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Tribeca: Hillary Clinton Praises Science March, Kathryn Bigelow's Vr Doc

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Hillary Clinton celebrated Earth Day at the Tribeca Film Festival, as she made a surprise appearance at a panel for Kathryn Bigelow's virtual reality documentary. 

Entitled The Protectors: A Walk in the Ranger’s Shoes, the short chronicles a day in the life of a ranger in Garamba National Park, managed by African Parks, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These rangers hunt down heavily militarized poachers slaughtering elephants for their ivory tusks.

“Thanks for seeing this remarkable film which brings to reality what we’re up against,” said Clinton at the doc’s world premiere on Saturday. "There's a lot that can be done to stop the »

- Ashley Lee

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'House of Z': Film Review | Tribeca 2017

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Comeuppance does the trick in Sandy Chronopoulos's House of Z, a rise-fall-rebirth portrait of dress-designing wonderboy Zac Posen. Fashionistas will obviously appreciate this undishy but intimate doc, which is especially strong in its account of the designer's flowering as a creative teen. But civilians they drag along with them will also find it visually stimulating and fleet enough to justify their time.

Raised in 1980s SoHo by New Yorkers who prized creativity (father Stephen was a painter, mother Susan a corporate lawyer), Zac started dressing things as a toddler. Discarded fabric from manufacturers could still be found on the street, »

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'The Trip to Spain': Film Review | Tribeca 2017

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The Trip to Italy, Michael Winterbottom's second improvised travelogue starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, was the Godfather II of food-porn comedies that revolve around impressions of Michael Caine: It offered all the pleasures of the original (2010's The Trip) while deepening its themes and giving viewers more to look at.

The good news for fans is that The Trip to Spain is no Godfather III. The moderately bad news is that this sometimes hilarious outing is the one in which the conceit comes to resemble a lushly produced, irregularly broadcast TV series, each episode built of recombinations of now-familiar »

- John DeFore

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