Category: Film Fest News

CHI-TOWN Film Review

A hell of a documentary by Director Nick Budabin telling a bittersweet saga about the basketball playing years of Keifer Sykes, who has the indomitable spirit of an African American Everyman, soaring on the courts as a pint-size wunderkind and off as a loving uncle, father and comrade as he pursues his dreams. This film is as much about life, especially life in Chicago, as it is about basketball.

17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Brings Small Screen Storytelling to The Big Screen …

The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, supported by AT&T, will debut highly anticipated TV shows and introduce audiences to online storytellers without boundaries in its Tribeca TV and N.O.W. (New Online Work) sections. Those will includes 18 shows made up of eight series premieres, three season premieres, one mid-season premiere, two feature documentaries and five indie pilots.

Big, Big Happenings at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, Schindler’s List, which won seven Oscars®, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special post-screening conversation with Spielberg and actors Liam Neeson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Embeth Davidtz, and more. Scarface, one of the most referenced films in pop culture, will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a screening and conversation with director Brian De Palma and actors Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.

17th Tribeca Film Festival Short Film Lineup of 55 Narrative, Documentary and Animated Selections

The short films will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, which consist of five narrative, three documentary, one animation, and one hybrid program. The program will also include special screenings and the 12th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts Film program, sponsored by Nutella®, runs throughout the Festival, April 18-29.

47th Annual New Directors/New Films Festival, March 28–April 8, Film Society of Lincoln Center and The Museum of Modern Art

“The purpose of New Directors/New Films is to seek out emerging filmmakers who are working at the vanguard of cinema,” said Film Society Director of Programming Dennis Lim. “This is as diverse and wide-ranging a lineup as we’ve assembled in years: full of pleasures and provocations and, above all, surprises – proof that film remains a medium ripe for reinvention in ways big and small.”