Australian director Kim Mordaunt's The Rocket won Best Narrative Feature on Thursday night, while U.S. filmmaker Dan Krauss' The Kill Team took Best Documentary Feature at the 12th Tribeca Film Festival.
After meeting Elaine Stritch, filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa couldn't believe the award-winning actress hadn't already been scooped up as a documentary subject. But she was the first to turn the lens on this octogenarian tour de force, and the result is an emotional and often hilarious doc that is premiering at Tribeca this week.
A longtime stage actor and director, Amy Morton has recently taken some roles on the big screen. Her latest is the lead role in Lance Edmands' drama Bluebird, which will have its world premiere at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival.
Frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer's directorial debut I Give It a Year is headed to U.S. theaters, as is Dan Mirvish's Between Us. Also, Tribeca listed seven titles it will screen online; Korean films are on the upswing; and My French Film Festival selects five winners.
In honor of its 30th anniversary, a restoration of Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy will close the 12th Tribeca Film Festival. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: SXSW winner Short Term 12 picked up, Scorsese to give Kennedy Center address, Sarasota to tribute Frances Ha star Mickey Sumner, and Wes Anderson's latest set for theaters.