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Apr 22, 2015

My Tribeca Film Festival Coverage

A still from Erik Shirai's "The Birth of  Saké" shows brewery workers preparing the rice that is the basis of Japan's national beverage. (Photo courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival)


My interview with filmmaker Erik Shirai and two of his subjects in The Birth of Saké appears on Film Journal's website: http://www.filmjournal.com/harmonious-brew-tribeca-film-festival-educates-birth-sak%C3%A9.

Paul Mangwana, the leader of Mugabe’s political party, Zimbabwe African National Union, and Douglas Mwonzora, a member of the opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change. (photo courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival)

My interview with Camilla Nielsson for Democrats, about the two men who drafted Zimbabwe's first constitution, appears here: http://www.filmjournal.com/camilla-nielsson%E2%80%99s-tribeca-doc-%E2%80%98democrats%E2%80%99-follows-creation-zimbabwe%E2%80%99s-first-constitution.

Flonja Kodheli (L) and Alba Rohrwacher in Laura Bispuri's Sworn Virgin, one of the films discussed in my article on Italian films premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo courtesy of TFF.)

"Tribeca Film Festival Spotlights Italian Filmmaking" includes interviews with four filmmakers: http://www.filmjournal.com/tribeca-film-festival-spotlights-italian-filmmaking.


Sarah (Dianna Agron) and Pepper (Paz de la Huerta) in a still from Natalia Leite's Bare. (Photo courtesy of TFF.)

"Assessing Gender Balance at the Tribeca Film Festival," my coverage of women directors and women-centered films screening at the festival, appears on Film Journal International's website: http://www.filmjournal.com/assessing-gender-balance-2015-tribeca-film-festival.

Check back in a few days for an interview with cinematographer (Frozen River) turned director Reed Morano for Meadowland.