LAist at Tribeca Film Festival - Will Ferrell & More
We thought we'd share some more of the videos we shot at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. We attended the red carpet for the screening of Will Ferrell's independent film Everything Must Go, about a down-on-his luck company man who gets laid off, his wife leaves him, and he must sell all his possessions in a giant yard sale. We talked to Ferrell (top video) about his role in the film which is based on a short story by Raymond Carver. Ferrell has become a supporter of a lot of independent projects as of late including Everything Must Go, as well as his backing of FunnyOrDie.com and his HBO series, "Eastbound & Down." We were also thrilled to speak with one of Ferrell's co-stars in the film, Stephen Root (video above), whom we've loved long before he shot to stardom on "News Radio." We got to ask Root about his participation in this season's "Justified" on FX, as well as his involvement in last year's "Louie."
On the documentary side, we spoke with Super-DJ Junior Vasquez (video immediately below) who is featured in the documentary Limelight, about the notorious NY nightclub. If you've seen Party Animal, or American Psycho, the clubs depicted in those films are based on the Limelight. Vasquez was DJ-in-residence at the club for a decade. We asked him who he likes in music these days and Lady Gaga is among his choices.
At the screening for Challenging Impossibility, a documentary about the weightlifting odyssey of the spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy we spoke with Olympic champion Carl Lewis, multi Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia pro-bodybuilder Frank Zane, and co-director of the film, Sanjay Rawal (bottom video).
Next week we'll have a video interview we did with comedians Bill Burr, Robert Kelly, and Joe DeRosa who co-wrote and co-produced their short film, "Cheat," which premiered at the festival.