5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival

May 7, 2006

“Created by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro, the mission of the Tribeca Film Festival is to enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience. The Tribeca Film Festival was founded to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center and to contribute to the long-term recovery of lower Manhattan”.

The Tribeca Film Festival grows larger every year. This spring, for the fifth anniversary, the Festival broke all records: 274 films from 40 countries were screened at locations around Manhattan. Banners advertising the festival flapped from lampposts, posters appeared in shop windows, and information booths and free popcorn stands were erected in strategic downtown locations. For two weeks the city celebrated film, filmmakers and filmgoers.

“The response to this year’s volunteer recruitment drive has been amazing. At present we have received our full quota of applications for our Volunteer Pool … [and] have begun a Standby List. While we can give you no assurance that you will be assigned to a volunteer shift if you are on our Standby List, you are welcome to send in an application to volunteer. Without the volunteers, the Festival could not operate.”

While most Festival volunteers have (or wish to have) some connection with the film industry, many are simply passionate about the movies. Volunteers received t-shirts, sports bags, badges, a voucher for a free burrito and access to certain screenings – often without any information about which film they would see. The Festival ran from April 25 to May 7 and I viewed an average of one film per day.

Air Guitar Nation Posted by Picasa

Blood of My Brother Posted by Picasa

Choking Man Posted by Picasa

Dorothy Day: Don’t Call Me a Saint Posted by Picasa

East Broadway Posted by Picasa

Encounter Point Posted by Picasa

Fat Girls Posted by Picasa

I Am You Are Posted by Picasa

Kiss Me Again Posted by Picasa

Long Time Listener Posted by Picasa

loudQUIETloud Posted by Picasa

Middletown Posted by Picasa

Mission Impossible III Posted by Picasa

Tell Me Do You Miss Me Posted by Picasa

The Treatment Posted by Picasa

Wordplay Posted by Picasa

  • Air Guitar Nation
  • The Blood of My Brother: A Story of Death in Iraq
  • Choking Man
  • Dorothy Day: Don’t Call Me a Saint
  • East Broadway
  • Encounter Point
  • Fat Girls
  • I Am You Are
  • Kiss Me Again
  • Long-Time Listener
  • loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies
  • Middletown
  • Mission Impossible III
  • Tell Me Do You Miss Me
  • The Treatment
  • Wordplay
  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
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    Pink and lavender clouds of joy

    May 1, 2006

    This weekend, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is celebrating Sakura Matsuri, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The Garden’s collection of cherry trees (200 trees, 42 species and varieties) is unmatched outside of Japan.

    Every tree in the collection is covered with lush, gorgeous cherry blossoms and the superb lilac grove is at its peak. The blooms have filled this corner of Brooklyn – and the hearts of those fortunate enough to linger here — with sweetly fragrant pink and lavender clouds of joy.

    Cascades of wisteria Posted by Picasa

    Purple lilacs Posted by Picasa

    Lilac Posted by Picasa

    Musician inside tent Posted by Picasa

    Musicians inside tent Posted by Picasa

    Buying bento boxes Posted by Picasa

    Festival goers playing “go” Posted by Picasa

    Festival goers Posted by Picasa

    Festival goers taking photos Posted by Picasa

    In the Japanese Garden Posted by Picasa

    Waterfall in the Japanese Garden Posted by Picasa

    Young festival goer  Posted by Picasa

    Festival goer Posted by Picasa

    Under a cherry blossom ceiling Posted by Picasa

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Sakura Matsuri

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