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    “Getaway Car” Playlist

    Whenever I work on a screenplay I put together a playlist of songs that suggest the mood of the film. They aren't necessarily songs I hope wind up on the soundtrack if the film ever gets made but playing them while I write helps to maintain the tone I'm looking for in the story. After finishing a TV Pilot that took me forever to finish I'm now back to work on a bank heist film I've been thinking about for years. "Getaway Car" began with an idea about a...

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    TRIBECA 2024 (June 5-16)

    (above: "Daddio") The Tribeca Film Festival (June 5-16) is already underway. The festival keeps expanding: more venues, more genres. It’s not just films (narrative, documentary,...

    40 Years of Lynne Sachs at DCTV, June 7-11

    40 years ago, Lynne Sachs took a video class at Manhattan’s DCTV (Downtown Community Television Center). In the next four decades she made dozens...

    “Flipside” opens at the IFC Center

    It’s very fitting that the song accompanying the end credits of the documentary “Flipside” is “Unsatisfied,” The Replacements’ 1984 anthem to teen angst. Hearing...

    Restored “My Heart Is That Eternal Rose” at Metrograph

    Beginning this Thursday, March 22, NYC’s Metrograph Theater is presenting a restored version of “My Heart Is That Eternal Rose,” an important and influential...

    “Resynator” Reconnects Daughter with Synth-Innovator Dad (SXSW)

    Alison Tavel had worked as a touring crew member for musicians Grace Potter, Beck, and Jenny Lewis and directed a handful of music videos...

    MOMI FIRST LOOK 2024, March 13-17

    The 13th edition of the Museum of Moving Image’s annual “First Look 2024” festival begins this Wednesday, March 13 and runs until the 17th....

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