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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

All posts from April, 2010
Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Day Seven, Films 23 – 25

By Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs
Published on April 30, 2010

Ed Budz is blogging the films he sees at the Tribeca Film Festival. To see his thoughts on the rest of the festival, clicking here. What a day. Great, but heavy! In Earth Made of Glass, USA by Deborah Scranton, the after-effects of genocide is explored in the Rwandan president’s goal of reconciliation and reintegration [...]

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Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Day Six, Films 20 – 22

By Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs
Published on April 29, 2010

Knowing I was going to have a very full day between screenings and my desk, I decided to sleep in and miss my 9:15am screening of Dog Pound. I really want to catch this, so hopefully I’ll get another chance.

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Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Day Five, Films 16 – 19

By Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs
Published on April 28, 2010

Ed Budz is blogging the films he sees at the Tribeca Film Festival. To see his thoughts on the rest of the festival, clicking here. While there are effective moments in Climate of Change, Brian Hill, USA/UK, the overall message comes off too touchy-feely and as heavy-handed propaganda – admittedly for a good cause. We [...]

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Laura Kaminsky, Associate Artistic Director

Stories from Behind the Wall: Sergei Slonimsky

By Laura Kaminsky, Associate Artistic Director
Published on April 27, 2010

I first met Sergei Slonimsky last August during my cultural research fellowship in St. Petersburg supported by the Likhachev Foundation. If his name sounds familiar, he is the nephew of the “Lexicon of Musical Invective” Nicholas Slonimsky. How perfect that the Likhachev offered these fellowships just as I was beginning to plan for the 2010 [...]

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Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Day Four, Films 12 – 15

By Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs
Published on April 26, 2010

Another good day! I finally feel I’ve hit my stride. One of the unique aspects of a festival is running into people. Today, I walked by teens featured in Sons of Perdition. I couldn’t think how far they have come – both literally and figuratively. Yesterday as I was leaving I ran into Jim Browne, one of Tribeca’s programmers, who had to dash in to introduce a screening that I was slated to see first thing the next day.

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Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Day Three, Films 7 – 11

By Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs
Published on April 25, 2010

Ed Budz is blogging the films he sees at the Tribeca Film Festival. To see his thoughts on the rest of the festival, clicking here. DAY THREE, Films 7 – 11 Today more than makes up for yesterday’s weak showing! First off, Sons of Perdition, is a must-see. It is from the US and directed [...]

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Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Day Two

By Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs
Published on April 24, 2010

It should be noted that I’m mostly avoiding pix with star power and focusing on smaller films. You’ll see though in coming days that I will indulge in a few guilty pleasures – sometimes just because I can’t resist and other times because the schedule gives me little other choice.

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Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs

2010 Tribeca Film Festival Day One

By Ed Budz, Director of Film Programs
Published on April 23, 2010

I’ll be reporting on the films I see each day. While there are films I seek out, there are times when the schedule is such that my available choices are not films on my radar and I’m very happy to take what comes my way. It’s a good way to discover something new and unexpected and I’m rarely disappointed.

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Rob Blatt

Apartments and Neighbors Winner!

By Rob Blatt
Published on April 7, 2010

Our winning story for the Selected Shorts presents Apartments and Neighbors contest was sent in by Jane Rubinsky! What follows is Jane’s story:

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