Tribeca spotlight: Watch the Tribeca Games Spotlight Livestream, Featuring Japanese Breakfast, Guillermo del Toro, and, Oh Yeah, Games

When to watch and what to expect

The first-ever Tribeca Games Spotlight is bringing together some big names from the video game industry to showcase some of the most intriguing upcoming indie games.

Technically part of Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest instead of E3 2021, this showcase features the games that are Official Selections in this year’s Tribeca Festival as well as some very special guests.

If you’re wondering if this showcase is worth watching just ahead of E3, this is everything you can expect from the Tribeca Games Spotlight as well as when and how to watch it.

When is the Tribeca Games Spotlight start time?

The Tribeca Games Spotlight will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern on June 11, 2021. As the last day before E3 2021 proper, there are quite a few showcases around this time. While it’s not directly competing with anything at 2 p.m. Koch Media’s Primetime livestream and the IGN Expo showcase will directly follow this event.

Expect to be quite busy watching game events this Friday afternoon! If you care about indie games more than AA or AAA titles, Tribeca Games Spotlight is the event you should tune into, though.

How to watch the Tribeca Games Spotlight

The Tribeca Games Spotlight will be live-streamed on YouTube, Twitch, and Tribeca’s own website. The links to the livestreams aren’t up just yet, but we will add it below once it’s available. In the meantime, you can check out a trailer for the event below:

Expect the VOD to be available on Twitch YouTube following the showcase if you can’t watch it live.

What video games are part of Tribeca Games Spotlight?

Unlike many other gaming events at this time of year, we actually have a very clear idea of what to expect from the Tribeca Games Spotlight. The Tribeca Festival is advertising the event as “a digital showcase featuring exclusive gameplay and creator interviews from Tribeca’s official selections.” We already know the Offical Selections for this year too:

  1. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  2. Lost in Random
  3. Sable
  4. 12 Minutes
  5. Signalis
  6. The Big Con
  7. Harold Halibut
  8. NORCO

We can expect new information and gameplay from these titles during the showcase.

Who are the Tribeca Games Spotlight special guests?

Additionally, Tribeca has also confirmed that lots of special guests will appear during the show. This includes game developers like Hideo Kojima, influencers like Spawn on Me’s Kahlief Adams, and celebrities like James McAvoy. You can check out the full list below:

  1. Hideo Kojima
  2. Norman Reedus
  3. Sam Lake
  4. James McAvoy
  5. Kiki Wolfkill
  6. Elijah Wood
  7. Jen Zee
  8. Kahlief Adams
  9. Neill Blomkamp
  10. Japanese Breakfast
  11. Guillermo del Toro
  12. Tanya DePass
  13. Reggie Fils-Aime
  14. Bing Gorden
  15. Melissa Joan Hart
  16. Geoff Keighley

It’s rare to have such a good grasp on what a video game event will include ahead of its start, but the wealth of information available should make it clear to you whether you want to tune into it or not. If you like learning more about indie games that are doing atypical things, this is definitely one of the shows you’ll want to keep your eye on.

Elijah Wood, James McAvoy and Many More Special Guests Will Appear at the Tribeca Games Spotlight

The Tribeca Games Spotlight event confirms its list of featured guests includes a mixture of video game veterans and famous Hollywood actors.

The Tribeca Games Spotlight has revealed more details on the upcoming showcase as well as a star-studded guest list.

A new expansion of the iconic Tribeca Film Festival, the Tribeca Games Spotlight will highlight eight upcoming indie games selected by a panel of specialists and critics. The event is described as “A digital showcase featuring exclusive gameplay and creator interviews from Tribeca’s official selections.”

Related: Annapurna Interactive’s Twelve Minutes Cast Includes James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe

Sable, Kena and Twelve Minutes have always looked fantastic, but I’m especially keen to see more from Norco and The Big Con. The latter is all about persuading people and convincing others on your way to the top. It’s set amongst a backdrop that’s very neon MTV. And you’re saving the family video store by scamming people: what’s not to like?

Harold Halibut looks astonishing as well; it’s got some incredibly well-fitting animations and an incredible aesthetic that’s like 3D stop motion. It’s not really stop motion because everything runs so smoothly, but the whole world and the people within it have that clay-like quality.

A story trailer for Harold Halibut went online a couple of months ago. Honestly, I’m kind of annoyed I didn’t hear more about it earlier.

Every single game has something special about it, which at the end of the day is all you can ask for. So if you’re going to be staying up early anyway, why not set the clock for Tribeca?

The Tribeca Games Spotlight officially kicks off from 4:00am AEST, although the livestream below will begin 15 minutes beforehand. Timings are 6:00am NZST / 2:00am AWST / 3:30am ACST for other territories.

You can watch the whole Tribeca Games show via the embed below, or directly via YouTube here.

After this, E3 will immediately jump into the Koch Primetime showcase, featuring a deeper look at Prime Matter, Koch Media’s new publishing label. Some of its games were revealed during the Summer Game Fest early Friday morning already, but the stream should provide more of an insight into the direction for each game, and how far along development is for each one.

Tribeca Film Festival 2012 Spotlight and Cinemania Selections Announced; Titles Include TAKE THIS WALTZ and Morgan Spurlock’s MANSOME

The rest of the selections for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival have been announced. We previously shared the selections for the festival’s world narrative and documentary competition categories as well as out-of-competition viewpoint titles. Today the fest unveiled selections for the Spotlight and Cinemania sections. Some of the films set to screen include Take This Waltz starring Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams, Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary Mansome, and Struck By Lightning written by and starring Glee star Chris Colfer.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of selected films. The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 18th – 29th.

Here’s the full list of films in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections of the festival as well as Special Screenings:

2012 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FILM SELECTIONSFOR SPOTLIGHT AND CINEMANIA SECTIONS AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS***Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival Lineup Also Revealed New York, NY [March 8, 2012] – The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City.The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection will have their world premieres at the Festival. The Cinemania section offers a largely international assortment of seven thrilling narrative films.“The Spotlight program is a wonderful encapsulation of the originality and diversity of filmmaking that Tribeca seeks to highlight. We have films from emerging filmmakers as well as seasoned veterans, narratives that showcase stellar performances and insightful writing, and documentaries that challenge and inform their audiences,” said Frédéric Boyer, newly appointed Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival. “With Cinemania, our selections demonstrate the imagination and resourcefulness of filmmakers from around the world who push the boundaries of genre in order to entertain, thrill, and engage. ”“It was important that we head into Tribeca’s second decade highlighting projects that were attuned to the pulse of our cultural climate,” said Director of Programming Genna Terranova. “That said, both consciousness and levity play a prominent role in this year’s selection. We are also eager to introduce audiences to a group of films that are reworking genres and testing traditional modes of storytelling.”The sixth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, founded to broaden the audience for independent film through stories about sports and competition, will open with the world premiere of Benji, directed by the duo Coodie and Chike. The documentary looks back at the story of a teenage basketball phenom in 1980s Chicago whose ascension to the upper echelon of the sport tragically ended when he was senselessly murdered.“This year’s Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival films explore athletes’ diverse challenges on and off the playing fields,” said Terranova. “I’m excited we can share these inspiring stories—from runners training for the Olympics in rural Africa to Tim Wakefield’s ever-elusive and now historic knuckleball—with both our sports and documentary fans alike. ”The complete list of films selected for Spotlight, Cinemania, and Special Screenings follow, as well as the titles in the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival: SPOTLIGHTCo-Sponsored by Cadillac and JetBlueStimulating romance, biting satire, and provocative documentary depictions of sports, music, and cinema are just a part of Tribeca’s entertaining and thought-provoking Spotlight section. With 15 returning filmmakers and nine debut features, the stories range from the familiar to the exotic, showcasing a range of noteworthy performances and fascinating portraits alike. From the narrative world, a trio of films examine protagonists at very different, yet equally pivotal moments in their lives: an aspiring teen journalist in Struck By Lightning, written by Glee’s Chris Colfer; a suddenly-single New Yorker in Daryl Wein’s sweet and authentic Lola Versus; and Felicity Jones as a turn-of-the-century English bride-to-be in the charming Cheerful Weather for the Wedding. Documentary heavyweights Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, TFF 2010) return to Tribeca with crowd-pleasing new pieces: Spurlock’s Mansome humorously probes the phenomenon of male grooming, and Stern and Sundberg’s Knuckleball! is a dynamic deconstruction of baseball’s most difficult pitch. Nonfiction works across the section excel this year, from Let Fury Have the Hour, an energetic collage of artists and social thinkers elaborating on the theme of “creative response,” to Ramona Diaz’s Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, a touching and inspirational profile of Journey’s new lead singer and his unlikely discovery on YouTube, to Petter Ringbom’s fascinating look at John Forté’s inspiring concert tour across Russia in The Russian Winter. This year’s 34 Spotlight films are sure to entertain, inspire, and spark debate. ·         2 Days in New York, directed and written by Julie Delpy. (France) – New York Premiere, Narrative. This deliriously witty follow-up to 2 Days in Paris finds Marion (writer/director Julie Delpy) living a comfortable life in New York with her latest hipster boyfriend, Mingus (Chris Rock, brilliantly playing it straight), and their two young kids from prior relationships. A riotous comedy of cultural errors ensues when Marion’s totally unhinged, gleefully unfiltered family arrives from Paris to meet Mingus for the first time. In English, French with subtitles. A Magnolia Pictures release. ·         Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, written by Travis Fine and George Arthur Bloom. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he’s never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt star in TFF alum Travis Fine’s (The Space Between) touching and occasionally incendiary drama. ·         As Luck Would Have It (La Chispa de la Vida), directed by Alex de la Iglesia, written by Randy Feldman. (Spain) – North American Premiere, Narrative. The economy has kept Roberto (José Mota) out of work for a long time. When a freak accident puts him at the center of a media frenzy, the enterprising ad exec hires a snaky agent to help him cash in on his life-or-death situation. It’s up to Roberto’s adoring wife (the vivacious Salma Hayek) to convince him he’s worth more alive than dead. Cult director Alex de la Iglesia takes a fresh new step, combining a darkly comic satire with an emotional drama of a family’s love. In Spanish with subtitles. ·         BAM150, directed by Michael Sládek (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. Go behind the scenes like never before at BAM, the nation’s oldest performing arts center. Featuring footage of recent BAM performances, interviews with groundbreaking artists like Laurie Anderson and Robert Wilson, and the fascinating history of the creative home to such greats as Pina Bausch, Peter Brook, and Merce Cunningham, TFF alum Michael Sládek’s (Con Artist) doc shows that BAM’s 150 years were not always easy, but are a testament to the power and stamina of the institution that launched Brooklyn as a cultural mecca.·         A Better Life (Une Vie Meilleure), directed by Ceìdric Kahn, written by Ceìdric Kahn and Catherine Pailleì. (France, Canada) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Passionately in love from the moment they meet, idealistic chef Yann and single mother Nadia share big dreams for their future. Life gets complicated when they impulsively buy a secluded restaurant in the woods and take on risky loans, testing the strength of their relationship. Fiercely gritty in its romanticism, this is a story of the lengths one will go for the chance at a better life. In French, English with subtitles. ·         Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story, directed by Raymond De Felitta. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. While filming a documentary on racism in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African-American waiter and his family. More than 40 years later, Frank’s son Raymond (director of City Island) returns to the site of his father’s film to examine the repercussions of their fateful encounter. This intensely personal film about the struggle to understand one’s parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance. ·         Broke, directed by Billy Corben. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. More money, more problems. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical issues, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes end up broke within a few years of retirement. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Marvin Miller, Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. ·         Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, directed by Donald Rice, written by Donald Rice and Mary Henely Magill. (UK) – World Premiere, Narrative. On the morning of her wedding, Dolly (Felicity Jones) is hiding out and dreaming of the idyllic summer before, helped along by a jug of rum. Her scatterbrained mother (Elizabeth McGovern) has perfected all the arrangements, but even she can’t prepare everyone for the arrival of Dolly’s unpredictable best friend, Joseph (Luke Treadaway). Lighthearted humor and a steamy romance add the perfect touch to a dysfunctional wedding whose key players seem anything but cheerful.·         Chicken With Plums (Poulet Aux Prunes), directed and written by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. (France, Germany, Belgium) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric) is the most celebrated violin player in 1950s Tehran, but his heart is broken. His true love is long lost, his marriage is passionless, and now his most precious instrument has met its demise. Convinced life without music is intolerable, he resigns to bed and loses himself in reveries from his youth. The Oscar®-nominated directors of Persepolis make magic again with a stylish fairy tale full of humor, whimsy, and melancholy. In French with subtitles. A Sony Pictures Classics release.·         Deadfall, directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, written by Zach Dean. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. In the wintry countryside near Canada, a smooth-talking heist man and his femme fatale sister are on the run with a bag full of cash. With a deadly blizzard swirling around them, they split up to make a desperate dash for the border, but a twist of fate puts them on a collision course with a troubled ex-con and his family. Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, Sissy Spacek, and Kris Kristofferson highlight the ace cast in this icy thriller. A Magnolia Pictures release.·         Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, directed by Ramona Diaz. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. It sounds like a dream: A charismatic Filipino singer from the slums of Manila posts videos of his cover band to YouTube, and soon he’s fronting an iconic rock band. Sounds crazy, but it’s the real-life rock-and-roll fairy tale that Arnel Pineda is living as the new lead singer of Journey. The pressure’s on Pineda as this rockin’ doc follows Journey’s dizzying world tour—can a man who has already overcome so many obstacles deal with the demands of his newfound fame? In English, Tagalog with subtitles.·         Elles, directed by Malgoska Szumowska, written by Tine Byrckel and Malgoska Szumowska. (France, Poland, Germany) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Juliette Binoche, exquisite and involved as always, stars in this sophisticated, sexually charged drama as Anne, a journalist getting in too deep with the research for her article on college students working as prostitutes. As the surprising stories of her two candid subjects stir up Anne’s image of femininity, she wonders if life with her workaholic husband and two spacey sons is all that different from her subjects’ lives. A Kino Lorber release.·         Eìvocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger, written by Daniel A. Miller. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. Long before the days of Jersey Shore or Glenn Beck, there was one man who gleefully gave those on the fringes of the society a national mouthpiece. Witness Morton Downey Jr.’s meteoric rise and fall as the original shock television emcee, and check your sense of decorum at the door. Here we learn about the man behind the mouth, and how the pursuit of fame and fortune over the airwaves can ultimately destroy your soul.·         Free Samples, directed by Jay Gammill, written by Jim Beggarly. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Jillian is having a bad day. She’s got a raging hangover, she’s starting to think dropping out of Stanford Law to become an artist wasn’t the best career move, and things are weird with her faraway fiancé. Can spending the day parked in an ice cream truck doling out samples—and a good dose of sass—to oddball Angelenos shake her out of her quarter-life crisis? Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg, and Jason Ritter star in this quirky comedy. ·         The Giant Mechanical Man, directed and written by Lee Kirk. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Thirtysomethings Janice (Jenna Fischer) and Tim (Chris Messina) haven’t quite learned how to navigate adulthood. Tim is a street performer whose unique talents as a “living statue” don’t exactly pay the bills. Janice is out of work and under pressure by her sister (Malin Akerman) to date an egotistical self-help guru (Topher Grace). In this charming comedic romance, these two strangers help each other to realize that it only takes one person to make you feel important. A Tribeca Film release.·         Headshot (Fon Tok Kuen Fah), directed and written by Pen-ek Ratanaruang. (Thailand, France) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. A return to the crime genre for celebrated Thai auteur Pen-ek Ratanaruang (6ixtynin9, Last Life in the Universe), Headshot is a noir-laced thriller centered on Tul, a hit man who is shot in the head and wakes up to find that he sees everything upside down. Working backwards (and often upside down) to tell a brooding and convoluted tale of underworld double dealings, this is an unexpected and artful take on the action thriller from a genre master. In Thai with subtitles. A Kino Lorber release.·         Hysteria, directed by Tanya Wexler, written by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. (USA, UK, Luxembourg, France) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Set in 19th-century London at the peak of Victorian prudishness, this racy romantic comedy tells the surprising story of the birth of the electro-mechanical vibrator. A progressive young doctor (Hugh Dancy, Adam) has his hands full relieving the city’s affluent society women of their melancholy, until an accidental discovery electrifies their lives forever—and sends sparks flying between him and a feminist rabble-rouser (Maggie Gyllenhaal). A Sony Pictures Classics release. ·         Keep the Lights On, directed by Ira Sachs, written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias. (USA) – New York Premiere, Narrative. For Erik and Paul, what begins as a meaningless late-night hookup evolves into a serious, committed relationship. Acclaimed director Ira Sachs offers an honest, unflinching portrait of a relationship that is by equal measure loving and destructive. Uncompromising in its depiction of drug addiction and the sacrifices we make for the ones we love, Sachs’ film is a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful look at the way love changes over time. ·         Knuckleball!, directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, written by Christine Schomer, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. This classic sports story recounts the trials and triumphs of two of the best known knuckleball pitchers currently playing in the MLB: Tim Wakefield, a Red Sox veteran struggling to clinch his 200th career win, and R.A. Dickey, an up-and-comer with the Mets looking to make a name for himself. This energetic documentary from the directors of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work deconstructs the controversial and erratic knuckleball style. ·         Let Fury Have the Hour, directed and written by Antonino D’Ambrosio. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. A generation of artists used their creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s. This dynamic and exhilarating documentary brings together more than 50 big-name musicians, writers, artists, and thinkers to trace a momentous social history from the cynical heyday of Reagan and Thatcher to today—and impart a message of hope. Featuring Chuck D, John Sayles, Eve Ensler, Tom Morello, Lewis Black, and many others. ·         Lola Versus, directed by Daryl Wein, written by Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Greta Gerwig stars as Lola, a New Yorker who gets dumped by her fiancé mere weeks before their wedding. With the help of her close friends Henry (Hamish Linklater) and Alice (Zoe Lister-Jones), Lola embarks on a series of unexpected encounters in an attempt to find her place in the world as a single woman approaching 30. Daryl Wein (Breaking Upwards) infuses this story of the post-breakup spiral with humor and authenticity. A Fox Searchlight Pictures release. ·         Mansome, directed by Morgan Spurlock, written by Jeremy Chilnick and Morgan Spurlock. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore—what does it mean to be a man? Oscar® nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and executive producers Ben Silverman, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman present a delightfully entertaining doc featuring candid interviews from Arnett, Bateman, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and everyday people weighing in on everything from the obsession with facial hair to body dysmorphic disorder. ·         One Nation Under Dog, directed by Jenny Carchman, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Amanda Micheli. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. This heartfelt documentary explores people’s conflicted relationships with dogs and inspires us to rethink how we treat them. From a man who spends a fortune to defend his dogs in court, to a woman who can’t turn away a stray, to pet loss support groups to rescuers who take on difficult-to-place dogs and save them from death row, this is a film about love, loss, betrayal, and hope. ·         The Playroom, directed by Julia Dyer, written by Gretchen Dyer. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. In 1970s suburbia, Maggie and her younger siblings spend the night telling each other stories in the attic. Downstairs, as their parents entertain guests over the course of a gin-soaked evening, truths are unearthed and betrayals come to light. With standout performances from John Hawkes, Molly Parker, and a cast of talented young actors, Julia Dyer’s second feature is an honest and challenging look at the reality behind the façade of a seemingly perfect American family. ·         Polisse, directed by Maïwenn, written by Maïwenn and Emmanuelle Bercot. (France) – U. S. Premiere, Narrative. Confronting abusive parents, child molesters, traumatized kids, and oversexed teens is all part of the daily grind for the motley band of cops in the Juvenile Protection Unit, but so is chatting about their relationships at lunch and laughing uncontrollably. Grounded in documentary research and naturalistic performances, this unforgettable film from TFF alum Maïwenn (All About Actresses) explores the solidarity that helps hardened vice cops face the worst of society every day. In French, Italian, Romanian, Arabic with subtitles. An IFC Films release. ·         The Russian Winter, directed by Petter Ringbom. (Russia) – World Premiere, Documentary. Brooklyn-born John Forté was a Grammy-nominated musician in The Fugees at 21 and a federal prison inmate at 26. When his prison sentence was remarkably commuted in 2008, Forté was given a second chance to share his talents with the world. Chronicling his concert tour across Russia, this inspirational documentary takes us on Forté’s personal journey—one that’s as much about having his voice heard as having his music heard. In English, Russian with subtitles. ·         Searching for Sugar Man, directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul. (Sweden, UK) – New York Premiere, Documentary. Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s rock icon who never was. Despite critical praise, his albums bombed in the U.S., and he faded into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. But when a bootleg copy of his antiestablishment rock made its way to apartheid South Africa, he was an instant hit. Years later, two intrepid fans investigate whatever happened to the mysterious rocker, setting off a wild chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. A Sony Pictures Classics release. ·         Side by Side, directed and written by Chris Kenneally. (USA) – North American Premiere, Documentary. Over the past two decades, digital technology has created a groundbreaking evolution in cinema, challenging film as the standard format for motion pictures. Through interviews with masters like Danny Boyle, James Cameron, David Fincher, George Lucas, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Steven Soderbergh, Lars Von Trier, and many more, producer Keanu Reeves takes us on a tour of the past and future of the moviemaking process in this in-depth documentary. A Tribeca Film release. ·         Struck By Lightning, directed by Brian Dannelly, written by Chris Colfer. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Even being killed by a bolt of lightning won’t keep Carson Phillips quiet. A hyper-ambitious and outspoken high school senior in a small-minded town, Carson (Glee’s Chris Colfer) narrates his own funeral and the last few weeks of his life through a series of sarcastic flashbacks in this upbeat and energetic comedy from Saved! director Brian Dannelly. With Allison Janney, Dermot Mulroney, and Drive’s Christina Hendricks. ·         Take This Waltz, directed and written by Sarah Polley. (Canada) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Margot (Michelle Williams) and Lou (Seth Rogen) are happily married. Their life is thrown out of order when Margot falls for another man and is forced to choose between the comfort of the familiar and the excitement of the unknown. Writer-director Sarah Polley’s follow-up to her acclaimed film Away From Here is a quirky, uncommonly heartfelt look at the evolving nature of love and the difficulty of sustaining a relationship over time. A Magnolia Pictures release. ·         Trishna, directed and written by Michael Winterbottom. (UK) – U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Again proving his endless versatility in his fifth film at Tribeca, prolific director Michael Winterbottom (The Road to Guantanamo, last year’s The Trip) adapts Thomas Hardy’s classic Victorian melodrama Tess of the d’Urbervilles to all the beauty and blight of contemporary India, where the budding love between a peasant woman and the son of a wealthy Englishman is strained by old prejudices and class divides. The radiant Freida Pinto stars. In English, Hindi with subtitles. An IFC Films release. ·         Whole Lotta Sole, directed by Terry George, written by Terry George and Thomas Gallagher. (UK) – World Premiere, Narrative. In a rowdy little corner of Belfast, hapless young father Jimbo tries to protect his family from the gangster he’s in debt to by robbing the local fish market… which turns out to be a front for the same gangster! On the run, Jimbo holes up in a local antique shop run by a long-lost man from his past. A colorful cast of character actors and a strong turn from Brendan Fraser light up this madcap Irish crime comedy from Terry George (Hotel Rwanda).·         Xingu, directed by Cao Hamburger, written by Helena Soarez, Cao Hamburger, and Anna Muylaert. (Brazil) – North American Premiere, Narrative. Brazil, 1943. Three brothers on an expedition into the feral center of the country encounter a village of Xingu Indians. Allured by the rich indigenous culture, the brothers take a bold stand against corrupt national forces and make protecting the Xingu their lives’ work. With wild, breathtaking visuals and atmospheric music, TFF alum Cao Hamburger conveys a distinct vision of Brazil while finding a universally resonant message in his protagonists’ revolutionary vision. In Portuguese with subtitles.·         Your Sister’s Sister, directed and written by Lynn Shelton. (USA) – New York Premiere, Narrative. Jack (Mark Duplass) hasn’t recovered from his brother’s death. His best friend—and late brother’s ex—Iris (Emily Blunt) sends him to her family’s isolated cabin for some quiet reflection, but complications, rivalries, and surprising revelations arise when both Iris and her heartbroken sister Hannah (Rosemarie DeWitt) end up at the cabin as well. Lynn Shelton’s long-awaited follow-up to Humpday heralds a graceful maturation of the reliably against-the-grain filmmaker. An IFC Films release. CINEMANIAThe crowd-pleasing Cinemania section returns to the Tribeca Film Festival, tempting audiences to experience the most exciting genre films from all corners of the globe. Typified by tense thrillers of all types, this year’s program takes viewers from the simmering home invasion drama Replicas to a twisty underworld kidnapping plot in Graceland; from the intense action of France’s Sleepless Night to online gaming run amok in Rat King.  The Cinemania films this year also embrace a darkly comic edge, including the darkly satirical Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal, the over-the-top comedic violence of Revenge for Jolly!, and Jackpot’s heist-comedy-gone-wrong. This gripping lineup, alternately suspenseful and hilarious, serves up just the right number of twists and laughs for late-night filmgoers. ·         Eddie – The Sleepwalking Cannibal, directed and written by Boris Rodriguez. (Canada, Denmark) – North American Premiere, Narrative. Onetime art star Lars Olafssen is all washed up. Unable to paint without inspiration, he accepts a teaching stint at a small-time art school in podunk Koda Lake, Canada, and along with it the guardianship of the offbeat town’s neighborhood weirdo, Eddie. As their unlikely friendship evolves, Lars uncovers a dark and violent secret about Eddie’s nocturnal impulses, and finds himself torn between his duty to his friend and his duty to his art. ·         Graceland, directed and written by Ron Morales. (Philippines, USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Family man Marlon Villar is the longtime chauffeur of prominent politician Manuel Chango. While he and his daughter accompany his boss’ preteen daughter home, Marlon is ambushed and the wrong girl is kidnapped. Suddenly the unassuming driver is propelled into a horrifying downward spiral and, as events in his life unravel, Marlon, Chango, and their families become entangled in a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent. In Tagalog with subtitles. ·         Jackpot (Arme Riddere), directed by Magnus Martens, written by Jo Nesbø. (Norway) – International Premiere, Narrative. Terrified, bloodied, and gripping a shotgun, Oscar Svendsen wakes up in what used to be a respectable strip joint, surrounded by eight corpses and with a gun pointed at him by a detective with the National Criminal Investigation Service. Naturally, Oscar is taken into custody, and during his interrogation a bloody and darkly comic story of betrayal, murder, and lottery winnings emerges—but is this the whole story? In Norwegian with subtitles. ·         Rat King, directed and written by Petri Kotwica. (Finland) – International Premiere, Narrative. Eighteen-year-old Juri spends his days absorbed in his computer gaming world, to the exclusion of school, friends, and ultimately his exasperated girlfriend. When his internet ally Niki turns up at his door fearing for his life because of a mysterious new online game, Juri eagerly follows him down the rabbit hole. In this taut, violent thriller, the lines between reality and the game blur as Juri and Niki are drawn into its increasingly morbid world. In Finnish with subtitles. ·         Replicas, directed by Jeremy Regimbal, written by Josh Close. (Canada) – World Premiere, Narrative. Following the tragic death of their young daughter, the Hughes family decide to escape to their upscale vacation home in the woods. But their attempt to get some quality time together is violently interrupted when a neighboring family with a hidden agenda drops by for dinner. First-time director Jeremy Regimbal builds tension to a calculated and ultimately brutal crescendo in this home-invasion thriller. Starring Selma Blair, Joshua Close, James D’Arcy, and Rachel Miner. ·         Revenge for Jolly!, directed by Chadd Harbold, written by Brian Petsos. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Harry (Brian Petsos) will stop at nothing to avenge the death of his beloved dog, Jolly. He and his demented cousin Cecil (Oscar Isaac) follow a series of clues in a frenzied attempt to track down the dog’s murderer, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. Elijah Wood, Kristen Wiig, Adam Brody, Ryan Phillippe, Gillian Jacobs, Bobby Moynihan, Kevin Corrigan, David Rasche, Amy Siemetz, and Garret Dillahunt all stand between Harry and revenge for Jolly. ·         Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche), directed by Frederic Jardin, written by Frederic Jardin and Nicolas Saada. (France, Belgium, Luxembourg) – New York Premiere, Narrative. Vincent is a dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After he steals a massive bag of cocaine, his young son winds up being held for ransom by the mob boss it belongs to. When Vincent travels to the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he gets caught in an intense cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals out of control. This night might not only be the longest of his life—it could be the last. A Tribeca Film release. SPECIAL SCREENINGS ·         Joe Papp in Five Acts, directed by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen. (USA) – World Premiere. In Joe Papp’s eyes, art is for everyone, not just a privileged few. This is the story of this indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts who brought more theater to more people than any other producer in history. Co-produced with American Masters and featuring Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Kevin Kline, James Earl Jones, and more, this documentary lets Papp’s great accomplishments and tumultuous personal history be revealed by the artists he helped create—and sometimes tried to destroy. ·         Queen: Days Of Our Lives, directed by Matt O’Casey. (UK) – Documentary. Relive the triumphant legacy of Queen in this comprehensive documentary of the band’s career from the late 1960s to today. Packed full of rare archival footage of the band hashing out their signature overdub sound in the recording studio, mind-blowing live performances, and Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon’s candid reflections on their career and the last days of Freddie Mercury, Queen: Days Of Our Lives is any fan’s dream. ·         The Zen of Bennett, conceived, created, and produced by Danny Bennett, produced by Jennifer Lebeau, directed by Unjoo Moon. (USA) – World Premiere. At 85, not only does Tony Bennett still have the smoothest pipes in the music business, he’s got the kind of philosophy that has made him one of the most beloved and respected performers of the last six decades. Made with as much class and refinement as Tony himself, this is an insider’s look at the icon as he records his latest duets collection with stars like Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, and—bittersweetly—Amy Winehouse. 2012 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film FestivalSponsored by Time Warner Cable A perennial audience favorite, the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival has become a leading platform to present independent sports and competition-themed films. The 2012 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival is comprised of five films, all of which will screen throughout the Festival and again all together at Tribeca Cinemas during Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day on Saturday, April 28.Celebrating competition, passion, and teamwork—and proving that sports is much more than just a game—these documentary films run the gamut from an energetic profile of two iconoclastic MLB pitchers in Knuckleball! and the inspirational story of Ethiopian villagers with amazing athletic abilities in Town of Runners to a teenage basketball player whose life was cut tragically short in Benji and a slew of sports stars whose competitive spirit costs them their fortunes in Broke. GALA ·         Benji, directed by Coodie and Chike. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a sweet-natured youngster from the city’s fabled South Side, and America’s top high school basketball prospect. His senseless murder on the day before his senior season devastated the city of Chicago and sent ripples of anguish nationwide. A stirring portrait of a phenom admired both on the court and off, Benji tells the story of a legend who might’ve been. The following Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival titles have been announced in their respective sections as part of the 2012 TFF film program:

  • Broke, directed by Billy Corben. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary.
  • Knuckleball!, directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, written by Christine Schomer, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary.
  • On The Mat, directed and written by Fredric Golding. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary.
  • Town of Runners, directed by Jerry Rothwell. (UK) – World Premiere, Documentary.

The short film program will be announced the week of March 12, 2012.

Women Grab the Spotlight at Tribeca

The second full day of screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival covered a typically wide gamut, from the launch of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival with the basketball-themed documentary “Benji” to the debut of the no-doubt classy “Eddie – The Sleepwalking Cannibal” to an open-air “Tribeca Drive-In” screening of the ’80s classic “The Goonies.”

Buyers, meanwhile, talked appreciatively about a handful of films, including documentaries about Morton Downey Jr. and an aspiring Filipino rock star who became the new lead singer of Journey after posting a video on YouTube.

But Friday at Tribeca was also a day for actresses to shine. A morning press-and-industry screening of “Take This Waltz,” a drama from Canadian actress-turned-director Sarah Polley that has been making the festival rounds since Toronto last September, supplied additional proof that Michelle Williams is an extraordinary actress, able to cut through even problematic material with startling depth and honesty.

Polley’s film has plenty of light moments in its depiction of a married couple played by Williams and Seth Rogen, but it’s dour to a fault; just when you think it’s heading for a gentle but satisfying conclusion, it takes a dark turn to hammer home the idea that everyone’s life has holes in it, and nobody is ever really going to be happy.

Williams, though, creates a character that feels alive and rich and achingly, crushingly real. We hardly need to be reminded how good she is after back-to-back Oscar nominations for “Blue Valentine” and “My Week With Marilyn,” but her raw and bold performance in “Take This Waltz” (which will almost certainly be rated NC-17 if Magnolia submits it to the MPAA) is a potent reminder nonetheless.

Elizabeth McGovern, meanwhile, stood in for the rest of the largely-female cast of the period film “Cheerful Weather for the Wedding,” the kind of manor-set comedy-drama mixture that Tribeca Enterprises’ chief creative officer Geoff Gilmore said “the British do better than anyone” when he introduced the film at its premiere. 

Donald Rice, the director of the film about wedding-day misadventures and buried secrets, introduced McGovern and said she’d had an eventful trip from her home in England: “She lost her luggage, which was mistaken for Dame Judi Dench’s luggage.”

(If that’s true, one imagines that the short black dress and red heels that McGovern was sporting did not  come from Dame Judi’s suitcase.) 

But the actress whose star shone brightest on Friday at Tribeca was clearly Abbie Cornish (right), whose startling performance in David Riker’s drama “The Girl” drew raves even from those who felt the film itself pulled too many punches in its tale of a poor Texas mother drawn into smuggling a carload of Mexicans across the border into Texas.

Cornish is understated but wrenching in her portrayal of a woman who sees no way out of debilitating poverty, and no way to regain custody of her young son. She says half of her lines in a Southern drawl and the other half in Spanish, a language she didn’t speak before landing the movie – and when the Australian-born actress got up onstage at the end of the film to answer questions, her natural Aussie accent just emphasized how out of her element Cornish must have been.

“This was the most intense, beautiful and collaborative filmmaking experience I’ve ever had,” said Cornish after the screening. ” … [The film] has a heartbeat, it has a soul.”

As impressive as Cornish is in “The Girl,” though, most of the talk at the post-screening Q&A turned to a much younger actress: nine-year-old Maritza Santiago Hernandez, who the filmmakers found in a small village in the state of Oaxaca, in southwestern Mexico.

“There’s no film industry to bring the girls to you – you have to go find them,” said producer Paul Mezey of the casting search, which he said included looking at 3,000 girls in 60 villages.

“She knew every single word in the entire script,” said Cornish of her young co-star, who had never acted before and has no ambitions to continue. “It was intimidating.”

Hernandez did not make the trip to New York for the movie’s premiere, but she still dominated the conversation – meaning that on a day when the women of Tribeca took center stage, a little girl stole the show.

Moland’s Disappearance selected for Tribeca’s Spotlight sidebar

TRIBECA 2014 Norway

by Jorn Rossing Jensen

– Having just screened at the Berlinale, Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s “intelligent black comedy with Stellan Skarsgård as an unlikely vigilante” will screen in New York

“An intelligent black comedy set in the dead of frozen Norwegian winter, with Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård as an unlikely vigilante,” is how New York’s Tribeca Film Festival introduces Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland’s Berlinale contender, In Order of Disappearance [+see also:
film review
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film profile], which will have its North American premiere in the festival’s Spotlight sidebar focusing on “marquee directors, prominent actors and star performers.

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Domestically released last month (February 21) by Nordisk Film Distribusjon, Moland’s action comedy and third Berlinale entry is about to tour the rest of the world, too, having been licensed to more than 40 countries by Danish international sales agency, Trust Nordisk. Major deals covers UK (Metrodome), Germany and Austria (Neue Visionen), France (Chrysalis), Benelux (Wild Bunch) and Italy (Teodora Film).

In Tribeca’s presensation, “upstanding community leader Nils (Skarsgård) has just won an award for Citizen of the Year, when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld gang war between Serbian drug dealers and a sociopathic criminal mastermind known only as The Count.

Scripted by Danish writer Kim Fupz Aakeson, starring Skarsgård with Swiss actor Bruno Ganz and Norwegian actor Pål Sverre Hagen, In Order of Disappearance was staged by Norwegian producers Finn GjerdrumStein B Kvae, for Paradox. Tribeca’s Spotlight programme includes 31 international productions, both features and documentaries.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Announces Spotlight, Midnight, Special Screenings, Centerpiece, and ESPN Sports Slate

Check out a complete film selections for the Spotlight, Midnight, Centerpiece, and Special Screenings sections, as well as the ESPN titles are as follows:

CENTERPIECE

Elvis & Nixon, directed by Liza Johnson, written by Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, and Cary Elwes. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. In 1970, a few days before Christmas, Elvis Presley showed up on the White House lawn seeking to be deputized into the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by the President himself. Elvis & Nixon, starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey respectively, imagines the comical details of this outlandish historical encounter. Featuring supporting performances from Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, and Sky Ferreira. An Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street release. 

MIDNIGHT

Always a thrill for the late night crowd, Tribeca Film Festival’s Midnight section features the best in horror, comedy, action, and camp. Made up of six narrative World Premieres, the section opens with Holidays, a horror anthology from some of today’s most exciting genre filmmakers. The piece even spills over into our Virtual Arcade:  the festival is exhibiting Holidays: Christmas VR, which is an extension of Holiday’s Christmas segment.  It’s an apt opener, because just as the Holidays gang have reimagined all our favorite seasonal celebrations, the rest of the Midnight filmmakers put their own spin on favorite genre frameworks.  From Here Alone’s unsettlingly believable post-apocalypse to Fear, Inc’s Fincher-meets-Saw premise, andKing Cobra’s dramatization of a notorious true crime in the amateur porn world, each film infuses classic concepts with its own distinctive flavor.

Opening Film

Holidays, directed by Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, Nicholas McCarthy, Gary Shore, Sarah Adina Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Smith, Scott Stewart, and Adam Egypt Mortimer, written by Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, Nicholas McCarthy, Gary Shore, Sarah Adina Smith, Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Smith, and  Scott Stewart. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Get in the holiday spirit with this horror anthology from some of today’s most visionary genre auteurs. From a very unholy Easter Bunny to a particularly macabre Valentine’s Day gift, Holidays is a full calendar year of festive stories, bringing out the most twisted and subversive sides of each seasonal celebration.  With Seth Green, Clare Grant, Ruth Bradley, Sophie Traub, Jocelin Donahue, Harley, Morenstein, Lorenza Izzo, and Andrew Bowen.

In the Virtual Arcade, the Festival is exhibiting Holidays: Christmas VR, which is tied to Christmas, a part of the Holidays anthology feature.  

Fear, Inc., directed by Vincent Masciale, written by Luke Barnett. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. In this referential horror-comedy thriller, horror junkie Joe Foster gets to live out his ultimate scary movie fantasy courtesy of Fear Inc., a company that specializes in giving you the fright of your life. But as lines blur between what is and is not part of the game, Joe’s dream comes true begins to look more like a nightmare. With Lucas Neff, Caitlin Stasey, Chris Marquette, Stephanie Drake, Mark Moses, and Abigail Breslin.

Here Alone, directed by Rod Blackhurst, written by David Ebeltoft. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. A virus has ravaged human civilization, leaving two groups of survivors: those who have managed to avoid infection, and those driven to madness, violence, and an insatiable bloodlust. Living deep in the woods, Ann, Chris, and Olivia are forced to fend off the infected while foraging for supplies. But when a supply expedition goes terribly awry, one among their number must make a terrible choice.  With Lucy Walters, Gina Piersanti, Adam David Thompson, and Shane West.

King Cobra, directed and written by Justin Kelly. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. This ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart (Garrett Clayton), aka Brent Corrigan, before his falling out with the producer (Christian Slater) who made him famous. When Sean decides he’d be better off a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers (James Franco and Keegan Allen) aim to cash in by any means possible. With Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald.

Rebirth, directed and written by Karl Mueller. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Adam Goldberg, Pat Healy, Harry Hamlin and Nicky Whelan star as members of a mysterious self-help group (possibly a cult). Fran Kranz plays their newest recruit. Rebirth simultaneously satirizes the buddy comedy and embraces the thriller format, resulting in a film that is at one moment hilarious and at the next, deeply disturbing.  A Netflix release

Tiger Raid, directed by Simon Dixon, written by Simon Dixon, Mick Donnellan, Gareth Coulam Evans. (U.K.) – World Premiere, Narrative. Two mercenaries in Iraq speed through the dead of night, on their way to execute a covert mission. But as they near their objective, past misdeeds come violently to the surface, in this action-packed two-hander.  With Sofia Boutella, Brian Gleeson, Damien Molony

SPOTLIGHT

Sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company

The Spotlight section is Tribeca Film Festival’s home for today’s marquee filmmakers, star performers and big issues. This year’s Spotlight is a family affair, with many films examining families large and small, natural and adopted, stable and struggling. The family of an elderly man, seeking an assisted suicide, rally around him in Youth in Oregon, while the once tight-knit families of Little Boxes and Family Fang try to recapture their intimacy after unexpected change.  Fathers and sons clash in Phenom and Wolves, while the mothers and daughters of All We Had and The Meddler lean on each other when everything else seems to be falling apart. One family is threatened by the New York City legal system in Custody, while a new family is forged between lost souls in section opener The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Having once formed their own makeshift family on the road, the dancers of Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour reunite for Strike a Pose and point to another theme of the section that emerges strongly in the documentary selections: the power of the arts and the journey of the artist. Whether it’s visual artists like Banksy and Chris Burden or the dancers of Reset and Strike a Pose; the comedians of The Last Laugh and Pistol Shrimps or the Asian-American rappers fighting for respect in Bad Rap; many films in this year’s selection highlight the versatile power of the arts to affect individuals and culture itself in myriad ways, perhaps none more strongly than Midsummer in Newtown, a resonant testament to the power of art to heal a community after tragedy.

Opening Film

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, directed by Bill Purple, written by Robbie Pickering & Bill Purple. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Henry (Jason Sudeikis) and Penny (Jessica Biel) are a New Orleans couple very much in love, until tragedy strikes and Henry is forced to rebuild. Quite literally, it turns out. After he befriends a tough street teen (Maisie Williams), he helps her construct the raft she’ll use to sail across the Atlantic in search of her long lost father. With Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel, Maisie Williams, Orlando Jones, Mary Steenburgen, and Paul Reiser.

All We Had, directed by Katie Holmes, written by Josh Boone & Jill Killington. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Ruthie continually makes the best of her mother Rita’s hard luck. When their attempt at settling in a new town hits a stumbling block, even Ruthie struggles to keep it together. Based on Annie Weatherwax’s 2014 novel, Katie Holmes’s feature directorial debut is an enriching coming-of-age drama about a resilient mother and daughter who find strength in each other. With Stefania Owen, Katie Holmes, Luke Wilson, Richard Kind, Mark Consuelos, Judy Greer, and Eve Lindley.

Bad Rap, directed and written by Salima Koroma. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. Bad Rap follows the lives and careers of four Asian-American rappers trying to break into a world that often treats them as outsiders. Sharing dynamic live performance footage and revealing interviews, these artists will make the most skeptical critics into believers. With humor and insight, the film paints a portrait of artistic passion in the face of an unsung struggle. With Jonathan “Dumbfoundead” Park, Nora “Awkwafina” Lum, David “Rekstizzy” Lee, and Richard “Lyricks” Lee.

The Banksy Job, directed and written by Ian Roderick Gray and Dylan Harvey. (U.K.) – World Premiere, Documentary. Simultaneously hilarious, wild, and bizarre The Banksy Job further illuminates the crazy world of street art and the peculiar relationships between the artists—in particular, Banksy and the artist known as AK47. An art world, mystery caper, The Banksy Job adds another whacky layer to the Banksy story that can’t be missed.

Burden, directed by Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. Illustrated with performance, private videos, and recollections from those who knew him, this detailed and innovative documentary looks at the life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later assemblages, installations, kinetic and static sculptures, and scientific models.  

Check It, directed by Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. Fed up with being abused and harassed on the brutal inner-city streets of Washington D.C., a group of gay and trans teens form a gang to fight back. This raw and intimate portrait follows four Check It members as they struggle to find a way out of gang life through an unlikely avenue: fashion.   

Command and Control, directed by Robert Kenner, written by Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. A high-stakes documentary thriller, Command and Control—based on Eric Schlosser’s 2013 book of the same name—explores the “human error” that led to an explosion at the Titan II nuclear site just outside Little Rock, Arkansas towards the end of the Cold War, and probes how mutually assured destruction might actually mean self-annihilation.  

Courted (L’Hermine), directed and written by Christian Vincent. (France) – North American Premiere, Narrative. When a feared judge of the French court, Xavier Racine (Fabrice Luchini), encounters a French-Danish juror, Ditte Lorensen-Coteret (Sidse Babett Knudsen), at a murder trial, their shared past is slowly uncovered. Understated and engaging, director Christian Vincent (Four StarsHaute Cuisine) lets two narratives unfold, playing with notions of how we present ourselves and how we wish to be perceived.  In French with subtitles.

Custody, directed and written by James Lapine. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Legal and intimate family dynamics dovetail in Custody. Starring Viola Davis as an embattled family court judge with a fraught marriage of her own; Hayden Panettiere as a recent law-school grad flung into a custody case; and Catalina Sandino Moreno as the single mother at the center of the case who risks losing her two children over an ill-timed argument. With Tony Shalhoub, Raul Esparza, Dan Fogler, and Ellen Burstyn.

Don’t Think Twice, directed by Mike Birbiglia. (USA) – New York Premiere, Narrative. Mike Birbiglia’s true-to-life second feature is set in the world of New York improv comedy, where the members of a tight-knit troupe are thrown into disarray when one of their ranks lands a coveted spot on a top TV show. Produced by Ira Glass and co-starring Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard and Mike Birbiglia.

Team Foxcatcher, directed by Jon Greenhalgh. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. Jon Greenhalgh’s Team Foxcatcher chronicles the paranoid, downward spiral of millionaire John E. DuPont that led to the tragic murder of olympic wrestler David Schultz. Never-before-seen home videos shot during Schultz’s time at Foxcatcher Farms shed light on the disturbing events and serve as a poignant memoir to the legacy of the champion wrestler, husband, and father.  A Netflix release.

Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray, directed by Jenny Carchman. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. The self-help industry is worth $11 billion dollars a year; it captivates those seeking happiness, release from suffering, and those longing for a path and a leader to follow. James Arthur Ray, for many, was that sort of leader. But when a sweat lodge ceremony goes horribly wrong, we learn from Ray and some of his followers that their spiritual path was fraught with danger and perhaps even greater suffering.   

The Family Fang, directed by Jason Bateman, written by David Lindsay-Abaire. (USA) – US Premiere, Narrative. Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman are Annie and Baxter Fang, children of celebrated performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett). When the elder Fangs go missing under mysterious circumstances, the siblings are forced to unpack long-dormant and unresolved issues from their unorthodox childhoods as they search for their parents, in Bateman’s caustically funny and deeply felt sophomore feature. With Jason Butler Harner and Kathryn Hahn.  A Starz release. 

A Hologram for the King, directed and written by Tom Tykwer. (USA, Germany) – World Premiere, Narrative. In Tom Tykwer’s wryly comic adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel, Tom Hanks stars as a struggling American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a new technology to the King, only to be challenged by endless Middle Eastern bureaucracy, a perpetually absent monarch, and a suspicious growth on his back.  With Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw,  and Tom Skerritt.  A Roadside Attractions release.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople, directed and written by Taika Waititi. (New Zealand) – New York Premiere, Narrative. A spunky orphan and his gruff guardian are forced to flee after a series of misunderstandings send them both into the wilderness as mismatched fugitives. Starring Sam Neill and featuring a hysterically funny performance from newcomer Julian Dennison, director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok) has crafted a truly touching adventure-comedy. An Orchard release.

A Kind of Murder, directed by Andy Goddard, written by Susan Boyd. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. The Blunderer, written by Carol author Patricia Highsmith, gets a classic film noir treatment in A Kind of Murder, a ’60s-set Hitchcockian thriller that explores how we judge culpability in the death of another. Starring Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, and Vincent Kartheiser.  

The Last Laugh, directed by Ferne Pearlstein, written by Robert Edwards and Ferne Pearlstein. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. When is comedy not funny? Some would argue, when it’s about the Holocaust. Through interviews and performances featuring people on either side of the issue—including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, and Abe Foxman—as well as a portrait of a resilient survivor, The Last Laugh offers an intelligent and hilarious survey of what is and is not off-limits in comedy, from the Holocaust and beyond.

Lavender, directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly, written by Ed Gass-Donnelly and Colin Frizzel. (Canada) – World Premiere, Narrative. Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney, and Justin Long star in this hallucinatory thriller about Jane, a photographer who suffers severe memory loss following a horrific car accident. Putting her life at risk, as well as those of her husband and daughter, she must piece together and confront the traumatic past that is haunting her.   

Life, Animated, directed by Roger Ross Williams, written by Roger Ross Williams and David Teague. (USA) – New York Premiere, Documentary. Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams tells the remarkable story of an autistic young man, unable to speak for much of his childhood, who regained his ability to communicate through a life-long commitment to Disney animated movies. Life, Animated is a moving illustration of the power of love and understanding to fix those things in life that appear irreparable. An Orchard release.

Little Boxes, directed by Rob Meyer, written by Annie J Howell. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. It’s the summer before 6th grade, and Clark is the new-in-town biracial kid in a sea of white. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act ‘more black,’ he fumbles to meet expectations as rifts are exposed in his tight-knit family, his parents also striving to adjust. This poignant comedy about understanding identity is the second feature from TFF alumnus Rob Meyer. Executive Produced by Cary Fukunaga. With Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence, Janeane Garofalo, and Christine Taylor.

Magnus, directed by Benjamin Ree, written by Linn-Jeanethe Kyed and Benjamin Ree. (Norway) – World Premiere, Documentary. Carlsen is known as the ‘Mozart of Chess’ because, unlike many chess grandmasters, he possesses innate ability, an unbelievable memory, and unrivaled creativity. Memorized moves and calculated probability can only carry a chess player so far; Magnus exploits this weakness in his opponents on his way to becoming the World Chess Champion. In English, Norwegian with subtitles.

The Meddler, directed and written by Lorene Scafaria. (USA) – US Premiere, Narrative. Susan Sarandon delivers a magnetic performance as the doting, mother supreme Marnie Minervini, who crosses coasts to drop into the life of her screenwriter daughter Lori (Rose Byrne). Loosely autobiographical, Lorene Scafaria’s heartfelt comedy offers a wryly scripted defense of a woman struggling to cope with familial loss. Co-starring J.K. Simmons, Cecily Strong, Jerrod Carmichael, and Jason Ritter.  A Sony Pictures Classic release.

Midsummer in Newtown, directed by Lloyd Kramer. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. Midsummer in Newtown is a testament to the transformative force of artistic expression to pierce through the shadow cast down by trauma. From auditions to opening night, we witness the children of Sandy Hook Elementary find their voice, build their self-confidence, and ultimately shine in a rock-pop version of A Midsummer’s Night Dream 

Mr. Church, directed by Bruce Beresford, written by Susan McMartin. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. When a dying mother hires a talented cook (Eddie Murphy) to help take care of her young daughter, a lifelong friendship blooms. A tender coming-of-age family drama directed by the Oscar-nominated, Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy). With Britt Robertson, Xavier Samuel, Natascha McElhone, Lucy Fry

My Blind Brother, directed and written by Sophie Goodhart. (USA) – New York Premiere, Narrative. In Sophie Goodhart’s utterly original romantic comedy, Robbie (Adam Scott) is a champion blind athlete and local sports hero whose brother Bill (Nick Kroll) is always overlooked, even though he runs every marathon by his side. When both fall for the same lady (Jenny Slate), Bill must decide if he will put himself second again, or finally stand up to his blind brother.? With Zoe Kazan, Charlie Hewson, Maryann Nagel, and Greg Violand.

My Scientology Movie, directed by John Dower, written by John Dower and Louis Theroux. (U.K.) – International Premiere, Documentary. BBC journalist Louis Theroux joins forces with director John Dower to explore the elusive Church of Scientology. With the help of a former high-ranking Scientologist, Theroux sets out to understand the furtive goings-on of the Church, armed with his irreverent humor and biting irony.  

National Bird, directed by Sonia Kennebeck. (USA) – International Premiere, Documentary.  Sonia Kennebeck takes on the controversial tactic of drone warfare, and demands accountability through the personal accounts—recollections, traumas, and responses—of three American military veterans whose lives have been shaken by the roles they played in this controversial method of attack. Executive produced by Wim Wenders and Errol Morris. In Dari, English with subtitles.

The Phenom, directed and written by Noah Buschel. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. When major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons) chokes on the mound, he’s sidelined to the minor leagues and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist (Paul Giamatti). In the process, long-dormant conflicts with his overbearing father (Ethan Hawke) are brought to light. The Phenom is a captivating psychological study of an individual caught up in the expectations of the big-league sports machine.  

Pistol Shrimps, directed and written by Brent Hodge. (USA, Canada) – World Premiere, Documentary.  Sometimes girls just wanna have fun… and ball. Brent Hodge (A Brony Tale, TFF 2014) and Morgan Spurlock (Mansome, TFF 2012) introduce us to an eclectic group of women who play in an LA recreational basketball league, focusing on the Pistol Shrimps, a rag-tag group of actresses (including Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation), comedians, musicians, and mothers who brought nationwide attention to the league that could.

Reset (Relève), directed and written by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai. (France) – International Premiere, Documentary. Stunningly gorgeous and delicate in both subject and treatment, Reset depicts renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied (also known for choreographing the dance sequences in Black Swan) as he attempts to rejuvenate the Paris Opera Ballet in his new position as director. With appearances by composer Nico Muhly, Opera alumna Aurélie Dupont, and designer Iris van Herpen, Reset is a delightfully aesthetic affair.  In French with subtitles

Shadow World, directed by Johan Grimonprez. (USA, Belgium, Denmark) – World Premiere, Documentary. In this eye-popping montage of archival and news footage and interviews, Johan Grimonprez exposes the shadow world of the global arms trade, where corruption, lies, and greed drive covert relationships between politicians, industry executives, military and intelligence officials, and arms dealers. Their aim: to perpetuate war in order to generate more profit, no matter what the human cost. In Arabic, English, Spanish with subtitles.

Strike a Pose, directed and written by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. (Netherlands) – North American Premiere, Documentary. To the fans, they were the unforgettably talented men who supported the career of one of the world’s most beloved and controversial music artists: Madonna. Behind the scenes they were an impressionable group of young dancers whose lives were forever changed by her influence. Strike a Pose reunites the men 25 years later, providing the chance to learn about the emotional truth behind the glamorous facade.

Vincent N Roxxy, directed and written by Gary Michael Schultz. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.   Vincent (Emile Hirsch) is a small town loner, and Roxxy (Zoë Kravitz) a rebellious punk rocker. When they find themselves on the run from the same dangerous criminals, their feelings for one another deepen, despite their dangerous circumstances. Soon, the star-crossed lovers discover violence is never far behind them, in Gary Michael Schultz’s alternately romantic and brutal drama. With Emory Cohen, Zoey Deutch, Jason Mitchell, Scott Mescudi.

Win!, directed and written by Justin Webster. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. With inside access to the players, decision makers, and supporters who were central to the formation of New York City Football Club and its historic inaugural season, Win! offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to build a Major League Soccer team from the ground up, in the country’s most competitive sports market.  In English, Spanish with subtitles.

Wolves, directed and written by Bart Freundlich. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Anthony Keller (Taylor John Smith), star of his NYC high school basketball team, is riding his way to Cornell on a sports scholarship. He can only maintain his popular jock facade for so long, as his troubled father Lee (Michael Shannon) has a gambling addiction that threatens to derail his dreams both on and off the court. Bart Freundlich’s powerfully directed drama co-stars Carla Gugino.  

Youth In Oregon, directed by Joel David Moore, written by Andrew Eisen. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate, Mary Kay Place, and Josh Lucas star in this dramedy about an ailing man travelling to Oregon to be legally euthanized. Langella is superb, capturing the frustration, resolution, and desperation that swirl around so profound a decision. Actor-turned-director Joel David Moore creates a powerful affirmation on the search that finds value in the life you have.   

Special Event

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, directed by Justin Krook. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. From producers Matthew Weaver, Matt Colon, Happy Walters and David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi, TFF 2011) is an energetic, heart-pumping documentary about one of the most eminent DJs working today: Steve Aoki. In the lead-up to Aoki’s biggest show of his career, the doc examines the driving force behind his passion: Rocky Aoki, daredevil showman, Benihana founder, and Steve’s absent father.

Following the film, there will be a conversation and performance with Steve Aoki at The Beacon Theatre.  

Special Screenings

Don’t Look Down, directed by Daniel Gordon. (U.K.) – World Premiere, Documentary. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, daredevil entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson made an audacious attempt to cross the Atlantic and Pacific in the world’s largest hot air balloon. Don’t Look Down is a personal revelation; a dramatic tale of survival and drive. Branson recounts his experience with uncanny vividity, and reveals how baiting death forever changed him.  

Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray, directed by Kristi Zea. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. This tribute to the dynamic artist Elizabeth Murray, an intrinsic figure in New York’s contemporary art landscape from the 1970s until the early 2000s, highlights her struggle to balance personal and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world. It also addresses her later battle with cancer, at the peak of her career.  

Screening in partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art where the film will screen. 

The Man Who Knew Infinity, directed by Matthew Brown, written by Matthew Brown and Robert Kanigel. (U.K.) – New York Premiere, Narrative. In 1913, a self-taught mathematics prodigy Ramanujan (Dev Patel) traveled from his home in India to Trinity College in Cambridge to study with the esteemed professor GH Hardy (Jeremy Irons). Hardy fights for Ramanujan to be recognized as the two struggle with prejudice, illness, and culture on the road to perfecting the theorems that changed the course of history of math. In English, Tamil with subtitles. An IFC Films release. 

Following the screening there will be an in depth conversation with Dev Patel and the film’s creators. Presented in association with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation/Tribeca Film Institute partnership, this Special Screening Event is co-sponsored by Bira 91.

Geezer, directed and written by Lee Kirk. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. Perry (Billie Joe Armstrong) is a happily married father of two living a comfortable but sedate life in the suburbs.  On the occasion of his 40th birthday, he seeks to revisit his former life as the lead singer in a popular punk band though his middle-aged reality quickly (and hilariously) clashes with the indulgences of his youth.  With Fred Armisen, Selma Blair, Judy Greer and Chris Messina.

With a special live performance from Billie Joe Armstrong following the film.

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back, directed and written by Maura Axelrod. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. An art world upstart, provocative and elusive artist Maurizio Cattelan made his career on playful and subversive works that send up the artistic establishment, until a retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2011 finally solidified his place in the contemporary art canon. Axelrod’s equally playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: who is Maurizio Cattelan? In English, Italian with subtitles.

Screening in partnership with the Guggenheim Museum where the film will screen.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend, directed and written by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. From the slums of Brazil to center stage at the world’s biggest sporting event, Pelé’s rise to become the youngest-ever World Cup winner, at the age of 17, was nothing short of a miracle. Full of laughs, life lessons, and heart, this inspiring biopic is perfect for introducing a new generation to the greatest soccer player of all time.  With Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Seu Jorge, Colm Meaney. An IFC Films release.

Followed by a conversation with Pelé.

SHOT! the Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, directed by Barnaby Clay. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary. Legendary music photographer Mick Rock is best known for his iconic photographs of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Queen, and countless others. In a documentary as rock-n-roll as its subject, Mick Rock guides us through his psychedelic, shambolic first-hand experiences as the visual record-keeper of these myths and legends.

With a special live music tribute following the screening.

The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson. (U.K., Iceland) – North American Premiere, Documentary.  Benedikt Erlingsson brings us a world of imagination with a compendium of wonderful unseen archival footage of circus performers, cabaret acts, and fairground attractions. The films are set to a haunting electronic score composed by members of Sigur Rós in collaboration with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson.

Screening in partnership with MoMA PS1 where the film will screen inside the VW Dome.

Work In Progress

Ghostheads, directed and written by Brendan Mertens. (Canada, USA) – Work-In-Progress, Documentary. Join us for a special sneak preview screening of Brendan Mertens’ documentary exploring the many faces of Ghostbusters fandom and celebrating 30 years of one of cinema’s most iconic franchises. Featuring interviews with Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, and Paul Feig. 

Untitled Bill Nye Documentary, directed by David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg. (USA) – Work-In-Progress, Documentary. When it raised over $800,000 on Kickstarter, The Untitled Bill Nye Documentary broke the fundraising site’s records and instantly became one of the most anticipated upcoming documentaries.   Join the filmmakers and the titular Science Guy as they preview exclusive scenes from their upcoming doc and discuss their process, collaboration, and fundraising strategy.

TRIBECA/ESPN SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Sponsored by Mohegan Sun 

The ESPN Sports Film Festival kicks of on Thursday, April 14th with the Gala premiere of The Magic Moment, a documentary chronicling the 1990s Orlando Magic dynasty headlined by superstars Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway.  The film will premiere on ESPN that night with live simulcast from the Tribeca red carpet, with special guests including Shaquille O’Neal.

