Come on now, what else did you expect me to say?
Seriously though, I had been planning this trip for a minute now. As a film buff (well, I like to watch movies so I guess that makes me a film buff), my goal for this year is to hit up as many major film festivals as I can. So far, I conquered Tribeca; next up is the American Black Film Festival. And hopefully in January, I will be heading to the Toronto or Sundance film festivals (it's really a toss-up at this point).
Of course, I, along with my friend Carla, didn't get to experience the entire Tribeca festival. In short: we were broke. So we decided to forgo the huge, (very) overpriced packages and buy our tickets a la carte. Of course, that was contingent on films being available and our determination to stand in long lines for the wait list for the films that were already gobbled up by those purchased the ticket packages (also known as the un-broke ones). So in the end, we only got to see about four out of the ten films we had on our list (and no, Beats, Rhymes and Life was not one of them) and our Tribeca film experience just turned into an excuse to hang out in New York City.
But still, we did manage to see a couple of gems and one film that can be considered overblown hype (which we unfortunately we did wait have to wait in a long line for almost 2 hours to see). But at least I got a dope tote bag out of it (see above).
So without further adieu, here are Carla and my thoughts on the Tribeca films: