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Full Listing of 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage | #tribeca2017




So there we were, in New York City again, giddy and electric with excitement at the start of another Tribeca Film Festival. #tribeca2017 beckoned. Our annual pilgrimage was upon us.

Joe’s Top Three Picks – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

After having set up base at the Battery Park area for the past several years, this year we made home in a tony Chelsea hotel. And a new ritual was set for the film festival. Get up early, get ready and dressed, grab caffeine and sunrise munchies at one of the neighbourhood establishments and head to the Chelsea Bowties cinemas (in the midst of transition to Cinepolis properties) for the 9 AM first press screening. After making agonizing decisions during the rest of the morning regarding which screenings to catch of the several that were concurrently showing, we typically made our way through four films. Then a bite to eat. Or an early dinner at a strongly recommended restaurant (Paowalla, how you filled us up!). Or a meet up with friends. Then a sundown film screening. After which we returned back sated with all manner of cinematic memories bouncing in our heads. And recorded a podcast in which we discussed all the films we had watched cumulatively amongst the three of us. And Joe, the good man, edited and published the podcast the same night.

After five days of this routine, we got bleary-eyed, as the accumulation of ever more films danced around in our brains. But it was the best kind of exhaustion for us, the kind that comes from watching too many films. As if there is such a thing as “too many movies”.

Rashmi’s Top Three Picks – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the West Coast. With another deposit to our Tribeca Film Festival memory bank. And ready and eager to back for #tribeca2018. And this year, we had seen 34 films amongst the three of us! It is the most films we have covered at Tribeca to date, and hope to best that tally next year.

So herewith is a full listing of all 34 films we covered at #tribeca2017. These films were all discussed on our five ‘live from New York’ podcasts devoted to the festival. But before the full alphabetical listing of the films we covered, here are the top festival favourites from each of us:

 

Joe’s Top Three Films at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

ALPHAGO
A RIVER BELOW
ROCK’N ROLL

 

Rashmi’s Top Three Films at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

GET ME ROGER STONE
ROCK’N ROLL
KING OF PEKING

 

Yazdi’s Top Three Films from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

PERMISSION
PILGRIMAGE
SWEET VIRGINIA

 

And here is a full alphabetical listing of the films we watched at #Tribeca2017 with links to the Tribeca film descriptions as well as to the specific podcast where each film was discussed:

 

  1. A RIVER BELOW, at 24:50 min, Day 3 podcast – Joe’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  2. ABUNDANT ACREAGE AVAILABLE, at 11:00 min, Day 1 podcast
  3. ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM, at 18:57 min, Day 4 podcast
  4. ALPHAGO, at 29:21 min, Day 2 podcast – Joe’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  5. BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY , at 29:09 min, Day 4 podcast
  6. COPWATCH, at 12:14 min, Day 4 podcast
  7. FLAMES, at 29:44 min, Day 1 podcast
  8. FLOWER, at 44:01 min, Day 1 podcast
  9. FRANK SERPICO, at 3:42 min, Day 4 podcast
  10. GENIUS (television pilot), at 15:58 min, Day 1 podcast
  11. GET ME ROGER STONE, at 7:45 min, Day 4 podcast– Rashmi’s Top Three Tribeca  Pick
  12. HOLY AIR, at 20:18 min, Day 1 podcast
  13. HOUSE OF Z, at 30:54  min, Day 3 podcast
  14. KEEP THE CHANGE, at 36:33 min, Day 1 podcast
  15. KING OF PEKING, at 25:42 min, Day 1 podcast – Rashmi’s Top Three Tribeca Pick 
  16. LITERALLY, RIGHT BEFORE AARON, at 20:14 min, Day 3 podcast
  17. MY FRIEND DAHMER, at 8:10 min, Day 2 podcast
  18. ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID, at 12:13 min, Day 2 podcast
  19. PERMISSION, at 4:43 min, Day 3 podcast – Yazdi’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  20. ROCK’N ROLL, at  44:51 min, Day 3 podcastJoe’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  21. PILGRIMAGE, at 38:53 min, Day 3 podcast – Yazdi’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  22. SHADOWMAN, at 23:57 min, Day 2 podcast
  23. SON OF SOFIA, at 46:25 min, Day 2 podcast
  24. SWEET VIRGINIA, at 17:31 min, Day 2 podcast – Yazdi’s Top Three Tribeca Pick
  25. THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS, at 24:24 min, Day 4 podcast
  26. THE CLAPPER, at 1:50 min, Day 4 podcast
  27. THE ENDLESS, at 41:09 min, Day 2 podcast
  28. THE HANDMAID’S TALE (television pilot), at 36:15 min, Day 2 podcast
  29. THE LAST ANIMALS, at 15:10 min, Day 3 podcast
  30. THE LOVERS, at 34:57  min, Day 3 podcast
  31. THIRST STREET, at 2:07 min, Day 2 podcast
  32. THUMPER, at 6:02 min, Day 1 podcast
  33. SAMBA, at 2:54 min, Day 1 podcast
  34. TILT, at 13:05 min, Day 3 podcast

 

Yazdi’s Top Three Picks – 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

 

Until next year, goodbye Tribeca!

