29/04/2006

Tribeca Reports

New York magazine has excellent daily reports from the Tribeca Film Festival, including this meditation on the double-edged sword that is showing your film in New York:

When you’ve played Tribeca, you’ve played New York. And that’s a double-edged sword, because it means that part of your ideal audience has already seen your film (even more so in the case of films in the NY, NY sections of the festival). There are actually some respected New York City art houses that are reluctant to program films that have played major New York festivals, precisely because they feel these films have already eaten into their potential profits, and because a New York audience has already discovered the movie.

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