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“The French Dispatch,” a 2021 film written, directed and produced by Wes Anderson, explores the separate storylines of three past articles being republished in honor of the dead editor of The French Dispatch Magazine. The image shows a scene between Zeffirelli (Timothée Chalamet) and Juliette (Lyna Khoudri). (Image courtesy of Searchlight Pictures)

Review: ‘The French Dispatch’ and the tyrannical tenderness of Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson’s 10th feature film, “The French Dispatch,” presents itself as an apogee of aesthetic redundancy.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Abroad Editor November 2, 2021

Wes Anderson does not make films that take place on planet Earth. No, his films take place in the mind of the idealistic teenage wonderer who ponders atop the toilet for too long...

The annual Tribeca film festival since 2002 hosted in Manhattan shows a wide variety of independent films. The festival has now been cancelled due to COVID-19. (Illustration by Cicek Erel)

Tribeca Film Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Yet another film festival has fallen to the coronavirus pandemic. Tribeca Film Festival, which normally runs during the month of April in New York City, announced its decision to postpone.
Kaylee DeFreitas, Arts Editor March 13, 2020

The Tribeca Film Festival made an announcement on their website this Thursday, stating that due to the coronavirus and New York Governor Cuomo banning gatherings of over 500 people...

Emily Mortimer and Grace Van Patten star in Good Posture, a drama competing at this years Tribeca Film Festival. (via

‘Good Posture’ Spotlights an Unlikely Female Friendship

In this low-budget indie film, shot over a span of 10 days in Brooklyn, an unlikely pair forms a tender, albeit unconventional, friendship.
Julie Goldberg, Staff Writer May 7, 2019

Set in present-day Brooklyn and shot over only 10 days, Dolly Wells’ directorial debut “Good Posture” extends a generous empathy to each of its characters. The film, which...

Former Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman pictured with instrument. (via Susan Norget Film Promotion)

‘The Quiet One’ Tells a Rock Star’s Life Story Through His Own Archives

The documentary focuses on Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, who built his own archives throughout his career.
Kaylee DeFreitas, Staff Writer May 3, 2019

Sitting alone amid piles of cameras, photos, videos and more, Bill Wyman begins to give the audience a trip through the archives he has built across five decades. The former Rolling...

Erturk graduated from Tisch in 2016 and premiered his feature film debut at Tribeca. (via Cenk Erturk)

Tisch MFA Alum Cenk Ertürk’s Journey to Tribeca

WSN sits down with Tisch MFA alum Cenk Ertürk to talk about “Noah Land,” his feature debut at Tribeca.
Guru Ramanathan, Arts Editor May 3, 2019

When Turkish immigrant Cenk Ertürk first set foot in the United States, he came with a dream of being a filmmaker despite having no formal education in the craft. Little did he...

A still from the documentary “Framing John DeLorean,” which had its world premiere last night at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, which focuses on the automobile titan’s involvement in a cocaine scandal, uses a unique blend of narrative techniques to tell DeLorean’s story. (via Sundance Selects)

‘Framing John DeLorean’ Attempts to Capture the Man Behind the Name

The new documentary — which premiered last night at the Tribeca Film Festival — is the first film to tell the story of the auto executive’s involvement in a multi-million dollar cocaine smuggling scandal.
Kaylee DeFreitas, Staff Writer May 1, 2019

When you hear the name DeLorean, what do you think of? “Back to the Future?” The car itself? Cocaine scandals? No matter what image the name conjures, many people have something...

Wendell Pierce as a preacher Burning Cane (via Susan Norget Film Promotion)

Presenting the Youngest Director in Tribeca Film Festival History

At age 19, Tisch first-year Phillip Youmans is the youngest director in history to have a feature film premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Kaylee DeFreitas, Staff Writer April 29, 2019

For most people, junior year of high school consists of hustling to maintain their GPA, gearing up for college applications, hanging out with friends and dreaming about prom. Phillip...

Faraday Okoro winning $1 million grant at Tribeca Film Festival. (via

The Million Dollar Story of Faraday Okoro

Guru Ramanathan, Film & TV Editor October 22, 2018
WSN talks to NYU MFA grad Faraday Okoro, inaugural winner of the AT&T and Tribeca Film Institute's "Untold Stories" prize, about his debut film "Nigerian Prince."
A still from Sophie Brooks’ debut film, “The Boy Downstairs”.

‘The Boy Downstairs’ Is More Rom Than Com

Natalie Whalen, Film Editor February 23, 2018
Sophie Brooks’ debut film "The Boy Downstairs” is a smart first feature for the NYU Tisch alum.
Elian Gonzalez, the subject of the Tribeca Film Festival documentary Elian, becomes torn between his homeland of Cuba and the United States in a bitter geopolitical debate.

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

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 Shoafs film “Aardvark.”

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

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

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.