Having closed down in 2020, along with the rest of the world, the Tribeca Film Festival is the first American festival to come back, or most of the way back from all virtual to mostly theatrical. And come back it did, with 192 features, including 90 narrative and 102 documentaries, plus sections devoted to episodic TV, games and new media, sit-down chats, and a special mixed program selection of Juneteenth programming.
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With the insanely popular and priced Hamilton, show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda built a Broadway bridge to the American Revolution for minority audiences to cross over and inhabit the story. His new film, In the Heights, after a year’s delay due to the pandemic, is both streaming on HBO Max and opened the Tribeca Film Festival that began June 9th, 2021.
Actress turned director Regina King’s One Night in Miami is a ‘what if’ fictional story about the night of Feb. 25, 1964 when 22-year-old Cassius Clay whups Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight championship of the world at the Convention Center in Miami.
The Father, with Anthony Hopkins, like us, is cooped up in his apartment and losing his sense of what’s what and who’s who.
In four films Barry Jenkins has established himself as a high artist of the Black American experience.
I was halfway through The Last Dance, the 10-part ESPN doc on Netflix on Michael Jordan, King Michael, when news came of the death of Chadwick Boseman of cancer at 43. It’s a sickening feeling when a young person just entering the prime of his career is cut short.
Werner Herzog’s Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds tracks the common meteor from outer space to strikes around the world, continuing the collaboration between the indestructible German-born Herzog, now 78, one of the greatest rogue filmmaking adventurers of all time and Cambridge University Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer,
When you see 2020, this strange year, it has in its way helped all of us to have occasional bouts of perfect vision: What’s important. Who’s important...