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The Reeler Moves Into Tribeca

It's a little past my bedtime -- I think the sun is about to peek over Queens, and the neighbor's alarm clock is due to shriek through the wall any minute. But really, I don't know how I could sleep with everything going on today at Reeler HQ; particularly all this business about the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival launching tonight. I don't subscribe to the hype, but I do believe in the opportunity: 150-something features; six dozen shorts; a few clever panels; and a press pass to rule them all.

Well, sort of. Let's make that press passes -- plural. The Reeler's Tribeca coverage has expanded well beyond the blog to which it was confined in 2006, featuring a few new features in addition to the news, notes and commentary you've come to expect:

--The estimable movie obsessives at Spout are the presenting sponsors of both ReelerTV -- this site's first-ever regular video programming -- and The Screening Room, a reviews blog featuring virtually comprehensive coverage of the fest's feature selections. Reeler reviews editor Michelle Orange and her colleagues Vadim Rizov and Eric Kohn will feverishly theater-hop over the next 10 days so you don't have to. But should you decide to take in a movie or 50 like all of us, you can always come home and chat it up with other Tribeca filmgoers at Spout. We're pleased to be working with them and hope you'll jump into the conversation.

--Thursday, The Reeler will launch a special series of interviews with women filmmakers screening work at Tribeca, including Esther Robinson (A Walk in the Ocean), Beth Murphy (Beyond Belief), Abby Epstein (The Business of Being Born), Marie Losier (Manuelle Labor) and numerous others.

--The reporting crew you know and love will be stalking the city, including Christopher Campbell, Elena Marinaccio, John Lichman as well as Reeler newcomer Tobi Elkin, whom we share with The Huffington Post. We'll be at premieres, panels and Q&A's, eyes peeled for parties to crash and stories to stir.

The rest of the world doesn't stop, of course; you can still expect us to keep up with The Blog and our usual features, reviews and events coverage from beyond the glimmering fringe of the TFF red carpet. Keep us in mind and we'll keep you informed; whether you're in or out of New York, we'll have something for everyone.

Many thanks as always, and stay in touch--

S.T. VanAirsdale, editor

Posted at April 25, 2007 3:39 AM

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