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2007 Tribeca Film Festival
April 25 - May 6, 2007
Various Locations

 

Written by Katharine Heller

 

Opposite Photo of Josh McLane
and Melody Bates by Krisztina Fazekas


Click here for Tribeca Film Festival Reviews

 

The TriBeCa Film festival may be a mere six years old but its popularity has hit a massive growth spurt rivaling that of a soap opera child. Now extending its turf all the way up to 34th street, expect this to be the biggest yet. With roughly two-hundred-and-fifty-five-films films, celebrity-littered-panel-discussions and a variety of events, TriBeCa’s back and New York is ready.

Jane Rosenthal and Robert DeNiro founded the TriBeCa Film Festival in 2002 with the intention of revitalizing suffering businesses in lower Manhattan after the September 11th attacks. If the frenetic energy of the five previous festivals is any indication, over the next week New York will blossom into a grittier Cannes and a warmer Sundance, as actors, directors and movie buffs swarm the city and make downtown waiters very happy.


Tobey McGuire in Spiderman III

This year’s festivities kicked off with a Green Theme as Al Gore hosted the opening night’s ceremony which featured nine short films produced by SOS (Save Our Selves), an environmental awareness organization. If you missed that, don’t fret; there is much more to come with the widely anticipated Spiderman III, Ricki Lake giving birth in a bathtub (The Business of Being Born) and a celebrity relative’s sex change (Alexis Arquette - She’s My Brother).

 



The Business of Being Born


Alexis Arquette - She’s My Brother

The festival also promises to bring a wealth of unknown student films, foreign gems and shorts that would not normally see the light of day, including Autism: The Musical, a documentary about children with Autism writing their own show, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, the dramatic tale of a Brazilian boy thrust into São Paulo's Jewish community after his parents are forced to flee home, and the student short In Vivid Detail, a romantic story about a man with Prosopagnosia - a disorder which hinders his ability to recognize faces, and the woman who loves him.


Autism: The Musical


The Year My Parents Went on Vacation


New York Cool’s writers are scurrying about the city to see as many films as possible and we will be updating this site frequently (click here for Tribeca Film Festival reviews). Also, check back for stories about the festive after parties, informative panels and many glamorous red carpet photos. The Festival ends May 6th. For tickets and schedules, go to www.tribecafilmfestival.org.


James Lipton (Inside the Actors Studio) at the Brando Premiere
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas


Patricia Clarkson and Howard Altmann at the Brando Premiere
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas


Chevy Chase at the Brando Premiere
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas


Patricia Neal at the Brando Premiere
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas


Whoopi Goldberg
Juror at the Third Annual Youth Media Gala Screening
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas


Jennifer Lim, Raven Jenson, Shane Ferrer-Sheehy, Elliot Lobell,
Kenneth Crutchfield, Elvir Lekperic, Isaac Shrem
Third Annual Youth Media Gala Screening
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas



Whoopi Goldberg
Juror at the Third Annual Youth Media Gala Screening
Photo Credit Krisztina Fazekas

 

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