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Jurors Answer Life's Questions: Part 3

Welcome to the latest installment of Tribeca Film Festival jury interviews, with writer Dave Karger and director Darko Lungulov.

The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival is delighted to announce its juror slate. 36 jurors who are at the top of their field in acting, directing, writing, journalism, and art will decide the winning films in the World Narrative Feature Competition, the World Documentary Feature Competition, the Best New York Narrative Competition, the Best New York Documentary Competition, the Narrative Shorts, the Documentary and Student Shorts, and the Tribeca All Access Competition.

In an effort to get to know these artists a little better, we asked them to submit their answers to some questions about life, art, films, and inspiration. Meet Dave Karger, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, and director Darko Lungulov.

Click here to explore the full range of fantastic people jurying the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.



 

Dave Karger (Juror – Narrative Shorts)
Senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and frequent contributor to NBC's Today Show

 

Who are your favorite heroes/heroines in movies?

Indiana Jones and Jason Bourne

 

In real life?

Anyone in our volunteer military

 

What would your biopic be called?

The Chatterbox

 

Are there any movies that you find yourself quoting all the time?

Broadcast News
and The Breakfast Club

 

What's your earliest memory of seeing (and loving?) a movie in the theater?

Benji
and The Champ

 

With what movie character do you identify most?

Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation

 

What gets you up and going in the morning?

A run along the Hudson River

 

What's your favorite thing about New York?

My neighborhood, the West Village

 

What's your life philosophy or motto?

It takes much more energy to be rude than it does to be friendly.

 

What's your chief characteristic?

Optimism

 

What piece of art (film/book/music/what-have-you) do you recommend to your friends?

The Secret History
by Donna Tartt. And Modern Family.

 



 

Darko Lungulov (Juror – NY Narrative)
Director of Here and There, winner of Best New York Narrative Feature at TFF 2009

 

Who are your favorite heroes/heroines in movies?
Social outsiders

 

In real life?

Artists

What would your biopic be called?
Lucky Man

Are there any movies that you find yourself quoting all the time?
Envy by Barry Levinson ("Bean shaped?!... Expensive!")

What's your earliest memory of seeing (and loving?) a movie in the theater?
Disney's The Three Caballeros — animation combined with live action made in 1945. I saw it at local cinema in Belgrade, probably around 1970; I still remember the smell of the cinema and super-glowing colors on the big screen. We had a black and white TV at home back than, so the colors on the big screen looked amazing. I also remember Donald Duck wearing a sombrero, which was strange to me.

With what movie character do you identify most?
Hunter Thompson from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

What gets you up and going in the morning?
Nervous energy

What's your favorite thing about New York?
In New York, people stay young longer.

What's your life philosophy or motto?
Do it

What's your chief characteristic?
Persistence

What piece of art (film/book/music/what-have-you) do you recommend to your friends?
2 completely different films: Gomorra by Matteo Garrone and Anvil! The Story of Anvil by Sacha Gervasi.

 



Meet all the 2010 jurors here.

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