Collaborator is not easily pegged in terms of genre or style. The producers and I have grown comfortable calling it a "hostage tragi-comedy." But at its core, seeping through the plot points, is a telling of the American experience from my point of view as a late boomer.
An early 2013 U.S. release is planned for Kim Nguyen's powerfully poignant film about a child soldier in the Congo. Find out why War Witch won the Fou...
"Capitalism is not natural, it's just brainwashed into us," Antonino D'Ambrosio, director and producer of Let Fury Have The Hour, tells me. Political art impacts our consciousness, it can change our votes. It redirects anger.
Staying real, true to the culture and history, can hurt the commercial potential of a cop-action film, disappoint the fans' expected "one-up" from the latest genre hit. But director Alberto Rodriguez seems okay with that.
As someone who attends film festivals with relish, I still feel a terrible urge to expose the most overrated things in today's film industry.
I would like to go on the record saying that Monday night in N.Y.C. is officially underrated. While some people are just reading the newspapers they threw to the side on Sunday, I hit four different parties -- not bad for what is typically a somber evening.
Directors give up on plot or accept clichés in order to stay closer to their social missions. It seems that protests are more potent through fiction, and documentaries are more effective through storytelling. Tribeca 2012 is a docudrama festival.
As the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival closed with several successful fan-funded films, we can only expect to see an increase of crowdfunded films at next year's festival.
t's been a busy month on the culture front; a lot has gone down in the music, theater and film worlds. Magnetic Fields, Silence! The Musical, Newsies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Tribeca Film Festival.
I personally don't care one way or the other about how young Lena Dunham is, how nondiverse the show's cast is or any of the other gripes. I think the show is smart and funny.
I have always been fascinated by Cuba's history. So when I sat to interview Lucy Mulloy about her film Una Noche (the movie about three teenagers trying to flee Cuba for the greener pastures), my first question was: Why Cuba?
A young girl is forced to confront inconvenient truths both global and personal in the drama Future Weather.
In his feature film debut, Nancy, Please, director Andrew Semans has created a slyly disturbing tragicomedy that explores how a life strategy built around wallowing in one's own victimhood can lead to a rapid, and quite mortifying, undoing.
Yes, Garret Dillahunt says, things do come full-circle. Sitting in the press lounge of the Tribeca Film Festival, where he was talking about one of ...
Did the actors follow the script too closely? Actors Anailin de la Rua de la Torre and Javier Nunez Florian disappeared after their plane landed in Miami last week. They appear to have defected. Was life imitating art?
Talking to Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus about their delightful new short film, Picture Paris, the conversation ranged from the intricacies of Parisian culture to the hilarious masturbation episode of Seinfeld.