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Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #41: Tomasz Wasilewski's 'Floating Skyscrapers' Is the First LGBT Polish Film

    The second feature from from Polish filmmaker, Tomasz Wasilewski ("In the Bedroom"), "Floating Skyscrapers" tells the story of two men who fall into an intoxicating love despite the opposition from others. Inspired by Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother," Ulrich Seidl’s “Paradise: Love,” and Ste...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #40: Scott Coffey Explores the Myth of the American Dream and Artistic Aspirations in 'Adult World'

    Scott Coffey has had a 30-year-long career as an actor, appearing in films such as "Mulholland Dr." and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," as well as in his directorial debut "Ellie Parker" in 2005. This year Coffey adds a second film to his directing filmography with "Adult World," starring Emma Roberts a...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #39: Rob Meyer's Fresh Introduction to Birdwatching in Coming of Age Film, 'A Birder's Guide to Everything'

    New York based filmmaker Rob Meyer grew up in Newton, Massachusetts with dreams of being a field scientist or wildlife filmmaker as a child. Before going to film school at NYU he worked on documentaries for PBS's NOVA and National Geographic. He made a short film called Aquarium in 2008 which was th...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #38: 'What Richard Did' Tells of A Regretful Act of Jealousy In a Wealthy Dublin Suburb

    Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson ("Adam & Paul," "Garage") gives us a look into the wealthy suburbs of Dublin in "What Richard Did." The film follows a group of Irish teenage boys during their last summer together, leading up to an act of jealousy that affects main character Richard's life. Abrahams...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #37: Eric Steel Tells the Magical Dream Story of Fishing Fly Artisan in 'Kiss the Water'

    A former executive for Disney and Scott Rudin, Eric Steel decided he wanted to make movies instead of sit behind a desk. While he's produced films such as "Bringing Out the Dead" and "Julie and Julia" and made his directorial debut with "The Bridge," Steel brings us his first documentary feature wit...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #36: Banker White Traces His Family History in 'The Genius of Marian'

    What it's about: The Genius of Marian is an intimate portrait of my family in the wake of my mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis. The film explores the tragedy of Alzheimer's disease, the power of art and the meaning of family.

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #35: "Blow Your Mind" With East New York Street Performers In 'Flex Is Kings'

    Documentary filmmaker Michael Beach Nichols ("The Man Behind the Curtain") introduces audiences to the talented, bizarre and DIY dance scene of the flex community in "Flex Is Kings." The film follows three Brooklyn street performers in dance showcases that Nichols said will "blow your mind."

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #34: Why Adam Ciralsky's 'The Project' Gives a Whole New Meaning to Passion Project

    Many filmmakers are passionate about their work and some even travel to remote parts of the world to tell stories they feel inspired to tell, but Adam Ciralsky's account of filming in Somalia gives the term 'passion project' a whole new meaning. The Emmy award winning filmmaker began his career as a...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #33: Zachary Heinzerling Documents a Complicated Relationship in 'Cutie and the Boxer'

    Zachary Heinzerling didn't go to film school but the Houstan, Texas native did go to the same school as Wes Anderson, which happens to be where "Rushmore" was shot. He auditioned to play the role of Dirk in "Rushmore: when he was in the 6th grade but didn't get the part. A philosophy major in colle...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #32: Josh & Benny Safdie Explore Basketball Fame and Glory in 'Lenny Cooke'

    Josh and Benny Safdie are brothers and were born and raised in both Queens and Manhattan in New York City. They shared that they're "interested in characters, in feelings and the moment all fodder for our wild attraction to filmmaking." Together they make films of all lengths. They share an equal p...

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