Lots of news fit to print about this year’s TFF Extravaganza. By Gregg W. Morris.
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
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.
Another Film at Lincoln Center whopper: Mapping Bacurau is an extensive carte-blanche series by co-directors Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on the occasion of their BACURAU theatrical release March 6 at the center. Their film was described by IndieWire’s David Ehrlich as a wonderfully “demented Western about the perils of rampant modernization” which exhilarated audiences at the the 2019 New York Film Festival and the 2019 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the Jury Prize. That remarkably demented zeitgeist infuses the March 13-24 series.
One of the missions for this publication, its editor and correspondents covering red carpets in the New York City metro area – such as, and definitely not limited to, Tribeca Film Festivals (TFF), New York Film Festivals NYFF), New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), DOC NYC – is to capture kinetically charged moments of, if things go well, a carefully crafted feeding frenzy of photojournalists trying to get their $$$ money shots, broadcast reporters angling for their interviews as well as celebrities and PR reps and red carpet staff moshing, jostling to accomplish their goals.
From vicious, life-destroying phone scams to balletic battles between equally corrupt cops and yakuza, NYAFF offers films that reflect on contemporary society while offering extreme genre pleasures.
In a year when women collectively raised their voices against discrimination and abuse, Human Rights Watch will present films offering incisive perspectives and critical insights on human rights issues impacting people around the world. Twelve of the 15 films are directed or co-directed by women.
For several years, the WORD has been invited to Tribeca Film Festivals.