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Washington Square News

NYU-alum founded Flies Collective, which awards grants to students who are hoping to finance their own film projects.

NYU Alums Create Grant to Support Indie Film

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
A trio of NYU alums are working to keep indie film afloat by launching a grant for independent filmmakers.
Elian Gonzalez, the subject of the Tribeca Film Festival documentary

Tribeca 2017: ‘Elian’ Recounts the U.S.-Cuba Showdown Over a 5-Year-Old Boy

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor May 1, 2017
Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Elian" depicts the international custody battle over 5-year-old Cuban Elian Gonzalez, which made for a showdown between the United States and Cuba.
Actor and producer Zachary Quinto stars as Josh Norman and actor Jon Hamm stars as Craig in writer and director Brian Shoaf's film “Aardvark.”

Tribeca 2017: Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate Can’t Save ‘Aardvark’

By Ethan Sapienza, Film Editor May 1, 2017
In "Aardvark," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, an all star cast of Jon Hamm, Jenny Slate and Zachary Quinto can't salvage a terrible movie about mental health.
Tommy Swerdlow as Tommy, TJ Bowen as TJ and Blake Heron as Blake chill in the car in “A Thousand Junkies.”

Tribeca 2017: ‘A Thousand Junkies’ is a Comedic Ode to Addiction

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
Playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, "A Thousand Junkies" draws from the lives of those involved with the film to tell an honest and at times comedic story about addiction.
Emma Watson stars in STX Entertainment's “The Circle,” a film about a woman who begins to work for the Circle, a conglomerate company that takes information on its users and employees.

Tribeca 2017: Despite All-Star Cast, ‘The Circle’ Is Disastrous

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
Despite being based off the all too relevant best seller by Dave Eggers and having a cast of Tom Hanks, Emma Watson and John Boyega, "The Circle," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, is too lifeless to tell a moving story.
At the Radio City Music Hall on April 29, “The Godfather” and “The Godfather: Part II” played back-to-back in honor of the 45th anniversary.

Tribeca 2017: An Anniversary You Can’t Refuse

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
At a special anniversary screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II" were screened back to back, followed by a conversation with the cast and crew, including Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro.
Mickey Keating's “Psychopaths” stars Larry Fessenden, who plays serial killer Henry Earl Starkweather.

Tribeca 2017: ‘Psychopaths’ Doesn’t Craze Any New Ideas

By Matthew Holman, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
Playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, "Psychopaths" tells a horror story steeped in the genre's history, yet ultimately fails thanks to an utter lack of subtlety.
Dustin Hoffman participated in Tribeca Talks: Directors Series alongside Noah Baumbach to talk about filmmaking inspirations and techniques.

Tribeca 2017: Dustin Hoffman and Noah Baumbach Tease and Talk Filmmaking

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
During the Tribeca Film Festival, acclaimed actor Dustin Hoffman interviewed indie auteur Noah Baumbach, where the two shared career stories and talked all things filmmaking.
Milo Ventimiglia stars as the mysterious Jackson Pritchard living on the outskirts of Clay Staub’s new film, “Devil's Gate.”

Tribeca 2017: ‘Devil’s Gate’ Opens Ideas with No Answers

By Matthew Holman, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
"Devil's Gate," playing at the Tribeca Film Festival, is so overpacked that it can't make for a lucid sci-fi thriller.
Activism vs. Organizing and the Politics of Accountability

Activism vs. Organizing and the Politics of Accountability

By Grace Halio, Editor-at-Large April 6, 2017
Take a moment and ask yourself — who is your activism helping? Does it continue to effect change after you leave the room? Are you accountable?
For Our Own Good: Art, Health and Well-Being

For Our Own Good: Art, Health and Well-Being

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor April 6, 2017
Where everything else fails, art can be our best chance at connecting with each other — even and especially when it comes to our health.
The Blur Between Netflix and Film

The Blur Between Netflix and Film

By Daniella Nichinson, Staff Writer April 6, 2017
Netflix just bought the rights to Martin Scorsese's next gangster film, starring Robert De Niro — is this the beginning of the end for movie theaters?