Anyone planning to see any of the following films mentioned in the press release below? They are the films playing at Sundance from Tribeca All Access. If anyone will be at any of these screenings, and I’ve been told that there will be filmmakers Q&As after each screening, and you would like to send me any notes, quotes, personal anecdotes, etc., from these Q&As, then I’d be happy to post them here at The Film Panel Notetaker, as I unfortunately could not make it to Park City.
THREE FILMMAKERS FROM THE TRIBECA ALL ACCESS PROGRAM PREMIERE NEW FILMS AT THE 2007 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
January 19, 2007 [Park City, UT] – Tribeca All Access (TAA), the Tribeca Film Institute program, which fosters the careers of under-represented filmmakers, has three filmmakers premiering their new works at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.
Alfredo de Villa is premiering his new feature film Adrift in Manhattan, starring Heather Graham and Victor Rasuk. The film examines the lives of three seemingly distant people as they connect in Manhattan. De Villa began shopping the script — then titled 1/9 — at Tribeca All Access in 2004. De Villa’s directorial debut, Washington Heights premiered at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival. Adrift in Manhattan premieres on Sunday, January 21 @ 2:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club.
Miss Navajo, a documentary by 2006 TAA participant Billy Luther will premiere Saturday, January 20 @ 9:15 p.m. at Holiday Village Cinema III. Executive produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Inside Deep Throat; Party Monster), the film examines one woman’s quest for the 2005 Miss Navajo Nation Crown.
Sterlin Harjo, winner of the 2006 TAA Narrative Creative Promise Award, will premiere his new feature film Four Sheets to the Wind about a young man’s coming into his own following the death of his father on Monday, January 22 @ 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club.
“Tribeca All Access has quickly become an important place for the industry to find new projects while enabling important relationships and opportunities for under-represented filmmakers,” said Jane Rosenthal co-founder of the Tribeca Film Institute and Festival. “The premieres of these films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a testament to the ongoing success of TAA and the talent of its filmmakers.”
The Tribeca All Access program is now in its fourth year. The program selects thirty directors and screenwriters from an open call for submissions and provides them with one-on-one meetings with industry insiders and other events designed to generate exposure for their work. In 2006, TAA arranged a total of 550 meetings for program participants. The 2007 Tribeca All Access participants will be announced in early March.
About the Tribeca Film Institute (www.tribecafilminstitute.org) The Tribeca Film Institute creates innovative programs that draw on the unifying power of film to promote understanding, tolerance, and global awareness. The Institute is committed to educating, entertaining, and inspiring filmmakers and audiences alike while strengthening the artistic and economic fabric of New York City and its Lower Manhattan community. Tribeca All Access is made possible by Bloomberg. Additional support provided by Time Warner Inc., the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.