Tribeca Documentaries Showcase Timely Political Issues

While social justice and eco-themed documentaries are once again prevalent at Tribeca, portrait docs focusing on politically controversial subjects dominate the nonfiction lineup. Ronald Reagan, Elián González, Frank Serpico, Roger Stone, Rodney King and WeCopwatch member Ramsey Orta, who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal Staten Island arrest, are among the many famous and infamous figures being… Read more »

Newswire: Raffi scolds New Pornographers for their name, A.C. Newman trolls him

As a purveyor of inoffensive children’s musical entertainment for more than 40 years, the guitar-wielding human version of the “Got your nose!” game known as Raffi has had a long time to reflect on what he considers appropriate language for children. And confarn it, he’s had it up to here (gestures to collar of festive Hawaiian shirt bearing an anthropomorphic strawberry giving the thumbs-up) with the word “pornography.” Responding to a tweet about Canadian band The New Pornographers, Raffi Cavoukian sent out his estimable judgment on the fact that, darn it all to h-e-double-hockey-sticks, that word should not be put in front of the eyes of children, artistic intent or acknowledgement that maybe things for grown-ups should also exist in this world be damned.

strongly object to that name. as bad as “food p**n” etc.

— Raffi Cavoukian (@Raffi_RC) April 18, 2017

Yes, the …

Sundance Next Audience Award Winner ‘Gook’ Picked up by Samuel Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Justin Chon’s “Gook,” winner of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s Next Audience Award. Chon directed from his own script and stars along David So (YouTube’s DavidSoComedy) and newcomer Simone Baker. The company plans to release the film in theaters in August. Chon and So portray Korean… Read more »

Diego Luna & Constance Wu Join Animated VR Series ‘Rainbow Crow’

Rogue One‘s Diego Luna and Fresh Off The Boat star Constance Wu have been added to the voice cast of Rainbow Crow, the new animated VR series from Baobab Studios that John Legend is producing and toplining. The first chapter of the series, which is based on a Native American legend, will be unveiled Friday in a world premiere screening at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In the series, carefree forest animals imagine that spring will last forever. However, winter comes and the…

Newswire: Ryan Murphy wants Jessica Lange back for AHS’ Murder House-Coven crossover

Twist his arm, why don’t you? Or rather, twist her arm. TV Guide asked Ryan Murphy whether Jessica Lange would come back for his planned American Horror Story season that would combine the worlds of Murder House and Coven. In response, he joked: “I think she would if I bribed her enough, you know?” He added that he hasn’t discussed it with her, but, duh, of course he’d want the queen of the franchise back. “I haven’t really talked to her about it at all because we are still figuring out that story, but I think we do want to do that,” he said.

While the next season of AHS will somehow deal with the 2016 election, Murphy has teased a season that will mix the first and third installments of his anthology series. He said on a panel at Entertainment Weekly’s PopFest, “There will …