Episode 357 – Tribeca Film Festival (Day 4) #tribeca2017

We wrap up our 2017 Tribeca Film Festival coverage with a look at:

The Clapper
  • Director:
    Dito Montiel
  • Screenwriter:
    Dito Montiel
  • Cinematographer:
    Michael Barrett
  • Editor:
    Jake Pushinsky
  • Executive Producer:
    Ray Bouderau, John Bennett, Mickey Gooch Jr., Maurice Fadida, Michael Bien
  • Producer:
    Mike Falbo, Ed Helms, Alex Lebovici, Steve Ponce, Robin Schorr, Dito Montiel
  • Associate Producer:
    Jeffrey Pollack, Tyler Konney, Usman Shaikh and Randy Wayne
  • Cast:
    Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan, Adam Levine, Russell Peters, PJ Byrne
     Frank Serpico
  • Director:
    Antonino D’Ambrosio
  • Screenwriter:
    Antonino D’Ambrosio
  • Cinematographer:
    Karim Lopez
  • Editor:
    Karim Lopez
  • Composer:
    Brendan Canty
  • Executive Producer:
    Brian Devine Sr., Silvija Devine
  • Producer:
    Brooke Devine, Brian Devine, Jason Orans, Antonino D’Ambrosio
  • Original Music:
    Jack White
  • Original Art:
    Shepard Fairey
  • Cast:
    Frank Serpico, Luc Sante, John Turturro, Janet Panetta, Donna Murch, Stanislao Pugliese
  Get Me Roger Stone
  • Director:
    Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme
  • Screenwriter:
    Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme
  • Cinematographer:
    Antonio Rossi, Ronan Killeen, Sam Cullman, Daniel DiMauro
  • Editor:
    Daniel DiMauro, Jason Pollard
  • Executive Producer:
    Blair Foster
  • Producer:
    Shirel Kozak, Kara Elverson, Frank Morano, Fredrik Stanton, Morgan Pehme, Daniel DiMauro
  • Cast:
    Roger Stone
  Copwatch
  • Director:
    Camilla Hall
  • Cinematographer:
    Adriel Gonzalez
  • Editor:
    Grace Zahrah
  • Composer:
    Kris Bowers
  • Executive Producer:
    Daniel Lindsay, TJ Martin, Jacob Crawford, Patrick Hamm, Tirrell D. Whittley
  • Producer:
    Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Camilla Hall
  • Cast:
    Ramsey Orta, Jacob Crawford, Kevin Moore, David Whitt
  The Boy Downstairs
  • Director:
    Sophie Brooks
  • Screenwriter:
    Sophie Brooks
  • Cinematographer:
    Stefan Weinberger
  • Editor:
    Matthew Friedman
  • Composer:
    David Buckley
  • Executive Producer:
    Paul Brooks
  • Producer:
    Dan Clifton, David Brooks, Leon Clarance
  • Cast:
    Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O’Connell, Sarah Ramos, Diana Irvine
  Acorn and the Firestorm
  • Director:
    Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard
  • Screenwriter:
    Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard
  • Cinematographer:
    Frank Larson, Spencer Chumbley, Natalie Kingston, Nati Gamez
  • Editor:
    Paul Greenhouse, Francisco Bello
  • Composer:
    Khari Mateen
  • Producer:
    Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard
  • Motion Graphics:
    Brandon Sugiyama
  • Cast:
    Bertha Lewis, Hannah Giles, Wade Rathke, Maude Hurd
 
  • Director:
    Alexandra Dean
  • Screenwriter:
    Alexandra Dean
  • Cinematographer:
    Buddy Squires
  • Editor:
    Lindy Jankura
  • Composer:
    Keegan Dewitt, Jeremy Bullock
  • Executive Producer:
    Susan Sarandon, Michael Kantor
  • Producer:
    Adam Haggiag, Alexandra Dean, Katherine Drew
  • Co-Producer:
    David Koh, Dan Braun
  • Cast:
    Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger, Peter Bogdanovich, Denise Loder DeLuca, Anthony Loder, Richard Rhodes, Robert Osborne, Stephen Michael Shearer, Jeanine Basinger, Michael Tilson Thomas, Fleming Meeks
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Episode 356 – Tribeca Film Festival (Day 3) #tribeca2017

