2024

Tribeca2024: Award Winning Films Define the Tribeca Indie Tradition

NEW YORK – Last week, the competition awards were conferred at the (click) Tribeca Festival and the top narrative films were “Griffin in Summer” (U.S.) and “Bikechess” (International). While different in story arc, both films involved individuals facing a truth they inherently knew but never expected to encounter.

Tribeca2024: That’s a Wrap with ‘The Sopranos’ & Bobby De Niro

NEW YORK – It’s over, but the memories echo. The 23rd edition of the Tribeca Festival wrapped up on June 16th, 2024, but not without a sendoff celebrating Melissa Etheridge’s new documentary, the 25th Anniversary retrospect of the iconic series, “The Sopranos,” and a nod to fest co-founder/savior of democracy Robert De Niro.

Tribeca2024: Gyllenhaal, Johnson & Cohen are Not a Law Firm

NEW YORK – They’re celebrities, silly, and they were on the Red Carpet at the 2024 Tribeca Festival. Jake Gyllenhaal was representing his new miniseries on Apple TV+ called “Presumed Innocent.” It was Dakota Johnson talking about her highly anticipated film “Daddio.” And finally, Andy Cohen talking about talking with Anderson Cooper.

Tribeca2024: Films at Tribeca Fest Contain Themes of Transitions

NEW YORK – It’s the middle of the 23rd Tribeca Film Festival and the narrative feature films … with an emphasis on the independent … are in competition. Themes of transition are strong in this year’s line-up, as story tellers have emerged from the pandemic years, and the reflections thereafter.

Tribeca2024: First Weekend Tribeca Film Fest is Star Studded

NEW YORK – The first weekend of the 23rd Tribeca Film Festival made all the right Red Carpet moves with the Opening Night featuring Diane Furstenberg, the “Brat Pack” doc director Andrew McCarthy on Friday, and legendary rocker Steven Van Zandt on Saturday. For all information, CLICK TRIBECA 2024.

Slideshow, Interviews: Red Carpet Portraits at Chicago Intl Film Festival Gala, June 1, 2024

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John C. Reilly, Career Achievement Award honoree.

CHICAGO – The Red Carpet was for rock … er, cinema … stars at the the 60th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) Summer Gala, and the directors, actors and film VIPs were present and feted. Patrick McDonald and Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com were also there, and got the stars to pose and talk.

Tribeca2024: 23rd Tribeca Opens with Diane von Furstenberg Doc

NEW YORK – The legendary Tribeca Film Festival, celebrating its 23rd edition, will again be the talk of New York, as it kicks off Wednesday, June 5th, with “Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge.” There are the in-person thrills and an option for at-home screenings. CLICK TRIBECA 2024.

Podtalk: Christian Taylor on ‘The Girl Who Wore Freedom' for D-Day 80th Thru June 9, 2024

The Girl Who Wore Freedom

CHICAGO – “The Girl Who Wore Freedom,” a documentary created by filmmaker Christian Taylor, is a film that speaks not only of the celebration of France’s appreciation for the Allies liberation of the country in World War II (beginning with D-Day), but also of the remembrance that this vital story evokes every June 6th, as in 2024 with the D-Day 80th Anniversary. The documentary will be on 300 screens across the U.S. from now through June 9th. Chicago area screenings are through Classic Cinemas (see end of article below). For a complete map of all U.S. screenings, click TheGirlWhoWoreFreedom.com.

Red Carpet Podtalk: Director Pamela Adlon of ‘Babes’ at CCFF 2024

Pamela Adlon, CCFF 2024

CHICAGO – The excellent new film “Babes,” which screened at the 2024 Chicago Critics Film Festival (CCFF) on May 4th, was the feature film director debut from a familiar name … Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”). “Babes” expanded nationwide on May 24th for Memorial Day weekend.

Podtalk: Co-Founder Ian LeWinter of TV/Film Creator ‘DAO’ Film.io

CHICAGO – When an entrepreneur is also a storyteller, they work to make that creativity happen. Ian LeWinter is the co-founder of Film.io, or FILMIO, a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) that seeks to make a creator’s dream come true in the ever-evolving Film and TV production industry. Click FILM.IO to begin the journey.

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