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Sdcc 2016: We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls Sneak Peek

23 July 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

You guys…. You Guys! The Powerpuff Girls are Back!!!

Today, at San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network presented a back-to-back panel extravaganza featuring two of its most popular series, We Bare Bears and The Powerpuff Girls, both making their San Diego Comic-Con debuts with their first-ever standalone panels. Never-before-seen clips from the hit shows were unveiled at the Indigo Ballroom in the Hilton Bayfront for all fans to enjoy.

The We Bare Bears panel featured Annie Award-winner and creator Daniel ChongLauren Sassen (Storyboard Artist), Mikey Heller (Series Writer) Manny Hernandez (Director), Eric Edelstein (Voice of Grizzly), Bobby Moynihan (Voice of Panda) and Demetri Martin (Voice of Ice Bear). Sassen did a live illustration to show fans how she brings the bro bears and their hilarious hijinks to life, and fans were treated to a special sneak peek from “Icy Nights” premiering later this year. In the episode, Ice Bear rides »

- Melissa Howland

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“Between Us”, “Dean”, “Win!”, and “Youth in Oregon”: Tribeca Wrap Up for 2016

29 April 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last week, I put the Tribeca Film Festival into the rearview mirror for 2016. It was an interesting fest, to say the least, with a number of forgettable movies mixing with the occasional standout flick or outright failure. I was bummed not to find something I completely fell in love with like in years past, when 5 to 7, Grandma, and Sleeping with Other People burned their way into my brain, but a few things did come close. This year’s festival was a step down, but it was the first time that I’d seen over 25 films at Tribeca, so I suppose the lower success rate was inevitable. Regardless, there was more than enough to sift through, so this wrap up piece will do just that. I’ve previously raved about Between Us and Dean (Dean especially, from Demetri Martin), but they’re not the only ones worth making a fuss over. »

- Joey Magidson

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Film Acquisition Rundown, Week of April 25: Tribeca Film Festival Premieres Score Big, 'Microbe & Gasoline' Finds A Home

29 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that's been picked up around the globe. Check out last week's Film Acquisition Rundown to find out what films got new homes and are coming to a theater or streaming platform near you. - CBS Films has picked up the U.S. rights for Demetri Martin's directorial debut, "Dean," which just debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Martin wrote, directed and stars in the film, which took home the award for Best Narrative Feature. Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen and Reid Scott co-star in the feature. The news was first reported by Deadline.  - Tribeca played home to another big buy, with the pick up of Rob Meyer's premiere "Little Boxes," which sold to Netflix for about $1.5 million for worldwide streaming rights. The film stars Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis »

- Kate Erbland

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The 2016 Tribeca Film Fest Recap

25 April 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Actors and their stories fared well at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Demetri Martin’s “Dean” took home the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature, receiving $20,000. The stand-up comedian wrote, directed, and starred in the comedy about one man’s uncertain future following a recent break-up and the sale of his childhood home. Mackenzie Davis (“Always Shine”) received the Actress prize in a U.S. Narrative Feature for her turn in a thriller about two female actors in different places in their careers and the jealous rage that it sparks. Director Sophia Takal was one female director of the 40 percent that made up this year’s directorial slate. Meanwhile, Michael Ragen (“Kicks”) won a prize for cinematography, and “F to 7th” Web series creator Ingrid Jungermann’s “Women Who Kill” earned kudos for her screenplay about two women who create a female serial killer podcast and become paranoid after »

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“Dean” is a delight and one of the award winners at Tribeca

25 April 2016 7:07 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

One of the final films that I got to see last week at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival was also ironically the best of the bunch. That film was Dean, the cinematic writing and directorial debut of actor/comedian Demetri Martin. Not only was it absolutely fantastic, it was also declared an award winner at the festival, taking home the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature. That’s a big feather in this one’s cap as it begins to plan for a release in theaters, presumably later on this year. I know I can’t wait for you to see it, though I’ll have more on it later. For the moment, this will also be a piece highlighting all of the award winners, so let’s do that now! Quickly though, a bit on the film itself. As mentioned, Martin writes, directs, and stars in this dramedy about grief. »

- Joey Magidson

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Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Here Alone,’ ‘The Return’ Score Audience Awards

23 April 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Thriller “Here Alone” and documentary “The Return” nabbed the audience awards at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

The two titles, along with runners-up “Children of the Mountain” and “Midsummer in Newtown,” will receive encore screenings April 24, the final day of the 15th annual festival. The filmmakers of “Here Alone” and “The Return” will also take home cash prizes of $10,000 each.

