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2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Bao Nguyen (Director – ‘Live From New York’)

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Bao Nguyen (Director – ‘Live From New York’)

Saturday Night Live has been reflecting and influencing the American Story for 40 years. Live From New York! explores the show’s early years, an experiment from a young Lorne Michaels and his cast of unknowns, and follows its evolution into a comedy institution. The film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades

Review: ‘Harmontown’

Written and Directed by Neil Berkeley Director Neil Berkley’s frothy, endearing new documentary ‘Harmontown’ offers a nearly unfiltered glimpse into a creative mind, while exploring a unique, unapologetically geektastic subculture. The film explores the inner workings of volatile TV showrunner, man-child, and creative genius (just ask him!) Dan Harmon, while following the live national comedy

Review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’

by Jake Kring-Schreifels Directed by Craig Johnson Starring Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Joanna Gleason & Ty Burrell The Skeleton Twins defies easy definition. Its stars, Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader, the versatile and frequently hilarious Saturday Night Live alums, suggest a comedy. The story, about estranged twins with suicidal tendencies and family dysfunction,

Interview: Ira Sachs, Director – ‘Love Is Strange’

In Love is Strange, director Ira Sachs has at once written a love letter to lower Manhattan and also exposed its economically demanding realities. Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are caught in the middle of this beautifully rendered predicament. They’ve spent 39 years together and have just gotten married, but this announcement forces

Interview: Jerome Sable (Director, Writer, Composer) and Eli Batalion (Writer, Composer) – ‘Stage Fright’

Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson (Allie MacDonald) wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Brian McElhaney, Nick Kocher & Gabe Luna (Actors – ‘Intramural’)

With graduation, marriage, and an uncertain future on the horizon, fifth year college senior Caleb Fuller (Jake Lacy) decides to do the one thing he vowed to never do again: get the ol’ flag football team back together. Now with the help of his Panther teammates and unorthodox head coach Grant Rosenfalis (Nick Kocher) Caleb

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