Friday, April 24, 2009

Tribeca 2009

The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City is currently happening. And like many film festivals, it looks like they're taking a low key approach to the festivities this year. We were actually in New York during the 2008 festival and had planned to attend a couple of films..but things got too hectic and we ended up not seeing any. There were festival posters everywhere we went, and on certain streets you could see vestiges of the previous night's premieres i.e. red carpets, enclosed awnings, and strewn film schedules littering the street. For me, it was cool even getting close to such a popular film festival.

Anywho, one of the movies that premiered at this year's festival is Woody Allen's new movie "Whatever Works" . The film revolves around a neurotic guy (Larry David, playing a slightly younger version of Woody Allen) who encounters some strange adventures with a young girl (played by Evan Rachael Woods) and her family. Its the first film he's shot in New York since his four film foray into Europe (Matchpoint, Scoop, Cassandra's Dream and VickyChristinaBarcelona). It looks great- a typical NY Woody Allen film so I'm excited to see if it does well at Tribeca.

I couldn't find a trailer for this movie online, but was able to find some behind the scenes production footage that was posted on youtube that is actually pretty neat (you would never think it'd take this many people to shoot a scene on a park bench, would you?)

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