“Uncharted”: Tribeca Festival World Premiere

The film is set to have its Tribeca Festival World Premiere on Saturday, June 10.

“Uncharted” follows emerging female artists who attend a once in a lifetime songwriting camp helmed by Alicia Keys and her organization She Is The Music.

A personal look at the music industry through the lens of black and brown creatives, Uncharted, is an intimate portrait of these rising stars and the pressures and challenges they face in a business offering little access for success.

Directed by Beth Aala and producers Everywoman Studios, Abby Greensfelder, Beth Aala and executive producers Alicia Keys, Ann Mincieli, Jody Gerson, Sam Kirby Yoh, Katie Couric, Brenda Robinson, Abby Rodriguez.

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Duplass-Produced Series THE LONG LONG NIGHT w/ Mark Duplass and Barret O’Brien Premieres at Tribeca

The “tragically comedic series about two old friends and one disastrous night” is set to have its world premiere on June 12 at Tribeca Festival.

Executive producer Mark Duplass and director Barret O’Brien In Person.

Barret O’Brien is an award-winning actor and author from New Orleans, Louisiana. His plays have been performed at venues across the country and garnered a Storer Boone Award for Best New Play, named a finalist at the William Faulkner Literary Festival, and published by Yale Palimpsest, Jefferson Journal, American Dog Books, and Smith & Kraus Books New American Playwrights: The Best Plays.

Here is the official synopsis:
It’s been six months since that disastrous night in the motel room, and these two guys are nowhere near over it. THE LONG LONG NIGHT is a tragically comedic TV series that follows Pete and Carroll, best friends since kindergarten, as they scramble to build adult lives that contain some semblance of meaning and purpose. The show’s stars, real-life childhood friends Mark Duplass and Barret O’Brien, created the 6-episode first season over the course of two-and-a-half years.

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Tribeca 2023: World Premiere Of “Thaw” Live Action Short From Alex Bush

Writer, director and producer Alex Bush’s suspenseful live action short film is set to have its world premiere at Tribeca Festival 2023 in the Short Film Competition, featuring Jack Petersen and Caitlin Cobb-Vialet.

“Thaw is an American film about gender roles, intimacy, and self-expression. Suspenseful, spiritual, and romantic, director Alex Bush. “The film uses social archetypes and genre-tropes to position the experience of gender exploration as a fundamental, organic human experience, in all its gorgeous and vulnerable glory. It is just as significantly a love story, one that validates our intimate relationships as a place where we are both revealed and permanently transformed.”

Here is the film’s official synopsis:
On a snowy winter afternoon, two young people arrive at a remote farmhouse. The two unpack and bring the dormant house back to life, powering on the electricity and settling in for what seems to be a long winter. Smith (Caitlin Cobb-Vialet), a “girl” with fiery red hair, has come for the winter to work and prepare the land, a position previously held by her late-father. The other, Huck (Jack Peterson), was forced to come along against Smith’s wishes. The “sweet kid” may not be much of a farmhand, says Smith’s mother, but he will at least ensure that Smith is safe during the brutal winter farming season. What follows is a suspenseful and intimate transformation, as the two young people discover the truth of who they are to both themselves and each other.

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“RISE – The Siya Kolisi Story” Documentary Slated For World Premiere At 2023 Tribeca Film Festival

Today, award-winning athlete, entrepreneur and philanthropist Siya Kolisi announced that his documentary “RISE – The Siya Kolisi Story,” which chronicles his journey as the first black, South African rugby captain who overcame the odds to lead his national team to win the 2019 World Cup, is set to world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 12.

The documentary is more than a sports story and pulls back the curtain on Kolisi’s tumultuous upbringing in South Africa, where he navigated through poverty, systemic racism from apartheid, neighbourhood violence and a complex relationship with his father.

Rugby became Kolisi’s refuge as he honed his craft, becoming the first-ever, Black captain of South Africa’s national team in its 126-year history as well as one of the greatest superstars of his generation. In the process, Kolisi’s leadership on and off the pitch inspired a country that had been plagued by decades of segregation and injustice.

“I’m truly honored to be sharing my story with millions around the world,” said Siya Kolisi. “I hope my journey inspires people to chase their dreams and reminds others to never allow adverse circumstances to define our lives. We are more than products of our environments and we have the potential to change our respective narratives.”

