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    iW NEWS | Tribeca Fest Presents All Access Awards

    Saturday night at the Tribeca Film Festival the Tribeca All Access Awards were presented. Ben Rekhi received the narrative section prize for his new screenplay, "Waste" (co-written by John Campo), described as the story of "a widowed NYC sanitation worker who must negotiate his relationship with his son after he becomes a key figure in a labor dispute." The documentary section prize went to Dee Rees for her work-in-progress, "Eventual Salvation," described as following "an 80-year-old grandmother who returns to Liberia to rebuild her life and community after years of civil war." Finally, the screenwriting section award went to Marilyn Fu for ...

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    iW VIDEO | Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal

    At the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival with their new documentary, "Chavez," about the famous Mexican boxer, director Diego Luna and executive producer Gael Garcia Bernal talk about the film and their traveling documentary film festival, Ambulante.

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    TRIBECA '07 DISPATCH | Tribeca Fest Thinks Globally With Gore and Climate Crisis in Opening Night Sp

    Famously launched in the wake of 9/11 to boost business in Lower Manhattan, six years later the Tribeca Film Festival has clearly turned a corner with its sights set on bigger issues and a larger spotlight. The event has grown considerably in recent years and even ruffled a few feathers along the way among rival events resentful of its swagger. Sensitive to the criticism, festival insiders point to the large industry presence and big crowds the festival draws and they also reiterate that the event will always have Tribeca at its core even as it grows. The shift at the Tribeca Film Festival has become more and more apparent to fest watchers of...

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    NYP | Why I Think Mr. De Niro Must Wave Goodbye to Tribeca Film Fest

    The title sums it up...in a highly critical column published today, New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick offers his take on the Tribeca Film Festival.

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    iW VIDEO | Tribeca Film Fest Opening

    On the opening day of the Tribeca Film Festival, former V.P. Al Gore, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, director Rob Reiner, joined by Live Earth creator Kevin Wall and Tribeca fest co-founder Jane Rosenthal, talk about global warming and kick off the 2007 festival. In these clips from Wednesday's press ...

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    TRIBECA '07 | Critics Notebook 2: A Crossroads of Marriage and Nature

    Is it possible that the geographical sources of the best Tribeca films that touch on nature and the overall concept of beauty reveal some major lack in the West? By default? Perhaps the sterility of much of our consumer-friendly culture has pulled us away from the natural world and the realm of genu...

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    TRIBECA '07 | Critics Notebook 1: Breaking Down a Carnival of Art and Politics

    Art and politics: two poles rightfully addressed by many of the selections in a film festival located (more and more virtually) near the festering hole that was the World Trade Center. The Tribeca Film Festival is so large (157 features) that this article covers those that most neatly fit into the "...

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    iW NEWS | Coens Set Up Two New Films at Focus

    Joel and Ethan Coen have signed a deal with Focus Features and Working Title Films for their next two films, "A Serious Man" and "Burn After Reading." "Burn," described as a dark spy comedy, will star George Clooney, Frances McDormand, and Brad Pitt, is set to head into production later this summer....

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    Meadows' "England" Set for First Take Slate and Red Envelope

    rights to Shane Meadows' "This is England" for IFC Entertainment's day-and-date distribution label. The drama, winner of awards at the Rome International Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards, will screen at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in theaters in July....

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    indieWIRE ANNOUNCEMENT: Apple And indieWIRE Present Daily Filmmaker Talks At The Apple Store During

    [EDITORS NOTE: The following is an announcement from indieWIRE.]

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