DCTV at Tribeca Film Festival

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by Rachel Baron | April 16th, 2018

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival is here and we are oh-so proud to have several DCTV friends and alumni among the milieu.

DCTV Work-in-Progress Lab alum Lisa D’Apolito’s Love, Gilda, an intimate look into the beloved SNL star Gilda Radner hewn from audiotapes, interviews with friends, rare home movies and diaries read by modern day comedians, has its World Premiere as the festival’s Opening Night. Says D’Apolito of her debut documentary, “This started my journey to discover who Gilda was as a person and as a performer. Gilda inspired me and many other women with her remarkable spirit and unique talent...”

Prolific filmmaker and frequent instructor of our popular Direct with Non-Actors workshop, Nathan Silver, also has his latest, The Great Pretender, screening over several days. On the heels of Nathan’s Thirst Street at last year’s Tribeca, this tangled film “blurs the line between fact and fiction” as it follows a love quadrangle in five chapters.

And last but not least, our very own young PRO-TV artists usher in an energetic coda to the festival, with four student films selected for the Tribeca Film Institute's Our City, My Story showcase on Sun 4/29. Diamond Abreu’s Bullet Dreams, Armiel Chandler’s Dyssemia and Je Suis Noir, and the collaborative, animated Clockwork are all part of the program.

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 18 – 29, 2018. See you there!