As Tribeca fest approaches, new Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore has put up a piece on indie film, and he’s got some words about the new generation of film goers.
The world of film festivals is itself transforming and undergoing a reexamination, as just one aspect of this metamorphosis. It has to; otherwise, festivals will be irrelevant in a decade. We live in an age where information is overwhelming, but knowledge is scarce.
The generation who now sees films knows far more about cinema, about global filmmaking and independent art and aesthetics than my generation did in the ’70s.
But I daresay that it cares about it a lot less.