Lots of news fit to print about this year’s TFF Extravaganza. By Gregg W. Morris.
Full list of films and filmmakers available. Note This: the WORD editor Gregg W. Morris had this great interview with Director/Writer Abraham Adeyemi of NO MORE WINGS. which won the TFF 2020 award for best short (a mind-blowing 10 minutes). The review and the article are in the works.
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 .
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
NYC Commissioner Anne del Castillo tells the WORD that the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment AKA MOME, as well as the rest of NYC City government, is doing whatever they can to keep media, entertainment and nightlife communities informed about the City’s response, available resources and opportunities to assist relief efforts.
The festival has expanded to 12 programs, including nine screening sessions on Saturday and Sunday, March 14-15, and three special seminars: Stykz Digital Animation for Kids, Sound Design for Documentary Filmmaking, and Filmmaking A to Z. Don’t miss the Party hearty: On both Saturday 10 p.m. & Sunday 9 p.m., Indian Road Café will host after-parties where you can join filmmakers, film aficionados, and the Inwood Art Works team at Indian Road to raise a glass to our Inwood community and its vibrant arts scene.
The many fiercely smokin’, bitchin’, slam-dunkin’ scenes, comments, dialogues and conversations in this 98-minute gem by Director Rob Garver – using archival footage of interviews and scenes from films, collages of clips, shots of news and magazine pages plus contemporary interviews – generates visceral sensations one would expect from a get-down, in-your-face, action-adventure reality show.
By Gregg W. Morris
IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS features a 10-year-old Arrernte child prodigy narrating his life in this splendid documentary shot in the Northern Territory of Australia, providing a broad vista of, one, how the Arrernte deal with apartheid and oppression through the spirituality of tradition and custom, and two, the grim realities of inveterate racism and bigotry that subjugate his people. Director Maya Newell’s unflinching in-your-face portrait doesn’t have a shred of cynicism.
Review by Gregg W. Morris
CUNY’s Brooklyn College says it prepares students for real careers in the motion picture industry. From DOC NYC 2019 are seven movies, all shorts, that should be seen by those who want a headstart to witness the visions of the latest vanguard of documentarians who want to make a difference.
Drea Cooper, a co-director of this mesmerizing movie of people making life and death decisions to survive, lives in Oakland, California and noticed smoke November 8, 2018 but didn’t give it much thought until his mom called late in the evening: “Paradise is gone,” she said.