Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw reviews the 2021Tribeca Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary. He spotlights the Warner Bros. musical In the Heights and Michèle Stephenson’s Stateless, two movies tied to the Dominican Republic in two very different ways. He also reviews Coded, Ryan White’s short documentary about J. C. Leyendecker, and The Queen of Basketball, Ben Proudfoot’s documentary on basketball pioneer, Lusia Harris-Stewart.
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The Hamptons Doc Fest is a 10-day festival focusd on “all docs all day,” The festival screens approximately 35 films including features and shorts in a hybrid of virtual and live in-theater screenings. The festival dates for 2021 are December 3 to December 12 and will include screenings, discussions, panels, and awards. The festival provides… Read more »
At the 2020 Outfest Film Festival, In France Michelle is a Man’s Name premiered and took home the Grand Jury Prize. The film was recently screened at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival as a part of the Narrative Short category. Em Weinstein (they/them pronouns) wrote and directed the film, which stars Ari Damasco (his first… Read more »
Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) reopens on April 16 with a celebration of the 50th-anniversary edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF). The festival introduces 27 features and 11 shorts to audiences nationwide and runs via virtual and in-person screenings from April 28-May 8, with in-person screenings extended through May 13 at FLC. To celebrate this… Read more »
Relatively new film festival, Fringe of Colour, focuses on BIPOC creators. Founded in 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the festival has shifted its focus as a result of COVID-19 with the hopes of supporting BIPOC creators who lost income as a result of the pandemic. Fringe of Colour is a community-based festival that includes writings, discussions,… Read more »
The 22nd Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) returned this year with 270 films that screened both in-person and online.
Ashland Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary by opting for a fun two part festival in April and June. Later this week, they’ll have a quick peek at what is expected for the festival.
Spring is busting out all over New York City, with cinemas scheduled to open March 5 (25% capacity, 50-seat maximum). Online, Film at Lincoln Center and UniFrance are showcasing 18 new vital and vibrant examples of contemporary French filmmaking. The 26th annual edition includes new work from returning filmmakers plus six debut dramas. All 18… Read more »
A new genre of film festival focusing on an often-overlooked demographic has emerged in recent years: films made by and for neurodivergent individuals. The Neurodivergent Film Festival (NDFF) is currently open for submissions until March 15, 2021. The festival, which will occur on May 15, 2021, was created with the idea that neurodivergent people should… Read more »
This year’s New York African Film Festival provides the perfect start to Black History Month in the United States. The theme this year is “Notes From Home: Recurring Dreams & Women’s Voices” with films about the echoes of African cultures across the diaspora. The features and programs spotlight the voices of women who push the… Read more »