My Tribeca Film Festival Diary: Day 1

As this was my first day at the Tribeca Film Festival, I had no idea what to expect. I just knew I'd be seeing a lot of movies. Being such a newbie to the Fest, I even had to call the press office to see what the dress attire was (jeans and a t-shirt)! After picking up my credentials, I headed to my first film, Seven Days Sunday.

According to the Festival guide, the movie is about: "Teenage dropouts Adam and Tommek pass their days hanging out and drinking in their grim housing complex, but as grinding boredom combines with Adam's insecurity and Tommek's penchant for petty crime, they make a bet that plunges them into violence. Based on actual events."

I must have missed the part in the description about the violence. Let me tell you, Seven Days Sunday was a very interesting way to start my time at the Tribeca Film Festival. A movie about two messed up teens who decide they want to murder someone? I had to turn my head away from the screen more than once.

Next I went to a larger screening for the Julianne Moore flick, Savage Grace, also based on a true story. Julianne did an incredible job of playing an eccentric socialite. She starts off as obviously troubled, but when her husband leaves her, and then she falls for a gay men, and then her very own son--yes, you did just read that--I couldn't help but wonder what I had gotten myself into!

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