Our coverage of Tribeca Film Festival continues with a look at:

Permission
  • Director:
    Brian Crano
  • Screenwriter:
    Brian Crano
  • Cinematographer:
    Adam Bricker
  • Editor:
    Matthew Freidman
  • Composer:
    Thomas Bartlett, Joan As Police Woman
  • Executive Producer:
    Erika Hampson, David Gendron, Michael Klein, Brian Crano
  • Producer:
    Margot Hand, Rebecca Hall, Giri Tharan, Joshua Thurston
  • Cast:
    Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens, Gina Gershon, Francois Arnaud, Morgan Spector, David Joseph Craig and Jason Sudeikis
         Tilt
  • Director:
    Kasra Farahani
  • Screenwriter:
    Jason O’Leary, Kasra Farahani
  • Cinematographer:
    Alexander Alexandrov
  • Editor:
    Kyle Traynor
  • Composer:
    Lucas James Putnam
  • Producer:
    Giri Tharan, Kasra Farahani, Kristina Kondrath, Farhad Amid
  • Production Credit:
    Margaret Box
  • Costume Designer:
    Skye Stewart-Short
  • Cast:
    Joseph Cross, Alexia Rasmussen, Kelvin Yu, Jessy Hodges, CS Lee
  The Last Animals
  • Director:
    Kate Brooks
  • Screenwriter:
    Kate Brooks, Mark Monroe
  • Cinematographers:
    Kate Brooks, Michal Krejci, Jason Longo, Ruben O’Malley, Jared Moossy, Joan Poggio, Stefan Scherperel, Andrew Thompson, Ryan Youngblood
  • Editor:
    Brian Anton, Brian Lazarte
  • Composer:
    Paloma Estevez
  • Executive Producer:
    Laurie David, Heather Reisman, Regina K. Scully, Mari Snyder Johnson, Nikita Kahn, Sam French, Michal Walrath, Michelle Walrath, Anita Gou, Matt J. Mallek, Daniella Kahane, Steve Milne, Christian Eisenbeiss, Al Edgington, Joe Labracio, Dawn Ostroff
  • Producer:
    Kate Brooks, Stephanie Soechtig
  • Associate Producer:
    Annalisa Shoemaker
  • Co-Producer:
    Christine O’Malley, Elizabeth Shea
  • Co-Executive Producers:
    Geralyn Dreyfous, Erika Brunson, Shannon O’Leary Joy, Tiffany Schauer, John Raymonda, Mildred Rowley, Courtney Turk, Jamie Wolf
  • Sound Recordists:
    Joel Barham, Ednah Bonareri, Peter Eason, Sam Kashefi, Scott Selman
  • Consulting Editor:
    Doug Blush
  • Music:
    Emmanuel Jal
  • Cast:
    Patrick Duboscq, Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt, Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Jane Kennedy, Raymond J. Lesniak, Colonel Jacques Lusengo, Gretchen Peters, Taligo Tengu, Dr. Samuel K. Wasser, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William
  Literally, right before Aaron
  • Director:
    Ryan Eggold
  • Screenwriter:
    Ryan Eggold
  • Cinematographer:
    Seamus Tierney
  • Editor:
    Ryan Eggold
  • Composer:
    Ryan Eggold
  • Producer:
    Cassandra Kulukundis, Ryan Eggold, Alexandra Rizk Keane, Nancy Leopardi, Ross Kohn
  • Co-Producer:
    Marcus Cole
  • Associate Producer:
    Sean Rappleyea
  • Cast:
    Justin Long, Cobie Smulders, Ryan Hansen, John Cho, Luis Guzmán, Dana Delany, Lea Thompson, Peter Gallagher, and Kristen Schaal
  A River Below
  • Director:
    Mark Grieco
  • Cinematographer:
    Helkin René Diaz
  • Editor:
    Dan Swietlik
  • Composer:
    Tyler Strickland
  • Executive Producer:
    Mike Erwin, Jeff Hewitt, Jerre Hewitt
  • Producer:
    Torus Tammer
  • Cast:
    Fernando Trujillo, Richard Rasmussen
  House of Z
  • Director:
    Sandy Chronopoulos
  • Screenwriter:
    Sandy Chronopoulos
  • Cinematographer:
    Konrad Czystowski, Nadia Hallgren, Mark Klassen
  • Editor:
    Holle Singer, Madeleine Gavin
  • Composer:
    Eric Stamile
  • Producer:
    Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen
  • Associate Producer:
    Carolyn Levine, Hilary Crowe
  • Co-Producer:
    Sherien Barsoum
  • Story by:
    Sandy Chronopoulos, Sherien Barsoum
  • Cast:
    Zac Posen, Naomi Campbell, Sean Diddy Combs aka Puff Daddy, André Leon Talley, Paz de la Huerta
 
