John Farr of Best Movies By Farr Leads and Reviews Three Movie Screenings at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival

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John Farr, a well-known film columnist, speaker, quality film advocate and founder of Best Movies By Farr is leading three movie screenings on May 3rd and May 5th at The Tribeca Film Festival. The release describes The Best Movies By Farr partnership with The Tribeca Film Festival related to movie reviews and what it means to this year's festival. It also details an ongoing movie review relationship with both Tribeca and ESPN, in their joint venture, the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.

When friends kept repeating that they felt overwhelmed by choice in selecting DVD's, I saw an opportunity to create a quality filter for the best in film

John Farr, a well-known film columnist, speaker, quality film advocate and founder of Best Movies By Farr has been asked by the producers of the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival to introduce a handful of independent films the first week of May 2007. John is a credible source as he has over 1300 movie reviews in his online library at

The movie screenings begin on May 3rd at 6pm with "Avida", a modern surrealist comedy; then at 9pm, John will lead a special introduction of "2 Days in Paris" (SOLD OUT), a Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise) written, produced and directed dramedy . And then on May 5th at 2:30 p.m. an AMC audience will enjoy "Shotgun Stories" a drama and thriller.These films are being showcased at the newest venue on the festival circuit, AMC 72nd Street on Manhattan's Upper East Side, located at 1230 Third Avenue (at 72nd Street) in New York City. Tickets, details of these films and directions to the theatre are available at

John Farr and Best Movies by Farr will be working with Tribeca well beyond the festival, as he supports the Tribeca Festival/ESPN Venture, which will provide movie enthusiasts and sports enthusiasts alike first-rate DVD movie recommendations on the Best DVD Movies By Farr in sport categories. These segments, which will be sports DVD movies with accompanied John Farr video reviews and recommendations, will appear on both The Tribeca/ESPN Web site as well as

This venture will roll out its premier of 14 screenings of sport films during this year's Tribeca Film Festival. For an agenda visit the Tribeca and ESPN page on the Tribeca Film Festival site. Following this, Tribeca Enterprises , Tribeca Film Festival's parent organization and ESPN will continue to work together to tie in the best of sports and the best of film, with John Farr contributing his knowledge and contagious personality to provide even further enjoyment to sport movie viewers everywhere.

About John Farr
Since his early years, John Farr has nurtured an abiding love of movies and the entire film-making process. He started "Best Movies By Farr" not long after leaving his position as senior partner at Ogilvy & Mather, a Madison Avenue ad firm. John recalls: "When friends kept repeating that they felt overwhelmed by choice in selecting DVD's, I saw an opportunity to create a quality filter for the best in film".

In 2003, John also co-founded Stamford, Connecticut's Avon Theatre Film Center, hosting "movie nights" to affluent, educated audiences. As the face of the Avon, John has moderated screenings with prestigious actors and directors like Robert Altman, Paul Newman, Tim Robbins, Barry Levinson, Joanne Woodward, Gene Wilder, Arthur Penn, Chevy Chase, Campbell Scott, Charles Grodin, Eli Wallach, Peter Bogdanovich, and Lasse Hallstrom.

Recently, the Best Movies by Farr team has taken "movie nights" on the road, a format in which John hosts and lectures around the country at clubs and theaters, schools and colleges, introducing great films to interested audiences. His initial touring has already left a trail of interest among younger movie viewers, and after having the opportunity to hear and see John's movie lectures, most clients have requested an encore presentation.

Farr also writes a bi-weekly film column entitled "DVD Detective" for The Stamford Advocate, a Gannett newspaper affiliate, and has published regularly in Westchester Magazine, Waterkeeper magazine, and Travel Savvy. John is constantly invited to be a panelist on film- and art-related discussions, including series at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Connecticut, Westport Playhouse, and elsewhere.

John also leads the Best Movies By Farr team. Best Movies By Farr guides users through more than 1300 choices in John Farr's expansive home library, all searchable by actor, time period, genre, actor/director, country, or mood. Best Movies by Farr is the holy grail for lovers of indispensable film. The site is currently being re-designed to include such features as video clips, pod casting downloads, audio commentary and blogging opportunities with John Farr.

John also hosts a Blog, Farr on Film which links to the home page of Best Movies by Farr with interviews, newspaper columns, and movie chat, also provides a tool for users to add comments and offer feedback on the site, as well as what they've seen and loved. Finally, for anyone wanting to start a DVD collection of their own, Farr has a nifty interface for curating a first-rate archive.

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