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‘The Divine Order’ & ‘Hondros’ Take Tribeca Fest Audience Awards

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its two Audience Awards: The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung), directed and written by Petra Volpe, was chosen to receive the Narrative award and Hondros, directed by Greg Campbell, written by Greg Campbell, Jenny Golden, won the Documentary award. Each award comes with a cash prize of $10,000. The winners were announced at the celebration of the 45th anniversary of The Godfather at Radio City Music Hall, which… Read

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‘Reservoir Dogs’ Reunion: Quentin Tarantino Recalls When He “Knew Making Movies Was Going To Work Out” — Tribeca

Quentin Tarantino took the 25th anniversary Reservoir Dogs roadshow to the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, bringing along cast members Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth. The film played at Sundance in January, returning to the place where it had its world premiere in 1992. Journalist Lynn Hirschberg began the post-screening chat at the Beacon Theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side asking Tarantino to recall the first screening at the festival. "It… Read

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Tom Hanks Rocks Bruce Springsteen, After Saluting Jonathan Demme – Tribeca

The Tribeca Film Festival conversation between Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen was planned long in advance but took on an unanticipated poignancy in the timing Friday afternoon, as an overflow crowd jammed the Beacon Theatre on New York’s Upper West Side. Welcoming the crowd, festival producer Paula Weinstein dedicated the event to Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at home in the city. “I realized what we really want as a festival is to dedicate today’s talk to the… Read

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‘A Gray State’ Director Erik Nelson On David Crowley Doc As A “Core Sample Of American Crazy” — Tribeca Studio

David Crowley was many things—”a visionary filmmaker, a political activist, an Iraq veteran, a family man—what documentarian Erik Nelson calls “an American hybrid.” In 2010, the up-and-coming voice in fringe politics embarked on a film project titled Gray State. Set in a dystopian near-future, the would-be project depicted a world where civil liberties were being violated by an overly powerful federal government, gaining a mass following from an online community of… Read

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‘A Thousand Junkies’ Stars On Rehashing A Painful Period In Their Lives And The AA Meeting Where They Met — Tribeca Studio

The feature directorial debut of screenwriter Tommy SwerdlowA Thousand Junkies strikes a nerve and strikes a delicate tonal balance, often making the viewer laugh and cringe from painful identification within a matter of seconds. Boasting a successful career in the ’90s as the writer of a number of beloved family films—including Cool RunningsLittle Giants, and Snow Dogs—Swerdlow was, at the same time, a full-blown heroin addict. And Swerdlow wasn’t alone—his co-stars B… Read

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‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop’ Director Daniel Kaufman On The “Fierce Pursuit Of The American Dream” — Tribeca Studio

“I think Tribeca's the perfect festival for it, because it really is—bottom line—about some kids from New York, and about the landscape of New York, kind of as a microcosm for the landscape of America, and how America has changed in the last 20 years for young black men,” Daniel Kaufman says, setting up his directorial debut, hip-hop documentary Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story. “A lot hasn't changed, but in terms of our culture in the music world, so much has… Read

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‘The Last Poker Game’ Star Martin Landau On Ageism In Hollywood And Roles He Is Happy To Turn Down — Tribeca Studio

There are plenty of first-time directors appearing at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival—several of which came through Deadline’s Tribeca Studio in the festival’s first week—but there is only one filmmaker who made his writing and directing debut in his seventies, taking a moment away from his work as a world-renowned neurologist, in pursuit of new truths and a new form of expression. That would be Dr. Howard L. Weiner—the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard… Read

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Tribeca Film Festival Winners: ‘Keep The Change’, ‘Bobbi Jene’ Tops

The Tribeca Film Festival has awarded Rachel Israel’s Keep the Change as this year’s Best Narrative Feature, and Israel also took the Best New Narrative Director honor as the festival unveiled its winners this evening. All five of this year’s feature category winners are from female directors including Best International Narrative Feature Son of Sofia, the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award for A Suitable Girl and Best Documentary Feature Bobbi Jene. The docu… Read

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‘Psychopaths’ Helmer Mickey Keating On His Altman-esque Approach To Horror — Tribeca Studio

Residents of Los Angeles, beware—there may be some Psychopaths on the lose. So it is in the Tribeca-premiering feature from writer/director and horror master Mickey Keating, who has managed to bring five features to life while still in his twenties. Following Carnage Park, starring Ashley Bell—which premiered at Sundance last year—Keating’s latest entry follows a band of serial killers out for blood in the City of Angels on one truly terrifying night. “It's a very… Read

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‘The Boy Downstairs’ Star Zosia Mamet Talks “Laughing And Crying” On Her First Read Of The Script — Tribeca Studio

As viewers said goodbye to HBO original series Girls, Zosia Mamet’s Shoshanna Shapiro seemed confidently on her way to a new life—and so, it seems, is Mamet, appearing at the Tribeca Film Festival in support of Sophie Brook’s feature directorial debut, The Boy Downstairs. Told partially in flashbacks—watching the inception and eventual disintegration of a romantic relationship—the film tells the story of Diana (Mamet), a socially uncomfortable New Yorker who’s just doing… Read

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‘Permission’ Stars Dan Stevens And Rebecca Hall Discuss Difficult Relationship Questions — Tribeca Studio

What happens when you’re in a romantic relationship, and everything is essentially fine, yet you’re plagued with questions of infinity? And what happens when two people are entirely in love with one another, yet find themselves wanting different things? These are some of the questions explored in Permission, the second feature from writer/director Brian Crano, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday. The film follows a 30-something couple—Anna (Rebecca Hal… Read

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‘Thumper’ Star Pablo Schreiber, Director Jordan Ross & Cast On A Shoot That Became Too Real — Tribeca Studio

Jordan Ross inhabits some dilapidated and dark spaces with Thumper, his feature directorial debut, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last Thursday. Executive produced by Cary Fukunaga, the crime drama depicts a community run over by drugs and violence, into which new girl Kat Carter (Eliza Taylor) enters, harboring a dark secret and ultimately coming face to face with Wyatt (Pablo Schreiber), the unpredictable and violent leader of a drug ring. “The story is… Read