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Rushes. Tribeca Awards, "The Godfather" Reunion, John Ford Updated, May Day

Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveriesNEWShttps://tribecafilm.com/stories/tribeca-2017-jury-awardsFilmmaker Ricky D'Ambrose, who has made several excellent video interviews with directors for the Notebook, is kickstarting his feature debut, Notes on an Appearance. Above is a beguiling, cryptic teaser for the project. The Tribeca Film Festival wrapped last week (read our coverage) and the many awards have been announced, including Keep the Change for U.S. Narrative, Son of Sofia for International Narrative, Bobby Jene for Documentary, and Treehugger : Wawona for the immersive storytelling Storyscapes Award.Recommended VIEWINGSpeaking of Tribeca, the festival hosted a The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II reunion and on-stage conversation with director Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and more. Lucky for us, they broadcast and recorded the whole thing.Bill and Turner Ross's stellar documentary 45365, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW in 2009, is now free to stream online.
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Tribeca Film Festival Roundup: 'Godfather' and 'Reservoir Dogs' Reunions, Bruce Springsteen and More

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival has officially come to a close, but there's still a lot to look forward to. Firstly, there are the award winners, which you'll want to seek out when they become available. Narrative features Keep the Change and The Divine Order and documentary features Bobbi Jene and Hondros were the biggest honorees of the juried competitions and audience selections (see the full lists of winners here and here).  Also, whether you attended or not, chances are you missed some of the best parts of this year's event, such as the star-studded panels and reunion-heavy retrospective screenings. Fortunately, the festival is sharing a lot of the hot ticket functions online, while others have been documented from the...

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2017 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards: ‘The Divine Order’ and ‘Hondros’ Win Big

2017 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Awards: ‘The Divine Order’ and ‘Hondros’ Win Big
The Tribeca Film Festival has announced this year’s Audience Award winners: “The Divine Order” and “Hondros,” which won the narrative and documentary prizes, respectively. “Saturday Church” and “Shadowman” were the runners-up.

“It is always exited to see what resonates most with the audience, and this year both the narrative and documentary winners represent smart filmmaking and impactful storytelling,” said Tribeca Film Festival’s Paula Weinstein. “On behalf of the Tribeca team, we congratulate ‘The Divine Order’ and ‘Hondros’ as the 2017 Audience Award winners, and hope moviegoers worldwide get to experience these powerful films.”

Read More: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Awards: ‘Keep the Change,’ ‘Son of Sofia’ and ‘Bobbi Jene’ Take Top Prizes

Petra Volpe wrote and directed “The Divine Order,” a period piece about the Swiss suffragette movement. “Hondros,” which was co-written and directed by Greg Campbell, follows the war photographer Chris Hondros from the Kosovo War in 1999 until his
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‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’ Review: Bisexual Subtext is the Documentary’s Most Powerful Reveal — Tribeca Review

‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’ Review: Bisexual Subtext is the Documentary’s Most Powerful Reveal — Tribeca Review
They say Whitney Houston had the voice of an angel. A cousin of Dionne Warwick, she grew up singing in her church choir. She was beautiful, with a smile that could light up a room. Which is why, when she died in 2012, this monumental diva’s fall struck a chord with the entire world. Like so many legends before her, she died of a drug overdose that was a long time coming. Houston had been using for years, but what drove her over the edge remained a mystery to most of the world — until now.

Through interviews with friends and employees (most of her friends were employees), “Whitney: Can I Be Me” filmmakers Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal take a strong stand, connecting the dots between a number of pivotal moments in Houston’s life that led to her heartbreaking decline. Namely: Her controlling parents, the night she was booed
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Dabka’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘Dabka’
In the 1980s, what the average North American knew of Somalia he learned from Sally Struthers-hosted feed-the-children commercials. Then came Ridley Scott’s “Black Hawk Down,” which portrayed white actors beset by ululating black guerrillas, and a series of news reports in which Western ships were hijacked by small bands of Somali “pirates.” Each and every one of these depictions simplifies a civilization that, according to writer-director Bryan Buckley’s “Dabka,” needs to be recognized “as the incredibly complex people that they are” — a budding democracy struggling to assert itself among rivals with the power to steal their resources right out from under them.

