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Talking to Jon Favreau About Chef, Returning to Indies, and Maintaining a Vision Inside Blockbusters

We originally talked to Chef director Jon Favreau in April for the Tribeca Film Festival. This is a repost of that interview. It's been almost 20 years since Jon Favreau's breakthrough movie. Writing Swingers, he thought it might get him some acting work; he never imagined the career he would... More »

Watch a Trailer for the Joss Whedon–Written In Your Eyes

Earlier this month, the Joss Whedon–written In Your Eyes premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. There, Whedon announced that it was "not just the world premiere, but also its international release date," as it was available for download immediately. New distribution models are cool and everything, but it's not enough to... More »

When Seann William Scott’s Family Hates His Film

Seann William Scott would be the first to tell you his filmography is far from highbrow — which is why, when we found the American Pie star walking the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival (where he stars in Courteney Cox's Just Before I Go), he confessed that his... More »

Marshall Curry and Matthew VanDyke on Fighting in the Middle East and Directing Point and Shoot

This year's winner of Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival was Point and Shoot, a fascinating story about Matthew VanDyke, an American adventure junkie whose travels across the Middle East eventually led to his joining the Libyan revolution. Camera in one hand, a gun in the other, VanDyke found... More »

Watch a Video of Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom ‘Apology’

That not-really-an-apology Aaron Sorkin gave for The Newsroom at the Tribeca Film Festival? You can now see how it went down. You see, he's apologizing for the misconception other people had about why the show was set in the present day. Not to insult the way journalists handled those stories, just... More »

Kate McKinnon on the SNL ‘Dyke & Fats’ Origin Story

A few weeks ago, SNL aired one of its most hilarious, subversive sketches in recent memory: "Dyke & Fats," a '70s cop show starring Kate McKinnon and Aidy Bryant. Vulture caught up with McKinnon last night at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the movie Intramural to learn more about... More »

How Whedon-esque Is Joss Whedon’s New Film, In Your Eyes?

How Whedon-esque is Joss Whedon's new film, In Your Eyes? The film, which premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now available for rental online, was written and produced by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and Avengers director, but he's not the director — Brin Hill is.... More »

Chris Messina Defends the Mindy Project Breakup

Fans of The Mindy Project were caught off guard last week when Danny and Mindy broke things off so quickly after finally hooking up. So when we ran into Chris Messina this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his directorial debut, Alex of Venice, we asked him to... More »

Rent Joss Whedon's New Film Right Now Via VOD

Experimenting with digital distribution models seems to be the hip thing to do these days, and now Joss Whedon has jumped on the bandwagon. Following Tribeca's Sunday night premiere of his new supernatural-romance In your Eyes, featuring Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David, Whedon announced that this was "not just the... More »

16 of the Best Films Playing at This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Over the past 12 years, the Tribeca Film Festival has shed and tried on multiple identities. But in recent years, it seems to have found one that sticks: It's a festival where you go to see some of the most exciting documentary work around. (It shows narrative films, too, but... More »

Watch an Exclusive Trailer for the Nas Documentary, Time Is Illmatic

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Nas's seminal hip-hop album,Illmatic. A documentary about the legacy of that record — Time Is Illmatic — is this year's Tribeca Film Festival's opening-night movie. (It premieres Wednesday, April 16 at New York City's Beacon Theater.) Watch the film's trailer below:... More »

7 of the Best Films Playing at This Year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Over the past 12 years, the Tribeca Film Festival has shed and tried on multiple identities. But in recent years, it seems to have found one that sticks: It's a festival where you go to see some of the most exciting documentary work around. (It shows narrative films, too, but... More »

Tribeca Film Festival Winners Announced

The Tribeca Film Festival still has a couple more days left, but earlier today they announced the winners of the competition categories. The big winner was The Rocket, a film about a displaced 10-year-old Laotion boy who, while searching for a new home with his father and grandmother, stumbles upon ... More »

Neil LaBute on Some Velvet Morning, French New Wave, and Wicker Man

Neil LaBute's Some Velvet Morning premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, returning the writer-director to his more independent, dialogue-driven roots after a string of studio movies, including the notoriously bad Wicker Man remake, left fans scratching their heads. Velvet stars Stanley Tucci as Fred, a married man who ... More »

Justin Long Takes Our Romantic-Comedy Quiz and Also Rants About Expensive Weddings

Justin Long is funny. He's charming. He was totally right about Macs. And when we asked him to take our rom-com quiz in light of his own romantic comedy, A Case of You, playing at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, he gamely agreed. We later learned that he maybe didn't know exactly ... More »

Heineken Supports the Filmmakers—and the Fans

From greenlight to greenscreen to Green Room Sessions, the Tribeca Film Festival and Heineken celebrate the craft of filmmaking with unfiltered access to cast and crew. Meet the directors, producers, and even the communities who inspired the stories at Heineken’s exclusive Green Room Sessions. Bring your ticket stub to see ... More »

Baz Luhrmann on Gatsby and Wisdom From Jay-Z and Leonardo DiCaprio

Baz Luhrmann was a surprise guest of sorts at Vanity Fair's party Tuesday night to kick off the Tribeca Film Festival: His long-delayed Great Gatsby, in theaters May 10, is not one of the films in the festival. Luckily, that didn't stop the director from fielding a few questions about ... More »

18 Movies to See at the Tribeca Film Festival

After more than a decade, we may have finally figured out the Tribeca Film Festival. True, it may not be the go-to fest for high-profile American indie narratives, à la Sundance — with some very notable exceptions — or a forum for giving the first look at Oscar hopefuls, like Toronto, ... More »

Mistaken for Strangers Trailer: The National! On Tour! (And Melancholy!)

With Mistaken for Strangers, the National documentary set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this week, the band released the first trailer. It appears to be less a straight documentary about the band and more an unusual documentary about their lead singer's brother, Tom Berninger, who had decided to ... More »

Alex Karpovsky on Rubberneck, Girls, and Pig-Petting

Before he was Girls' Ray, or "the guy who sleeps next to Lena Dunham" in Tiny Furniture, Alex Karpovsky was writing, directing, and acting in independent films all his own. This week, Tribeca Films releases two of Karpovsky's most recent works: Red Flag, a road-trip comedy starring Karpovsky as himself, ... More »

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