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    Tribeca Review: Banker White's 'The Genius of Marian' a Starkly Intimate Portrait of His Mother's Battle with Alzheimer's

    The Tribeca Film Festival hasn’t exactly been synonymous with documentaries, even if they opened with one the other night -- “Mistaken for Strangers,” Tom Berninger’s off-beat take on his brother’s band, The National. But a special place should be reserved for “The Genius of Marian,” which is about ...

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    Tribeca: Anchor Bay Snags Distribution Rights to Indie Horror Film 'Mr. Jones'

    At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, Anchor Bay picked up the rights to "Mr. Jones," writer/director Karl Mueller's indie horror film about a young couple (Jon Foster and Sarah Jones) terrorized in (where else but) a remote cabin by a twisted forest-dwelling hermit. No word yet on the North America...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Mistaken For Strangers' A Rock Doc About Two Very Different Brothers

    In this age of social media and damage control, it’s particularly difficult to make a rock doc. It’s even more difficult if your subject is The National, a successful rock band that counts The Killers and Arcade Fire as their contemporaries, popular enough to sell out major venues worldwide and even...

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    Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca Film Festival

    In honor of the late, great Nora Ephron, the Tribeca Film Festival has created a new award after the writer/director, The Nora Ephron Prize. The $25,000 prize supported by Vogue.com will recognize a female writer or director who embodies Ephron's spirit.

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    Tribeca Review: 'Mistaken For Strangers' Is Less Rock Doc On The National Than Inoffensive Sibling Rivalry Farce

    While Tom Berninger's "Mistaken For Strangers" is technically rooted in the travels of successful indie rock band The National, it would be inaccurate to characterize it as a rock documentary. Berninger, brother of The National frontman Matt, hardly emphasizes the history of the band's rise or its a...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #60: Melissa Leo Struggles With Love and Addiction in 'Bottled Up'

    Writer, director Enid Zentelis ("Evergreen") explores the challenging relationship between a mother and a daughter when unconditional love and drug addiction get in the way in "Bottled Up." Starring Melissa Leo, Zentelis' dark comedy reminds audiences to live fully for themselves instead of denying ...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #59: Jane Weinstock Takes Jennifer Jason Leigh on a Twisted Head Trip in 'The Moment'

    What it's about: "The Moment" is a psych thriller about a war photographer who thinks she killed her ex, until clues lead to the last place she would ever expect.

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #58: Adam Bhala Lough Showcases the World's Best Skateboarders In 'The Motivation'

    Adam Bhala Lough has gone from NYU to Tribeca and Sundance, numerous times, hanging out with Lil Wayne on tour to filming the world's top skateboarders. "The Motivation," a documentary on the annual street league competition that brings together eight of the best skateboarders across the globe, give...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #57: Inspired By the French New Wave, Matt Creed Explores Human Vulnerability

    First-time filmmaker Matt Creed explores the vulnerability we all experience at some point in life in his debut feature "Lily." Although Creed shares nothing about himself with us, the film reveals personal, true elements from lead actress Amy Grantham's life, who co-wrote the film with Creed. "Lily...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #56: 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' Chronicles Illness, Loss and Bluegrass Music

    Belgian filmmaker Felix van Groeningen follows his first foray into international attention (his last film debuted at Cannes in 2009) with a story about illness, loss, and bluegrass music.

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