With the awards ceremony tonight and the final screenings tomorrow, the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival is rapidly drawing to a close. I've been hopscotching screenings the past couple of days, and will have a last-gasp batch of reviews up soon. But first, some passing thoughts:

  • I had lunch this afternoon with Nicholas Jarecki, director of the Tribeca documentary The Outsider, which tracks James Toback through the making and release of When Will I Be Loved. Response to the film, Jarecki's first, has been strong, and with good reason: genius/madman Toback is relentlessly interesting, and the film provides a rather excellent investigation of the creative process. Jarecki's next project? An adaptation of The Informers, by Bret Easton Ellis.