With all the films and stories we’ve covered so far, you’re probably sitting here wondering if there really was anything you missed during Tribeca. Well fear not, since here’s the top moments from the festival’s closing weekend in New York.
Ellen Burstyn talks about her directorial debut for ‘Bathing Flo’
The Tale writer and director Jennifer Fox talks about her coming to terms with her sexual abuse in the wake of the #MeToo movement
Jason Ritter gives us hope for another season of Another Period
Scott Shepherd tells us almost nothing about the new X-Men: Dark Phoenix film
Veanne Cox wants us to know women can be scientists and plenty’s changed since the 1920s.
Melissa Miller-Costanzo and Brendan Meyer sit down with us and tell us about their film All These Small Moments
And lastly, Kim Snyder and Maria Cuomo Cole spoke with us at length about their new short Notes from Dunblane: Lessons from a School Shooting. The two filmmakers, known for their documentary Newtown on the unfortunate 2013 school shooting, returned to Sandy Hook and found two priests offering support for each other in the middle of a tragedy. Here are some highlights from our conversation:
Maria Cuomo Cole: “Worldwide, we are looked upon with confusion. People are perplexed around the world about the policies of the United States.”
Kim Snyder: “The middle schoolers and the siblings, I feel heartened that some of these young kids seem to be looking up to the older kids as kids always do. A couple years ago, they may have been looking up to the American Idol kids. Nowadays it’s the smart activist kids. That I feel they are the new role models. When we were at March for Our Lives and we saw kids as young as 11 and younger, the little ones, really saying ‘you just wait until we’re old enough to vote,’ I believe that. I think there’s going to be a significant shift generationally in activism in a whole number of issues that we’re seeing.”
Cuomo Cole: “We are hopeful and the country is hopeful that there is a palpable confidence in what can be and what change can occur. The voices of high school kids are compelling and it’s an energy we haven’t seen in a long time.”
Snyder: “The last thing that Father Basil does share with us is that in the wake of their shooting, parents organized in what they called the Snowdrop Campaign. And they did change all the laws in the UK and most people in Britain remember that well. And here in Sandy Hook for Newtown, everyone assumed that there would be some kind of change in policy and there wasn’t on a federal level.”
Snyder: “Our inaction is also shameful in a word. You talk to these young people and the anger to the adult world is valid and I think justifiable. We dropped the ball through apathy and inaction.”
And don’t forget to check out our other interviews here.
Jessica Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler:
Shay Lee Abeson:
Jessica Sarah Flaum: