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Seriously Hilarious: The Last Laugh Illuminates The Links Between Laughter & Survival

Seriously Hilarious: The Last Laugh Illuminates The Links Between Laughter & Survival

What’s your favorite Holocaust joke? Don’t have one yet? Then you should see The Last Laugh which premiered to a standing ovation at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and became an audience favorite at more than 60 fests throughout North America and around the world. The film opened theatrically in NYC March 3, followed by

Rising Peruvian Filmmaker Claudia Llosa Flys High With Aloft

By H.S. Bayer Aloft (2014) is only the third feature from Lima born writer-director Claudia Llosa, but she is already recognized internationally as an up-and-coming Auteur. Aloft is her first English Language movie – the first two were made in Peru. Madeinusa (2006) premiered internationally at Rotterdam FF – winning the FIPRESCI Prize of International

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Awards Go To…

by H.S. Bayer The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by AT&T, announced the winners of its competition categories last night at a party hosted by Michael Rapaport at TFF’s Spring Studios. The winners of the narrative and documentary competition were awarded from the World Narrative

From Melbourne With Cholesterol

by H.S. Bayer Adrian Goodman, a filmmaker just in from Australia, has come to America to make his mark in the film business. Naturally enough he originally headed to Park City UT during this year’s Sundance FF – somewhat under-dressed for the cold weather. At Sundance he serendipitously hooked up with party hostess extraordinaire Lisa

Cartel Land Brings the Mexican Drug Wars to Tribeca

By H.S. Bayer and Lisa Lindo Cartel Land (2015) has its New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 22. The film premiered at Sundance in January, and has blazed its way through the April festival circuit showing at Ashland Independent Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival

Pasolini’s Passing According to Abel

by H.S. Bayer “I lived that page of a novel, the only one of my life as far as the rest — what can I say I have been living inside a poem, like every obsessive.” Pier Paolo Pasolini “In search of the death, of the last poet, only to find, the killer inside me…

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