Well, The Wire is over and Omar will never get another pack of Newports—wait, spoilers? Who cares, because the end of one good thing means we’re gifted with another: the initial line-up for the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. The official list for World Narrative and Documentary features were announced earlier in the week, as was the news that the Tina Fey comedy Baby Mama would kick off the fest on April 24th, while S.T. VanAirsdale unofficially broke Speed Racer as the closing flick on May 4th.
But Vadim and I love the festival for a whole different reason and we get into that as we look over the initial press blurbs. This leads to a slight argument between us and how one of us—guess who!—believes that the ideology of Tribeca is firmly ingrained as the “anti” local New York film festival. We also look at crazy Brazilian film translations of major American blockbusters.
Until then—oh, wait? One of you noticed this is episode 6 and not episode 5? Why, episode 5 is coming. Just later. Our special guest, Eric Kohn (who has been busting ass at Stream) has been in Austin for the past week and looking at new media or films or music or something. I’m fairly sure he is actually at his apartment watching Time Crimes on repeat. So we postponed that recording for a bit and now have our first “lost” episode. Another fun feature we start using this week is the Noel Murray Stopclock (explanation within).
Anyway. If you see Vadim or me at the bar, be sure to buy us a drink. And Diary of the Dead sucked. JL
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John Lichman is a freelance writer who contributes to The Reeler, Primetime A&E and anyone with cash. He works odd jobs to afford his vices, sleeps on couches and can drink Vadim Rizov under a table.