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    Seven Climate Shorts and Gore to Open Tribeca; "The Gates" to Close

    The 2007 Tribeca Film Festival will open on April 25th with seven short films and launch the SOS Short Films Program aimed at spotlighting the world's climate crisis. TFF's opening event, hosted by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, includes shorts that are part of the initiative backing the upcoming Live Earth global concert set for July 7, 2007. Sixty filmmakers are participating in the SOS project and closer to opening night, TFF organizers will announce the list of seven films that will screen at the festival. "The very concept of SOS -- entertainment effecting social change -- is at the roots of our...

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    Tribeca to Debut "Spider-Man 3" in Queens

    Director Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" will have its U.S. debut at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, the event announced recently. The premiere will take place in Queens, NY (Peter Parker's hometown) on April 30. The event is one of several celebrating "Spider-Man Week in New York. In addition to the...

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    Tribeca Ticket Prices Jump 50% for Upcoming Fest; Most Movies Cost $18 at TFF '07

    The price of seeing a movie at the annual Tribeca Film Festival is increasing dramatically in an area of New York City where the cost of daily life seems to be on a continual incline. At a time when the cost of living in Manhattan continues to push many people to outer boroughs trying to escape $30 ...

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    Sloan Foundation and Tribeca Award "A First Class Man" in Screenwriting Competition

    David Freeman has been selected as the winning screenwriter in the Tribeca/Sloan Screenplay Development Program, organized by the Tribeca Film Festival and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Freeman's project, "A First Class Man," will receive financial support over the course of a year as he works on the script's development. He will also receive the assistance of "experts" in screenwriting and mathematics selected by the program. "A First Class Man" is a fictional examination of the life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Aiyangar Ramanujan. "We are delighted to partner with Tribeca for the fifth year of this pioneering screenplay development p...

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    TRIBECA '07: 32 Projects Set for 4th Tribeca All Access Program

    For its fourth year, the Tribeca Film Institute's Tribeca All Access program will showcase 32 projects by people of color. TAA matches African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American and Pacific Islander filmmakers with potential investors in a series of one-on-one meetings and other event...

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    Tribeca Sets Sports Slate; Discovery, Showcase, Shorts and Family Titles Also Recently Announced

    The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the lineup for the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, running during this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Fourteen feature films will screen at the event, along with a panel discussion and an outdoor sports day. The section will open on April 27...

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    UPDATE: TRIBECA '07: Slimmer 34 Film Competition Planned for Tribeca's 6th Fest; Spotlight Lineup An

    In a shift from recent editions in which the Tribeca Film Festival expanded its lineup from year to year, TFF is tightening its roster for its sixth annual edition. Set for April 25 - May 6, 2007 in New York City, this year's festival will present a total of 159 features and 85 shorts, a drop from the 174 features and 100 shorts that were shown in 2006 (176 features were screened in 2005 and 151 in 2004). The shift comes in part from planners' decision to cut the two NY, NY feature competition sections. Films that previously comprised those sections will be incorporated into other areas of the festival, according to organizers. The slimmed do...

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    Reuters: New documentary makes case for "The Saint of 9/11"

    A new documentary film makes a case for sainthood for Mychal Judge, a New York Fire Department chaplain who died at the World Trade Center in the September 11 attacks. One of the best-known victims of the worst attack on U.S. soil, the Franciscan friar chose to join his men within the North Tower rather than remaining on the sidelines and died at age 68 after giving last rites to a fallen firefighter. Glenn Holsten's film, "The Saint of 9/11," shows Judge moving in often-conflicting social circles: a proud Irish-American; a recovering alcoholic helping others fight addiction; a confidant for tough, gritty firefighters, and a celibate homosexu...

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    "Blessed by Fire" and "The War Tapes" Take Tribeca Film Festival Honors

    Two war-inspired films took top honors at the 5th Tribeca Film Festival. "Blessed by Fire" (Iluminados por el Fuego) by Tristan Bauer and U.S. director Deborah Scranton's "The War Tapes" won the Best Narrative Feature prize and Best Documentary Feature prize respectively during an awards dinner this evening (Saturday) in Chinatown in Lower Manhattan. "Fire," (Argentina, Spain) is based on the memoir of a veteran of the Falklands Islands War between Argentina and the U.K. in the early '80s, while present-day Iraq is the backdrop for "War Tapes," which chronicles the stories of several members of a National Guard unit deployed to Iraq sharing ...

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    "Blessed by Fire" and "The War Tapes" Among Top Tribeca Film Festival Winners

    Two war-inspired films took top honors at the 5th Tribeca Film Festival. "Blessed by Fire" (Iluminados por el Fuego) by Tristan Bauer and U.S. director Deborah Scranton's "The War Tapes" won the Best Narrative Feature prize and Best Documentary Feature prize respectively during an awards dinner this evening (Saturday) in Chinatown in Lower Manhattan. "Fire," (Argentina, Spain) is based on the memoir of a veteran of the Falklands Islands War between Argentina and the U.K. in the early '80s, while present-day Iraq is the backdrop for "War Tapes," which chronicles the stories of several members of a National Guard unit deployed to Iraq sharing ...

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