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TFF 2016 Review: My Blind Brother

TFF 2016 Review: My Blind Brother

Helen Highly Recommends Sophie Goodhart’s My Blind Brother as Shrewd Romantic Comedy: Tribeca 2016 “I’m a superficial narcissist” “I’m lazy and judgmental.” This is how the two romantic leads in My Blind Brother introduce themselves to each other, and I fell in love with them both immediately. Then, when they both reveal that they perversely wish

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TFF 2016 Interview: Untouchable Documentary

Ricocheting from the halls of power to the cardboard homes of a marginalized pariah people, Untouchable is an enlightening documentary that defies expectations and challenges assumptions to argue for a new understanding of how we think about and legislate sexual abuse. David Feige is writer, producer and director. Feige was winner of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Robert Scott Wildes (Poor Boy)

Set in the desert on the outskirts of town, Romeo and Samson Griggs are two reckless, misfit brothers who live on a battered houseboat. Left without any other family to speak of, these two desperately lack both intuition and direction. They survive by constantly hustling, gambling and thieving other small-time crooks in their neighborhood. Nothing

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TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes — the most since the end of World War II. Syria’s civil war alone is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee

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Tribeca Short Films – New talent, new ways of telling stories

The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival includes 72 short films, 45 of which are world premieres; 53 are in competition. After receiving 3,553 submissions, the programmers curated a widely diverse and genre-spanning crop of provocative true-life stories and challenging fiction from 23 different countries, including Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, the

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Kadri Kõusaar (Director), Leana Jalukse (Writer) & Aet Laigu (Producer) – “Mother”

Set in a small town in Eastern Estonia, Mother (Ema) is a homespun crime story about rash decisions made in the name of dreams that will have haunting consequences for some time to come. The film focuses on Elsa, a 50-year old woman, whose adult son is left in a coma after a shooting incident.

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