The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

By • Jun 4th, 2009 • Category: Updates, Writings

My review of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival is now up at The Brooklyn Rail. Also available in print around the Brooklyn area.

It features reviews of Black Dynamite, Don McKay, Stay Cool, The Girlfriend Experience, The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, Transcendent Man, Soul Power, Blank City and Burning Down the House: The Story of the CBGB.

With thanks to editor David N Meyer for helping beating the piece into shape.

Blank City ends with Jim Jarmusch’s optimistic statement: “Forget about the past and bring the future.” But the presiding hipster culture is so immersed in consumerism, fashion, and presentation, it’s devoid of any content or originality. Blank City reminds us that Punk effectively ended when it became a fashion statement…

Read it at The Rail…

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