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2018 Tribeca Film Festival Programming Team

Sharon Badal

VP, Filmmaker Relations and Shorts Programming

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? Alien, because in space no one can hear you scream.

Frederic Boyer

Artistic Director

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? I would like to live inside Stephen Frears' High Fidelity, the adaptation of Nick Hornby's book, so I could live in the world of a writer I really like as envisioned by a great director. I would stay in Rob’s (John Cusack's) vinyl shop and listen to the "Top Five Lists" arguments between Rob and his two employees. I would wait for them to leave the shop so I could listen to their records all night. Unfortunately, choosing to stay inside the shop would mean I would not be able to see Jack Black onstage singing Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On".

Cara Cusumano

Director Of Programming

What is the first film you saw in a theater? My Mom says that the first movie she remembers me watching was MILO AND OTIS, when I was about three. She also took me to a screening of 400 BLOWS when I was 4 or 5.

Liza Domnitz

Senior Programmer, Film, TV & New Online Work

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? If only to wear those mind-blowing clothes and exist in that stunning enhanced countryside for a day, I think I’d like to live in the world of Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden. My one caveat being that I decline to visit the horrific torture dungeon whilst there. Fin.

Brian Gordon

Associate Programmer

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? I would inhabit the two lane blacktop world of the American Southwest of the early 70s as seen from the back seat of the ‘55 Chevy in Two Lane Blacktop. I would be The Observer as I’d ride along with The Driver (James Taylor) and The Mechanic (Dennis Wilson) and, while not getting much into the car talk, I’d soak up the existentialism of it all in their race with G.T.O. It also would afford me the opportunity to interact with one of my all time favorite actors, Warren Oates (albeit through his character, but that’s cool).

Jason Gutierrez

Associate Programmer

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? Jim Jarmusch is one of my favorite working filmmakers, and I’d love to live in any of the worlds he creates on film. But one stands out: the Memphis that he brings to life in Mystery Train. The film finds beauty in the city’s empty, weather-beaten storefronts, revels in the refuge offered by a ramshackle hotel or bar, and finds solidarity with the deadpan outsiders who bemusedly shuffle through Memphis as though it’s a riddle that needs to be decoded. All that plus an amazing soundtrack? Sign me up.

Loren Hammonds

Senior Programmer, Film & Experiential

What is one film that changed your life? This answer would have been wildly different just a year ago, but now it’s a no-brainer. Ryan Coogler’s afrofuturist vision of Wakanda from 2018’s Black Panther would be my world of choice. The film treads firmly into the future while acknowledging the beauty of the past, brilliantly celebrating African culture through its art and costume design. The superb cinematography from Rachel Morrison bathes the film in such a welcoming light that I would gladly pack my bags and leave today if offered the chance. Having glimpsed a place in which science, technology and peace are the tenets of a society led by Black and Brown faces, I think I’ve found my cinematic home

Dan Hunt

Associate Programmer

What movie would you want to live inside the world of?I’d pick one for every day of the week:
Mon. Memento – To open a tattoo shop.
Tues. Babette’s Feast – For Dinner.
Wed. Best in Show – To lose with my Westies and spend quality time with actress Jennifer Coolidge.
Thurs. Titticut Follies – To be horrified.
Fri. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – For therapy. 🙂
Sat. Brokeback Mountain – To go hiking and stumble upon the Jack and Ennis in their tent.…..
Sun. Pulp Fiction – To dance.

Lucy Mukerjee

Senior Programmer

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? Depending on my mood… Where The Wild Things Are, so I could escape to the forest and live among Maurice Sendak’s tribe of wild animals, where we would play and shout and jump as high as the trees. Or when I’m feeling more sociable, Moulin Rouge, so I could soak up the majesty and romance of Baz Lurhmann’s opulent, color-drenched world and be inspired by the brilliantly creative family of outcasts that make up his vision of the Parisian cabaret.

Tammie Rosen

EVP of Communications & Programming

What is the first film you saw in a theater? When I was 8 years old my grandparents took me to see Amadeus. It was the first period piece I had seen in a theater and it was MAGICAL. The costumes, the theatrics, the settings. At 8 I am certain much of it was lost on me but it transported me to a different time and place unlike any reality I knew. I return to it often and every time I do I feel like a little girl excited by the wonders of cinema.

Jule Rozite

Associate Programmer

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? I'd like to live in Jaques Tati's Playtime. I love the design of the city - the strict, stylish, futuristic practicality. But best is of course Hulot's approach to life - finding playfulness and something interesting in everything surrounding him. I'd love to walk around life like this, seeing patterns, parallels, laughing at the absurdity of life. And for a vacation I'd go to Tati's Mon Oncle!

Deborah Rudolph

Associate Programmer

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? The movie I would love to live inside of is Antonioni's L'Avventura-- how could you not? It's the most gorgeous, sexy, curious wondrous place, story....it's everything.

Ben Thompson

Filmmaker Relations Manager & Shorts Programmer

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? Star Wars because lightsabers!

Shayna Weingast

What movie would you want to live inside the world of? For its unbridled effervescence, I’d most want to live inside the world of Jacques Demy’s musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Every dress, every shop front, every vividly wallpapered room seems freshly minted from a rainbow. The vibrant colors are equally matched by the films’ exuberant music and seductive romance. I relish the idea of waking up in 1964’s candy-colored France.

Paula Weinstein

What is a movie that changed your life? Too many to list. I remember every seat, in every theater, of every movie I've loved. Starting with Some Like It Hot when I was 10. I had never before laughed that hard in a movie nor understood the pleasure of being in a huge movie palace in Times Square and being a part of a massive wave of collective joy and simultaneous laughter.