The Lovers
  • Director:
    Azazel Jacobs
  • Screenwriter:
    Azazel Jacobs
  • Cinematographer:
    Tobias Datum
  • Editor:
    Darrin Navarro
  • Composer:
    Mandy Hoffman
  • Producer:
    Azazel Jacobs, Ben LeClair, Chris Stinson
  • Cast:
    Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross and Jessica Sula
  Pilgrimage
  • Director:
    Brendan Muldowney
  • Screenwriter:
    Jamie Hannigan
  • Cinematographer:
    Tom Comerford
  • Editor:
    Mairead Mcivor
  • Composer:
    Stephen McKeon
  • Producer:
    John Keville, Conor Barry, Benoit Roland
  • Cast:
    Tom Holland, Richard Armitage, Jon Bernthal, John Lynch, Stanley Weber
  Rock ‘N Roll
  • Director:
    Guillaume Canet
  • Screenwriter:
    Guillaume Canet, Rodolphe Lauga, Philippe Lefebvre
  • Cinematographer:
    Christophe Offenstein
  • Editor:
    Hervé Deluze
  • Production Designer:
    Philippe Chiffre
  • Producer:
    Alain Attal
  • Cast:
    Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Philippe Lefebvre, Camille Rowe, Yvan Attal
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Episode 355 – Tribeca Film Festival 2017 (Day 2)

More of our daily coverage from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival with discussion of:

Thirst Street
  • Director:
    Nathan Silver
  • Screenwriter:
    Nathan Silver, C. Mason Wells
  • Cinematographer:
    Sean Williams
  • Editor:
    Hugo Lemant, John Magary
  • Composer:
    Paul Grimstad
  • Executive Producer:
    Jason Dreyer, Andrew Morrison , David Moscow, Todd Remis, Armin Tehrany, Valerie Tehrany
  • Producer:
    Ruben Amar, Louise Bellicaud, Joshua Blum, Claire Charles-Gervais, Matthew Ellison, Josh Mandel, Katie Stern, C. Mason Wells
  • Associate Producer:
    Vincent Charles-Gervais, Edouard Chassaing, Romain Chassaing, Nicolas Tiry
  • Co-Producer:
    Elsa Leeb, Jordan Goldnadel, Matthew Smaglik, David Solal
  • Co-Executive Producer:
    Diane Lanyi
  • Cast:
    Lindsay Burdge, Damien Bonnard, Esther Garrel, Lola Bessis, Jacques Nolot, Françoise Lebrun, with the voice of Anjelica Huston
My Friend Dahmer
  • Director:
    Marc Meyers
  • Screenwriter:
    Marc Meyers
  • Cinematographer:
    Daniel Katz
  • Editor:
    Jamie Kirkpatrick
  • Composer:
    Andrew Hollander
  • Executive Producer:
    Mike Novogratz, Giorgio Angelini
  • Producer:
    Jody Girgenti, Marc Meyers, Adam Goldworm, Michael Merlob, Milan Chakraborty
  • Cast:
    Ross Lynch, Anne Heche, Dallas Roberts, Alex Wolff, Tommy Nelson, and Vincent Kartheiser
One Percent More Humid
  • Director:
    Liz W. Garcia
  • Screenwriter:
    Liz W. Garcia
  • Cinematographer:
    Andreas Burgees
  • Editor:
    Elizabeth Kling, Sam Adelman
  • Composer:
    Nathan Halpern
  • Producer:
    Joshua Harto, Isaac Lefevre, Red Sanders
  • Co-Producer:
    Derek Brown
  • Cast:
    Juno Temple, Julia Garner, Alessandro Nivola, Maggie Siff, Philip Ettinger, Mamoudou Athie
Sweet Virginia
  • Director:
    Jamie M. Dagg
  • Screenwriter:
    The China Brothers
  • Cinematographer:
    Jessica Lee Gagne
  • Editor:
    Duff Smith
  • Composer:
    Blair Brothers
  • Executive Producer:
    Rian Cahill, Jesse Savath
  • Producer:
    Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Chris Ferguson, Fernando Loureiro, Roberto Vasconcellos
  • Associate Producer:
    Sandra Yee Ling
  • Co-Producer:
    Marlaina Mah, Giuliana Bertuzzi
  • Cast:
    Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots, Rosemarie Dewitt, Odessa Young
Shadowman
  • Director:
    Oren Jacoby
  • Cinematographer:
    Oren Jacoby, Tom Hurwitz, Bob Richman
  • Editor:
    Abhay Sofsky
  • Composer:
    Joel Goodman
  • Executive Producer:
    Andy Valmorbida, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn,
  • Producer:
    Oren Jacoby
  • Co-Producer:
    Hank O’Neal, Eric Forman, Clayton Patterson
  • Field Producer:
    Maria Gabriella Pezzo
  • Coordinating Producer:
    Sam Jinishian
  • Cast:
    Richard Hambleton
AlphaGo
  • Director:
    Greg Kohs
  • Cinematographer:
    Greg Kohs
  • Editor:
    Cindy Lee
  • Composer:
    Volker Bertlemann (Hauschka)
  • Executive Producer:
    Robert Fernandez
  • Producer:
    Gary Krieg, Josh Rosen, Kevin Proudfoot
  • Cast:
    Lee Sedol, Demis Hassabis, David Silver, Aja Huang, Fan Hui
The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Director:
    Reed Morano (episodes 101-103)
  • Network:
    Hulu
  • Showrunner/Executive Producer:
    Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield
  • Cast:
    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovsky, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Max Minghella, O-T Fagbenle, Madelyn Brewer
The Endless
  • Director:
    Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson
  • Screenwriter:
    Justin Benson
  • Cinematographer:
    Aaron Moorhead
  • Editor:
    Michael Felker, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
  • Composer:
    Jimmy LaValle
  • Executive Producer:
    Robert E. Pfaff, Frederick A. Pfaff
  • Producer:
    David Lawson, Thomas R. Burke, Leal Naim, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson
  • Cast:
    Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Tate Ellington, Callie Hernandez, James Jordan, Lew Temple
Son of Sofia
  • Director:
    Elina Psykou
  • Screenwriter:
    Elina Psykou
  • Cinematographer:
    Dionysis Efthimiopoulos
  • Editor:
    Nelly Ollivault
  • Producer:
    Giorgos Karnavas
  • Co-Producer:
    Janja Kralj
  • Cast:
    Viktor Khomut, Valery Tcheplanowa, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Artemis Havalits, Christos Stergioglou, Iro Maltezou
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Episode 354 – Tribeca Film Festival 2017 (Day 1)

