An annual cinematic event and globally recognized platform that aims to amplify female, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and people with disabilities’ voices in entertainment. The week-long Festival, presented by the Bentonville Film Foundation, in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola, is known for its dedication to championing marginalized and underrepresented voices in film with 65 percent of the competition titles directed by women, giving voice to directors who are 71 percent female, 75 percent BIPOC or AAPI and 33 percent LGBTQIA+.”
By Gregg W. Morris
A 2020 selection at the Sitges Film Festival and FrightFest: The family patriarch (AKA Dad, Hubbie) at the wheel of the family car menacingly tailgates a slow moving van, thus pissing off (irriteren) the van driver, a sociopathic killing machine who doffs a yellow hazmat suit so that he can safely spray a fatally toxic, flesh-burning concoction on people who fail to apologize appropriately for insulting him. Whoa! A metaphorical masterpiece about Dutch society?
By Gregg W. Morris
One reason for the bravado moviemaking, this reviewer believes – besides its virtuoso directing, cinematography, acting and production elements – is the imaginative segueing of kaleidoscopic style flashbacks, surrealistic dreamlike scenarios and iconic scenes of contemporary heartland America circa 2013 that create a verisimilitude of astonishing transcendental proportions that you only experience from the best of the best movies. – By Gregg W. Morris
Second Wave: More NYAFF news fit to print. This year’s festival will open with the international premiere of Ryoo Seung-wan’s tense political thriller ESCAPE FROM MOGADISH; it will include the North American premiere of Fruit Chan’s new horror masterwork COFFIN HOMES; and it will launch a new Asian American Focus selection. And there is sooooo much more, from August 6 to August 22, 2021. By Gregg W. Morris
In an unprecedented collaboration, repertory cinemas across New York City – Anthology Film Archives, Film Forum, Film at Lincoln Center, Light Industry, Metrograph, MoMA, and Museum of the Moving Image – are taking part in a centenary celebration of film programmer, author and co-founder of NYFF, Amos Vogel. Film at Lincoln Center is kicking off the collaboration in the Spotlight section of the 59th New York Film Festival.
From Film Movement, A North American Distributor of Award-Winning Independent and Foreign Films Based in New York City Founded in 2002
Running Time: 86 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Widescreen
Audio: Dolby 5.1/2.0 Stereo
Language: English/Dutch with English Subtitles
Premiering in U.S. Theatrical venues, Virtual Cinema, VOD and Digital on July 30, Street Date: August 3, 2021. DVD: $24.9 Will be Available Exclusively at Walmart
Synopsis, Edited for Style
Hans, his wife and two kids are on a road trip to visit family, and after their vehicle, driven by dad, gets stuck behind a slow-moving van. Hans blows his cool, regresses to infantile road raging, macho derring-do, infuriating the van driver who just happens to be deranged beyond belief. [Please Note: Road Rage Stats for 2021].
Tailgate is an official selection at the badass film fests Sitges Film Festival and FrightFest.
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The Peabody Awards plan to recognize storytelling achievements across interactive, immersive and new media categories. An additional board of 10 newly appointed jurors, composed of esteemed industry experts, will lead Peabody in expanding the organization’s long-established pedigree to recognize works in digital and immersive formats. – By Gregg W. Morris