Written by David Ebeltoft and directed by Rod Blackhurst, “Here Alone” (pictured above) takes place a virus-decimated world where the uninfected must fend off other survivors in the grip of madness and bloodlust. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway’s “The Return,” meanwhile, investigates the issues facing convicts re-entering society in the wake of the repeal of California’s three-strikes law.

Priscilla Anany’s runner up “Children of the Mountain” centers on a Ghanaian woman’s quest to heal her child, while Lloyd Kramer’s documentary “Midsummer in Newtorn »

- Gordon Cox

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Dean & The Meddler: A Grief Dramedy Double Feature

23 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Team Experience is at the Tribeca Film Festival. Here's Manuel on two grief-driven features.

Dean (Winner of The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature)

Dean (Demetri Martin, who wrote and directed the film) is a professional illustrator whose first book of drawings was described as “full of whimsy.” The same could be said for the film itself. Just as Dean’s illustrations (Martin’s own) are simple, at times humorous, sketches (a faceless man wearing a t-shirt that reads “Ask me about my face,” a centaur to a horse-headed human body: “It’s not bestiality if we 69!”), the film finds comedy in simplicity; there are some surprises here but mostly this is a straightforward affair. You could say that Dean is a whimsical bicoastal dramedy about grief and it succeeds precisely because it's so assured.

Brooklyn-based Dean has lost his mother, and the narrative follows his attempt at coping with this loss. »

- Manuel Betancourt

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Demetri Martin & Gillian Jacobs Sketch Out Collaboration In Tribeca Winner ‘Dean’ – Tribeca Studio

23 April 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dean, written and directed by Demetri Martin, tells the bittersweet story of a Brooklyn illustrator (Martin) coping with his mother’s recent death. Single after having dumped his fiancee, he spends most of his time drawing very dark cartoons about death, until he travels to Los Angeles for possible new work. While there, he meets an unlikely love interest (Gillian Jacobs) and gradually begins to cope with his changed family dynamic back home. The film premiered to great… »

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Demitri Martin Tribeca Winner ‘Dean’ Scores CBS Films Deal

22 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to Dean, the comedy written, directed and starring Demetri Martin that just bowed at the Tribeca Film Festival and took the award for Best Narrative Feature. Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs, Mary Steenburgen and Reid Scott co-starred and the film was produced by Giles Andrew, Elliott Watson and Jessica Latham. CAA brokered the deal on the ground at the fest. The pic centers on Dean (Martin), a New York illustrator who falls hard… »

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Demetri Martin's directorial debut takes prize at Tribeca film festival

22 April 2016 8:28 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Additional award winners include a documentary about police culture, and a film set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

With the 2015 Tribeca film festival entering its final stretch, concluding over the weekend with the world premiere of The Bomb, an installation about today’s nuclear threat, the event gave out its awards on Thursday night.

The big winners were comedian Demetri Martin’s directorial debut Dean, Craig Atkinson’s documentary look at police culture Do Not Resist and Junction 48, a film set against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. All three won the top awards in their respective categories, which each come with $20,000 in prizes.

