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    TRIBECA '06: Trying to Reach Beyond Potential Boundaries: "Jesus Camp", "The Wars Tapes", and "The T

    Among the more popular films that have screened so far at the Tribeca Film Festival here in New York City are three movies -- two docs and one fiction feature -- that are eyeing potentially unlikely audiences. A documentary about evangelical Christians is trying to play to both sides of the aisle, a...

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    "The Watering Hole" Wins Tropfest@Tribeca Prize

    Matthew Bonifacio's "The Watering Hole" won the Tropfest@Tribeca prize over the weekend. Co-jurors Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts were on hand to announce the winners in front of 5000 people at the Tribeca Drive In at the World Financial Center. The film tells the story of a young girl who makes the ultimate sacrifice to stop her father's downward spiral into depression and alcoholism in the aftermath of her mother's death. Tropfest, founded by John Polson, is one of the world's largest short film festivals and one of Australia's most popular public cultural events. The central aim of Tropfest is to stimulate the production of short films and p...

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    Critic's Notebook: The State of Things: The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival

    Paul Greengrass's "United 93"-- energetic, screw-the-star-system doc-style fiction that tackles sensitive issues inextricably intertwined with the Tribeca Film Festival's host neighborhood -- was an appropriate opening for this fifth edition, which began last Tuesday (April 25th) and ends Sunday (Ma...

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    TRIBECA '06: Uptown and Downtown With "Walker Payne," "Boy Culture" and "Big Bad Swim"

    On the first full day of screenings Wednesday, Tribeca Film Festival organizers presented some 40 individual showings throughout Manhattan, more than half of them for Midtown and Uptown audiences for the first time. Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal stepped out onto the stage at the Tribeca Perform...

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    NY Times: "The TV Set" at the Tribeca Film Festival Sends Up the Making of Sitcoms

    David Carr reports on "The TV Set," screening Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival. "Where does bad television come from? "The TV Set," a movie that has its premiere tomorrow night at the Tribeca Film Festival, considers the question of agency, or blame, for the dreck that generally passes for the mo...

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    "American Cannibal" Claims Premiere Audience in East Village

    The Reeler reports on last night's premiere screening of "American Cannibal" at the Tribeca Film Festival, "More than a handful of this year's Tribeca selections have evoked that most puerile of criticisms in me: the one that shakes my head and insists to myself and anyone who will listen, 'Jesus Christ--I can make a better movie than that.' And then there are the few exceptional films that I not only enjoy but also ruminate on for hours or days afterward, thinking, 'Jesus Christ--not only can I not make a better movie than that, but I should fucking distribute that film.' The inner distributor in me is particularly excited about the document...

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    indieLOOP: On The Scene During Tribeca

    During the Tribeca Film Festival, indieWIRE's new online social network/community site, indieLOOP is hosting two discussion groups: Tribeca Film Festival '06 Filmmakers, where we have invited directors from this year's program to post in a group journal about their experience at the festival; and Tribeca Film Festival, where we encourage festival goers to discuss what movies they've seen, parties they've been attending, and who've they've been meeting. In today's Filmmakers journal, Director Ishai Setton talks about gearing up for the screenings of his feature narrative film, "The Big Bad Swim" which is premiering tonight. In the journal he w...

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    TRIBECA '06: Striking, Somber "United 93" Opens 5th TFF

    The 2006 Tribeca Film Festival opened on a strikingly somber note Tuesday night in Midtown Manhattan with the world premiere screening of Paul Greengrass' "United 93," a dramatization of the events surrounding the crash of the fourth hijacked flight on 9/11. Nearly 100 families of those who died tha...

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    NY Times: At the Tribeca Festival, Heavy on the Reality, Light on the Light

    In the NY Times, Stephen Holden asks, "Whatever happened to the notion of movies as the "'Great Escape?' As the fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival consumes New York over the next two weeks, a more apt description of the mood of world cinema expressed in TriBeCa might be "No Escape." From tonight's (...

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    TRIBECA '06: Making Sense of TFF's Market; Can the Fest Turn The Corner?

    Asked to offer a few long-term goals for the Tribeca Film Festival during the annual kick-off press conference in Lower Manhattan Monday, event co-founder Jane Rosenthal reminded attendees that the first TFF was planned in just a few short months leading up to its May 2002 debut. Lacking a history o...

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