Welcome to New York!  We kick of our coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 with a look at:

Samba
  • Director:
    Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
  • Screenwriter:
    Ettore D’Alessandro, Carolina Encarnacion
  • Cinematographer:
    Andrei Bowden Schwartz
  • Editor:
    Andrea Kleinman, Israel Cárdenas
  • Composer:
    Marco Trombin
  • Executive Producer:
    Carolina Encarnación, Ettore D’Alessandro
  • Producer:
    Ettore D’Alessandro, Carolina Encarnación
  • Associate Producer:
    Esteban Martin
  • Cast:
    Algenis Pérez Soto, Ettore D’Alessandro, Laura Gómez, Ricardo A. Toribio
Thumper
  • Director:
    Jordan Ross
  • Screenwriter:
    Jordan Ross
  • Cinematographer:
    Doug Emmett
  • Editor:
    Byron Wong
  • Composer:
    Pedro Bromfman
  • Executive Producer:
    Cary Joji Fukunaga, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Rian Cahill, Matt Michnovetz, Marcos Tellechea, Paula Linhares
  • Producer:
    Fernando Loureiro, Roberto Vasconcellos
  • Co-Producer:
    Eric Binns
  • Co-Executive Producer:
    Jonathan Gardner
  • Cast:
    Eliza Taylor, Lena Headey, Pablo Schreiber, Ben Feldman, Daniel Webber, Grant Harvey
Genius
  • Director:
    Ron Howard
  • Network:
    National Geographic
  • Screenwriter:
    Noah Pink
  • Showrunner/Executive Producer:
    Ken Biller
  • Executive Producer:
    Ken Biller, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Gigi Pritzker, Sam Sokolow
  • Co-Executive Producer:
    Noah Pink
  • Cast:
    Geoffrey Rush Johnny Flynn Emily Watson Michael McElhatton Samantha Colley
Abundant Acreage Available
  • Director:
    Angus MacLachlan
  • Screenwriter:
    Angus MacLachlan
  • Cinematographer:
    Andrew Reed
  • Editor:
    Michael Miller
  • Composer:
    Jeffrey Dean Foster
  • Executive Producer:
    Martin Scorsese, Jeanne Hagerty
  • Producer:
    Angus MacLachlan, Kate Churchill
  • Cast:
    Amy Ryan, Terry Kinney, Max Gail, Francis Guinan, Steve Coulter
Holy Air
  • Director:
    Shady Srour
  • Screenwriter:
    Shady Srour
  • Cinematographer:
    Daniel Miller
  • Editor:
    Naaman Bishara
  • Composer:
    Habib Shehadeh Hanna
  • Producer:
    Ilan Moskovitch, Shady Srour
  • Production Design:
    Miguel Merkin
  • Costume Design:
    Naim Kasem
  • Sound:
    Raja Dubayah
  • Cast:
    Shady Srour, Laëtitia Eïdo, Shmulik Calderon, Tareq Copti, Dalia Okal, Bian Anteer
King of Peking
  • Director:
    Sam Voutas
  • Screenwriter:
    Sam Voutas
  • Cinematographer:
    Seppe Van Grieken
  • Editor:
    Sam Voutas
  • Executive Producer:
    Lisa Chang, Jesse Veverka
  • Producer:
    Jane Zheng, Melanie Ansley
  • Line Producer:
    Maxine Zheng
  • Cast:
    Zhao Jun, Wang Naixun, Han Qing, Si Chao, Geng Bowen, Yi Long
Flames
  • Director:
    Zefrey Throwell, Josephine Decker
  • Screenwriter:
    Zefrey Throwell, Josephine Decker
  • Cinematographer:
    Ashley Connor
  • Editor:
    Zefrey Throwell
  • Composer:
    Zefrey Throwell
  • Producer:
    Michael Melamedoff
  • Associate Producer:
    Janet Elliott
  • Additional Editors:
