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MUBI Garage: Current (Reprise) named Best of 2011 Tribeca Shorts!


MUBI Garage names "Current (Reprise)" Best of the Fest: Tribeca Film Festival 2011 Shorts!


Tribeca’s Experimental Filmmakers at Director’s Brunch

Brendon Kingsbury, Brian Doyle, Charles Lim, curator Jon Gartenburg, Marie Losier, and Melissa Friedling at Tribeca's Director's Brunch at City Hall Restaurant.

(L-R - top) Directors Brendon Kingsbury, Brian Doyle, Charles Lim, curator Jon Gartenberg, (L-R bottom) Marie Losier, Melissa Friedling attend Director's Brunch at The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival at City Hall Restaurant on April 25, 2011 in New York City.
(April 25, 2011 - Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images North America)

23Apr/110 “Current (Reprise)” is “Experimental filmmaking at its most otherworldly yet strikingly real.”

by Ben Umstead, April 22, 2011 1:45 PM

Despite being in the online age of video, it seems the short film is still somewhat neglected when it comes to a proper outlet, so today I'll be shining the spotlight on a handful of the 60 short films playing at this year's Tribeca, many of them from some fine regional talents. Selection films will also be available to watch online through Tribeca's website...

Like alien jellyfish tendrils, streams of paper cling to trees and lampposts in Current (Reprise). This is the aftermath of New York's first ticker tape parade post 9/11. Atmospheric and downright unsettling, Brian Doyle films the familiar setting of Lower Manhattan through the eyes of distrust and a cacophony of technological blips and beeps. For as he films the quiet storm of ticker tape gathering, swirling in the streets, on the sidewalks and in the gutters, electronic eyes from above watch him. Experimental filmmaking at its most otherworldly yet strikingly real...

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23Apr/110 features Brian Doyle at Tribeca Film Festival

2011 Tribeca Film Festival coverage begins

Today we meet Indie Director Brian Doyle at the Cadillac Tribeca Press Lounge.

By Corey Boutilier
Executive Director,
Published Apr 23, 2011
Brian Doyle was invited by the Tribeca Film Festival to their Filmmaker meet and greet party...

Brian Doyle, attending filmmaker with coresponding festival lanyard, shot a Super8 short film that was accepted into this years shorts program. It is entitled "current (reprise)". There is no dialogue, but a very beautiful I might add, montage of paper floating around Wall Street. The subtitle of the film is "Survive the ticker tape tempest"...



Brian Doyle at the Tribeca Press Lounge on Zimbio

Brian Doyle and Stewart Nusbaumer - Filmmaker & Press Cocktail Party At The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

(April 21, 2011 - Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America)


Tribeca Buzz: A Talk with Current (Reprise)’s Brian Doyle

Published on April 18, 2011

by Mary Iannone

“My interest in ticker tape parades stems from their creation of some unique phenomena.  The debris can be seen as a kind of proxy for information itself.  In this digital age, all this debris floating in the air, caught in trees, piled in gutters, becomes like waves and gusts of memory and nostalgia itself.”

In late 2000, Brian Doyle prepared for the inevitable ticker tape parade that would follow either outcome of the Yankees versus Mets World Series match up.  But his primary interest in the festivities was as a filmmaker.  The result was Current, a look at the stormy aftermath of the parade.  The atmosphere “seems like an unwitting dress rehearsal or fantasy of destruction, a glimpse of the future that was to come”.  Just four months after Current’s completion, 9/11 recreated the desolate streets carefully simulated in the film.  The second event came from unthinkable destruction; the first, eerily similar, came from joyful celebration.

Eight years later, another cinematic opportunity suddenly presented itself to Doyle.  “I became interested in encapsulating 9/11 in this kind of bubble, book-ended by the storms of information,” Doyle says.  “Current (Reprise) was filmed during the Giants’ Super Bowl victory parade.  The Giants were underdogs that year, so I was not expecting a parade at all.  But when they won, I realized a parade was imminent and I quickly dreamed up this idea.  I wondered what it would be like to attempt a sequel to a documentary.  The ongoing, recurring nature of ticker tape parades lent itself to this somewhat unique idea.  Would this film change as well?  What would the separation of nearly 10 years yield?”



“Current (Reprise)” in Sarasota Herald-Tribune print edition

Check out Current (Reprise)'s mention in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. One of our Sarasota Film Festival comments on Twitter also got a print "Retweet":


Radio SRQ interview

Sarasota radio station RadioSRQ spoke with Brian Doyle about "Current (Reprise)" at the Sarasota Film Festival:


Sarasota Herald-Tribune “Current (Reprise)” preview

Jay Handelman of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune wrote this excellent article on "Current (Reprise)":

‘Current (Reprise)’ captures artistic look at ticker-tape parade

When he filmed a ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan in 2000 honoring the New York Yankees for beating the New York Mets in the World Series, his interest was less in saluting the sports heroes than in capturing an artistic representation of a flood of paper flowing down onto the narrow streets.  He turned his footage into the short film “Current,” which also became part of a video installation.

He had no idea it would be the last ticker-tape parade before the World Trade Center was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, or that it would be eight years before ticker tape (or reams of paper) would once again flow down on the Canyon of Champions.

When the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in 2008, Doyle heard there would be a parade and he rushed to get to New York in time to capture it on film. It was the start of a sequel that he calls “Current (Reprise),” which will be shown at the Sarasota Film Festival at 8 p.m. April 12 and 3:15 p.m. April 13 before the full length documentary “Five Weddings and a Felony.”


Sarasota Film Festival Insider blog – audio interview on “Current (Reprise)”

SFF Insider speaks with Brian Doyle on "Current (Reprise)". Check out the 5 minute interview: