Breakout hits, stars at the Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival hands out its awards Thursday night and doesn't wrap up until Sunday. Of course, that makes it a little early to fully determine the fest's breakout hits.
But amid the flurry of filmgoing happening downtown, we've identified some of the TFF movie premieres that have made an impression on audiences.
All of these movies are screening at least one more time before the fest closes.
'Cheerful Weather for the Wedding'
Felicity Jones and Elizabeth McGovern star in the most "British" movie at the fest, a comedy of manners about an unhappy bride (Jones) suffering her family and fate's cruelty on the day of her wedding to a man she doesn't love. The film played well to a packed house at its world premiere last Friday.
This Filipino kidnapping thriller, as of Monday, topped the "feature narratives" category of the Heineken Audience Award standings, a tabulation of crowd favorites based on ballots submitted after screenings.
Headlined by Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde, and set amid a blizzard, this is a sharp piece of filmmaking that recalls "Fargo" and other top-notch, snow-covered film noirs.
Brooklyn filmmaker Andrew Semans, a School of Visual Arts grad, makes his feature filmmaking debut with this thriller about a student obsessively trying to recover his copy of Charles Dickens' book from an ex-roommate.
Indie-film vet Alex Karpovsky is finally getting his moment to shine. He stars in the comedy "Supporting Characters" (third in the Audience Award standings as of Monday), and plays a troubled scientist in "Rubberneck," which he co-wrote and directed.