Interview with Sharon Badal, Tribeca Film Festival

By Gary M. Kramer. Sharon Badal is the Head Shorts Film Programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival, which unspools April 18-29, 2012. Badal started with Tribeca in 1999, she said in a recent phone interview, “Since before Day One.” She was one of the first three employees of TFF back […]

On Stifling Families, Diana Lynn, and a Killer Cat

By John Bredin. Track of the Cat, a 1954 early Cinemascope offering—produced, curiously enough, by John Wayne—had an unhappy childhood to say the least. It was thoroughly rejected by both critics and the public alike. So said Brooklyn College film professor Foster Hirsch, while presenting this odd alchemy of family […]