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Tribeca Festival Announces 2023 Tribeca X Speaker Lineup

Tribeca-Festival-Announces-2023-Tribeca-X-Speaker-LineupThe 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced the Tribeca X speaker lineup, featuring leading voices in advertising and entertainment, along with Tribeca X Award official selections, which honor creators and brands that share a love of connecting consumers through storytelling.

On June 14, Tribeca X, in partnership with Tubi and Brand Storytelling, will convene thought leaders from media, brand, entertainment, and production to share perspectives and insights on what’s next for brand content during a new and dynamic era of powerful storytelling. Topics include AI-assisted story-finding, purpose-driven stories, the rapid proliferation of distribution channels, and creating a more diverse and inclusive creative industry. The event will also recognize the best story-driven filmmakers and brand collaborations of the year with the Tribeca X Award.

This year’s program will include a keynote from Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairwoman of DVF, in conversation with comedian Seth Meyers about the origins of her namesake company, her predictions for the fashion industry, and her advice for a younger generation of women entrepreneurs. In another keynote conversation, leaders at two iconic American companies, General Electric Global Chief Marketing Officer Linda Boff and General Motors Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation Alan Wexler will discuss how both experimentation and data-driven insights impact their brand narratives, what role corporate social responsibility plays in business, and how they leverage the power of storytelling to inform consumers during their companies’ moments of historic transformation.
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“Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive” World Premiere at ’23 Tribeca Festival on Friday, June 9th

Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive“Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive follows the magnificent second act of Grammy Winner and global music legend, Gloria Gaynor as she pursues her decades-long dream of writing and recording a gospel album.

For more than fifty years, Gloria has inspired millions around the world with her song, “I Will Survive.” While she always believed in the timeless power of the song’s lyrics; they were never more impactful to Gloria herself until her sixties when she faced major upheavals in her own life.

The poignant documentary chronicles her struggles with ageism and financial ruin and through the power of faith and resilience embarks on a journey to not only ‘survive’ but to truly ‘thrive.’”

“Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive” is directed by Betsy Schechter. Betsy Schechter, David Zieff, Kieran Healy serve as producers.

Here are the public screenings for “Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive”:
Friday, June 9, 2023 at 8:15 PM at Spring Studios/The Indeed Theater
After the Movie: A performance by the one and only Gloria Gaynor.
Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 5:45 PM at Village East Cinema – 03
Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 5:15 PM at Village East Cinema – 07

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First Trailer And Poster For “The Future” – Tribeca World Premiere,

The-Future-Tribeca-World-Premiere“The Future” is an official selection in the International Narrative Competition at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival on June 7-18, 2023. Released the film’s poster and trailer.

In the film, a world-renowned profiler is on a mission to study the motives of a young Palestinian woman who assassinated the Israeli Minister of Space and Tourism. From their intense encounter emerges a deep examination of female identity and motherhood.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
At 42, Dr. Bloch (Reymonde Amsellem), a profiler, wants a child. A future. Her only way is to find a surrogate mother. At the same time, her groundbreaking algorithm designed to identify individuals planning to carry out terror attacks fails and a young Palestinian woman (Samar Qupty) assassinates the Israeli minister of Space and Tourism. In order to ‘fix the bugs’ in her algorithm, Nurit faces the assassin in person. The sessions between these two brilliant women raise questions about their past, while the sessions between Bloch and the potential surrogate (Dar Zuzovsky) challenge Bloch’s decision about her future.

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Tribeca Festival Announces Return Of The Music Lounge

Tribeca-Festival-Announces-Return-Of-The-Music-LoungeThe 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced the second annual Music Lounge at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, featuring four days and nights of exclusive performances, special guest appearances, insider talks, and more. The Tribeca Music Lounge, sponsored by Tubi, is open to the public from June 8-11 and offers Festival attendees the opportunity to experience the intersection of film and music.

The Music Lounge highlights four distinct experiences, kicking off with an “Indie Sleaze Revival” featuring New York City artists Tei Shi and Frost Children.

The weekend follows with a musical performance by David Duchovny, ahead of the world premiere of his film Bucky F*cking Dent; the first U.S. show of Australian Grammy-nominated artist Jitwam; R&B performance by the legendary Eddie Chacon; and an Iranian showcase with artists LuNika – the brother-sister duo behind the viral Iranian protest song “Women Life Freedom” – Habibi and Sussan Deyhim. The cast of Mountains is performing a comedy set, following the film’s world premiere at Tribeca; and Ali Dee is moderating a conversation on soundtracks with film composers from Tribeca Festival films, in partnership with BMI.

