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Columbia Is Major Presence at Tribeca Film Festival

Photo by Julia Sherman

Amber Tamblyn in Normal Adolescent Behavior

For the second year in a row, Columbia University has a major presence at the Tribeca Film Festival. In a banner year already marked by unprecedented success at the Sundance Film Festival, alumni and current students of the School of the Arts Film Division, a former SOA faculty member, and a Columbia College alumna will screen ten new films at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Topping last year’s impressive showing, this year’s festival will unveil three features and seven shorts.

The films to be screened include the features Blue State, directed and written by Marshall Lewy, (Film ’06); Normal Adolescent Behavior, directed and written by Beth Schacter. (Film ’04); and Take the Bridge, directed by Sergio M. Castilla, a former Film Division professor. The shorts are A Warm, Comforting Home, directed by Annette Apitz (Film ’98); Dear Lemon Lima, directed and written by Suzi Yoonessi (Film ’06); Happiness, directed and written by Sophie Barthes (MIA ’03); Lock, directed by Ming Kai Leung (Film ’06); Raving, directed and written by Julia Stiles (CC ’06); Red Shoes, directed and written by Li-Anne Huang (Film ’08); and Thorndike, directed and written by Chris Teague (Film ’06).

The festival runs April 25 through May 6. For ticket information and screening times and locations, visit the Tribeca Film Festival site.

Published: Apr 06, 2006
Last modified: Apr 06, 2007