Thousands of lives were shattered by three separate acts of terrorism: the attacks on the World Trade Center, the London bus bombing and the Sari Club bombing in Bali. This inspirational documentary tracks the difficult journeys of three families torn apart by these events as they struggle to pick up the pieces, create lasting legacies for loved ones lost, and ensure love triumphs over hatred.
After the Movie: Join us for a conversation with executive producer Sean Penn and directors Dana Nachman and Don Hardy along with family members featured in the film: Liz Alderman, Steve Alderman, Esther Hyman, and Ben Tullipan as they discuss the importance of making movies that lead to social action. . | Read MoreDocumentary
In 2000, Christopher Nolan's striking thriller Memento captivated audiences with its innovative portrait of a man disoriented by short term memory loss, hunting for his wife's killer. In a cinematic landscape littered with scientific myths, Memento is noteworthy for its authentic, but no less intriguing, dramatization of neurological disorder. As we revisit this intellectually challenging film on its 10th anniversary, we celebrate Nolan's unconventional storytelling—as exciting now as it was then.
After the Movie: Join us for a conversation featuring special guests from science and screen, including Memento stars Guy Pearce and Joe Pantoliano, screenwriter Jonathan Nolan (whose short story "Memento Mori" inspired the film), New School professor of psychology Dr. William Hirst, and MIT professor of behavioral neuroscience Dr. Suzanne Corkin. Panelists will explore the science of memory as it relates to Memento and more broadly, the history of Hollywood's portrayal of memory as a dramatic theme. Moderated by NPR's Robert Krulwich. | Read MoreDrama and Thriller
The PS22 chorus from Staten Island became world famous after their YouTube videos went viral. This feel-good documentary follows them to their big performance as the closing act at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, where creative differences, lost voices, and homesickness threaten their performance. Can these 5th graders entertain the entertainment elite? | Read MoreDocumentary, Music, Family Friendly
In 1939, Nazis seized control of Austrian art collector Lea Bondi's beloved Egon Schiele painting "Portrait of Wally." For 70 years the Bondi family fought to reclaim the painting in a battle that pitted them against the likes of the Austrian government, billionaire art collectors, MoMA, and NPR. Director Andrew Shea's documentary is a fascinating and intricate detective story that highlights the struggle between doing what is right and doing what is convenient. | Read MoreDocumentary
Saturday Night Live has been a New York icon for decades, but few have witnessed what it actually takes to pull off an episode. Actor/director James Franco settles confidently behind the camera and into corners of cubicles and conference rooms to bring unprecedented access to the cast's vigorous marathon of comedy creation. With John Malkovich hosting the episode, Franco sculpts an intimate look at the making of one hilarious episode of SNL.
After the Movie: Join James Franco and cast members of SNLfor a lively conversation. Moderated by Dave Karger, Senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and frequent contributor to NBC's Today Show.
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Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. But, as Sing Your Song proves in a most stirring way, Belafonte has had a significant and lasting impact on the ongoing worldwide struggle for human rights. This powerful documentary reveals Belafonte's multifaceted contributions to the arts, the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the fight against Apartheid, ending starvation in Ethiopia, and much more.
Souleymane Cissé, Malian filmmaker and first filmmaker of African descent to win a major award at the Cannes Film Festival, will be interviewed by Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese. | Read More
Documentary filmmaking is no walk in the park. The demanding conditions, inexhaustible research, mobile subjects, and sometimes impossible access is enough to make any documentarian's head spin. Even the most weathered of the bunch will run into obstacles, but with a few tricks and the correct preparation and equipment, nothing is unattainable. Join Alexandra Codina (Monica & David), Thorkell Hardarson (Feathered Cocaine), Danish director Michael Madsen (Into Eternity), Jon Small (Last Play at Shea), and reps from Panavision as they discuss the joys and the dramas of capturing true stories. Moderated by The Hollywood Reporter's Georg Szalai. | Read More
We have seen the major studios launch cloud-based solutions to respond to shifting consumer content consumption patterns. The emergence of the tablet as a serious "screen" and the proliferation of online digital platforms provide filmmakers and distributors unique opportunities to develop a direct audience relationship. In this landscape, what's the best model for independent films to reach audiences and make money out of new distribution opportunities? Join Jeffrey A. Hirsch, Executive VP and CMO at Time Warner Cable; Eugene Hernandez, Director of Digital Strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center; John Sloss, founder of Cinetic Media and Sloss Eckhouse Law Co LLP, and Stephanie Sharis, COO of SnagFilms, Inc., for a discussion about navigating today's digital marketplace. Moderated by Richard Whittington, senior VP of media and entertainment at SAP. | Read More
Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, GetGlue, Foursquare. Social media has changed the way we interact with the world around us. These days, filmmakers don't just need a press kit and a Web site; they need a social media presence. How should producers and directors engage with this new interactive audience and how much of an impact does this audience have on a movie's success or failure on multiple platforms? Join us for a candid discussion on the importance of this growing medium. Moderated by Marc Schiller, CEO and Founder of Electric Artists. Panelists include Rider Strong, director/screenwriter The Dungeon Master, Howard Tullman, President & CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, and others. Panel will be streamed live on the Tribeca Online Film Festival website: tribecaonline.com. | Read More