Craig Kennedy runs down the last of the lineup for the Tribeca Film Fest. One wonders if any of these movies will have a life beyond the fest. But the buzz starts here if it starts at all. Sundance, Telluride and Toronto have become more prominent for the Oscar race. Nonetheless, here are a few titles worth looking out for. The funny thing about this year’s Tribeca is that Christy Turlington (former model) and her husband Ed Burns both have films showing up in Tribeca. Sells itself.
My Trip to Al-Qaeda, directed by Alex Gibney, Documentary. (USA) ‚Äì World Premiere. Academy Award¬Æ winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, TFF ‚Äô07) collaborates with Lawrence Wright to bring Wright‚Äôs titular one-man play to the screen. With equal parts Spalding Gray and An Inconvenient Truth, My Trip to Al Qaeda chronicles fundamentalist Islam‚Äôs rise to power and explores Wright‚Äôs struggle to maintain his objectivity as a journalist writing about Islamic terror.