Jeff and Michael Zimbalest return to the Tribeca Film Festival with the World Premiere of their inspiring biopic Pele: Birth of a Legend, about Pele’s rise from the slums of Brazil to become the youngest ever World Cup winner at the age of 17 (Pele will be in attendance).  Other films explore a new soccer franchise in New York, a famous chess player, a Native American girls highschool lacrosse team, and an LA recreational basketball league, made up of actresses, comedians, musicians, and mothers.

Gala:

This Magic Moment, co-directed by Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby. (USA) – World Premiere. Documentary. In the mid-1990s, Orlando was the epicenter of excitement in the NBA. The young franchise, led by mega-stars Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway, beat Michael Jordan and the mighty Bulls en route to the 1995 NBA Finals. They lost to the Rockets that year but it was clear this team from Orlando was a dynasty in the making. But the Magic’s moment on top was never fully realized – a classic “what-could-have-been” story, where success came fast and big and then ‘poof’, the magic was gone.

Feature films:

  • El Clásico, directed by Halkawt Mustafa, written by Anders Fagerholt and Halkawt Mustafa. (Norway, Iraqi Kurdistan Region) – North American Premiere
  • Keepers of the Game, directed by Judd Ehrlich. (USA) – World Premiere, Documentary
  • Magnus, directed by Benjamin Ree, written by Linn-Jeanethe Kyed and Benjamin Ree. (Norway) – World Premiere, Documentary.
  • My Blind Brother, directed and written by Sophie Goodhart. (USA) – New York Premiere, Narrative.
  • Pelé: Birth of a Legend, directed and written by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.

90,000 pros and cons of Subaru Tribeca

I bought the car by accident. Or rather not by chance, but bought it because I urgently needed a car, but I could not find a better option. On the first day or two, of course, I was pleased with the car, but then I calmed down a bit and soberly appreciated the purchase. Before this car, there was a 2012 Solaris, I can’t say anything bad about it, and, of course, I compared Tribeca with Hyundai. I will not write about the praises described about the low center of gravity and all-wheel drive, they are undoubtedly advantageous in comparison.The car itself, when you look at it and sit in it, brings a sense of security, you feel the heaviness, the thickness of the metal. The doors slam shut with a heavy noble clap. Compared to Tribeca, the rest of the crossovers seem to be thin-walled boxes. The cabin is quiet, the engine noise is audible during acceleration, but it sounds pleasant, not annoying. Acceleration is vigorous, confident. But not fast enough for such a motor. In the competition with Nissan, Ihs lost the trail. In principle, it is understandable, with me the car weighs 2 tons, and this does not bother me much, since I bought it to transport my family.Around the cabin: at first you look – space, now I’m used to it and it doesn’t seem special anymore. In general, everything is at hand, but there are no pleasant gadgets for the price tag of the car and that. what was in the solaris: the angle of the headlights is not automatically adjusted, there is no port, aux port, the radio catches only odd waves on the American, which annoys me, since almost all our stations are clear, and the sound is very muffled. Well, at least Mp 3 reads. The 6-disc changer still works, but people write that it is completely unreliable.The only sound that settles me is that one. what is playing from the disc. Clearly. exactly, the bass is in place. The rest is fu. The car is not fully loaded, there is no navigator, DVD in the ceiling. The screen in the center of the console shows little information, in the Solaris the same volume was between the tachometer and the speedometer. I don’t like that either. And I decided to see how I can replace this screen with something modern, touch, with a navigator, etc. And I was surprised that there were practically no solutions: radio tape recorders were not developed, the replacement of the central screen is accompanied by the transfer of the screen to the eyeglass case, alteration of the console frame, etc.etc., etc. In short, you can’t think of anything less than 100,000. Upset I go like this. The rear seats could have been made slightly at an angle, otherwise the pillow is flat and narrow. Although there is a lot of space in the back. I like the fact that the trunk is sick, the seats fold down comfortably, the center of the backrest folds, you can carry skis and all your children with your wife. There was no such thing in Solaris. I read a lot of reviews about gas mileage: everyone writes 15-17, someone drives up to 20. With a short warm-up and driving around the city (we do not have long streets and avenues) it reaches 30 (!) 95th.I took it to the diagnostics, they did not find anything wrong. While watching, I think. Also, after active driving, the smell of oil is felt when stopping. In general, the car is not bad, but it makes me sad about trifles, especially at the moment of paying transport tax. Also, it seems to me that spare parts for this car are prohibitively expensive.

STONE HEDGE Life: a wide Maslenitsa celebration at TriBeCa APARTMENTS

24 August 2021

In Tower B of the STONE Towers quarter, work has begun on the construction of the stylobate part

23 August 2021

POP UP MUSEUM of the NEO GEO business center opens the personal exhibition of Irina Iva “In the stream …”

20 August 2021

A closed meeting of the Women’s Leadership Club was held in the Jart gallery on the territory of the Art Residence

19 August 2021

The MCA team has rated Caméo

11 August 2021

STONE HEDGE at CRE MORNING CLUB

10 August 2021

Excursion for Moskomarchitecture on Caméo

9 August 2021

STONE Towers – the winner of the V All-Russian competition of BIM-technologies 2020/21

6 August 2021

Art Residence will become the center of the urban site-specific art

5 August 2021

Anastasia Malkova took part in the discussion “Social impact of business”

4 August 2021

At the second stage of STONE Towers, excavation in the excavation area has been completed

30 July 2021

The third volunteer campaign STONE HEDGE with the “Night Bus” has ended

29 July 2021

Managing Partner of STONE HEDGE on the jury for Urban Awards

22 July 2021

STONE Towers: construction diary for July

21 July 2021

STONE HEDGE held the 13th closed meeting of brokers and summed up the sales results for the first half of 2021

19 July 2021

Developer’s school: professional discussion among the leaders of the office market

16 July 2021

STONE HEDGE opened an electric scooter rental station in Bumazhny Proezd

15 July 2021

Improvement completed near STONE House

8 July 2021

STONE HEDGE handed over for processing more than a ton of waste paper

6 July 2021

STONE HEDGE projects in TOP-instaggamy locations in Moscow

5 July 2021

STONE HEDGE at Moscow Urban FEST: art as part of the concept of a development project

2 July 2021

STONE HEDGE at MUF 2021

30 June 2021

Volunteer action: ten days with the “Night bus”

29 June 2021

POP UP MUSEUM expositions remained part of the NEO GEO interiors

28 June 2021

STONE HEDGE jury at Arendator Awards

24 June 2021

STONE Towers: June Construction Diary

23 June 2021

STONE HEDGE on the offices of tomorrow at CRE

21 June 2021

STONE HEDGE projects in the catalog of TOP-objects of commercial real estate

18 June 2021

STONE HEDGE expertise at RBK forum

16 June 2021

Showroom of office projects in STONE House opened

11 June 2021

Orator Club at Art Residence

11 June 2021

Training for brokers in the STONE House

8 June 2021

Maxim Geyser in the rating of the most influential persons in the commercial real estate market CRE 100

8 June 2021

POP UP MUSEUM ends cycle in NEO GEO

7 June 2021

STONE HEDGE and WALL archbureau are participants of the ARCH Moscow business program

7 June 2021

A women’s breakfast was held at the STONE House for the members of the COCOON association

7 June 2021

STONE HEDGE at the round table of the Construction newspaper: Nature and the city

4 June 2021

STONE HEDGE launches STONE

premium office real estate platform

2 June 2021

Gallery JART in Art Residence presented a new exhibition “Seven”

1 June 2021

Painty Party on Children’s Day at TriBeCa APARTMENTS

31 May 2021

STONE HEDGE expertise at the Kommersant conference

31 May 2021

Sports weekend in STORY from the Pro Trener team

26 May 2021

Sports collaboration STONE HEDGE and premium fitness studio Pro Trener

26 May 2021

STONE HEDGE at the round table of Forbes Life and Timchenko Foundation

24 May 2021

STONE TOWERS withstands the high pace of construction of two stages

20 May 2021

Managing partner of STONE HEDGE Anastasia Malkova was awarded two diplomas of the REPUTATION

award

18 May 2021

Honest business class.Club house STORY as reviewed by Oleg Torbasov

17 May 2021

A private preview of an exhibition of contemporary art for brokers was held in the STONE House

14 May 2021

Head of HR Department STONE HEDGE is among the finalists of the REPUTATION award

14 May 2021

“Night of Museums” at STONE House: exhibition of works by participants of World Art Dubai 2021

13 May 2021

In Tower B and Tower C of the STONE Towers office block, the first part of the foundation slab has been poured

12 May 2021

Video interview with Anastasia Malkova, managing partner of STONE HEDGE within the framework of the “Reputation” award

4 May 2021

Caméo sales office project awarded as “Best Project in Russia”

30 April 2021

STONE HEDGE: one week with Night Bus

30 April 2021

Working hours of the STONE

House

23 April 2021

Facade assembly has begun in Tower A of the STONE Towers office quarter

22 April 2021

POP UP MUSEUM in NEO GEO received a commendation from the First Moscow educational complex

21 April 2021

STONE HEDGE launches a charity event with “Night Bus”

20 April 2021

STONE HEDGE will support the Arendator Awards 2021

19 April 2021

STONE HEDGE at the REPA round table on HR issues

15 April 2021

Journalists visiting the STONE Commercial Real Estate House

14 April 2021

Art Residence appreciated by colleagues from AAG

9 April 2021

STONE HEDGE expertise: how to build a long-term relationship with a client

7 April 2021

Partner of STONE HEDGE NIKOLSKAYA GALLERY at World Art Dubai 2021

6 April 2021

STONE HEDGE became a great Moscow friend of the Nochlezhka charity organization

2 April 2021

Russian Breakfast: how the office product has changed

30 March 2021

Construction of STONE Towers: 70% masonry work on Tower A completed

29 March 2021

POP UP MUSEUM at Art Russia Fair

25 March 2021

STONE HEDGE at Russian Breakfast

25 March 2021

FSK visiting PLAY

23 March 2021

PLAY House: when reality meets expectations 100%

22 March 2021

STONE HEDGE held a meeting for luxury residential real estate brokers

19 March 2021

STONE HEDGE held the first meeting of STONE

office residents

18 March 2021

STONE HEDGE held an evening for commercial real estate brokers

16 March 2021

PLAY house in the Metrium review: residential complexes commissioned on time

15 March 2021

STONE Towers – finalist for the Moscow Architectural Prize

14 March 2021

STONE HEDGE Life: a wide Maslenitsa celebration at TriBeCa APARTMENTS

15 March 2021

STONE HEDGE opened the STONE

Commercial Real Estate House

9 March 2021

ANASTASIA BriArt EXHIBITION OPENED IN NEO GEO by POP UP MUSEUM

9 March 2021

CONSTRUCTION OF STONE TOWERS: MONOLITHIC WORKS IN TOWER A

COMPLETED

5 March 2021

STONE HEDGE is the # 1 developer on the commercial real estate market

1 March 2021

STONE HEDGE at the meeting of the members of the COCOON Association

26 February 2021

STONE HEDGE at the RBC conference.New horizons of office real estate

19 February 2021

STONE HEDGE at Whitewill

17 February 2021

Caméo in the KalinkaGroup luxury real estate review

16 February 2021

STONE HEDGE will talk about the transformation of offices after the pandemic on Officenext online

16 February 2021

“FACES”: Maxim Geyser and Anastasia Malkova among influential people on the real estate market

15 February 2021

A closed painting master class was held in NEO GEO

12 February 2021

Opening: Mint Platinum at NEO GEO

11 February 2021

JLL visiting STONE Towers

8 February 2021

An urbanist’s view: how the Belarusian business district was formed

5 February 2021

New exhibition POP UP MUSEUM in the NEO GEO business center

4 February 2021

Construction of STONE Towers: Monolith of Tower A reached the seventh floor

2 February 2021

New exhibition of the JART gallery at Art Residence

1 February 2021

STONE HEDGE completed the transfer of apartments in the PLAY house on Tulskaya

21 January 2021

POP UP MUSEUM at NEO GEO presents a new exhibition “The Outsider”

20 January 2021

STONE HEDGE expertise: customer experience in residential development

19 January 2021

ZEPPELIN STARTED MAINTENANCE PLAY

18 January 2021

STONE HEDGE will talk about customer service at the webinar “Developer’s School”

15 January 2021

Two weeks SUPER SALE at NEO GEO

15 January 2021

STONE HEDGE continues to issue keys to PLAY

14 January 2021

PROFITABLE investment of funds.”Stas Nedvizhka” about PLAY

11 January 2021

JART Gallery in Art Residence opens the exhibition “Innocent pranks. TECHNOROCOCO “

30 December 2020

Working hours of STONE HEDGE sales offices during the New Year holidays

29 December 2020

New Year’s greetings at Mediametrics from Anastasia Malkova, managing partner of STONE HEDGE

28 December 2020

STONE HEDGE spent the New Year in STORY and TriBeCa APARTMENTS

25 December 2020

STONE HEDGE – partner of the JOY

award

23 December 2020

Ice show “Frozen” was held in Art Residence

22 December 2020

More than 90 lots were handed over in the first dynamic house PLAY

21 December 2020

STONE HEDGE at the international investor forum PROinvest 2020

18 December 2020

Caméo’s construction readiness reached 95%

17 December 2020

Meeting with commercial real estate brokers in NEO GEO

16 December 2020

STONE HEDGE held a Christmas meeting with commercial real estate brokers at STONE Towers

15 December 2020

TriBeCa APARTMENTS among residential projects with colorful art objects

14 December 2020

Caméo Moscow Villas were rated by experts from the professional community

9 December 2020

“Tsimailo, Lyashenko and Partners” about the architecture of STONE Towers

8 December 2020

POP UP MUSEUM at NEO GEO is 3 years old

4 December 2020

POP UP MUSEUM at NEO GEO extends New Reality exhibition

1 December 2020

Shares in December from STONE HEDGE

26 November 2020

Caméo recognized as “The Best Elite-Class Apartment Complex in Moscow” at Urban Awards 2020

25 November 2020

STONE HEDGE at the Kommersant conference “Results of the commercial real estate market”

24 November 2020

STONE HEDGE put into operation the first dynamic house PLAY

23 November 2020

Caméo’s construction readiness reached 93%

19 November 2020

NEO GEO and POP UP MUSEUM on the channel “Moscow, dear”

17 November 2020

Tennis school resumed in NEO GEO

13 November 2020

STONE HEDGE shares experience at HR conference

11 November 2020

Interiors of Art Residence on the pages of N-STYLE magazine

6 November 2020

7ONE business center accepted two new tenants

3 November 2020

Special conditions of purchase in STONE HEDGE residential projects in November

30 October 2020

Construction readiness of Caméo Moscow Villas reached 88%

27 October 2020

Caméo Moscow Villas – finalist for Urban Awards

23 October 2020

Gallery JART in Art Residence presented the exposition “CHA SHA.Epilogue “

22 October 2020

Fashion-shooting for N-STYLE magazine took place in STORY club house

19 October 2020

Two new exhibitions opened at POP UP MUSEUM with the support of STONE HEDGE

5 October 2020

Caméo presented at the exhibition-fair “Real Estate from Leaders 2020”

2 October 2020

TWO STONE HEDGE PROJECTS BECAME ARENDATOR AWARDS

WINNERS

2 October 2020

STONE HEDGE EXPERT TAKES PART IN THE REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE

1 October 2020

Caméo Moscow Villas was included in the rating of “100 best residential complexes in Russia”

21 September 2020

Caméo MOSCOW VILLAS BECAME DOUBLE NOMINANT FOR THE URBAN AWARDS 2020

21 September 2020

PLAY has successfully passed the inspection of the State Construction Supervision Committee

16 September 2020

JART Gallery won the award for the best stand at COSMOSCOW 2020

11 September 2020

Caméo Moscow Villas hosted the eighth meeting with brokers

4 September 2020

Caméo Moscow Villas won the Best Sales Office nomination at the WOW Awards

2 September 2020

Construction progress of Caméo Moscow Villas for September

31 August 2020

OFFICE QUARTER STONE TOWERS RECEIVED CONSTRUCTION PERMISSION

24 August 2020

STONE HEDGE sponsored Junior Fighting Championship

24 August 2020

THREE STONE HEDGE PROJECTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN ARENDATOR AWARDS

5 August 2020

CAMÉO WOW AWARDS 2020 FINALIST

10 July 2020

STONE HEDGE EXPERTS PARTICIPATED IN THE ONLINE REAL ESTATE SUMMIT

8 July 2020

OPENING OF A NEW EXHIBITION AT POP UP MUSEUM

6 July 2020

IN THE BUSINESS QUARTER OF CLASS A STONE TOWERS ARE OPEN FOR SALE!

28 June 2020

CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE WOW AWARDS 2020

22 June 2020

New victory for STONE HEDGE IN THE AGENCY PRIZE do A.S.A.P APPROVED

16 June 2020

STONE HEDGE LAUNCHES A NEW PROJECT – STONE TOWERS

19 May 2020

STONE HEDGE won the international Customer Experience WORLD AWARDS

12 May 2020

A NEW TENANT WILL COME INTO THE NEO GEO BUSINESS CENTER

16 April 2020

STONE HEDGE GROUP SUPPORTS #STAYHOME

13 April 2020

95% of all lots were transferred in the STORY club house

10 April 2020

IN THE FIRST DYNAMIC HOUSE PLAY SOLD OUT 100% OF THE APARTMENTS

27 March 2020

STONE HEDGE work schedule

27 March 2020

IN 7ONE BUSINESS CENTER SOLD OUT ALL OFFICES

25 March 2020

STONE HEDGE CLOSED THE FIRST ONLINE DEAL

19 March 2020

CAMÉO AND SAVOY BRAND ANNOUNCED COLLABORATION

10 March 2020

STONE HEDGE TAKE AWARDS IN THE MAIN WORLD WEB DESIGN COMPETITION!

3 March 2020

STONE HEDGE team took part in mini-football tournament

25 February 2020

CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS HELD A MASTER CLASS IN COOKING DESSERTS

20 February 2020

THE CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS TEAM HELD A CLOSED MEETING FOR MEN-BROKERS

11 February 2020

GASTROBUFFET OPENED IN NEO GEO BUSINESS CENTER

10 February 2020

MONOLITHIC WORKS COMPLETED IN CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS

30 December 2019

STORY club house put into operation

17 December 2019

CAMÉO SHOWROOM RECEIVED RECOGNITION

4 December 2019

PLAY RECOGNIZED BEST PROJECT IN EUROPE

29 November 2019

DINING ROOM OPENED IN 7ONE BUSINESS CENTER

28 November 2019

CAMÉO BECAME TWO URBAN AWARDS 2019 WINNER

22 November 2019

CAMÉO & PRO TRENER HELD CLOSED TRAINING FOR BROKERS

14 November 2019

IN CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS HELD A LOUNGE EVENING FOR PRESS REPRESENTATIVES

13 November 2019

CAMÉO CLAIMS FOR 2019 URBAN AWARDS

5 November 2019

Demand for STONE HEDGE commercial offers doubled

31 October 2019

CAMÉO BECAME PARTNER OF THE CLOSED FILM SHOW

25 October 2019

STONE HEDGE PROJECTS BECAME THE OWNERS OF THREE GRAND PRIX IN THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

24 October 2019

STONE HEDGE projects became finalists for URBAN AWARDS 2019

22 October 2019

PLAY INCLUDED IN TOP-15 MOST DEMANDED NEW BUILDINGS IN MOSCOW

21 October 2019

MEN’S COMMUNITY BROKERS MEET IN CAMÉO

17 October 2019

Renovated apartments will appear in STORY

23 September 2019

STONE HEDGE projects – six-time winners of the

international award

20 September 2019

STONE HEDGE named the best commercial real estate developer

10 September 2019

STONE HEDGE – PROESTATE AWARDS 2019 finalist

9 September 2019

CAMÈO RECOGNIZED THE MOST POPULAR CLUB HOUSE IN MOSCOW

6 September 2019

CAMÈO BECAME WOW AWARDS

WINNER

2 September 2019

VOTE FOR STONE HEDGE PROJECTS!

27 August 2019

STONE HEDGE PROJECTS GO TO UK

26 August 2019

The STORY club house chose the operator of the management company

19 August 2019

CAMÉO BECAME WOW AWARDS 2019 FINALIST

6 August 2019

CAMÉO RECEIVED PROJECT FINANCING FROM PJSC SBERBANK

30 July 2019

BRIGHT RICH | CORFAC INTERNATIONAL CHOSE BUSINESS CENTER NEO GEO

29 July 2019

ONE OF THE LARGEST DOMESTIC TENANTS IN AGRICULTURE HAS COME TO THE 7ONE BUSINESS CENTER

24 July 2019

RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS STONE HEDGE

18 July 2019

IN CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS EXCURSION FOR THE “DEVELOPER’S SCHOOL”

15 July 2019

CAMÉO.BUILDING DIARY

11 July 2019

CAMÉO PARTNERED THE WORLD CLUB

EVENING

9 July 2019

FIRST. DYNAMIC. THE PLAY HOUSE IS 50% BUILT AND 90% RECOVERED

8 July 2019

Construction of the STORY club house

5 July 2019

CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS HELD ANOTHER MEETING FOR BROKERS

1 July 2019

CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS BECAME PARTNER OF RRCC CLOSED BUSINESS CLUB

28 June 2019

A LARGE ADVERTISING AGENCY ARRIVED IN THE NEO GEO BUSINESS CENTER

25 June 2019

BUSINESS CENTER 7ONE – new tenant

25 June 2019

STONE HEDGE wins the annual

award

13 June 2019

CAMÉO MOSCOW VILLAS OPENED A SERIES OF SUMMER EVENTS FOR BROKERS

7 June 2019

STONE HEDGE INVESTORS ATTENDED THE THIRD MEETING OF CLUB RANTIE

31 May 2019

complex of premium mansions Art Residence (Stone Hedge)

29 May 2019

ELITE DENTISTRY OPENED IN 7ONE BUSINESS CENTER

28 May 2019

CAMÉO HAS BEEN A PARTNER OF THE SIGHT EVENING DESSERT SMART PARTY

19 April 2019

Department of customer service development of the STONE HEDGE group of companies (Stone Hedge)

18 April 2019

PLAY INCLUDED IN TOP-5 MOST POPULAR PROJECTS PREMIUM CLASS MOSCOW

18 April 2019

CAMÉO RECEIVED CONSTRUCTION PERMISSION

3 April 2019

COMPLETED MONOLITHIC WORKS IN THE FIRST DYNAMIC HOUSE PLAY

28 March 2019

Head of Commercial Real Estate Department STONE HEDGE presented a new office project

26 March 2019

CAMÉO INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF MOSCOW AWARD FINALISTS IN THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING

11 March 2019

Developer STONE HEDGE will build a class A business center, next to Belorussky railway station

7 March 2019

STONE HEDGE HELD A BUSINESS BREAKFAST FOR BROKERS OF ELITE REAL ESTATE AGENCIES

20 February 2019

MAXIM GEYSER INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF THE MOST AUTHORITIES IN THE RUSSIAN REAL ESTATE MARKET

15 February 2019

IGOR MANN SPEAKED FOR INVESTORS OF CLUB RANTIE STONE HEDGE

8 February 2019

STONE HEDGE TELEPHONE SALES RECEIVED FIRST AWARD

23 January 2019

ART RESIDENCE WILL HELD AN EXHIBITION OF THE ARTIST WITH THE WORLD NAME

17 January 2019

IN PLAY MORE THAN 50% OF APARTMENTS BOUGHT

28 December 2018

STONE HEDGE GROUP INCLUDED IN TOP-10 ELITE DEVELOPERS IN MOSCOW

27 December 2018

STONE HEDGE GROUP DOUBLED SALES IN NEO GEO BC

21 December 2018

A LARGE GERMAN TENANT COME TO THE 7ONE BUSINESS CENTER

19 December 2018

Caméo Moscow Villas – luxury real estate in the center of Moscow

17 December 2018

STONE HEDGE Group of Companies Sold all offices in the Bauman region.Central Street, Central Yard and Manhattan

28 November 2018

deluxe Caméo Moscow Villas is an elite residential complex in the Central Administrative District. Moscow

7 November 2018

NEW APPOINTMENTS IN TOP-MANAGEMENT STONE HEDGE

1 November 2018

The Art Residence hosted the first meeting of the members of the closed investor club “Rentier Club”

26 October 2018

STORY business class club house received three highest awards at once.

24 September 2018

Premium mansions in Moscow, Art Residence, Elite housing

17 September 2018

PLAY HOUSE ACCREDITED BY SBERBANK

10 September 2018

STORY Clubhouse – 3x London Prize Winner

31 August 2018

Business class apartments for sale, TriBeCa APARTMENTS

29 August 2018

Project of de luxe class, elite villas ranging from 230 to 500 sq.m. with a ceiling height of 4 m.

15 August 2018

VkusVill rented a retail space for a shop in the Barclay mansion

14 August 2018

Buy an apartment in a business class club house STORY from STONEHEDGE

13 August 2018

Club house STORY – buy elite apartments

7 August 2018

THE BUSINESS BREAKFAST OF THE ENTREPRENEURS CLUB “TRANSFORMATOR” WILL BE HELD IN ART RESIDENCE

6 August 2018

NEW MORTGAGE IN THE HOUSE PLAY

1 August 2018

New buildings in the southern district of the capital, club house STORY, South Administrative District

25 July 2018

Luxury real estate in Moscow, TriBeCa APARTMENTS

20 July 2018

STORY club house – elite apartments in the Central Administrative District

17 July 2018

ART RESIDENCE WILL HELD A BROKER TOUR WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE BEST LECTURERS OF MOSCOW

13 July 2018

A BIKE PARK APPEARED IN ART RESIDENCE

12 July 2018

COMMUNITY HAS APPEARED IN STORY CLUB HOUSE

10 July 2018

HOUSE.RF ACCREDITED HOUSE PLAY

9 July 2018

IN 7ONE BUSINESS CENTER NEW TENANT

6 July 2018

NEW MORTGAGE OPPORTUNITIES IN PLAY

4 July 2018

Purchase of an apartment in the STORY club house from the developer STONE HEDGE

2 July 2018

MORTGAGE FOR BUYERS OF APARTMENTS IN PLAY

28 June 2018

STORY club house from developer STONE HEDGE entered TOP-3 most bought apartment projects.

19 June 2018

DEVELOPER STONE HEDGE STARTED SALES IN NEW PROJECT OF PREMIUM CLASS

11 June 2018

BUSINESS CENTER “GEORGINKA 30” RECOGNIZED THE BEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

5 June 2018

STORY INCLUDED IN TOP-3 BUSINESS CLASS PROJECTS

4 June 2018

DEVELOPER STONE HEDGE GIVES BMW

1 June 2018

NEO GEO BECAME WINNER OF BEST OFFICE AWARDS

23 May 2018

STONE HEDGE PROJECTS BECAME

AWARD FINALISTS

10 May 2018

MONOLITH IS COMPLETED IN STORY CLUB HOUSE

7 May 2018

MANHATTAN BUSINESS CENTER 80% REALIZED

27 April 2018

BC NEO GEO BECAME THE WINNER OF CRE MOSCOW AWARDS

20 April 2018

IN THE STORY CLUB HOUSE IN THE FIRST MONTH OF SALE 30% OF APARTMENTS SOLD

19 April 2018

STONE HEDGE ANNOUNCES THE BOOKING OF THE CLUB HOUSE PLAY

16 April 2018

NEO GEO AND MANHATTAN TAKE PART IN THE BEST OFFICE AWARDS 2018

6 April 2018

STONE HEDGE PROJECTS APPLY FOR RECORDS

4 April 2018

STORY HAS A “SMART” SALES OFFICE

28 March 2018

OYSTER BAR WILL OPEN IN ART RESIDENCE

26 March 2018

EVEN MORE MORTGAGE OPPORTUNITIES IN STORY

22 March 2018

STORY RECEIVED ACCREDITATION FROM ROSEVROBANK

22 March 2018

GETTING TO THE 7ONE BUSINESS CENTER IS EASIER EASIER

20 March 2018

FRENCH COFFEE HOUSE OPENED IN ART RESIDENCE

15 March 2018

STORY ACCREDITED BY URALSIB BANK

14 March 2018

PROFITABLE MORTGAGE IN STORY

13 March 2018

STORY – LEADER AMONG THE MOST ACCESSIBLE BUSINESS CLASS NEW BUILDINGS

7 March 2018

NEO GEO WILL HELD THE LARGEST EVENT IN RUSSIA AND CIS

27 February 2018

STONE HEDGE PROJECTS INCLUDED IN CRE AWARDS 2018

26 February 2018

DEVELOPER STONE HEDGE STARTED SALES IN NEW CLUB HOUSE

14 February 2018

PREMIERE OF THE EXHIBITION “LOOKING TO THE EAST” IN TRIBECA APARTMENTS

5 February 2018

A VINOTEK APPEARED IN TRIBECA APARTMENTS

1 February 2018

NIKOLSKAYA GALLERY EXPANDED ITS SPACE IN MANHATTAN

BC

31 January 2018

STONE HEDGE ON THE AIR OF THE RADIO PROGRAM “FAIR HOUSE”

29 January 2018

THREE STONE HEDGE PROJECTS WILL PARTICIPATE IN CRE AWARDS

29 January 2018

BEAUTY OFFICE IN TRIBECA APARTMENTS

26 January 2018

MAXIM GEYSER INCLUDED IN TOP-100 SIGNIFICANT PERSONS IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET

24 January 2018

NEW PREMIUM SERVICE IN ART RESIDENCE

23 January 2018

STONE HEDGE WILL BUILD AN ELITE QUARTER IN THE CENTER OF MOSCOW

22 January 2018

MORNING PRESS IN ART RESIDENCE

22 January 2018

FITNESS CENTER WITH PREMIUM SERVICE WILL APPEAR IN NEO GEO BC

19 January 2018

A BOUTIQUE OF EXCLUSIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS OPENED IN ART RESIDENCE

18 January 2018

OFFICE IN MANHATTAN BC RENTED BY A LARGE RUSSIAN TRADER

17 January 2018

DESIGNER NAVIGATION EARNED IN ART RESIDENCE

15 January 2018

RINKER

WILL APPEAR IN ART RESIDENCE

21 December 2017

PREMIUM SERVICE IN ART RESIDENCE: VALET-PARKING

15 December 2017

STONE HEDGE HAVE PRIZE JOY 2017

8 December 2017

POP UP MUSEUM OPENED IN NEO GEO BC – PROJECT ABOUT RUSSIAN ART OF THE XXI CENTURY

5 December 2017

STONE HEDGE became the owner of the rights to build a plot of 3,200 sq.m.