    Matthew Levy, Josephine Decker
  • Location Sound:
    Roxanne Unger, M. Parker Kozak, Allison Jackson, Jomar Statkun
  • Sound Editor:
    Klas Wikberg
  • Sound Mixer:
    Roland Vajs, Ryan Price
  • Colorist:
    Jenny Montgomery
  • Cast:
    Josephine Decker, Zefrey Throwell, Hollis Witherspoon, Michael Melamedoff, Joe Swanberg, Matthew Levy
Keep the Change
  • Director:
    Rachel Israel
  • Screenwriter:
    Rachel Israel
  • Cinematographer:
    Zachary Halberd
  • Editor:
    Alex Camilleri
  • Composer:
    Amie Doherty
  • Production Designer:
    Alina Smirnova
  • Executive Producer:
    Anne Hubbell, Amy Hobby, Laura Staich, Phillip Reudi
  • Producer:
    Summer Shelton, Todd Remis, Kurt Enger
  • Associate Producer:
    Min Ding, Alex Camilleri
  • Co-Producer:
    Rob Cristiano, Ryan Cunningham
  • Casting:
    Adrienne Stern
  • Music Supervisor:
    Michael Hill
  • Costume Designer :
    Havi Elkaim
  • Creative Consultant:
    Ramin Bahrani
  • Cast:
    Brandon Polansky, Samantha Elisofon, Nicky Gottlieb, Will Deaver, Jessica Walter, Tibor Feldman
Flower
  • Director:
    Max Winkler
  • Screenwriter:
    Alex McAulay, Max Winkler, Matt Spicer
  • Cinematographer:
    Carolina Costa
  • Editor:
    Jeff Seibenick, Sarah Beth Shapiro
  • Composer:
    Joseph Stephens
  • Executive Producer:
    Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, Andrew Levitas
  • Producer:
    Eric B. Fleischman, Brandon James, Sean Tabibian, Matt Spicer
  • Casting:
    Rich Delia
  • Cast:
    Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker, Adam Scott, Joey Morgan, Dylan Gelula
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Episode 350 – Get Out / The Sense of an Ending

In this week’s Podcast we talk about the recent releases:

  • The Sense of an Ending
  • Get Out

We also being our coverage of TriBeCa Film Festival 2017 with details of the festival and a couple of movie picks

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Strike A Pose | Review

There are few pop songs that are as memorable as Madonna’s1990 hit VOGUE and along with it the iconic video that brought Voguing as a dance form into the mainstream conscience.  Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Luis Extravaganza were the vogue dancers and choreographers from the Harlem “House Ball” community who introduced “Vogueing” to Madonna and who later would become her main choreographers for the video and the Truth or Dare tour.
 
If you grew up in the era of MTV, not only will the words STRIKE A POSE make you wave your arms in the air and perhaps stick out your butt but this is also the name of the acclaimed documentary directed by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaag abut seven young male dancers  (including Jose and Luis) – six gay, one straight who joined Madonna on her most controversial tour.  On stage and in the iconic film TRUTH OR DARE – one of the highest-grossing documentaries ever – they showed the world how to “Express yourself”, now, twenty-five years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour. 
 
