POV’s Season 34 Opener, THE NEUTRAL GROUND,
It came to a close on Sunday evening, June 20, bringing festival goers back together in-person for the first time with world premieres, innovative immersive experiences, podcasts, Tribeca Talks, and more. The festival celebrated the re-opening of New York,* the return of star studded red carpets, and Tribeca’s 20th Anniversary at its multiple open-air venues across all five boroughs.
The last day of Tribeca Festival 2021: Hosted a screening of Paris Hilton’s documentary This is Paris with Paris in attendance for the YouTube Original, followed by a Q&A with Paris and director Alexandra Dean. The premiere of God Committee saw stars Julia Stiles, Kelsey Grammer and Colman Domingo walk the red carpet, alongside screenings of documentaries, shorts, and films.
2021-TribecaFF Virtual Reality Immersive Story Winners-by-greggwmorris
THE NOVICE, BRIGHTON 4TH, and ASCENSION Take Top Honors in U.S. Narrative, International Narrative and Documentary Competition. Chanel James and Taylor Garron Receive the Nora Ephron Award for AS OF YET. First-Ever Winners for New Award Categories: GEOGRAPHY OF ROBOTS Receives Tribeca Games Award; VERMONT AVE and GUARDIANS OF THE RIVER Honored for Podcasts.
By Gregg W. Morris
ON THE DIVIDE begins in 2016 in the town of McAllen, Texas, at the site of the only abortion clinic in the US/Mexico border area, Whole Woman’s Heath. It is under siege by holier-than-thou antiabortionists working out of the anti-abortion McAllen Pregnancy Center one door down, on the same side of the street. They lay claim that their Christian (G)od supports their trespassing, beaming sonic booming barrages of music from audio devices at the clinic and engaging in other harassing forays teeming with menace. ON THE DIVIDE is gripping and compelling, edge-of-the-seat story telling at its best, with 79 minutes of take-a-deep-breath cinematography about one of the most contentious sociopolitical issues of the ages about a woman’s right to choose. – By Gregg W. Morris