Wednesday, April 26, 2006

"Wordplay" Set To Rock Tribeca

Patrick Creadon's incredible documentary "Wordplay" is a selection for this year's Tribeca Film Festival, set to begin next week in New York City. The film will be screened on Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 and Thursday, May 4 at 1:30 at AMC Loews Lincoln Square, and on Saturday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at AMC Loews Village VII. All tickets are $12.00.

There is a great poster out for the film. It has a crossword grid in the background, random letters morphing into a Benday rendition of Will Shortz's giant head, and a group of puzzlers standing with New York Times puzzles - namely, Al Sanders, Ellen Ripstein, Tyler Hinman, Merl Reagle, Trip Payne and Jon Delfin.

On a related subject, Nancy Shack has completed the DVD of the goings-on at Stamford this year. You can watch the Friday night Sudoku and Ken Jennings Quiz Bowl games, as well as all three finals and the awards ceremony. Plus, letters to Will Shortz. The video runs 2 hours, 22 minutes, and costs $3.50 for a DVD and $5 for a VHS. I've already got mine on order, and the price makes it a great bargain. You may order if you've got a PayPal account by clicking here.


barrywep said...

I loved "Wordplay" but can't see it becoming a mainstream hit. Mildly successful is the best we can hope for. Ellen, Trip, and Jon are cute but can't measure up to those penguins. The celebrities, other than Mike Mussina, give it too much of a left-wing tilt for some.

Ellen said...

Bob Dole is left-wing?

barrywep said...

Dole's appearance was so nominal I didn't even remember he was in it.

Orange said...

I don't know, Barry. A little documentary called Fahrenheit 9/11 seemed to do okay at the box office, and Michael Moore seems to tilt a bit to the left.