WNBA star Tina Charles adds filmmaker to her resume

Sports 05/06/19, 01:18

Tina Charles can add filmmaker to her already impressive resume.The WNBA star produced a documentary about her father Rawlston and his Brooklyn-based record store and music label — known as Charlie's Calypso City and Charlie's Records, respectively — and it debuted over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival."I put ...

19-year-old director wins top award at Tribeca Film Festival

Entertainment 05/02/19, 18:04

Phillip Youmans was just 17 and finishing high school when he completed his lyrical debut feature film, "Burning Cane." Now, his movie has won the top award at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival."Burning Cane" won three awards at Tribeca on Thursday, including best U.S. narrative feature. The film also took ...

Chelsea Manning doc debuts with its subject imprisoned again

Entertainment 05/02/19, 16:59

Three years in the making, the Chelsea Manning documentary "XY Chelsea" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival after being frantically recut to update the film with the latest turn in the saga of the former intelligence analyst.The filmmakers had envisioned a more celebratory evening."A few weeks ago, we were planning ...

With albinism, musician Lazarus finds light in the darkness

World 05/02/19, 12:41

Lazarus Chigwandali, a Malawian street musician with albinism, was once lured into a car.He was kidnapped, and the plan was to cut up his body and sell his parts to witch doctors, who would use them in potions thought to bring good luck.It sounds surreal — but it is the ...

Ahead of ‘The Irishman,’ Scorsese and De Niro look back

New York 04/28/19, 16:58

Ahead of their much-anticipated and most recent collaboration, "The Irishman," Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro convened at the Tribeca Film Festival to look back on their long partnership together. The talk, staged Sunday at New York's Beacon Theatre, gave De Niro, co-founder of the festival, one of his most unlikely ...

Tribeca Fest co-founder celebrates women filmmakers

Entertainment 04/26/19, 16:20

The co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival is calling on women filmmakers to keep building on the momentum of the #MeToo and Time's Up era.This year for the first time, half of the films in Tribeca's competition categories are directed or co-directed by women. That's up from 44 percent last ...

Showtime: 18th Tribeca opens in Harlem with ‘The Apollo’

Entertainment 04/24/19, 19:01

The 18th Tribeca Film Festival moved uptown on Wednesday for an opening night that honored an elder New York institution: the Apollo Theater.Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" premiered at the iconic Harlem music hall whose 85-year history is chronicled in Williams' documentary. The movie and setting added up to a ...

In Tribeca Film Festival docs, tragedy seen in first-person

Entertainment 04/22/19, 15:57

Sasha Joseph Neulinger knew that if he was going to work through the traumas of his childhood, he was going to have to watch the home movies.Growing up, Neulinger's father was an avid videographer whose boxes of tapes took on a more chilling quality after it was uncovered that Neulinger, ...

Tribeca to host ‘Say Anything…’ reunion, doc on Anastasio

New York 03/14/19, 11:48

The Tribeca Film The Tribeca Film Festival has added a "Say Anything..." reunion screening to its upcoming festival, as well as the premiere of a documentary on Phish lead singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio.Tribeca announced Thursday that writer-director Cameron Crowe and the cast of "Say Anything..." led by John Cusack ...

Tribeca Film Festival to open with Apollo Theater doc

New York 02/13/19, 17:41

The 18th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival will open with the premiere of a documentary about New York City's iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem.Festival organizers Wednesday announced that Roger Ross Williams' "The Apollo" will kick off the annual festival April 24. The HBO film covers the 85-year history of ...

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