25 November 2017

STONE HEDGE ON FORBES PAGES

22 November 2017

NEO GEO INTERIORS WERE SUBMITTED TO MAIN MEDIA JOURNALISTS FOR THE FIRST TIME

16 November 2017

A PROJECT ON CONTEMPORARY ART WILL APPEAR IN NEO GEO BUSINESS CENTER

9 November 2017

TRIBECA APARTMENTS AND ART RESIDENCE APPLY FOR THE TITLE “HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2017”

7 November 2017

ART RESIDENCE WAS A PARTNER OF THE AFTERHALLOWEEN

BALL

3 November 2017

THE EXHIBITION “FROM POP TO ART” HELD AT TRIBECA APARTMENTS

30 October 2017

NEO GEO business center was recognized as the best in the nominations “Best office interior”

26 October 2017

STONE HEDGE PROJECTS ON FORBES MAGAZINE PAGES

25 October 2017

STONE HEDGE IS A PARTNER OF THE JOY

PRIZE

10 October 2017

The Art Residence complex of elite mansions occupies the tenth position in the ranking of

9 October 2017

THE STONE HEDGE COMPANY BECAME A MEMBER OF THE MOSCOW BUSINESS CLUB

6 October 2017

NEW BUSINESS CENTER 7ONE FULLY READY

25 August 2017

“ANIMA AND ANIMUS” IN TRIBECA APARTMENTS

18 August 2017

BUSINESS CENTER NEO GEO FROM STONE HEDGE BECAME A PARTICIPANT OF CRE MOSCOW PROPERTY & FACILITY TOUR

16 August 2017

The Art Residence complex of elite mansions on Belorusskaya and the TriBeCa APARTMENTS business class apart-quarter.

14 August 2017

Manhattan, NEO GEO and 7ONE Office Real Estate – Lifestyle. Apartments”.

30 July 2017

PLAY HOUSE ACCREDITED BY MIA BANK

27 July 2017

Purchase of real estate in the elite complex ART RESIDENCE

14 July 2017

IN TRIBECA APARTMENTS – sports medicine clinic

4 July 2017

BLOG “I WANT AN APARTMENT” VISITED ART RESIDENCE

16 June 2017

STONE HEDGE INCLUDED IN THE RUSSIAN GUILD OF MANAGERS AND DEVELOPERS

9 June 2017

NEO GEO became the winner in the nomination “Commercial Real Estate Object No. 1”

2 June 2017

A complex of elite mansions with premium-class apartments located in the center of Moscow

2 June 2017

STONE HEDGE AT THE FORUM BUSINESS & DESIGN DIALOGUE

27 April 2017

APRIL 13 – OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEO GEO!

27 April 2017

STONE HEDGE IN FASHION SEASON

27 April 2017

IN NEO GEO rent of space – TENNIS COURT

27 April 2017

THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE DESIGNER BUSINESS CENTER NEO GEO

HAS BEEN HELD

8 December 2016

THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF ART RESIDENCE HAS BEEN HELD!

30 November 2016

ART RESIDENCE AND TRIBECA APARTMENTS ARE EUROPEAN PROPERTY AWARDS WINNERS!

28 March 2016

Sales of elite residential and commercial real estate started in the TriBeCa APARTMENTS apartment block

7 December 2015

Williams Design Interiors showroom has opened in TriBeCa APARTMENTS.

7 December 2015

NEW SALES OFFICE OPENED IN TRIBECA APARTMENTS

7 December 2015

CAN FOOD CAFE OPENED IN CENTRAL YARD

7 December 2015

TriBeCa APARTMENTS – luxury commercial property

10 June 2015

CENTRAL YARD BECAME NOMINANT FOR REAL ESTATE RECORDS

18 May 2015

TriBeCa APARTMENTS – commercial property

25 March 2015

THE HOUSING OF THE OFFICE CENTER NEO GEO READY FOR THE OWNERS TO LEAVE FOR REPAIR

25 March 2015

PENTHOUSES FOR SALE OPEN IN ART RESIDENCE!

25 March 2015

In the Central Yard Club Business Center – real estate for sale

25 March 2015

article_19 THE CROSSROADS WILL APPEAR IN TRIBECA APARTMENTS!

25 March 2015

CAFE AND DANCE SCHOOL APPEARED IN CENTRAL YARD

25 March 2015

STARTED SALE OF TWO NEW CASES ART RESIDENCE

18 September 2014

Design complex of mansions Art Residence – luxury real estate

18 September 2014

SOLD 80% OF CENTRAL YARD CLUB BUSINESS CENTER

18 September 2014

OFFICIAL OPENING OF CENTRAL YARD

27 June 2014

SPECIES ATTACHMENTS ARE OPENED IN ART RESIDENCE!

27 June 2014

Retail premises in the NEO GEO office center on Kaluzhskaya

27 June 2014

START OF SALES OF DESIGNER RESIDENCE COMPLEX

27 June 2014

ART RESIDENCE: REALIZED 20% OF THE

COMPLEX

27 June 2014

Mansion complex Art Residence – payment by installments when buying apartments

27 June 2014

OFFICIAL OPENING OF BRITISH CUISINE RESTAURANT IN CENTRAL STREET

27 June 2014

Realization of residential area TriBeCa APARTMENTS

27 June 2014

Central Street premium class office complex

27 June 2014

SOLD 50% OF COMMERCIAL SPACE IN ART RESIDENCE

17 January 2014

START OF SALES OF THE FIRST LINE OF THE NEW BUSINESS CENTER NEO GEO

17 January 2014

Central Street mansion complex in the center of Moscow

15 January 2014

OFFICE CENTER NEO GEO – real estate for sale

15 January 2014

STONE HEDGE INVESTOR CLUB LOYALTY PROGRAM

15 January 2014

START OF SALES OF THE SECOND LINE NEO GEO

15 January 2014

START OF SALES BARCLAY-HOUSE CLUB HOUSING IN TRIBECA APARTMENTS

14 January 2014

GRAND OPENING OF THE CENTRAL STREET MANSION COMPLEX

24 December 2013

CENTRAL STREET SECOND SALES STARTED

11 October 2013

STONE HEDGE Hedge Fund – Commercial and Residential Real Estate

13 August 2013

IN THE NEO GEO OFFICE CENTER 90% SOLD FIRST!

9 June 2013

SOLD 80% FIRST LINE NEO GEO!

4 June 2013

SALES OF THE CENTRAL STREET MANSION COMPLEX: TWO OFFERS LEFT!

3 June 2013

Apartments for sale in a new residential area TriBeCa APARTMENTS

29 April 2013

STONE HEDGE LAUNCHES A NEW PROJECT: APARTMENT TRIBECA

27 March 2013

SOLD 90% OF OFFICES IN THE CENTRAL STREET MANSION COMPLEX

27 March 2013

NEO GEO: OFFICES FROM 65 M²

27 March 2013

NEO GEO – the largest business center in the south-west of Moscow, South-West Administrative District

29 January 2013

CENTRAL STREET MANSION COMPLEX: ENTRANCE OF FIRST OWNERS

English translation, synonyms, antonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, transcription, meaning, collocations

Have some time in the spotlight, be the main attraction, and enjoy the attention. You will find yourself in the spotlight, you will be the center of attention, you will be able to enjoy it to the fullest.
Russian Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Georgy Kalamanov said in July of this year, Africa is currently in the spotlight, it is a serious market worth fighting for. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Georgy Kalamanov said in July that “Africa is now in the focus of attention, Africa is a serious market that needs to be fought for.”
So I think the hallmark of being a good assistant is keeping things running smoothly in the background, so my employer can shine in the spotlight. So I think that the hallmark of a good assistant is getting things done well in the background so that my employer can shine in the spotlight.
With sugar and high fructose corn syrup now in the spotlight, I notice that companies are using a range of seductive names for other fructose-based sweeteners. Taking sugar and fructose corn syrup into account, I’ve noticed that companies use catchy words in their names for fructose-based sweets.
We are not an establishment that flourishes in the spotlight. Our establishment does not need everyone’s attention.
Just when we were in the spotlight doing something decent. Right at the moment when we were in the spotlight, doing something good.
You know, he liked being in the spotlight. You know, he loved being in the spotlight.
It’s not easy being in the spotlight. It’s not easy to be in the spotlight.
Birds have had their 15 million in the spotlight. Birds have had their 15 million years at their zenith.
All you need to do is give a few speeches, wave to the crowds, and enjoy your time in the spotlight. Oh, you have to say some speeches, wave to the crowd, and then you can enjoy the fame.
It was just nice having my moment in the spotlight. It was a pleasure to have my moment of fame.
I’ll never be in the spotlight. I will never shine in the spotlight.
There’s one in the spotlight he don ‘t look right Here it is, in a ray of light – it looks bad …
How’s life in the spotlight? How is life with a prima ballerina?
He’s not comfortable in the spotlight. He doesn’t like close attention.
All that matters is our time in the spotlight. All that matters is our time on stage.
Look for me tonight in the spotlight dance. Look at me while I’m at the main dance with her.
Is it Lee Gyu Won’s fault for being put in the spotlight? But is it Kyu Won’s fault for getting so much attention?
Victor Lorta seemed to revel in the spotlight. Victor Lorta seems to be enjoying the attention.
You must sound … sound so … so loudly that everyone in the valley … learn about your arrival … know how beautiful you are … You need to be in the spotlight. to hum so loudly that everyone in the valley … learned about your arrival … learned how beautiful you are … you need to be the center of attention.
Giving you your moment in the spotlight after all these years in Simon Lo’s shadow. I give you a chance to shine in the light, after so many years in the shadow of Simon Lowe.
I have been working a lot on getting rid of the background mentality and I’m excited to show that I’m ready to be in the spotlight. I’ve worked hard to stop thinking like backing vocals and I’m happy to prove that I’m ready for the spotlight.
I let my wife stay in the spotlight. I prefer to keep my wife in the spotlight.
27 years, I’m finally in the spotlight, right? For the first time in 27 years of service, I was in the spotlight.
Sounds like it’s the intel community’s turn in the spotlight. It seems that intelligence will again fall into the spotlight.
Find an opportunity to get her back in the spotlight. Find a way to bring her back to the spotlight.
Standing in the spotlight In the spotlight!
He belonged in the spotlight. He was in the spotlight of the authorities.
The concert was also Bocelli’s first concert to air on PBS part of the In The Spotlight series. The concert was also Bocelli’s first concert to air on PBS as part of the In The Spotlight series.
It depicts McCartney, Linda and Laine plus six other well-known people dressed as convicts caught in the spotlight of a prison searchlight. It depicts McCartney, Linda and Lane, along with six other famous people dressed as prisoners, caught up in the spotlight of a prison spotlight.
ABC’s In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts interviewed Jackson in a one-hour interview special that aired on November 18, 2009. ABC in the spotlight along with Robin Roberts interviewed Jackson in a one-hour special interview that aired in aired on November 18, 2009.
Despite never appearing in the spotlight, much of her popularity is within the motorcycling fraternity, as she is known for her support of her husband. Although she has never appeared in the spotlight, much of her popularity is in the motorcycle fraternity as she is known for her support for her husband.
Tired of not getting his place in the spotlight, Johnny soon quites the band and starts looking for true inspiration as a hobo. Tired of being unable to take his place in the spotlight, Johnny soon leaves the group and begins looking for true inspiration as a tramp.
Interested in a career in the spotlight from an early age, she often put on song-and-dance routines for her family. Interested in a career in the spotlight from an early age, she often directed songs and dances for her family.
A subsequent memorial service for Mostafa in Tehran put Khomeini back in the spotlight. The subsequent memorial service for Mustafa in Tehran attracted the attention of Khomeini again.
The concert was also Bocelli’s first concert to air on PBS part of the In The Spotlight series. The concert was also Bocelli’s first concert to air on PBS as part of the In The Spotlight series.
Set in the world of elite gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight. Set in a world of elite gymnastics, a group of budding young Olympians train and prepare for their day in the spotlight.
The high media presence through newspaper reports, interviews and talk show appearances also made Berlin beyond the point that she was widely in the spotlight. The high media presence through newspaper reporting, interviews and talk show appearances also made Berlin beyond being widely in the spotlight.
Leela’s efforts soon put Travers in the spotlight as a front-running candidate, quickly gaining momentum. Leela’s efforts soon put Travers in the spotlight as a candidate to the fore, gaining momentum quickly.
In the process, Lacy has kept Monk’s compositions in the spotlight and immeasurably enhanced Monk’s reputation as a composer. Feeling compelled to leave for his own safety, when he was offered a place at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria, he agreed.
This put rape in universities in the spotlight. This put university rape in the spotlight.
Images flash by, with newspapers proclaiming her innocence and that Gaga is back in the spotlight and has regained her fame. Pictures flash as newspapers proclaim her innocence and that Gaga is back in the spotlight and regained her fame.
And if she has made anti-Bush comments while in the spotlight, that might be worthy of including in an encyclopedia article about her. And if she made anti-Bush comments in the spotlight, it might be worthy of inclusion in an encyclopedic article about her.
On 31 August 1997, the day Diana died, most of the British press was caught in the spotlight. On 31 August 1997, the day of Diana’s death, much of the British press was in the spotlight.
The film premiered in the United States at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight Narrative section on 24 April 2018. The film premiered in the US at the Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight storytelling section on April 24, 2018.
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With the spotlight on more charismatic marine animals such as the whales and coral reefs, it is easy to forget that other marine life needs our help, too. More charismatic marine animals such as whales or coral reefs make it easy to forget about other sea creatures that need our help.
A dissipating haze hung over the ring, and the spotlight shining down from the ceiling gave it a sulfurous glow. Smoke hung over the ring, and bright spotlights shining from the ceiling gave it a yellowish sheen.
I was using Dani to try to grab a bit of that spotlight that has always eluded me. I used Dani to get some of the spotlight that always eluded me.
My spotlight showed the key still in the door. I shone my headlights and made sure the key was still in the keyhole.
Bolan leaned inside and found the control lever for the spotlight. Bolan bent over the dashboard, found the search light button and pressed it.
Because you’ll be standing on a stage in the white-hot spotlight. Because you will be standing on stage in the spotlight.
The officer says he shone his spotlight over the front of the house. A patrol officer claims to have turned on a floodlight and illuminated the house from the front.
If you could get right in back there with a small lamp or spotlight, a small light … If you could install a small lamp or spotlight in the back, a backlight …
When the came lights up a moment later, a spotlight highlighted the unfortunate percussionist flat on the floor with his feet tangled in a mass of cables. In the next second, resurrected searchlights illuminated the ill-fated percussionist, who was sprawled on the floor, hobbled by cables.
Other nationalities, including people of Jewish origin, began to appear in the political spotlight. Other nationalities, including people of Jewish origin, began to appear on the political scene.
As the pulsar emits well-focused beams of charged particles from its poles … creating a rotating spotlight of horrific radiation. At this moment, thousands of pairs of stars are involved in a magnificent dance of fire in the Universe.
Those historic words were not just another catch-phrase, to be tossed aside when the spotlight moved on to other subjects, but words full of meaning for Americans. These words, which are not just another fleeting phrase that are easily forgotten, as soon as the stage lights begin to illuminate another stage, the words, full of historical meaning, were received positively by the Americans.
Out of the spotlight, countless Muslim scholars and academics have continued to probe the connections between Islamic thought and modern values. Imperceptibly countless Muslim scholars and academics continued to explore the links between Islamic thought and contemporary values.
Advantage of this spotlight in comparison with ordinary versions – power and easy-to-handle, lightweight lamp with high efficiency. The advantage of this floodlight over the conventional versions is its power and ease of use, provided by a light bulb with high efficiency.
While, naturally, the wives are accorded all the same luxurious trappings that their husbands enjoy, they also live under the same scrutiny, and often grab the spotlight unwittingly. Despite the fact that they, these wives, quite naturally and of their own free will fall into the same tempting traps that their husbands were tempted into, they also live under the close and vigilant attention of those around them and often, unwittingly, become objects of general interest.