Tribeca Festival also announced free programming, including Drag Story Hour – an afternoon of banned stories and songs for kids of all ages; a screening of Planet B-Boy (2008), and a conversation with b-boy legend Ken Swift; a master class on filmmakers’ rights to their work; and a screening of the family-friendly classic Shark Tale (2004).
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Tribeca Festival Announces 2023 Audio Storytelling Lineup

tribeca festival 2023The 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced its audio storytelling lineup, including 18 world premieres from independent and established narrative audio creators and 11 “Live-from-Tribeca” events. This year’s Festival, which takes place June 7-18, will highlight its audio storytelling selection from June 12-16, connecting creators and listeners in-person at Tribeca.

The lineup includes 11 “Live-from-Tribeca” events, from exclusive conversations with audio creators to live tapings of hit shows, such as an audio artists panel hosted by Avery Trufelman (Articles of Interest, 99% Invisible); a live taping of Crooked Media’s Pod Save America with guest co-host Alex Wagner; a 25th anniversary rewatch event of Will & Grace followed by a live taping of SmartLess Media’s Just Jack & Will featuring Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack; a live taping of Selected Shorts with New York Times Bestselling author Roxane Gay; a live taping of New York Times Audio’s Modern Love with Kim Cattrall; and a live taping of Sonic Union’s Perreo 101 followed by a musical performance by Cuban artists Yotuel and Beatriz Luengo.

Additionally, the 2023 Audio Storytelling program showcases 16 official selections, including eight from independent creators and eight from established creators–evenly divided between fiction and narrative nonfiction series. World premieres from independent audio creators include the fiction series The Fabulists and These Were Humans, as well as the narrative nonfiction series Abridged and Magic on a Winter’s Night. World premieres from established creators include The Unmarked Graveyard: Stories from Hart Island (Radio Diaries and Radiotopia from PRX), Free from Desire (Paradiso), The Very Worst Thing That Could Possibly Happen (Wolf at the Door Studios), and Dreamtown: The Story of Adelanto (Crooked Media). Official selections will be previewed at the Emerging Audio Artists Panel hosted by a special guest and the Established Audio Artists Panel hosted by Avery Trufelman, and available the following day at https://tribecafilm.com/podcasts and @TribecaAudio.

“We’re honored to premiere the work of these innovative creators and to celebrate audio storytelling with the high level of recognition the medium deserves,” said Davy Gardner, Curator of Audio Storytelling at Tribeca Festival. “The program brings together an expansive community of listeners and creators alike with interdisciplinary programming, parties, and sound-rich live events.”
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Tribeca Festival Announces 2023 TV and NOW Lineup

Tribeca-Festival-Announces-2023-TV-and-NOW-LineupThe 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced its lineup of world premieres of new and returning television and original indie episodic series. The Festival, which takes place June 7-18, showcases a selection of highly anticipated programs from networks and streamers at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling including Disney+, Max, Apple TV+, Starz, AMC, A&E, BET+, and more.

This year’s TV lineup features eight series premieres and two first looks at returning classics. World premieres include Max’s Full Circle about an investigation into a botched kidnapping that reveals long-held secrets connecting multiple characters and cultures in present-day New York City directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Dennis Quaid, Claire Danes, Timothy Olyphant, Zazie Beetz, and Jharrel Jerome; Prime Video’s The Horror Of Dolores Roach, a Sweeney-Todd inspired tale with Justina Machado; and BET+’s Diarra From Detroit, a dark comedy executive produced by Kenya Barris that centers on a divorcing school teacher, written and starring Diarra Kilpatrick.

The program also features subject-centric stories from HBO Sports Documentaries’ The Golden Boy, a definitive documentary unpacking the life of cultural icon Oscar De La Hoya, executive produced by Mark Wahlberg and Mario Lopez; Disney+’s Choir based on the inspirational story behind America’s Got Talent finalists the Detroit Youth Choir; A&E’s Exposing Parchman, an investigative documentary that explores the efforts to reform the Mississippi correctional system led by a team of attorneys on behalf of the inmates of Parchman Prison featuring Jay-Z; and Paramount+’s De La Calle, a docu-series that takes a journey into the Latino diaspora with special guests Fat Joe and Juelz Santana among other artists.

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