- Some Olsen twin at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, sponsored by Chanel. (Photo credit: Some gossip blog. See how this works?)
We won’t pretend that the film festival jury isn’t frequently a bizarre amalgamation of the seemingly qualified, the happenstantially connected, and the buzz-gathering names. (Consider.) Nor will we pretend that there aren’t a number of good or promising films at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (our preview, featuring several of them, will go up next week).
But this year’s juries, announced in a press release yesterday, make it pretty abundantly clear that the TFF is an entity that exists primarily for the sake of the sponsors whose logos appear on the backdrops B-list stars pose in front of during red carpet photo opportunities. Consider.