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Tribeca 2015 Review: MAGGIE, An Elegant Zombie Melodrama

Geoff Gilmore, chief creative officer of the Tribeca Film Festival, in his introduction to the world premiere of Maggie, the first feature by Henry Hobson - starring some guy you may have heard of named Arnold Schwarzenegger - called the... More »
  

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead On ALEX OF VENICE, Her Admiration For Indie Film, And More

I really admire Mary Elizabeth Winstead's career choices. She started out as a Scream Queen and then dabbled with big, bad studio movies. Lately her focus has been on roles in smaller films that really make an impact. Winstead still... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

Tribeca 2015: TwitchFilm Raises The Curtain With 10 Must-See Films

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through April 26, kicked off with its opening night presentation at the Beacon Theater of Live From New York!, Bao Nguyen's documentary on Saturday Night Live, that venerable 40-year old comedy institution. The... More »
  

Tribeca 2015 Exclusive: BETTER TO LIVE Trailer, College Kids Sing And Dance To Save Lives

I've never been the type to sing and dance, but the first trailer for Better to Live makes me wish that I could -- and for a good cause. Set to debut shortly at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, the... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tribeca 2015 Exclusive Featurette: THE SHAMAN, A Spiritual Warrior Seeks To Convert Souls

After 73 years of continuous war, the world has changed. The Shaman, set to debut at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, picks up from there, and in an exclusive featurette, director Marco Kalantari explains how he and his team arrived... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Tribeca 2015 Exclusive Clip: THE ARMOR OF LIGHT, At The Intersection Of Guns And Abortion

'So we need Jesus, the gospel, and a sidearm, right?" In an exclusive clip from The Armor of Light, which will soon debut in the Spotlight section at the Tribeca Film Festival, that question is raised in a very calm... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

STUNG: Giant Mutant Wasps Wreak Havoc In The International Trailer!

Audiences at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival best be watching the skies and keeping an ear open for any suspicious buzzing sounds because that's where Benni Diez's mutant wasp creature feature Stung will be making its debut and we've got... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2015: Monty Python To Reunite For Screening Of HOLY GRAIL

Monty Python is coming to New York this April! According to a report over at Variety the five remaining members of the British comedy troupe, Palin, Cleese, Jones, Gilliam and Idle, are getting together for a 40th anniversary screening of... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tribeca 2015 Unveils Midnight, Spotlight And Special Screenings

Hot on the heels of Tuesday's announcement of World Narrative & Documentaries, plus Viewpoints, comes the remainder of Tribeca's 2015 festival slate.A few highlights: Midnight is ample with world premiere's including Scherzo Diabolico, the new film from Here Comes The... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

WEDNESDAY 04:45: Take a Look At The First Teaser For Tribeca Selected Thriller

It was all the way back in 2008 that we first fell in love with the work of Greek director Alexis Alexiou here at Twitch. The occasion was his debut feature Tale 52 and we expected great things to come.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Tribeca 2015 Announces World Narrative & Docs, And Viewpoints

If the city of New York can defrost themselves enough by April 15, the spring film festival season will kick into high gear on the isle of Manhattan with the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. We've got the first plethora of... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

THE MACHINE: Win A Blu-ray And Poster Signed By Caity Lotz

One of the standout titles from my visit to Fantasia last year was Caradog James' sci fi flick The Machine, not only for its ambition, but for what James was able to achieve visually on such a meager budget. Xlrator... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Interview: What the Men of THE BACHELOR WEEKEND Have to Say About Stags

I love me some Irish men. So sitting across from a trio of triple threat actor/writer/director strapping lads had me all in a tizzy this past week at Tribeca Film Festival."We're coming at you from every angle!" co-writer and co-star... More »
  

MPI Wants Some Vampire Heat In SUMMER OF BLOOD

Onur Tukel's hipster vampire comedy Summer of Blood has been nabbed by MPI. The film debuted at Tribeca last month. MPI plans to release the film in cinemas and on VOD/DVD in the Fall. Tukel also stars in the indie as... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: MISCONCEPTION Challenges What You Think You Know About Overpopulation

Jessica Yu has created some of the finest and most formally innovative documentaries of the past decade, such as In the Realms of the Unreal (2004) and Protagonist (2007). Her latest film Misconception, which recently had its world premiere at... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: ICE POISON, A Mesmerizing, Stark Depiction of Drugs and Poverty in Burma

Grinding poverty and severely restricted life and economic choices push two impoverished denizens of Myanmar into drug dealing, and using, with predictably dire consequences in Midi Z's strong, stylistically assured third feature Ice Poison. As in his previous features Return... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: LAND HO! Takes Us On An Immensely Charming Icelandic Road Trip

The wonderfully freewheeling, peripatetic road movie Land Ho!, spanning the vast, rich Icelandic landscape, marks the first collaboration between two talented independent filmmakers: Martha Stephens (Passenger Pigeons, Pilgrim Song) and Aaron Katz (Dance Party USA, Quiet City, Cold Weather). Together, they... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: TIME IS ILLMATIC, An Illuminating Look Back at the Creation of a Hip-Hop Classic

This year's Tribeca Film Festival got off to a rousing start with the screening (and accompanying concert by its subject) of Time is Illmatic, a documentary by multimedia artist One9 about the making of Nas' immensely influential 1994 debut album... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Interview: MANOS SUCIAS Director and DP Share Stories from Colombia

With two LED panels, one Canon C300 and a crew of no more than a dozen people including locals, co-writer/director Joseph Wladyka and co-writer/cinematographer Alan Blanco went to Buenaventura, Colombia - a heavily narco-trafficked country - to film Manos Sucias... More »
  

Tribeca 2014 Review: Slinging Potatoes And Pills BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY

People have been trying to escape small towns since the existence of small towns. In fact, you could argue that The Garden of Eden, as perfect as it was, was the first small town, and Adam and Eve subconsciously wanted... More »
  
 
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