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“We Need to Stop Patting Ourselves on the Back”: Speakeasy Spotlight at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary Edition

S. Leo Chiang, Patricia Benabe, Yance Ford and Whitney Dow at the #DocsSoWhite 2.0 panel (Photo by Colin Huth)

There was much reason for celebration at the 2017 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 6-9) down in Durham, North Carolina. The state had just (kinda sorta) repealed the ridiculous bathroom bill — which had had me scrambling to cover…  Read more

By Apr 25, 2017

Tribeca 2017 Critic’s Notebook: Performance Anxiety

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in The Trip to Spain

Ever searching for an identity, the Tribeca Film Festival returned — for a 16th time last week — to Midtown, the Upper West Side, Chelsea and, yes, the neighborhood for which it’s named. These days the festival never opens with a genuinely…  Read more

By Apr 24, 2017

IFP Announces 10 Projects Selected for 2017 Screen Forward Labs

Angry Black Women

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Filmmaker‘s publisher, announced today the ten projects taking part in its third annual Screen Forward Lab for story-driven, serialized projects. Among the projects, which span web series, VR and cross-platform storytelling, are works set in…  Read more

By Apr 24, 2017

“Triangle Below Canada”: On Opening Night, the Tribeca Film Festival Marches North

Aretha Franklin at Radio City Music Hall, Opening Night 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

In the course of 85 years, the “Showplace of the Nation,” Radio City Music Hall, has hosted countless spectaculars, but few I suspect as geriatric as Wednesday night’s revue of strutting septuagenarians revisiting their classic hits from the AM radio…  Read more

By Apr 22, 2017


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