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Watch: Shaka King Erases “Racial Glaucoma” in Short Film Lazercism

31 May 2017 1:19 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Newlyweeds writer/director Shaka King, who last appeared on the site with his excellent Sundance short Mulligans, is back with another imaginatively executed, of-the-moment short. Lazercism is his riff on “racial glauccoma,” a disease affecting white people that prevents them from seeing the contributions of — or just seeing at all — people of color. The comedy short, which stars Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Atlanta) and Robert Longstreet (I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore), proposes an easy, outpatient procedure to correct the affliction. »

- Scott Macaulay

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Tribeca 2017: 14 Must-See Films From This Year’s Festival

17 April 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Now in its sixteenth year, New York City’s own Tribeca Film Festival kicks off every spring with a wide variety of programming on offer, from an ever-expanding Vr installation to an enviable television lineup, but the bread and butter of the annual festival is still in its film slate. This year’s festival offers up plenty of returning favorites with new projects, alongside fresh faces itching to break out. From insightful documentaries to fanciful features, with a heavy dose of Gotham-centric films (hey, it is Tribeca after all), there’s plenty to dive into here, so we’ve culled the schedule for a few surefire hits.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 20 – 30. Check out some of our must-see picks below.

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“A Gray State”

It might be the craziest story »

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Why ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is the Most Anticipated Screening of the Tribeca Film Festival

17 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

You can’t accuse the Tribeca Film Festival (April 19-30) of bandwagon jumping: Back in 2005, it screened the series finale of “Friends” outdoors on a Hudson pier for rapturous fans. Today, TV is a fait d’accompli as Tribeca expands its second annual TV program to 15 shows and five series. Golden-age TV draws viewers, Hollywood filmmakers, and a wider audience.

Last year, the TV program included world premieres of “The Night Of” (HBO, from Oscar-winning executive producer Steve Zaillian), “The Night Manager” (AMC, directed by Oscar-winning Susanne Bier), and “O.J.: Made in America” (Espn, directed by eventual Oscar-winner Ezra Edelman).

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Review: The Scariest TV Show Ever Made, Because It Feels So Real

This year’s highest-profile debuts include the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes, and directed by indie filmmaker Reed Morano »

- Anne Thompson

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Why ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is the Most Anticipated Screening of the Tribeca Film Festival

17 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You can’t accuse the Tribeca Film Festival (April 19-30) of bandwagon jumping: Back in 2005, it screened the series finale of “Friends” outdoors on a Hudson pier for rapturous fans. Today, TV is a fait d’accompli as Tribeca expands its second annual TV program to 15 shows and five series. Golden-age TV draws viewers, Hollywood filmmakers, and a wider audience.

Last year, the TV program included world premieres of “The Night Of” (HBO, from Oscar-winning executive producer Steve Zaillian), “The Night Manager” (AMC, directed by Oscar-winning Susanne Bier), and “O.J.: Made in America” (Espn, directed by eventual Oscar-winner Ezra Edelman).

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Review: The Scariest TV Show Ever Made, Because It Feels So Real

This year’s highest-profile debuts include the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes, and directed by indie filmmaker Reed Morano »

- Anne Thompson

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Why ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Is the Most Anticipated Screening of the Tribeca Film Festival

17 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

You can’t accuse the Tribeca Film Festival (April 19-30) of bandwagon jumping: Back in 2005, it screened the series finale of “Friends” outdoors on a Hudson pier for rapturous fans. Today, TV is a fait d’accompli as Tribeca expands its second annual TV program to 15 shows and five series. Golden-age TV draws viewers, Hollywood filmmakers, and a wider audience.

Last year, the TV program included world premieres of “The Night Of” (HBO, from Oscar-winning executive producer Steve Zaillian), “The Night Manager” (AMC, directed by Oscar-winning Susanne Bier), and “O.J.: Made in America” (Espn, directed by eventual Oscar-winner Ezra Edelman).

