That's right - your favorite film blog is off to where the the movie action is right now - New York City. A Girl & A Gun has been given her shiny new press pass and is off to explore. The Tribeca fest is screening a massive 121 feature films and 79 short films from 41 countries. Obviously I'm not going to be able to take them all in, and I'll be missing a couple of the opening parties (boo!), and some of the press screenings I did really want to catch, due to work commitments. But I'll be on the scene from Sunday, enjoying films until my eyes bleed.
What are my top tips/wanna sees?
The disintegrating psyche of '60s socialite Barbara Baekeland, staring the fabulous Julianne Moore.
Baghead (Jay Duplass)
Comedy-horror with of four young actors, a cabin, and something in the woods.
( Federico Fellini)
Restored 1968 Fellini adaptation of a Poe short story, with Terence Stamp as a booze and drug riddled celeb in Rome.
Film Noir with Frank Langella as a whistle-blowing energy exec.
The Cottage (Paul Andrew Williams)
Violent comedy horror with kidnapping that goes terribly wrong plot.
My Winnipeg (Girl & A Gun favorite Guy Maddin)
Maddin's hometown "docufantasia".
Elite Squad (José Padilha)
Golden Bear winner and (another) one of Brazil's most controversial films, Elite Squad covers a corrupt special police force operating in Rio.
War, Inc. (Joshua Seftel)
John Cusack back playing a comedy hit man in a fictional Middle Easter country were the US is running its first fully outsourced war. Has to be better than Grace is Gone.
Somers Town (Girl & A Gun loves Shane Meadows)
Comedy about a 16 year old running away from the lovely Midlands for the gold paved streets of London and making friends with a lad from Poland.