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Tribeca Film Festival is a bust?

Tribeca Film Festival is a bust?
May 2, 2011 TEAM POPBYTES
Tribeca Film Festival

There’s many film festivals throughout the year, and more popping up every day as the need for celebrating cultural mediocrity comes in at an all time high these days (at least it seems so). The Tribeca Film Festival has been hailed as one of the better festivals commemorating the latest, most profound works of motion picture arts, but is it running short? Many critics think so, after attending this years celebration, some are saying the Tribeca is now falling flat. Concentration seems to be on premieres, parties, after parties and the like, rather than showing quality films, in past years highlights have been showings of Spider Man 3 and Shrek Forever After, box office gold, but an independent film lovers’ nightmare. This year highlights included documentaries, Jiro Dreams of Sushi was a crowd favorite, chronicling Jiro Ono, the oldest living three star Michelin rate sushi master, as well as Revenge of the Electric Car which heralds the makings of an electric car company from the ground up (In this instance it’s Tesla Motors, founded by Paypal guru Elon Musk). Detachment, directed by Tony Kaye of American History X fame, was also applauded for its bite, but where was the true, get you out of the house and into a different frame of mind, kind of movie? A few selections came close, Bombay Beach and She Monkeys, a Swedish entry, but nothing really screamed volumes. All in all, Tribeca was a quiet affair this year, glitzy, but tarnished.

Tribeca Film Festival