2017 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Majority of Lineup

2017 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Majority of Lineup

The majority of the lineup for the 16th Tribeca Film Festival has been announced, with the festival releasing 82 of 98 features. Categories include Competition, Spotlight, Viewpoints and Midnight sections. More special screenings will be announced next week.

The Tribeca Film Festival

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48th Annual New Directors/New Films Lineup Announced

The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Society of Lincoln Center have announced the full lineup for this year’s New Directors/New Films, marking the 48th year for the festival celebrating new talent in cinema.

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Sundance 2017: Award Winners Announced

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is wrapping up in Park City and with that this year’s award winners have been announced. Macon Blair‘s directorial debut I Don’t Feel Home in This World Anymore won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for dramatic narrative

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Slamdance 2017: WEXFORD PLAZA Review

A diptych on the inner lives of supporting characters, each afforded the lead in their own half of the film, is how writer/director Joyce Wong decides to explore the ups and downs of the people that usually occupy the margins of a film in her debut, Wexford Plaza. A series of interactions, both intimate and social, taking place within the vacant spaces of a strip mall tilting towards dereliction, of well-meaning intentions unraveling the frayed strands of two lives to differing degrees.

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34th Miami Film Festival Announces Full 2017 Lineup

The 34th edition of the Miami Film Festival is set to kick off March 3rd – 12th and today the full lineup of films has been announced. This year’s festival will feature 131 feature narratives, docs, and shorts from 40 different countries.

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Slamdance 2017: DAVE MADE A MAZE Review

As the title of Bill Waterson’s comedy Dave Made a Maze suggests, Dave does indeed make a maze and what a maze it is. Exploding with creativity, this quirky film about a slacker who creates a cardboard labyrinth in his apartment and subsequently gets himself and his friends lost inside is a ridiculously fun and absurd romp that had me chomping at the bit to uncover each and every unique room and passageway.

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Slamdance 2017: KURO Review

An experiment in narrative storytelling, Joji Koyama and Tujiko Noriko’s Kuro sets out to rethink and/or reappropriate certain modes of storytelling within the cinematic landscape. Its experimentation is as refined as it is all-encompassing resulting in an intriguing film-viewing experience as the imagery and sounds of Kuro (almost) never exist within the same spatial reality, each specific aspect detailing different moments in time, concurrently as an overlay of past and present.

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Slamdance 2017: WITHDRAWN Review

Withdrawn is a fitting title for Adrian Murray’s feature-length debut as nearly every aspect of the production appears to inhabit some form of withdrawal within its process. Granted, the title seems to directly refer to the specifics of the film’s narrative regarding a young man plotting to withdraw funds from someone else’s misplaced credit card, but it also extends itself outward, permeating every inch of the film’s fabric.

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Slamdance 2017: DIM THE FLUORESCENTS Review

The world of cinema set-ups is chockablock with the familiar and the unique and in the case of Dim the Fluorescents, director Daniel Warth alongside co-writer Miles Barstead have pooled the two into a unique take of a familiar narrative. The familiar: focusing on the plight of the struggling artist; the unique: the struggling artists in this case bide their time by producing and performing elaborate demonstrations for companies and corporations.

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Slamdance 2017: STRAD STYLE Review

Stefan Avalos’ Strad Style opens with an ominous shot of the lead subject, Daniel Houck, burning what appears to be pieces of a violin in a fire, a stressful way to begin a documentary about a small-town guy attempting to make a 100 percent accurate version of arguably the most famous and expensive violin in the world, Guarneri’s Il Cannone.