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Today's Tribeca Picks: Poliwood, Outrage…

Politics and showbiz as bedfellows, civil rights in song, and closeted anti-gay pols



    Today's Tribeca Picks: Poliwood, Outrage…
    Tribeca Film Festival
    Spike Lee in Barry Levinson's Poliwood.

    In this timely documentary feature, Academy Award-collecting director Barry Levinson takes us behind the scenes of the recent epic presidential campaign, examining the (thin, blurry) line between politics and showbiz (get it? Poli-wood?). Levinson will be on hand post-screening to discuss with ex-West Wing writer/producer Lawrence O'Donnell. 6PM, BMCC.

    If you see just one documentary all festival, make it Outrage, am indictment of the hypocrisy practiced by closeted politicians who lobby against the LGBT community while secretly being one of them. Director Kirby Dick discusses issues of homophobia, gay rights, and the issue of private lives vs. public profiles with a handful of experts including former N.J. guv Jim McGreevey. Because he'd know. 8PM, DGA.

    Soundtrack for a Revolution
    The civil rights movement is seen through the music that brought Americans together and helped haul society into a new era in this documentary from directors/screenwriters Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman. Modern artists like Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone and The Roots provide their spin on great freedom songs of the era. Timely stuff. 9:15PM, AMC Village VII.