Now everything is perfect for me

Daiga Rudzate

03/17/2021

Interview with artist Maya Kursheva

The publishing house Phaidon has just released the third book in the series devoted to modern drawing – Vitamin D3 (2021).Among the works of more than a hundred authors, here you can see the things of the Latvian artists Maya Kurseva and Viktor Timofeev. Drawing has always been and will be an essential (if not the most important) tool for Maya Kursheva, although she is equally masterful in the genres of installation, graphics, animation and sculpture. The drawing was the basis for everything else even in those days when bright colors dominated in the art of Courcheva and the image of Janis, invented by her herself, flashed almost everywhere, which came to life in her comic stories.This is how it happens now, when the focus of Maya’s attention is only black lines on white paper (“Horror, how beautiful they are!”).

In 2019, Maya Kursheva received an award for young Latvian artists “kim? Residency Award ”and spent several months in New York, where I thought it over and realized that“ it can’t stay like this and it won’t stay like that ”. After returning to Riga, she resigned from the management of the gallery Low , which she created herself, refused to organize the Zin Festival and work in the independent publishing house Popper Publishing – everything that was undoubtedly associated with her name.“Now I’m trying to make my art a priority – to spend more time in the studio than anywhere else.”

Works by Maya Kursheva in the publication “Vitamin D3”. 2021

Yesterday you told me that the inclusion of your drawings in Vitamin D3 , new edition Phaidon , is one of the most important events in your life. Why is recognition so essential for an artist?

I think this is selfishness. Now I have the feeling that I was included in an encyclopedia.It’s like … “I’ve been here.” The imprint remains, which is and will be there, and will not disappear. As a confession from the outside: they said that “this is here” – ok a y . And the others took note of it.

How would you get recognition from the highest hierarchy in the art world?

Yes. This is a very important point. Including for such an elementary thing as the sale of works. Because people are afraid of art. They are afraid to look bad because they do not understand what is good art and what is not.And if someone knowledgeable about the topic announces that it is good here, it works. And this book does just that.

What led you to Vitamin D3 ?

New York and Zane Ontskule are to blame for everything. She visited me in the studio, saw new works, and perhaps this prompted her to nominate me. There seems to be a total of seventy international experts who nominated 100 artists. In New York it felt like I turned a new page.I started a new life. I had a workshop, I was completely free from everything. And I started doing new, completely different work. Quite intuitively, just every day I was guided by the “go and do” principle and saw where it would lead. It was a turning point in the methodology itself and my approach, because before that I had developed a habit of a kind of post-conceptualism, when you have an idea and you implement it. Such a design approach. But in New York everything was completely different – do, do, do, and then see what happened, and this will tell you where to go next.There I realized that I needed a workshop in Riga, and after moving home, I immediately started looking for it.

Maya Kursheva. Personal exhibition “Black lines”. Center for Contemporary Art Kim ?. 2019

And now your working method is the same as in New York – regular drawing?

Yes. Of course, Riga is not New York. There is work here, all sorts of small responsibilities, and there are no these colossal exhibitions and museums. There was a feeling that you are part of a living, large artistic process.Some trick or statement of another artist (maybe already deceased) comes to your mind, and you go to the gallery and look at his original work. Because they are there! Or you walk along Tribeca and in the gallery window you see that today Sun Ra is playing there – please come in! And you come in to listen. You can see everything in reality. The fact that you can see the works of already departed artists in the original and not look at the pictures on the phone screen is very important.Therefore, we must definitely build a museum of contemporary art, because visual art must be seen in the form of the original. That is why I go to the Venice Biennale, to Berlin or Paris, to see and experience all this on the scale and material conceived by the artist.

Does the artist’s birthplace determine his fate?

Well, it seems to me that no longer exists. Come and live anywhere, anything is possible. And this should be done. But to me (and I know a couple of other such artists) … I have already traveled, tried to live in Berlin, and there I realized that I want to live in Latvia.I don’t want to live anywhere else. There are people who do not have this feeling. They can live there and there … But it seems to me that what needs to be done is to open such a house – the center of residences, where both artists and writers could live … and where in the corridors one could say to each other “Chow ! ” and talk … and so that those who are abroad have somewhere to return. So that they want to go back, knowing at least two years in advance that they will have a workshop, there will be some kind of life around and there will be somewhere to stay.

Maya Kursheva. Personal exhibition “Black lines”. Center for Contemporary Art Kim ?. 2019

Do you remember why at one time you decided to become an artist?

I think this answer changes over time. What I can say now is that maybe the art magazines in my house in Lielplaton were to blame. Something happened in the worst year of my life, when I was in boarding school – then I started drawing. So real teen emo stuff .This was noticed by my class teacher and sent me to drawing courses at the Jelgava House of Culture. But of course I didn’t think I would become an artist or anything like that. In fact, I had no idea what it was like to be an artist. I don’t remember at what moment I came up with the idea that I wanted to enter the Academy of Arts, but I know that I went to this very purposefully. I entered the School of Applied Arts just to learn to draw and then go to the Academy. But even when I studied at the Academy, I did not call myself an artist.I could not. I had a terrible respect for this word, it seemed like something superhuman!

This will not be exactly a quote, but the meaning was this – in one interview you said that the moment you draw a line on paper, you lose yourself, there is only this specific moment.

This is such a point of the absolute “now”, such an infinite now.

Works at the ISCP headquarters in New York. 2019

You have become an absolute minimalist.

Now, looking back, for example, at the Investigation exhibit at [Contemporary Art Center] Kim? , which was two years ago, I think – horror, what is this verbosity! It was possible to do with a few things, it was not necessary to fill everything completely …

The most important thing is to avoid unnecessary things. Take away everything, take away, take away. And what will remain? In a sense, this is a new world for me. Perhaps this is drawn to formalism – you zoom to gaze and look only at what is there.That the drawing consists only of lines. What is a line? This brings me to the ideas of the anthropologist Tim Ingold, who wrote a book on the line. And suddenly you come across the advice of Paul Klee – “Take the line for a walk!” I feel like I have found some path; that I can gather around me like-minded people who have already formulated their thoughts, expressed them, and my task is only to find this and make them my friends. All this pulls me to a different type of thinking and work. This is a very intuitive thing – when only in the process do you understand what the next step will be.Yes, there is also some degree of automatism. In Investigation, I tried to demonstrate the imagination process. As it happens when you imagine something in your head, how it happens … the moment when a visual image appears – as if a light comes on and it becomes visible.

I was very shaken from one thing to another. And now with black lines I feel that I can do more and more here; that I found a path that I can walk on. But I think I will do other things as well. It will not be so that there will be only one black lines, that this will be my signature work , and I will just repeat the same thing all the time.

Maya Kursheva. Personal exhibition “Investigation”. Center for Contemporary Art Kim ?. 2018.Photo: Ansis Starks

In this story with a black line and the rejection of everything superfluous, I think another detail is important – your passion for poetry, words; that you tried to create poetry, discarding words …

I’m just trying to get closer to the language. In Investigation, there was a poem that I wrote about the line – about drawing. I didn’t know if it was a good poem, so I disguised it, leaving only a few words.After all, you couldn’t even read it there. By drawing letters with a line, you lose the border between text and images, syllables and letters lose their meaning, becoming slowly pronounced sounds, reading by letters. I like the episode in Kurt Vonnegut, it seems, in his “Cradle for a Cat”, where one of the heroes, who spoke so much that it was difficult for others to endure him, said that he must speak, he must train the muscles of the tongue so that the moment when it will be necessary to say something really important, he generally managed to do it.With drawing too, something like that. It’s not that I’ve created any brilliant works of art, or come up with mega-ideas. You just have to do it.

Maya Kursheva. Personal exhibition “Investigation”. Center for Contemporary Art Kim ?. 2018.Photo: Ansis Starks

Maya Kursheva. Personal exhibition “Investigation”. Center for Contemporary Art Kim ?. 2018.Photo: Ansis Starks

Passionate about the process?

Yes! But the beautiful is born there – in these lines.Horror, how beautiful they are! Although this territory is, of course, somewhat, perhaps … slippery.

Yes, “beautiful” in contemporary art is not a very stylish designation, but at the same time it is only our standard, opportunistic thinking.

This is the topic that I am thinking about now. I can’t articulate exactly, describe it, but there … First, the very process of drawing gives wild pleasure. And, having seen the result, you understand that it is unrealistically beautiful and that there are two types of pleasure in all this.One of them is creation, when something arises out of nothing, and the second is consideration: when you sit and just look at it. And something is happening to you.

What exactly is going on? What should happen in the minds of the audience – are you trying to manipulate them in some way?

No. Of course, there is an eternal question why anyone should create anything at all. Is it a matter of ego and ambition? Or maybe a manifestation of weakness, because you cannot keep it to yourself? I, of course, try to justify myself in some way, to understand why I am doing this.Yes, not for others. But you can show it to others, you can look at it. But I do not turn any schemes here and do not manipulate. It’s clear that I’m looking at it like no other. What he sees depends on the story of his own life or on visual experience. In search of an excuse for why I am doing this, what it is, why I am doing this, I went to Hannah Arendt, whom I have now accepted for myself as a kind of guardian. In the book “The Life of Mind” she says that living beings tend to manifest themselves, to fit into the world of phenomena.And I realized that I want to show, and not show off. This is such a natural thing. It used to be something different.

Maya Kursheva. Exhibition “Serial”. Center for Contemporary Art Kim ?. 2013

Yes, your “comics period” seems completely different – it has completely different vibrations.

Yes, yes. It was such a thoroughly alcoholized, expressive and explosive period. A screaming punk version – art for me was then self-therapy. Although this drawing was always there.

Art is no longer self-therapy for you?

No more, it was like this before. Now this is just a natural state, this is my job.

You have gone through different periods and transformations.

It is! I’m on the next level in my head, but what people say about Janis [ invented by Maya Courcheva image, with the help of which she attracted wide attention ed. ] and these bright colors, street art, funny stuff and punk times, it all seems to me now so … well, ok a y .There was a certain idea about me.

For a long time it sat in my head that all artists are drunkards. What should they drink, because they are bohemian, that they should have fun, etc. And that’s how it was done ( laughs ). But for some time it became absolutely clear to me that it was impossible to do something in a state of intoxication. It just doesn’t stick together.

At what point did procedurality become an important part of your job?

The works in which the process of their creation was revealed appeared back in 2013 at the Serial exhibition.But an important turning point was the exhibition “Checkered Order” at the gallery Māksla XO in 2016. Then I caught this moment of the endless present. At that time I did my work in gallery Low – I planned the exhibition schedule so that I could use this room as my workshop.

But what has changed in yourself?

I think these are some pretty simple things. I started drinking antidepressants and gave up alcohol for many months (the doctors scared me).This changed my everyday life and visual thinking a lot. Of course, this did not happen overnight. Little by little, little by little, little by little … One has only to clarify that I was not depressed.

Why then antidepressants?

The neurologist said ( laughs ) that I had to do this because my back hurt. All my stress was sublimated and the pains were abnormal. Miracles happened with these medicines, everything went away, nothing hurt. And in parallel, the creative process was also transformed.There was no more this daily stress.

Maya Kursheva. Exhibition “Underground”. Gallery Low. 2017

Which one was due to the download?

Just because of life. I did a lot then. Probably the Zin-festival, which stopped when the bank ABLV closed, put an end to this. We did a festival, but it took a lot. There was too much of everything – the festival, the gallery Low , the Academy … and I was very worried and stressed about everything, I perceived everything very emotionally.Now everything is settled.

Have you ever wondered why you are doing all this? What is your ultimate goal?

Now I have ideal conditions. I don’t live in poverty, which still calms my nerves thoroughly. The gallery and the festival also influenced my personal financial resources. It’s not a business at all. We all know that. Now I have come to my senses. And I have a workshop – in such a beautiful place! Now I’m trying to make my art a priority – spending more time in the studio than anywhere else.Imagine: from home to the former biological faculty, where my workshop is, I walk through three parks. Such an incredibly beautiful path. And at some point in the Kronwald Park – in my opinion, the most beautiful in Riga – something like a revelation came to me. There are people who buy rural estates and devote their whole lives to them, but what is your ideal life in such a farm? I realized that I didn’t need anything, that this building is my estate, and I have a drawing room in it. For reading, reflection.I don’t need space to create large, expensive installations. For now, I only need a place to come and paint. And all this has already been taken care of – the park is being cleaned, and I don’t have to worry about it; everything is. I walk over, open the door of my estate, greet the guard, and head to my drawing room. I do what I need. And I can pay the rent, which is great. Such simple things. Room to paint

Can’t you draw at home?

Oh, no … There you have to play with the cat, make tea, wipe the dust.I really like the order. It’s not procrastination, but something … I can’t concentrate if I have mess around . It is necessary that everything be laid out on the shelves. Then I can do my own thing.

Maya Kursheva. Personal exhibition “Investigation”. Center for Contemporary Art Kim ?. 2018.Photo: Ansis Starks

You left the gallery Low , from the Zin-festival, from Popper … from everywhere.

Absolutely. This decision was not easy to make.But in New York, I thought it over and realized that it couldn’t stay like this and won’t stay like that. After all, at the end of the day, it’s a question of whether I want to be a project manager or an artist. Everything takes time. You cannot be an artist for an hour when you are free – at lunchtime. We ourselves must be aware that we are creating some kind of value. It is not immediately visible, it is clear. It will manifest itself in a few years. But what needs to be done, what needs to be done, what needs to be done … this is unambiguously clear. And imagine if there were a handful of artists who did it as a job, and not on weekends – what quality it would have then!

Art can change the world? Do you believe it?

Absolutely not.

What is art for then?

Maya Kursheva. Fragment of the work “Points in motion”. Latvian National Library. 2020

The world of art is very closed, and sometimes it is an arrogant environment towards strangers.

Therefore, a museum of contemporary art is needed – and for artists, so that they have an understanding audience that has gone through some stage of education. Arrogance is enough – “how can you not understand this?” But sometimes you don’t need to understand.I do not understand how processes that are not related to my daily life function, and someone else may not understand how it turns out that you are going somewhere and drawing something there all day. I kind of try to be open and talk about how the process happens and why everything looks the way it looks. But, you know, it gets boring to tell the same thing. There will always be someone to start a conversation with from scratch. It’s very mechanical and boring. An intermediary is needed.

Maya Kursheva. Fragment of the work “Points in motion”.Latvian National Library. 2020

You told me that the best thing about art can be written by the artists themselves.

Maybe not entirely better, because there are also non-artists who write well. But the whole process – how long it takes to do it, is truly understood only by artists. They understand the course of work, how it turns out, what happens in your head … But most people do not understand what it means to write a text, because words and sentences are not their working material.Now I’m trying to read what artists write about art. These are much more understandable and down-to-earth descriptions than in art history and in museums, where people are called genius and their work is placed on a pedestal in a glass box.

Chrestomatized.

Yes, they create some kind of integral unified image, history. The artists themselves never talk about themselves in such categories. Well, maybe, perhaps, perhaps some egoist obsessed with narcissism. But in general, art is much simpler.And harder at the same time. I read the paragraphs written by Saul Levitt on conceptual art, this is such a textbook text, where he writes that there is no recipe, there is no better way to make art.

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