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Dean, Junction and Do Not Resist Top 15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Awards

21 April 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Dean, Demetri Martin’s gently comic picture about a Brooklyn illustrator unable to move on with his life following the death of his mother, won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature today at the 15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. Udi Aloni’s Junction 48 — a drama about a Palestinian rapper in the mixed-city of Lyd that won the Audience Prize at this year’s Berlin Festival — took home the Best International Narrative Feature Award, while Craig Atkinson’s Do Not Resist, about the increasing militarization of United States’ police forces, won the Best Feature in the World Documentary Competition. About Martin’s […] »

- Scott Macaulay

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Tribeca Film Festival: Demetri Martin’s ‘Dean,’ Documentary ‘Do Not Resist’ Win Top Awards (Full List)

21 April 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Demetri Martin’s directorial debut “Dean,” Craig Atkinson’s documentary look a police culture “Do Not Resist”and Udi Aloni’s “Junction 48” earned top juried awards at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Starring Martin, Gillian Jacobs and Kevin Kline, “Dean” — a comedy about a man (Martin) who falls for a woman (Jacobs) just as his father (Kline) prepares to sell his family home in the wake of his mother’s death — won the trophy for best narrative feature. “Do Not Resist,” which investigates the militarization of U.S. police forces, won the world documentary competition, while “Junction 48,” the story of an aspiring rapper told against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, scored the award for international narrative feature.

Actors singled out for awards include Dominic Rains in “The Fixer,” Mackenzie Davis in “Always Shine,” Alan Sabbagh in “The Tenth Man” and Radhika Apte in “Clean Shaven,” one part of the anthology film “Madly. »

- Gordon Cox

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[Tribeca Review] Dean

21 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The most piercing comedy is often mined from the darker aspects of life, presenting our fears in a new, hopefully amusing light. While Demetri Martin‘s stand-up has tinges of this, represented in his lo-fi sketches and carefully constructed one-liners, his directing and writing debut Dean effectively melds, both on the page and stylistically, a dramatic backbone with his personal brand.

Setting the tone by opening in a cemetery, Dean (Martin) places flowers on his mother’s grave, alongside his father, Robert (Kevin Kline), hinting at a lingering certainty of death that occupies his character’s headspace. Working as a cartoonist in New York City, he’s trying to get his second book of illustrations off the ground, but keeps coming back to images of the Grim Reaper as he processes the loss of his mother and a broken engagement. If this all sounds rather dour, Martin’s approach is relatively upbeat, »

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Tribeca Review: Amiable And Appealing 'Folk Hero & Funny Guy' Starring Alex Karpovsky And Wyatt Russell

18 April 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

“So what’s the deal with Evites?” Stand up Paul (Alex Karpovsky) is bombing — at life. Dumped by his fiancée, working a dead end temp job, and flogging the same tired stand up routine at open mics around town, he’s going nowhere until an old friend invites him on a ride. The old friend is Jason Black (Wyatt Russell) a folk musician with a cult following who brings Paul on tour as an opening act to get his “mojo” back.  “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” writer/director Jeff Grace is an actor (“It’s a Disaster”) and stand-up comic, and mines his own experiences for his directorial debut in this appealing road trip flick. The film hews closely to the road movie format, and calls to mind films like “The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best” and even Karpovsky’s own film “Red Flag,” which share themes about finding inspiration and »

- Katie Walsh

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‘Dean’: Demetri Martin’s Directing Career Gets Off to a Promising Start [Tribeca Review]

18 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a successful young(ish) creative type hits the film festival circuit with a semi-autobiographical dramedy about a somewhat less successful young(ish) creative type who struggles to pull his life together, grow up, and move on. That’s the very familiar premise of comedian Demetri Martin‘s directorial debut Dean, which […]

The post ‘Dean’: Demetri Martin’s Directing Career Gets Off to a Promising Start [Tribeca Review] appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Dean’

16 April 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Familiar as a stand-up performer, a “Daily Show” correspondent, the host of his own Comedy Central show, a musician, a supporting player and a sketch comedian (in that he literally draws sketches), Demetri Martin adds “writer-director” to his resume with “Dean,” which finds his characteristic slightness both a virtue and a liability. Martin stays within his comfort zone as a New York-based illustrator still processing his mother’s death, but the tyro helmer struggles to square his distinct minimalist charm with the second-hand influence of standard-bearers like Woody Allen and Wes Anderson.

