TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Film lovers across from the around the world will gathering in lower Manhattan April 17-28th for the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival helps filmmakers to reach the broadest audience possible and enables the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema. The festival which supports both emerging and established directors also helps to promote New York City as a major film making center. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will hold free events and movie screenings throughout the community.
Who doesn't like to enjoy some wine while getting a taste of what another country has to offer? On April 17th, The Wines of Argentina, Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism and the Consulate General in New York will host the 3rd Annual World Malbec Day, celebrating the iconic wines from Argentina.
The worldwide celebration will have events happening throughout New York, London, Los Angeles, and other big cities. Events will include wine tastings, tango performances, and a Malbec crush. New York will be hosting an invitation-only gala and tasting at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which will have wine industry executives, experts, and aficionados in attendance.
The 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival has consumed NYC in a flurry of cinema, celebrity, and auteur stylings. With the proceedings in full swing, this past week has seen numerous events, screenings, and soirees in honor of this yearly cinematic celebration. At its core, this film fest strives to “enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience." In that respect, the submissions are reflective of this progressive sentiment, with each subsequent year continually raising the caliber.
Weekends pass all too fast. Enamored within the momentary veneer of freedom, precious hours trickle through the cracks of our fingers like diamonds—leavings us barren, ragged, and downtrodden come the executioner’s call of Monday morning. Our proletarian grind leaves little to the imagination—essentially disillusion incarnate—thus, to soar beyond these insipid lots, we must continually push the boundaries of temperance and decency.
By seeking the cavernous expanses nestled within the night—the zeitgeists, the myriad sounds, the kindred souls seeking connection—only then is rejuvenation truly possible. In the tireless war against the corroding taint of ennui and listlessness, a proactive approach to revelry is the only salvation.
At the Tribeca Film Festival, audience members are finding that once the film is over, there’s so much to come together about. Whether it’s film discussion, looking for venue information or even what restaurants to hit up next, there is now a tool specifically created to enhance the Tribeca Film Fest (TFF) experience.
For those of you interested in maximizing your festie experience, Bombay Sapphire and the widely popular geo-social application Foursquare have teamed up for the first ever interactive map of New York City geared toward TFF attendees. Make the most out of the festival, which is going on now through April 29th. Easy to navigate, these series of tools and rewards will help make this year's festival experience unlike any before.
The Tribeca Film Festival is the monolith of Lower Manhattan. For just over a decade, in response to the September 11th attacks, musicians, filmmakers, and artists have come together making this one of the most highly regarded art festivals in the world.
April 18, 2012 marks the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff as they offer a plethora of screenings, panels and special events this year. If you haven’t already purchased tickets, visit their festival guide and schedule to peruse the vast amounts of options.
"A Tribe Called Go Figure," Phife Dawg mused towards the latter end of the documentary. Cat fights, name calling and pre show fall outs; this documentary really delves into the grittiness involved with one of the worlds most influential hip-hop groups of all time.
The mastermind behind showcasing their times and trials, Michael Rapaport, has over twenty years of notable film credit, which include True Romance and Mighty Aphrodite, along with appearances in the TV programs My Name Is Earl, Prison Break and Friends. Rapaport's self funded creation is a remarkable insight into the inner trappings of the four characters that make up the legendary rap group, A Tribe Called Quest.
Tony Kaye, the Grammy award winning, London born, Director debuted his first feature film since Black Water Transit in 2009 at the Tribeca Film Festival recently.
Kaye already has an impressive back catalogue of films with his most notable being the critically acclaimed American History X, released in 1998. His latest venture, Detachment, tracks the lives of a series of high school students and teachers from the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes, played by Adrien Brody.
The drama depicts the American education system in high schools, particularly focussing on their decline. It covers an array of political and social issues encompassed in an intelligent and engaging storyline from screenwriter, Carl Lund.
Winners of Best documentary and rightly so, Bombay Beach by first time Director, Alma Har'el, follows three residents of the downtrodden community, who lead dramatically different lives. The most notable character within the documentary is a seven year old bipolar boy, Benny Parrish. Benny has a childlike, lovable innocence that accompanies an old, troubled soul and he manages to capture your attention from his very first word.
Another strand of the documentary features Ceejay Thompson, a black teenager sent from LA to the barren Californian landscape to avoid him being murdered by the same gang who took the life of his cousin. After the relocation, he shows a promising future and the documentary explores his experiences and new relationship with his friend's sister, Danielle.
Despite what the title may depict, Roadie is not a film that involves the glamour of a rock and roll lifestyle (nor is it the 1980 film staring Meatloaf). In fact, it barely depicts rock and roll at all. Instead Roadie captures the chewed up and spat out product of the rock and roll industry in the form of the comically named, main protagonist, Jimmy Testegross.
Set in Queens, the movie centers around the thirty-something has-been who arrives home after being fired following a long and thankless stint as roadie for the real life band, Blue Oyster Cult. It is set over the course of twenty four hours and follows Jimmy coming to terms with the loss of his job in a manner that somewhat resembles the five stages of grief.