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Gabriel: Powerful Portrayal of Mental Illness on the Screen

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Busman, PsyD

Gabriel is a powerful look at a young man who could be anyone's son and who desperately wants to be able to function without medication and without continued treatment. It reminds us how real mental illness is and how devastating its impact can be.

Meet A Five-Star Bloods Gang General In 'Five Star' Clip

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.17.2014 | Entertainment

The media and entertainment have continually portrayed gangs with a stereotyped, limited perspective. Yet the only way to get to the core of this chao...

What Makes Tribeca Film Festival Different

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens. The 13th annual New York festiv...

The Year in Israeli Films

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 03.02.2014 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

Films like S#x Acts and Yossi, excellent films made about complex human issues, are the kind of Israeli films that should be of world interest.

These Award-Winning Vines Are Masterpieces

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.29.2013 | Technology

Martin Scorsese worked a lifetime before finally winning a Best Director Oscar for "The Departed" in 2006. If only he'd been making 6 second Vines ins...

Tribeca's Big Winners

Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment

The Tribeca Film Festival honored two films on Saturday night, awarding "The Rocket" and "Bridegroom" with the Heineken Audience Awards. The festiv...

Tribeca Opening Night: Bluebird and Alia Shawkat's Birthday Party

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

Bluebird is a smart and subtle reminder of how exquisitely fragile the balance of our everyday lives are. A small, seemingly insignificant event, like stopping to admire a bluebird, can contribute to a tragedy whose ripple effects permanently mark the lives of many.

Curtis M. Wong

Gay Teen 'Mo-Mance' Gears Up For Film Festival Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

If director Darren Stein and actor Paul Iacono have their way, their new movie “G.B.F.” will usher in a more subversive film genre in the vein of ...

Colombian Film Festival Debuts in Tribeca

Carlos Macías | Posted 05.20.2013 | Latino Voices
Carlos Macías

Federico Fellini once said about cinema that "it's not just an art form; it's actually a new form of life with its own rhythms, cadences, perspectives and transparencies." If that is true, then a film festival is a magnificent celebration of life and its endless contours.

There Are Too Damn Many Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's the most important thing: The majority of them aren't worth seeing or reviewing. There used to be filters for this kind of thing. They were called film festivals.

Big Stars Headed To Tribeca

Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment

Tribeca Film Festival organizers announced on Wednesday 33 films ticketed for the Spotlight section of the April fest, including new movies starring J...

My Great American Video Store Documentary

Tribeca | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

I don't stream -- maybe I'm in the minority, but I'm not sure I am. Because of all this, I am making a documentary feature film on the lamented loss of the independent video store.

Jon Heder Makes a Dramatic Shift in For Ellen

Kristin McCracken | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

We caught up with Heder in Los Angeles, where he talked about his quirky character, his shift into independent drama, and his eventual plans to direct.

Future of Film: Resurrecting Abe Lincoln's Bodyguard (Via Twitter)

Tribeca | Posted 11.14.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

What happens when a 19th century bodyguard is sent 150 years into the future to help with an indie film's marketing campaign? He holsters his gun and sits down at the keyboard: meet Ward Hill Lamon.

What Can Detroit Teach the Nation? Heidi Ewing on Detropia

Kristin McCracken | Posted 11.05.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

"Tommy doesn't have to keep the place open -- he has a healthy pension, and he lives in a really nice neighborhood in Detroit. And yet he does, because he thinks Detroit needs a black-owned blues bar."

Future of Film: What Is a Movie's Sell-By Date?

Tribeca | Posted 10.30.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

What is a movie's sell-by date? Studios give tremendous care to the timing of a release date, taking into account competitive films, holidays, market analysis, and executive instincts above my paygrade.

WATCH: Ron Swanson Blazes Up With Alison Brie

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

If you're suffering from a case of the mid-week blues, then you're in luck: For 75 glorious seconds, you can watch Nick Offerman, his wife Megan Mulla...

Oscar Nominee Demián Bichir Takes Flight in The Runway

Tribeca | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Fresh from his Oscar-nominated performance in 2011's A Better Life, the charming Demián Bichir talks about working with director Ian Power, filming in West Cork, and checking things off his professional bucket list.

Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?

Tribeca | Posted 09.19.2012 | Entertainment
Tribeca

Hollywood's appetite for adaptations, remakes and sequels is growing. But the absence of mid-budget films from lists of the world's highest-grossing films indicates that Hollywood's model is changing.

Collaborator: Indie Icon Martin Donovan's Directing Debut

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.25.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

Now on VOD: the debut feature from the whip-smart Martin Donovan (Trust, Weeds, Saved!). Starring the elusive David Morse, Olivia Williams, and Donovan himself, Collaborator is a well-acted, intimate tragicomedy. Write what you know, right?

Great News For Chris Colfer

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment

Chris Colfer is forging his own path to superstardom ... and it's light years away from McKinley High's Kurt Hummel. Tribeca Film has acquired U.S....

Tribeca Film Acquires War Witch

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

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...

Hannah and Her Sister (and Jack)

Kristin McCracken | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

With its provocative storyline and immaculately indie street cred, Lynn Shelton's 2009 hit Humpday earned her a load of admirers. With it-girl Emily Blunt headlining her latest effort, Your Sister's Sister, Shelton is likely to break open to an even wider audience

Furious: A Frenzied Discussion With One of the Most Exhilarating Creators in Tribeca Film Festival

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment
Ioannis Pappos

"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.

Heartbreaking Dinner -- Unit 7 at the Chelsea Hotel

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Ioannis Pappos

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.