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Hidden Horrors Unlocked from Grave Encounters 2

23 November 2012 12:00 AM, PST

If you spent October in the asylum - The Collingwood asylum, that is - you can relive the experience of Tribecafilm.com's series of 'hidden horrors' from Grave Encounters 2 all year round. Over the course of last month, you accessed these videos by pressing and holding down your Shift key + 666 on our homepage and revelling in some shocking surprises from the frightening follow-up film by The Vicious Brothers. Catch all the frights, ghosts and the unexplainable with Tribeca Film's Shift 666 playlist, which serves as a showcase of this unique campaign. Enjoy it all at once... if your nerves can take it! For more great Tribeca Film content, trailers and more, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Like Grave Encounters 2 on Facebook. Follow The Vicious Brothers on Twitter. »

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Super Shorts: Doggy Bags

21 November 2012 12:00 AM, PST

'Do me a favor? Next time you and Polite Guy are together - get the pigs in a blanket to go!' The latest film from Tribeca triple-threat Edward Burns, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, is now on VOD and digital platforms, so why not double your viewing pleasure with Doggy Bags, the writer/director's funny short from this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Made in partnership with American Express and based on cardholder Susan Brennan's idea from the company's My Movie Pitch contest, Doggy Bags is a delightfully layered comedy featuring Burns's signature style and a few familiar faces. Justin (Matt Bush, Nice Guy Johnny) and Hannah (Daniella Pineda, Newlyweds) are newly dating and decide to meet at one of New Jersey's delicious brunch places. Justin is smitten, but there is just one thing he can't figure out: the petite Hannah orders enough food for 3 people whenever they go out for a meal together, »

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The (Other) Men of Hitchcock: Huston, Stuhlbarg and D'Arcy

20 November 2012 9:00 AM, PST

Much is known about the public life of Alfred Hitchcock, the iconic director and master of suspense, but what about the quieter moments of the man truly behind the curtain? The soon-to-be released Hitchcock seeks to fill in those blanks. Adapted from Stephen Rebello's famous book about the making of Psycho, the multi-layered screenplay by John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan) provides a revealing study of the famous director's state of mind during the making of his most famous and controversial picture, Psycho. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Toni Collette, Scarlett Johansson and number of esteemed supporting actors - James D'Arcy, Michael Stuhlbarg and Danny Huston, to name a few - Hitchcock has all the ingredients to be one of the biggest movies of the holiday (and award) season. McLaughlin and director Sacha Gervasi faced a difficult task: how to explore the inner life of one of Hollywood's most public personas? »

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You Can Go Home Again: Edward Burns on "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas"

20 November 2012 4:30 AM, PST

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with the Fitzgerald clan! Edward Burns returns to his roots with The Fitzgerald Family Christmas. Full of familiar faces from other Burns ensembles - Connie Britton, Mike McGlone, Heather Burns, Kerry Bishe, and Caitlin FitzGerald - the film is ideal viewing for your holiday season. Gerry (Burns) lives at home with his mother (Anita Gillette), running the family's pub and trying to rebuild his life after a personal tragedy. When his estranged father (played by character actor legend Ed Lauter) asks to spend Christmas with the family he abandoned years previously, Gerry must encourage his six siblings to participate - a task that proves much more daunting than he anticipated. With The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Burns maintains his signature style and continues to explore his Irish working class roots. We got the chance to sit down with our neighbor, Edward Burns, to discuss the holidays, »

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Gathr, “Shuffle” and the New World of Theatrical On Demand℠

20 November 2012 12:00 AM, PST

Editor's Note: A few months ago, Gathr founder Scott Glosserman laid out the case for Theatrical On Demand℠ platforms in his piece 'Gathr is the Love Child of Netflix and Kickstarter.' As a follow-up, we thought it would be helpful to present a case study from a filmmaker who has used the service to generate theatrical audiences for his film. This week, Kurt Kuenne walks us through his experience. Every filmmaker wants his or her movie to play in theatres. Seeing a great movie on the big screen is what made most of us want to make movies in the first place. But I learned a surprising lesson on my last film, a low-budget documentary called Dear Zachary: a letter to a son about his father. The film was released in theatres and on home video by the wonderful Oscilloscope Laboratories, founded by David Fenkel and the late, great Adam Yauch. »

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Slideshow: Tribeca and American Express Spotlight Local Shops for Small Business Saturday

19 November 2012 7:00 AM, PST

Tribeca is working with American Express this holiday season to help small businesses throughout the country. You've probably heard of Black Friday and, more recently, Cyber Monday. Small Business Saturday is a promotion designed to support the small businesses that fuel our economy and invigorate communities. At the same time, American Express Cardmembers get $25 back as a reward for 'shopping small'! Register your card today. In a way, small business is akin to independent filmmaking, don't you think? And like indie filmmakers, these creative entrepreneurs deserve our attention. In order to kick off your holiday shopping, Tribeca is shining a little extra light on the moms-and-pops whose local, independently-owned businesses deserve the attention of holiday shoppers on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and beyond. Happy holidays! Where will you shop small this Small Business Saturday? Share your favorites in the comments below. »

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Fame High Goes on the Road Again with Kickstarter

19 November 2012 4:00 AM, PST

Fame High captures a year at the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (Lachsa). Lachsa is a tuition-free public school offering a rigorous college-preparatory academic curriculum and conservatory-style training in the visual and performing arts. The arts teachers are working professionals, and some of the famous alumni include singing phenomenon Josh Groban, Corbin Bleu, Fergie, and more. At a time when the arts are being cut from so many schools across the country, Lachsa is a shining example of the importance of arts in education. Named one of the five best arts high schools in America by the Kennedy Center Network of Creative Alliances for the Arts and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Lachsa sends more than 95% of its graduates to higher education - a stunning contrast to the national average of approximately 65%. But Fame High isn't a medicinal, ‘issue only' documentary: it is a highly entertaining, »

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