By Brian Whisenant
Special to Awards Daily
It’s hard for me to believe that the Tribeca Film Festival is over. Except for the fact that I slept 10 hours and my feet are still throbbing, my body feels as if it should still be in downtown NYC. But, the festivals never end. With the Nantucket Film Festival coming up next I’m sure I will be fine. (And to be honest, I’m dying to see “A Nightmare on Elm St.” and “Date Night.” PERFECT palate cleansers.)
I do feel the need to defend the festival a bit. I have read a few pieces this morning saying that Tribeca doesn’t have a voice. No clear mission. As I said in my original piece, I have always thought that Tribeca was a great showcase for documentaries and foreign films. And, what about the new NY Filmmaker category? I saw “The Arbor” which premiered at Tribeca and won the Best Documentary Filmmaker award. It was quite the original and exciting film.