STRIKE A POSE is a fabulously candid documentary that reunites these sleek and effervescent dancers, exploring their lives after the tour and legal battles with Madonna, their glamorous and largely inspirational impact upon society, the horrific effects of HIV/AIDS during and since the 90’s and what it meant to participate in one of the most iconic and controversial tours of pop history. The film also explores what it’s like to overcome shame and find the courage to be who you are.
 
Watching people age over time is always a luxury and so this movie does a wonderful job of showing the promise that was and where these incredible dancers ended up.  As important as the story of the star is the story of those who get to bask in the fairy dust for a short period of time; It is clear that Madonna made a huge difference in these men’s lives and the short intense formative period of time that they spent with her was extremely meaningful for these men that left a long lasting effect.
 
The movie isn’t just a “Where are they now”, at times, it manages to go deep and uncovers the realities of youth, disease and even what the dark aftermath of fame (by association) can feel like.  Watching the genuine love and respect that remains between this group of talent after all of these years is beautifully captured and of course THAT song in the background will have you tapping your toes and clicking your fingers if not striking your own pose.
Following critical acclaim and successful premieres in Berlin and Tribeca, STRIKE A POSE comes to New York for its theatrical release at IFC on January 18, 2017, followed by its broadcast premier, an exclusive VOD release, and a home video release later in June to celebrate LGBTQ Pride month.  Check local listings: http://madonnadancers.com/req.php?req=static.php&page=where-to-see
 
 

Full listing of 2016 Tribeca Film Festival Coverage

 

Day 1, Tribeca 2016

Day One, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

What joy it was to watch film after film at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival #Tribeca 2016. Sometimes five, six films in a day. We were happy as pigs in mud. Rolling around in the excellently curated selections at the festival. Our third consecutive year covering Tribeca proved a dizzying blast as between the three of us, we saw 27 films in four days at the festival. These films were all discussed on our five ‘live from New York’ podcasts devoted to the festival.

Day 2 Tribeca 2016

Day Two, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

Day 3 Tribeca 2016

Day 3, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a full alphabetical listing of the films we watched at #Tribeca2016, with links to the podcast where each film was discussed:

  1. AFTER SPRING, at 31:06 min, Day 2 podcast
  2. AWOL, at 12:38 min, Day 3 podcast
  3. BAD RAP, at 10:10 min, Day 5 podcast
  4. THE BANKSY JOB, at 2:03 min, Day 5 podcast
  5. DETOUR, at 5:45 min, Day 4 podcast
  6. THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, at 1:45 min, Day 2 podcast
  7. DO NOT RESIST, at 7:27 min, Day 2 podcast
  8. DON’T LOOK DOWN, at 25:20 min, Day 2 podcast
  9. ENLIGHTEN US: THE RISE AND FALL OF JAMES ARTHUR RAY, at 28:56 min, Day 5 podcast
  10. THE FAMILY FANG, at 14:40 min, Day 1 podcast
  11. THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY at 4:30 min, Day 1 podcast
  12. HERE ALONE, at 30:17 min, Day 3 podcast
  13. HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM, at 11:14 min, Day 4 podcast
  14. HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, at 27:59 min, Day 1 podcast
  15. I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD, at 24:00 min, Day 3 podcast
  16. JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT, at 24:54 min, Day 5 podcast
  17. KEEP QUIET, at 12:34 min, Day 2 podcast
  18. LITTLE BOXES, at 33:57 min, Day 3 podcast
  19. LIVE CARGO, at 9:16 min, Day 3 podcast
  20. THE LONER, at 17:20 min, Day 5 podcast
  21. THE MEDDLER, at 4:48 min, Day 1 podcast
  22. MOTHER (EMA), at 21:58 min, Day 1 podcast
  23. PARENTS (FORAELDRE), at 19:12 min, Day 3 podcast
  24. PISTOL SHRIMPS, at 18:45 min, Day 2 podcast
  25. SHADOW WORLD, at 15:24 min, Day 4 podcast
  26. WOMEN WHO KILL, at 2:00 min, Day 3 podcast
  27. YOUTH IN OREGON, at 1:20 min, Day 4 podcast
Day Four Tribeca 2016

Day Four, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival finds

Day 5 Tribeca 2016

Day Five, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival finds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next year, goodbye Tribeca.

