Category: 2020 Tribeca Film Festival … Pandemic Special

The traditional annual Tribeca Film Festival was postponed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic but … damn the virus, full speed ahead as much as possible. Check out https://www.tribecafilm.com/ for festival updates!

12 HOUR SHIFT – 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Review

Cowabunga! Audacious and raunchy with panache, this bite-me movie spits in your eyes – and winks at key moments. Because of deft direction and acting, 12 HOUR SHIFT sails on an elevated cloud of entertainment, mercifully and artfully sparing an audience fhe dregs of insipid slapstick it would have been in lesser hands.
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 3, the End

The Scene That Won’t Be Spoiled in This Article: “In fact, we’re not in a situation where I’m sitting here thinking, oh my god, no one gets it. Because everyone does get it, in their own way, but it still had the impact I wanted it to have. And the only person who will ever know what the [inaudible 00:28:06] could’ve been is me, who can see it in their head.”
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 2 of 3

Beatific and surrealistic, scene-segues of the older Issac & Jude to the younger Issac & Jude and back, glow effervescently, figuratively speaking. These weren’t flashbacks, that was for sure. At the time of the interview, however, the writer-reviewer was fumbling, like a misfiring engine, with questions about what he had seen. The director resolved his dismay.
By Gregg W. Morris

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi’s 5Ws & H Interview – Part 1 of 3

NO MORE WINGS Award Winning Director Abraham Adeyemi: “I always had this story [in mind], that I’d always thought was really good. And I didn’t have a script, but I just always thought to myself, if I write a story about these two people, who, growing up in the exact same way, but their lives have turned out very differently, what would that look like. If they’re meeting, where would they meet up? What’s the one thing that keeps them together? And it’s this chicken shop.”
By Gregg W. Morris.

Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Short, NO MORE WINGS Film Review – Interview with Director Abraham Adeyemi Coming Soon

No More Wings Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Winnger

NO MORE WINGS is 10 evocative minutes of eloquent story telling with poetic panache and a visceral and intellectual resonance lasting long after the film ends. It tells of two 20-plus-somethings meeting-up for a fav repast of six wings and chips in Morley’s, a South London fried chicken shop. Issac and Jude are savvy, down-to-earth no-nonsense class acts with a dash of chutzpah. You will want to see this film more than once.
By Gregg W. Morris

Major Film Festivals Across the World Join with YouTube to Announce We Are One: A Global Film Festival Starting May 29

NEW YORK, NY– April 27, Monday, 2020 – Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube jointly announced today We Are One: A Global Film Festival, an unprecedented 10-day digital film festival exclusively on YouTube, bringing together an international community of storytellers to present festival programming for free to audiences around the world. Set to begin on May 29 on YouTube.com/WeAreOne .

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Tribeca Film Festival 2020 Short NO MORE WINGS – Directed by Abraham Adeyemi

Article, review in the works. A synopsis: The enchanting tale of friendship treads between both past and present as two friends dine in a chicken shop and showing one, the once promising and talented Jude, has struggled to fulfill his potential. NO MORE WINGS is a nostalgic love letter to Writer and Director Abraham Adeyemi’s adolescence. “No More Wings does an absolutely wonderful job of taking a scenario that is extremely grounded and using the form to imbue it with an elevated sense of emotion and spirituality,” Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins (MOONLIGHT) is quoted as praising the film.
By Gregg W. Morris