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Jurors Answer Life's Questions: Part 5

Meet Tribeca Film Festival jurors, director Gary Winick and writer John Ridley. The latter makes a special plea to fellow juror Alicia Keys.

The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival is delighted to announce its juror slate. 36 jurors who are at the top of their field in acting, directing, writing, journalism, and art will decide the winning films in the World Narrative Feature Competition, the World Documentary Feature Competition, the Best New York Narrative Competition, the Best New York Documentary Competition, the Narrative Shorts, the Documentary and Student Shorts, and the Tribeca All Access Competition.

In an effort to get to know these artists a little better, we asked them to submit their answers to some questions about life, art, films, and inspiration. Say hello to Gary Winick and John Ridley!

 

Click here to explore the full range of fantastic people jurying the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

 





Gary Winick
(Juror – World Narrative)

 

Who are your favorite heroes/heroines in movies? In real life?
-Willis Reed (NY Knickerbockers 1964-74)
-Antonio Vellani (Director of The American Film Institute 1964-1989)
-Giulietta Masina (as Cabiria in Nights of Cabiria)

 

What would your biopic be called?
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

 

Are there any movies that you find yourself quoting all the time?

Woody Allen's Annie Hall, Manhattan, and Broadway Danny Rose

 

What's your earliest memory of seeing (and loving?) a movie in the theater?

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

 

With what movie character do you identify most?

Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz

 

What gets you up and going in the morning?

Sunlight

 

What's your favorite thing about New York?

Central Park

 

What's your life philosophy or motto?

Say yes more in life then no.

 

What's your chief characteristic?

Some people think I’m funny.

 

What piece of art (film/book/music/what-have-you) do you recommend to your friends?

Film: George Steven's A Place in the Sun
Music: Any music by Elvis Costello




John Ridley (Juror – World Narrative)

 

Who are your favorite heroes/heroines in movies?
The ones with capes

In real life? 
The ones without capes

What would your biopic be called?
Nobody Cares When Porn Stars Cry

Are there any movies that you find yourself quoting all the time?
Yes, but they are Japanese films, so nobody knows what I'm talking about.

What's your earliest memory of seeing (and loving?) a movie in the theater?
When I went to see Avatar. I'll never forget that. Never... Wait, did you say "loving"?

With what movie character do you identify most?
The ones on the cutting room floor

What gets you up and going in the morning?
Nothing, which is why I frequently sleep past noon. I hope there will not be any screenings prior to 10 AM, or there's going to be a slight problem.

What's your favorite thing about New York?
Alicia Keys (Can you please tell her I said that?)

What's your life philosophy or motto?
Hang up your phone and drive, a**hole.

What's your chief characteristic?
The inability to answer questions sincerely

 

What piece of art (film/book/music/what-have-you) do you recommend to your friends?

Whateverfilm/book/music/what-have-you I've written. I write really good music. (Can you please tell Alicia Keys I said that?)

 



Meet all the 2010 jurors here.

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