 

 

Episode 319 – Tribeca Film Festival 2016 (Day 5)

Our final Podcast from the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.  In this podcast we review:

The-Banksy-Job_web-1 The Banksy Job

Director: Ian Roderick Gray, Dylan Harvey
Screenwriter: Ian Roderick Gray, Dylan Harvey
Producer: Christine Alderson, Alex Hurle
Editor: Anton Short
Cinematographer: Anthony Dias
Executive Producer: David Adair, Hamish Jenkinson, Thomas Atherton, James Edward Marks
Composer: Arrws
Cast: Andy Link

Bad_rap_awk Bad Rap

Director: Salima Koroma
Screenwriter: Salima Koroma
Producer: Salima Koroma, Jaeki Cho
Editor: Salima Koroma
Cinematographer: Salima Koroma
Cast: Jonathan “Dumbfoundead” Park, Nora “Awkwafina” Lum, David “Rekstizzy” Lee, Richard “Lyricks” Lee

The_Loner_web_1 The Loner

Director: Daniel Grove
Screenwriter: Daniel Grove
Producer: Seth Caplan, Reza Sixo Safai
Editor: Brian Scofield
Associate Producer: Malcolm Granath
Cinematographer: Steven Capitano Calitri
Production Designer: Michael Bricker
Executive Producer:Patrick Grove, Luke Elliott, Daniel Grove
Costume Designer: Kim Ngo
Make Up: Alex Perrone
Cast: Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattson, Parviz Sayyad, Julian Sands, Laura Harring, Dominic Rains

JEREMIAH_TOWER_THE-LAST_MAGNIFICENT_web_1 Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Director: Lydia Tenaglia
Producer: Susan Porretta
Editor: Eric Lasby
Cinematographer: Morgan Fallon
Executive Producer: Anthony Bourdain, Chris Collins, Joe Caterini, Lydia Tenaglia
Cast: Jeremiah Tower

Enlighten_Us_web_1 Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray

Director: Jenny Carchman
Producer: Allyson Luchak
Editor: Seth Bomse
Cinematographer: Svetlana Cvetko, Chris Dapkins
Executive Producer: Julie Goldman, Chris Clements. Amy Entelis, Vinnie Malhotra
Composer: Scott Morgan
Supervising Producer: Courtney Sexton
Comissioning Editor: Sonja Scheider

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Episode 318 – Tribeca Film Festival 2016 (Day 4)

Part 4 of our coverage of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.  In this podcast we review:

Youth_In_Oregon_Web_1 Youth in Oregon

Director: Joel David Moore
Screenwriter: Andrew Eisen
Producer: Stefan Nowicki, Joey Carey, Morgan White
Editor: Michael Taylor
Cinematographer: Ross Riege
Executive Producer: Ross Dinerstein
Composer: Joel P. West
Cast: Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate, Mary Kay Place, Josh Lucas, Nicola Peltz, Alex Shaffer

DETOUR_web_1 Detour

Director: Christopher Smith
Screenwriter: Christopher Smith
Producer: Julie Baines, Jason Newmark, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross
Editor: Kristina Hetherington
Cinematographer: Christopher Ross
Executive Producer: Stephen Kellliher, Hilary Davis, Elliot Ross, Fenella Ross
Composer: Pablo Clements, James Griffith, Toydrum
Co-Producer: Jonathan Taylor
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Bel Powley, Emory Cohen

HOUSTON_WE_HAVE_A_PROBLEM_web_1 Houston, We Have a Problem

Director: Žiga Virc
Screenwriter: Žiga Virc, Boštjan Virc
Producer: Boštjan Virc
Editor: Vladimir Gojun
Cinematographer: Andrej Virc
Executive Producer: Boštjan Virc
Composer: Music Used
Co-Producer: Siniša Juričić, Ingmar Trost
Sound Designer: Matjaz Moraus Zdesar, Julij Zornik
Cast: Josip Broz Tito, Slavoj Žižek, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, William Jefferson Clinton

C18587-24 Shadow World

Director: Johan Grimonprez
Screenwriter: Andrew Feinstein
Producer: Joslyn Barnes, Anadil Hossain
Editor: Per K. Kirkegaard, Pedro Collantes, Dieter Diependaele
Associate Producer: Burton Ritchie, Harbor Picture Company
Cinematographer: Nicole MacKinlay Hahn
Executive Producer: Bertha Foundation, Abigail Disney, Danny Glover, Driss Benyaklef, Sally Jo Fifer, Wilbur Leguebe
Composer: Karsten Fundal
Co-Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Emmy Oost, Onomatopee Films, Final Cut for Real
Co-Executive Producers: David Menschel, Michael J. Zak, Donald Rubin, Jodie Evans, Susan Rockefeller, Matthew Palevsky
In Association With: Bertha Foundation, Fork Films, Vital Projects Fund, ITVS, RTBF, DR, Danish Film Institute, BritDoc Circle, Zap-o-matik
Story by: Andrew Feinstein, Johan Grimonprez
Based on the book by: Andrew Feinstein
Cast: Andrew Feinstein, David Leigh, Vijay Prashad, Jeremy Scahill, Lawrence Wilkerson, Chris Hedges, Robert Fisk, Trita Parsi

 

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