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Faces of the Festival

Katie O’Grady: Rid of Me

3.13.11

Meet the one-to-watch star of James Westby‘s indie gem, Rid of Me, premiering at TFF 2011. We’d eat candy with her any day of the week.

 


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10th Tribeca Film Festival Unveils World Narrative and Doc Competition & Viewpoints Lineups

The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled 43 features that will screen in the 10th annual event’s World Narrative and Documentary Competitions as well as its inaugural Viewpoints sidebar today, with selections hailing from 32 countries, including 42 World, 11 International, 19 North American, 7 U.S.  and 8 New York Premieres.

Rid of Me,” directed and written by James Westby. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative.
When she moves to Portland, Oregon, Meris does her best to fit in with her husband’s clique of old high school buddies—until she gets dumped. Her life trashed, she takes a job as a candy store clerk, opening unexpected worlds into the Northwest underground punk scene and Cambodian rock. A low budget is no barrier to creativity and cinematic innovation in this black comedy of embarrassments about sticking up for yourself no matter how messy

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