Women Filmmakers at Tribeca 2022

-Allison McCulloch Cherry (2022, Sophie Galibert) In the vein of Unpregnant and Plan B, Cherry is about a young woman who has to make a choice. We really have a whole slew of narrative films and documentaries about abortion right now. I suppose it's because once women gained their right to choose with Roe v.... Continue Reading →

‘Kaepernick & America’ Review: Tribeca 2022

-Allison McCulloch Directors: Tommy Walker, Ross HockrowProducers: Bill Stephney, Gary Cohen, Matt McDonald Colin Kaepernick protested police brutality by taking a knee when the “Star-Spangled Banner” was sung, an anthem whose third verse literally mentions slaves. The film documents America’s reaction, which even includes a man burning the Kaepernick jersey he owned. Kaepernick was “punished”... Continue Reading →

Tribeca Film Festival: “The Conductor” Review

91 minutes | Country | 2021 Director: Bernadette WegensteinEditor: Stefan FaulandCinematographer: Shana Hagan, John Benam, Judith BenediktProducer: Annette PorterWriters: Bernadette Wegenstein, Stefan Fauland “Girls can’t do that.” I was moved to see this documentary about a woman named Marin Alsop who is a conductor, but was told she couldn’t become one. She was turned down by... Continue Reading →

Tribeca Film Festival: “Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres” Review

102 minutes | USA | 2021 Director: Suzanne Joe KaiEditors: Doug Blush, Dan Lawrence, Greg Byers, William Gilmore Cinematographers: Hiroshi Hara, Jason Joseffer, Fraser Bradshaw Producer:  Suzanne Joe KaiExecutive producers: Freida Lee Mock, Doug Blush, Tony Hsieh, Bryn Mooser, Andy Hsieh, Kathryn EverettWriter: Suzanne Joe KaiCast: Ben Fong-Torres, Elton John, Carlos Santana, Steve Martin, Quincy Jones, Bob Weir,... Continue Reading →

2021 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘Agnes’ Review

A nun’s disturbing behavior sparks rumors of demonic possession at a remote convent. When a priest-in-waiting and his disillusioned mentor are sent to investigate, their methods backfire, leaving a wake of terror and trauma. Director: Mickey ReeceScreenwriter: John Selvidge and Mickey ReeceStarring: Molly C. Quinn, Jake Horowitz, Sean Gunn, Hayley McFarland, Chris Browning, Ben Hall, Mary Buss, Chris... Continue Reading →

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