Rainbow Media Group's AMC and The Independent Film Channel will be involved
throughout the upcoming 2003 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
AMC kicks off its events Thursday, May 8 with the world premiere of the newly
restored version of Sergio Leone classic The Good, the Bad and the
The classic film -- which has been restored by AMC, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
and The Film Foundation -- will feature new voice work from the film's stars,
Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach, on seven deleted scenes, plus one that has never
been seen by American audiences.
IFC and its IFC Films division will present three independent films at the
festival: This So-Called Disaster, Paper Chasers and Kill the
This So-Called Disaster, premiering Wednesday, May 7, follows the staging
of playwright and director Sam Shepard's most recent work, The Late Henry
Providing a provocative glimpse into Shepard's own life, it also looks at
performers, including Nick Nolte and Sean Penn, working their way through a
process of creative discovery. It was directed by Michael Almereyda.
A hip-hop term for chasing money and wealth, Paper Chasers follows
Maxie D. Collier, a struggling entrepreneur and filmmaker, as he leads an
ambitious group of friends on a cross-country trek to discover the secrets of
success from some of America's most prominent hip-hop businesspeople. It also
debuts May 7.
IFC Films' Kill the Poor, directed by Alan Taylor, is a rueful and
darkly comic tale about the quest to achieve the American dream of
apartment/home ownership in urban America. The film will be shown Friday, May