At Tribeca: "American Renaissance" or 9 Minutes of Elizabethan Frivolity

April 20, 2015 7:52 PM

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A solid narrative short, like a short story, in most cases, should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Of course, in the proper hands, this rule is meant to be broken. As for a documentary short, information should be supplied, a world revealed, and the viewers' sense of a certain topic should be transformed or heightened.

With "American Renaissance," which is screening at the current Tribeca Film Festival, youthfully bearded directors Ryan Scafuro and Jarred Alterman have forged together a look at the New York Renaissance Faire that's held in the small town of Tuxedo, a locale situated in the rather picturesque Hudso...

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