A small film about a 10-year-old boy from Laos won the top juried and audience prizes at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, capping off an impressive 11-day cinematic event where many of the most notable movies could be found away from the high-profile, glamorous spotlight.
“The Rocket,” in which that young boy enters a rocket contest to help his poor, displaced family won three awards in all... » more
These days, movies are marketed to death, promoted, hyped and previewed to the point where you pretty much know exactly what you're getting into when you visit the multiplex. The opportunities to truly take a film-going chance, to discover new cinematic talent or an unexpected gem, are sparse at best.
New Directors/New Films, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and MoMA's annual festival spotlighting... » more
The Tribeca Film Festival is opening with some hometown flavor.
“Mistaken for Strangers,” a documentary that follows Brooklyn band The National on its biggest tour yet, will open the 12th annual festival on April 17, followed by a performance from the band.
“We’re really happy to premiere this movie at Tribeca, as New York has been home to us for these past 15 years,” National frontman... » more