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Tribeca 2017 Reviews: What to See and Skip: Helen Highly Brief

Tribeca 2017 Reviews: What to See and Skip: Helen Highly Brief

I am working on some of my typically long, in-depth essays about several of the films that are being screened at Tribeca Film Festival 2017, but I thought I’d try to post a short and sweet overview/glimpse that might be of use to people in New York who may actually be choosing which films to see. At the least, here’s a brief taste of my mini reviews of several of this year’s flicks:

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2017 Tribeca Filmmaker Profile: Rainer Sarnet (November)

Based on Andrus Kivirähk’s novel Rehepapp, ‘November’ tells the story of a pagan Estonian village where werewolves, the plague, and spirits roam. Director Rainer Sarnet elevates his film above mere period drama, sprinkling the fable of peasant girl Liina’s doomed romance with Hans with generous amounts of humor, and enriching its earthy fairytale milieu with

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Kino! 2017 Filmmaker Interview: Asli Özge (All Of A Sudden)

After the party in Karsten’s apartment, everybody leaves except Anna. Admiringly, Karsten approaches this mysterious woman. How could he have known that in a moment of weakness, his well-established life would spiral out of control and turn into a disaster? In this small provincial German town, disappointment soon fuels anger, justice hides behind hypocrisy, and

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Kino!2017 Countdown: Michael Koch (Marija)

Marija, a young Ukrainian woman, earns her living as a hotel maid in Dortmund, but dreams of owning her own hair salon. She puts money aside each month, but when she is fired without notice, her dream seems out of reach. Without work and under financial pressure, she finds herself forced to look for other

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Bushwick Film Festival Celebrates Milestone 10th Anniversary This Fall

Marking a decade in bringing diverse stories to diverse audiences, the Bushwick Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. Located in the bustling center of Brooklyn’s creative community, Bushwick, the Bushwick Film Festival has showcased the work of over 300 filmmakers, most of them Brooklyn and New York-based, as well as international films from

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MoMA & Film Society Announces Full 2017 New Directors/New Films Lineup

The 46th annual New Directors/New Films 46th annual New Directors/New Films will take place March 15-26 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art, New York City. This year’s lineup boasts eight North American premieres, eight U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five

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