So, that’s what’s progressive and good about “Dabka.” Unfortunately, best intentions aside, the film itself is a rowdy, often abrasive account of how a lone Canadian journalist had the chutzpah to actually travel to Somalia and investigate a situation that others were to skittish to cover.
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Tribeca: Autism Rom-Com 'Keep the Change' Among Jury Award Winners

Tribeca: Autism Rom-Com 'Keep the Change' Among Jury Award Winners
Keep the Change, Son of Sofia and Bobbi Jene were among the winners of the Tribeca Film Festival’s jury awards.

The awards were presented on Thursday evening, but best narrative short winner Kaveh Mazaheri of Retouch was unable to secure a visa to travel from Iran due to President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

"The reason that I am not there is because of Mr. Trump’s fascinating decisions, and as the least consequence, I and my crew couldn’t get a U.S. visa and now I have to talk to you via this video," said Mazaheri. "I am delighted that the first Tribeca award for an Iranian short film is awarded to my...
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Film Review: ‘Sweet Virginia’

Film Review: ‘Sweet Virginia’
Right out of the gate, the China brothers’ noir-hearted sensibility was being compared to that of fellow film siblings Joel and Ethan Coen, as critics hailed the Australian writer-director duo’s debut “Crawl” as a modern-day “Blood Simple.” On the surface, their 2012 Black List-selected screenplay for “Sweet Virginia” dives further down that rabbit hole, featuring as it does a wife who hires a guy to bump off her own husband (a gender-flipped twist on the basic “Fargo” plot) and a hit man who’s as cold-blooded as “No Country for Old Men” killer Anton Chigurh.

And yet, going deep is what makes “Sweet Virginia” great — heck, more than great. As translated to screen by director Jamie M. Dagg (whose sure hand and smart changes elevate things considerably), Benjamin and Paul China’s script yields one of the gnarliest and most unsettling movies we’re likely to get this year. Set
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‘Flower’ Review: ‘Badlands’ Meets ‘The Bling Ring’ In Strange And Sexy Coming-Of-Age Story That Certifies Zoey Deutch As a Major Star — Tribeca 2017

‘Flower’ Review: ‘Badlands’ Meets ‘The Bling Ring’ In Strange And Sexy Coming-Of-Age Story That Certifies Zoey Deutch As a Major Star — Tribeca 2017
Max Winkler’s “Flower” is nothing if not a coming-of-age story, but it’s explicitly clear from the very first scene that the film’s teen characters have already lost their innocence a long time ago. We open in the front seat of a cop car, as 17-year-old Erica (“Before I Fall” star Zoey Deutch, acing another tricky lead role) gives a dispassionate blowjob to a uniformed police officer. Not that she doesn’t enjoy giving head — Erica has a sketchbook filled with immaculate drawings of every penis that she’s ever put in her mouth — but, like just about all of her sexual encounters to date, this hook up is purely transactional. When the cop asks her where she learned to suck dick like that, Erica bluntly replies: “Middle school.”

It’s a simple grift, and one that’s never played for titillation: Erica uses her jailbait charms to
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19 Pizza Delivery Drivers Share the Most Unusual Requests They've Ever Received

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19 Pizza Delivery Drivers Share the Most Unusual Requests They've Ever Received
Pizza delivery drivers are some of the bravest people in the country. These 19 bizarre customer requests are proof. 1. "It was my last day on the job, and a girl asked me if I could take pictures with her. She said she would pay me $50 to make her cheating boyfriend jealous. I thought she was beautiful, so I said yes. We took two pictures - one watching a movie and the other spooning." 2. "I had an old woman ask for hug, then my phone number, then to take her to Walmart, all while she was crying." 3. "I once took an order
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19 Pizza Delivery Drivers Share the Most Unusual Requests They've Ever Received

