9 items from 2011
Fascinating black and white photography cannot make up for the lack of energy in this dreamscape of human misery. New director Alexandra McGuinness teamed up with award winning writer/director Brendan Grant (Directors Guild of Great Britain award for short .London Fields Are Blue.) to pen this dreamy story of good lives gone bad in Glastonbury England and the south of France. Charlie and Alice have it all. Alice is a beautiful model who knows the ropes and has the wealth and style to prove it. Actually, Alice is a former model who knows the ropes. Knowing the ropes is the best she can do because she has a low down feeling that the things she values may be going »
- Ron Wilkinson
Director: Alexandra McGuinness Writers: Alexandra McGuinness, Brendan Grant Starring: Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Johnny Flynn, Benn Northover, Cynthia Fortune Ryan In Greek mythology, the lotus-eaters are a race of people from an island near North Africa where narcotic lotus fruits and flowers are the primary food and the inhabitants sleep in peaceful apathy. Odysseus tells us about the lotus-eaters in Odyssey IX, as does Lord Tennyson (in his poem "The Lotos-Eaters") and James Joyce (in the fifth chapter of Ulysses). Writer-director Alexandra McGuinness (the daughter of Paul McGuinness, U2's manager) reveals the modern equivalent of the mythological lotus-eaters: an elite group of 20-something Londoners whose soulless lives consist merely of apathetically shooing away boredom with a 24-hour party of booze, drugs and sex. Money and gainful employment seem to be of no concern for them; their impeccable fashion sense, idyllically good looks and bourgeois pedigree are their tickets to ride. They »
- Don Simpson
Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line up of this years competition categories, including World Narrative Feature, World Documentary Feature, and the brand new Viewpoints which highlights eleven independent features and nine documentaries.
Tribeca Film Festival is one of leading film festivals located in New York City, showcasing many films not screened in any other U.S. film festival along with forty three world premieres and fifty four directorial debuts. Cameron Crowe’s premier of his concert documentary, The Union, will start the festival followed by a performance by Elton John. The rest of the lineup will be announced March 14th, and look out for coverage of the festival in April. Below you can find the complete press release on the lineup.
10th Tribeca Film Festival Announces World Narrative
And Documentary Competition Selections, And New Viewpoints Section
Tribeca Expands Awards Scope
2011 Festival to Present 88 Feature-Length and 61 Short Films April 20 – May »
- Christopher Clemente
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival revealed the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections for the 10th annual Tff, which will be held April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.
In addition, Tff organizers unveiled the first edition of the new section — Viewpoints.
Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films that will screen during the fest have been announced. Much more information on each title can be found below.
“It’s our tenth Tribeca Film Festival, and in our relatively brief existence we have evolved dramatically,” said Nancy Schafer, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival. “The Festival has become an integral part of the cultural landscape of New York City as well as a globally recognized platform for storytelling.”
So what will screen at Tribeca this year? In part, the following:
World Narrative Feature Competition
- Sean O'Connell
And the festival beat marches on… nothing on this list immediately jumps out at me… no titles I recognize. These are just the World Narrative and Documentary competition selections, so, there’ll be more announcements made later. I do see representation from South Africa, Egypt and Rwanda. As I always do, I’ll be taking a closer look at the lineup for any titles worth profiling on this website. The festival runs from April 20th to May 1st. It’s in my backyard, so you know I’ll be covering it!
For now, here’s the full press release:
New York, NY [March 7, 2011] – The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section—Viewpoints. Forty-three of the 87 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan. »
The Tribeca Film Festival announced selections for its World Narrative, World Documentary, and Viewpoints competitions at its 10th annual event, running from April 20 to May 1 in New York. Eighty-eight features (such as Angels Crest, with Jeremy Piven) and 61 short films from 32 different countries were selected from more than 5,600 submissions to screen at the festival. “In programming the Festival this year we had to make some incredibly difficult decisions, but we are excited about the quality, ingenuity, risk-taking and diversity of this year’s program,” David Kwok, Director of Programming, said in a statement. “We are particularly proud that we have »
- Jeff Labrecque
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The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which will run from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan, has announced the films that will play in this year’s World Narrative and Documentary Competition film categories, which are both competition sections. The also named the films that will will play in its new, out-of-competition section “Viewpoints.”
Now in its tenth year, this year’s festival features movies from 32 different counties and 99 different filmmakers, who were selected from a pool of 5,624 entries. »
- WSJ Staff
Post work is currently being carried out on 'Lotus Eaters', a new feature film written by Brendan Grant and Alexandra McGuinness who is also directing. The drama stars Antonia Campbell Hughes (Bright Star), Benn Northover (Abyss), Cynthia Fortune (Every Thing) and Johnny Flynn (Crusade Jeans) . 'Lotus Eaters' shot for five weeks in August and September 2010 with Gareth Munden (Mike) on board as director of photography. It is currently being edited in Dublin's Optical Sandwich by Bert Hunger (Horses) and is due for delivery in April. The film's release date is Tbc. »
9 items from 2011