A quick summary of a few films that I saw during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
Permission (directed by Brian Crano)
Not sure what I was expecting but this was a film with a pretty shoddy premise (I will leave you to guess what the “permission” granted is) that was rather pedestrian in its execution. But I like Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall so it was worth my curious eyes.
Manifesto (directed by Julian Rosefeldt)
An art installation given room to breath as a feature length film, Manifesto gives Cate Blanchett the opportunity to put her talent on full display in a series of intertwining vignettes in which her multiple persona wax poetic about the nature of art and artistic expression.
Chuck (directed by Philippe Falardeau)
A relatively entertaining by the books biopic on the Chuck Wepner (aka “The Bayonne Bleeder”) whose real life story was the inspiration for the classic film Rocky. In addition to being quite entertaining, I was over the moon to realize that some of the film was shot in my hometown of Mount Vernon, NY.
Buster’s Mal Heart (directed by Sarah Adina Smith)
This is a tricky. Basically I left the screening a bit perplexed at what I had just seen … I have concluded that this very well may have been the point.