Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premieres ‘Magnus’

Director Benjamin Rhee on his documentary about the #1 ranked chess player in the world, Magnus Carlsen

For more than a millennia, the game of chess has engaged and seized the greatest minds in the world. The game moves beyond the 16 pieces and the 64-square board, much of it a mental battle taking place within—and picking up many victims along the way. Bobby Fischer was the great chess player who never became the hero America wanted, his genius overshadowed by his …

Tribeca Film Festival 2016: Interview with Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser

Their immersive multi-screen experience “the bomb” explores the nature of nuclear weapons

Debuting at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, “the bomb” explores the poetic yet lethal nature of nuclear weapons through a wholly immersive viewing experience. Creators Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser cite Charles and Ray Eames’ experimental work with multi-screen films as inspiration for their 360-degree mixed media installation, which layers Kingdom of Ludd animations and live music by The Acid onto a rigorously selected stream …

Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Premieres ‘Madly’

Six short films by six directors in one feature film about love across the world

The ever-developing concept of love in its varied forms—from familial to lust-driven—makes for a frequent film topic. Rarely, however, do filmmakers elevate the discussion and advance our awareness of the concept. Madly, which debuted yesterday as part of the International Narrative Competition at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival does, however. Structurally, the feature is composed of six short films, each with a different director. Further, …