An ace supporting cast, led by Kevin Kline, Gillian Jacobs and Mary Steenburgen helps carry his observations on love and grief, but this East Coast/West Coast melan-comedy can’t quite escape the long shadow of “Annie Hall.” Distribution seems certain after this handsome, assured production bows at Tribeca, even if the hope for another “Garden State” phenomenon appears dim. »

- Scott Tobias

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9 Actors Turned Directors for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

13 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

It’s that time of year again when filmmakers and stars alike descend upon New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival. Running April 13–24, this year’s slate features new films from some Tff alumni, more innovative content from new filmmakers and creators, and exciting performances from some of our favorite actors as well as new faces. But these eight performers are switching up their roles and taking on directing duties, too. From Katie Holmes to Danny DeVito, check out what the 15th annual Tff will bring. “Dean”Dubbed a “coming-of-adult-age story,” writer-director Demetri Martin plays the title role in this quirky comedy about an artist losing his grip on the elements that enabled his somewhat immature approach to life. After his childhood home is sold and he leaves a long-term relationship, he must come to terms with his own stagnation on a trip to Los Angeles. “Dean” also stars Gillian Jacobs, »

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Tribeca Film Festival TV Lineup Includes 'Animal Kingdom,' 'The Night Of,' 'The Night Manager,' 'O.J.: Made in America' Marathon, More

14 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Film festivals are no longer just about movies. As top tier filmmakers and A-list stars continue to find great material and the budgets to go with it on television, the medium has become a competitive space for great narrative storytelling. This year's Tribeca Film Festival sees the launching of a new program, "Tribeca Tune In," that will highlight some of the best TV has to offer. And it's a compelling lineup. Read More: 2016 Tribeca Film Fest: Demetri Martin's 'Dean,' Drake Doremus' 'Equals' & Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise' Highlight Opening Lineup  The highlight of Tribeca Tune In might be the premiere of "Animal Kingdom," a new TNT series based on David Michod's breakout Australian crime thriller. The show's setting has been changed to southern California, with Ellen Barkin taking the lead role of the terrifying matriarch. Other series premieres of note include Oprah Winfrey's "Greenleaf, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tribeca Film Festival TV Lineup Includes 'Animal Kingdom,' 'The Night Of,' 'The Night Manager,' 'O.J.: Made in America' Marathon, More

14 March 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Film festivals are no longer just about movies. As top tier filmmakers and A-list stars continue to find great material and the budgets to go with it on television, the medium has become a competitive space for great narrative storytelling. This year's Tribeca Film Festival sees the launching of a new program, "Tribeca Tune In," that will highlight some of the best TV has to offer. And it's a compelling lineup. Read More: 2016 Tribeca Film Fest: Demetri Martin's 'Dean,' Drake Doremus' 'Equals' & Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise' Highlight Opening Lineup  The highlight of Tribeca Tune In might be the premiere of "Animal Kingdom," a new TNT series based on David Michod's breakout Australian crime thriller. The show's setting has been changed to southern California, with Ellen Barkin taking the lead role of the terrifying matriarch. Other series premieres of note include Oprah Winfrey's "Greenleaf, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Contagion

5 March 2016 9:51 AM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Savant goes back five years to praise Steven Soderbergh's superb pandemic thriller, the one that warns us to never, ever shake hands with a gourmet chef. Don't worry, only between 25 and 40 million people die... in the first year. Now go wash your hands. Contagion Blu-ray Warner Home Video 2011 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 106 min. / Street Date January 3, 2013 Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Marion Cotilliard, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Ehle, Elliott Gould, Bryan Cranston, Anna Jacoby-Herron, Demetri Martin . Cinematography Peter Andrews (Steven Soderbergh) Film Editor Stephen Mirrone Original Music Cliff Martinez Written by Scott Z. Burns Produced by Gregory Jacobs, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher Directed by Stephen Soderbergh

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

This is something of a grudge review for Savant. Whenever I'm completely exhausted and want to relax I'll pluck a favorite off the shelf and do what everybody else does, settle in with a total comfort movie. »

- Glenn Erickson

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