly Doll)." The screenwriting section prize went Jinho Ferreira aka "Piper" for "Walter's Boys," while honorable mentions were given to Jennifer Phang for "Look For Water" (in Narrative), Hugo Perez for "The Immaculate Conception" (in Emerging Narrative), and Stephen Maing for "High Tech, Low Life"...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    The Collison of Politics, Celebrity and the Media: Barry Levinson Goes To "PoliWood"

    "In the most simplistic way, it's really about the collison of politics, celebrity and the media," Barry Levinson told indieWIRE about his new documentary "PoliWood," premiering next Friday night as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. "Basically, how they collide and how they feed off one another. Th...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' & 'Game Of Thrones' Lead Most Pirated Movies & TV Shows Of 2014'The Wolf Of Wall Street' & 'Game Of ...The Playlist
  • Daily Reads: The Subtle Cinematic Style ...Criticwire
  • Everly, Salma HayekWatch: Salma Hayek Blows Away Bad Guys ...The Playlist