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Review: The Scariest TV Show Ever Made, Because It Feels So Real

This year’s highest-profile debuts include the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes, and directed by indie filmmaker Reed Morano »

- Anne Thompson

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‘The Eyeslicer’ Trailer: Get Ready to Have Your Mind Fried by Crazy Tribeca-Selected Series – Watch

12 April 2017 2:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Tribeca Film Festival is bringing filmmakers to the small screen with “The Eyeslicer,”a variety show of sorts featuring short films collected and commission from today’s diverse new generation of filmmakers.

This collection of works from the up-and-coming auteurs, include a variety filmmakers known for their creative work on film and TV, including the inventive David Lowery, director of “Pete’s Dragon” and critical favorite “A Ghost Story” and actress/director Amy Seimetz, creator of the Starz anthology series, “The Girlfriend Experience” (who is also set to appear in the upcoming “Alien: Covenant”).

The series features up to 55 shorts from filmmakers at all stages in their careers, categorized into 10 hour-long episodes. “The Eyeslicer” is created by Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell (“collective:unconcious”), who ran a successful Kickstarter for the project last year. Both veterans of the independent film scene, the community is not unfamiliar to them.

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- Maya Reddy

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‘The Eyeslicer’ Trailer: Get Ready to Have Your Mind Fried by Crazy Tribeca-Selected Series – Watch

12 April 2017 2:13 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Tribeca Film Festival is bringing filmmakers to the small screen with “The Eyeslicer,”a variety show of sorts featuring short films collected and commission from today’s diverse new generation of filmmakers.

This collection of works from the up-and-coming auteurs, include a variety filmmakers known for their creative work on film and TV, including the inventive David Lowery, director of “Pete’s Dragon” and critical favorite “A Ghost Story” and actress/director Amy Seimetz, creator of the Starz anthology series, “The Girlfriend Experience” (who is also set to appear in the upcoming “Alien: Covenant”).

The series features up to 55 shorts from filmmakers at all stages in their careers, categorized into 10 hour-long episodes. “The Eyeslicer” is created by Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell (“collective:unconcious”), who ran a successful Kickstarter for the project last year. Both veterans of the independent film scene, the community is not unfamiliar to them.

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- Maya Reddy

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Tribeca TV Lineup 2017 Unveiled: ’Handmaid’s Tale,’ Albert Einstein’s ‘Genius,’ Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Doc and More

23 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Cue the handmaids.

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its second annual Tribeca TV program on Thursday and it includes a range of world premieres, popular show returns and a slate of independent pilots. One of the most highly anticipated debuts will be Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Tribeca 2017 Lineup: New Fillms From Alex Gibney, Azazel Jacobs and Laurie Simmons Lead the Eclectic Mix

The series has been in the news lately, and not only because it will premiere soon. The dystopian story about a government forcing fertile women to become breeders for their high-ranking officials has struck a nerve among progressive women who are wary of having their health and reproductive rights controlled. Recently, protestors dressed in the handmaids’ red robes and white bonnets made an appearance in the Texas Senate gallery as its members were passing abortion legislation.

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- Hanh Nguyen

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Tribeca TV Lineup 2017 Unveiled: ’Handmaid’s Tale,’ Albert Einstein’s ‘Genius,’ Ken Burns’ Vietnam War Doc and More

23 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cue the handmaids.

The Tribeca Film Festival announced its second annual Tribeca TV program on Thursday and it includes a range of world premieres, popular show returns and a slate of independent pilots. One of the most highly anticipated debuts will be Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Tribeca 2017 Lineup: New Fillms From Alex Gibney, Azazel Jacobs and Laurie Simmons Lead the Eclectic Mix

The series has been in the news lately, and not only because it will premiere soon. The dystopian story about a government forcing fertile women to become breeders for their high-ranking officials has struck a nerve among progressive women who are wary of having their health and reproductive rights controlled. Recently, protestors dressed in the handmaids’ red robes and white bonnets made an appearance in the Texas Senate gallery as its members were passing abortion legislation.

The TV lineup »

- Hanh Nguyen

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