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19 Pizza Delivery Drivers Share the Most Unusual Requests They've Ever Received
Pizza delivery drivers are some of the bravest people in the country. These 19 bizarre customer requests are proof. 1. "It was my last day on the job, and a girl asked me if I could take pictures with her. She said she would pay me $50 to make her cheating boyfriend jealous. I thought she was beautiful, so I said yes. We took two pictures - one watching a movie and the other spooning." 2. "I had an old woman ask for hug, then my phone number, then to take her to Walmart, all while she was crying." 3. "I once took an order
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Home Alone's Little Nero's Pizza Can Be Delivered to Your Doorstep for Movie's 25th Anniversary

Home Alone's Little Nero's Pizza Can Be Delivered to Your Doorstep for Movie's 25th Anniversary
Keep the change, ya filthy animal. In honor of Home Alone's 25th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 6, UberEATS is delivering Kevin McCallister's pizza place of choice, Little Nero's Pizza, to fans in select cities. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and UberEATS have teamed up to bring pizza pies from the fictional restaurant to avid fans of the beloved 1990 comedy. However, the availability is limited to select cities including NYC, L.A., San Francisco, and Chicago. UberEATS is working locally with NYC's Numero 28 Pizzeria, L.A.'s The Doughroom, Chicago's [...]
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Vote for July Project of the Month: Will It Be 'Ms. Guidance,' 'Keep the Change,' 'The Sensitives,' 'My Friend Max' or 'The Interpreter'?

Vote for July Project of the Month: Will It Be 'Ms. Guidance,' 'Keep the Change,' 'The Sensitives,' 'My Friend Max' or 'The Interpreter'?
The project which receives the most votes for Project of the Month will get a reported feature story about their project on Indiewire and will be in the running for Project of the Year.  Below are the five projects up for the prize. Click on the film title to learn more about each project (descriptions courtesy of the filmmakers):Ms. Guidance: "Ms. Guidance" is an irreverent and absurd dark comedy about trying to give up the dream that won't give up on you. Keep the Change: A man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with an autistic woman who challenges his desire to appear "normal." The Sensitives: Families struggle to reclaim their lives from the isolation of chronic illness and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (McS). My Friend Max: "My Friend Max" centers around a bullied young girl, Thea, and the strong bond that she shares with her imaginary friend,
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Vote for Project of the Week: Will It Be '30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle,' 'Clusterf*ck,' 'What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael' or 'Keep the Change'?

The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for the June Project of the Month. That winner will be in the running for Project of the Year. The four projects up for this week's Project of the Week are listed below (with descriptions courtesy of the filmmakers). You can vote at the bottom of the page. 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle: Go from the streets to the courtrooms, as Harold Sloan and fellow homeless men struggle to survive in Milwaukee, Wi. Clusterf*ck: A romantic comedy about not knowing. What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael: Our movie attempts to reveal who Pauline Kael was, how she became a creative force, and her distinctive view of 20th century movies. Keep the Change: A man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with an autistic woman who challenges his desire to appear "normal.
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Actors With Autism Step Into the Spotlight in 'Keep the Change'

Actors With Autism Step Into the Spotlight in 'Keep the Change'
Here's your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress -- at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. Keep the Change Logline: A man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with an autistic woman who challenges his desire to appear "normal.” Elevator Pitch: The world needs a film that shows the intensity of emotional relationships between adults on the autistic spectrum. "Keep the Change" is a feature-length love story about David, an upper-class charmer struggling to hide his high-functioning autism. Forced to attend a support group for autistic adults, David falls in love with Sarah, a sheltered young autistic woman who challenges his identity as "normal." After four years of intensive story collaboration with our neurodiverse cast, "Keep the Change
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Cool Stuff: ‘Home Alone’ Inspired Poster For ‘Angels With Filthy Souls’

Cool Stuff: ‘Home Alone’ Inspired Poster For ‘Angels With Filthy Souls’
Keep the change, ya filthy animal.” There’s a moment with art when sometimes a lightbulb goes off in your head. You’re looking at a piece and then, Bing, you get it. It’s not obvious but you get it. Personally, those are my favorite kinds of pieces, especially in pop culture art. If someone sees a […]

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20 Problems Only Waiting Staff Will Understand

Most people in their lifetimes have spent one portion of their lives serving tables. While many are able to do it with a smile and convince their guests that they are always in a chipper mood waiting on blue-hairs and screaming children (and their equally insufferable parents) for minimum wage and smaller tips, they all generally share a great disdain for the human race … and that includes guests and co-workers alike.

