Category: 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL (Short, 21 minutes), World Premiere, Tribeca Film Fest 2021 – Review by Gregg W. Morris

Accomplished filmmaker Ben Proudfoot, because of a tip from a friend, inadvertently Googles his way to one of the greatest women basketball players ever to step on a court in these here United States. Also, he writes, she is “a gifted and open storyteller with a clarion memory.” Together, they make cinematic “music” unlike any many of us have seen and heard in years. A film that is literally and figuratively a beacon of hope and harmony with its nostalgia bitter and sweet, especially during this brutal period of COVID-19.
Is this not the seeds for a magnum opus feature film of some length if not sequels? A lengthy TV series, or a Netflix super-duper special? This reviewer is ready to be signed up!

NO RUNNING Film Review – 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Online World Premier, Juneteenth Programming

NO RUNNING seem to have the elements of a winning formula – talented filmmakers, actors, actresses, writers, producers and moolah – for a stellar movie about racial injustice by drawing on B-movie sci-fi trappings and UFO abductions. Add to that imaginative approach the filmmakers drawing on their personal racial injustice experiences growing up. With so many Blacks and People of Color murdered, shot and brutalized by police, there were expectations the film would flex some panache. Well, writes reviewer Gregg W. Morris, we should never forget how the best laid plans of mice and men – and filmmakers – often go …

2021 Tribeca Film Festival Preview, Short Documentary: THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL: One of the Greatest Living Woman Basketball Player to Ever Step on a Court and If You Don’t Know About Her That’s About to Change

A 2021 Tribeca Film Festival Preview, story documentary: THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL. Lead her team to three national trophies. She played in the ‘76 Olympics. Drafted by he NBA. Have you ever heard of Lucy Harris? By Gregg W. Morris: Twenty-one minutes long?. We want more.

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First Ever Tribeca Games Official Selection Lineup Kicking Off with a Live In-Person Concert Featuring the Songs of Red Dead Redemption 2

To celebrate the 10 years since video games became part of the Tribeca Festival, Rockstar Games will return with a special live outdoor performance in New York City’s The Battery, featuring Red Dead Redemption 2 Original Soundtrack producer, Daniel Lanois, his band and some very special guests performing versions of highlight songs from the evocative and emotional soundtrack of the latest blockbuster game, live in New York City for the first time. Set to take place at sunset in this iconic location, The Songs of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a must-see performance.
By Gregg W. Morris

Tribeca Film Festival 2021
Celebrating Juneteenth by Showcasing Black Voices, Creators & Stories from The African Diaspora with Feature & Short Films, Tribeca TV, Tribeca Talks, Immersive, Podcasts and Other Special Events

Each day throughout the Festival, Tribeca’s storytelling verticals will highlight the voices of the African Diaspora with an emphasis on African-American artists, performers, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary creators all culminating on Juneteenth. TFF, for the first time ever, is presenting The Harry Belafonte Voices For Social Justice Award to Stacey Abrams for her outstanding leadership, service and commitment to fighting against injustices through her work as a political leader, voting rights activist, and novelist.
Gregg W. Morris