For those who have never worked in a restaurant for one single day in their lives, or for those who are completely oblivious to the every day work obstacles of waiters and waitresses, we have laid out 21 problems only waiting staff will understand. To normal folks, breaking change for a large bill seems easy and not such a big deal … until you throw in a full section of irate tables who all need something at the same time.

Go ahead,
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Macaulay Culkin is Home Alone Midnights at the Tivoli This Weekend

Keep the change you filthy animal”

Home Alone plays on the big screen at the Tivoli midnights this weekend as part of their ‘Reel Late at the Tivoli’ series. The 1990 comedy smash was John Hughes’s last significant contribution to pop culture. Hughes’s script was his usual dose of upper/middle-class discomfort combined with a Rube Goldberg meets Ferris Bueller selection of traps and low-brow cunning that held together better than a movie set at Christmas had any right to. And its young hero — the courageous home commando Kevin McAllister, played with gusto by the subsequently doomed Macaulay Culkin, is hilarious in his mission to protect his home from the “wet bandits” after being forgotten by his vacationing family.

What is best about Home Alone is its sense of fun. The plot really makes little sense. How does a family not notice they have an extra plane ticket or that a sibling is missing?
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Country Singer Says Obama Is Muslim Who Hates America

Country Singer Says Obama Is Muslim Who Hates America
Hank Williams Jr. reprised his role as a fiery anti-Obama blowhard on Friday, telling fans at a concert that the president was Muslim and anti-American.

The statement came near the end of a concert at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand. Williams Jr.'s comments were first reported in a review by Des Moines Register reporter Joe Lawler.

According to Lawler, the show was relatively free of politics until the end, when Williams Jr. made the following claims: "We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!"

The comments were apparently met with applause and loud cheers.

Williams Jr. made waves in October 2011, when he appeared on "Fox and Friends" and likened the president to Hitler.

That statement resulted in Espn yanking Williams Jr.'s opening song from "Monday Night Football," where the country star's song had played for over two decades.
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RETROspective : Home Alone

1991

Sega/Brian A.Rice Inc

Sega Mega Drive

If you ask most people to name which games terrified them when they were growing up, you’d undoubtedly get a list of such horrific classics as Resident Evil, Dino Crisis or perhaps Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. None of these games had the ability to make me jump out of my skin as much as a single a Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis if you’re reading this in the U.S) cartridge based on a family friendly film from 1990. For some reason, a video game based on Home Alone – the classic Christmas comedy starring Macaulay Culkin – had me on the edge of my seat and scared shitless.

It might seem hard to believe, but Home Alone made for a surprisingly suspenseful video game, which was also completely unlike any other film-to-game conversion of the time. While so many movies were quickly
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Hank Williams Jr. on 'The View': Disney is a 'mean mouse'

Hank Williams Jr. on 'The View': Disney is a 'mean mouse'
Hank Williams Jr., whose comments comparing President Obama to Hitler cost him his role as the pied piper of Monday Night Football, visited The View today to explain himself. Wearing a vintage Mickey Mantle New York Yankees jersey, the 62-year-old pleaded ignorance about the explosiveness of his analogy — “I didn’t go to Harvard, Joy” — claimed he initiated his parting of the ways with Monday Night Football — “I told my manager you can tell Espn and Disney, ‘Adios’” — and held himself up as freedom-of-speech martyr. “My daughter said, ‘Daddy, are you in trouble,” Williams said. “‘They’re going to pull
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