So you're nowhere near New York City right now, but you'd still like to taste a little of what the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival is serving up this year, am I right? Good news for you is the YouTube Screening Room is currently hosting four different short films screening at Tribeca this week, and you can watch them for free, in their entirety, right ... now.
We've posted one of the short films below; it's called Cutlass and it was directed by actress Kate Hudson as part of that ongoing series from Glamour. Starring Virginia Madsen, Kurt Russell, Kristen Stewart, Chevy Chase and Sarah Roemer, Cutlass follows a woman (Madsen) who, after getting into an argument with her daughter (Fanning), takes a trip down memory lane back to when she was a teenager who desperately wanted a hot new 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass. Loving Kurt Russell, and Stewart, as the younger version of Madsen, shows a lot of emotion (which is something we rarely see out of her). Not sure I understand the overall message here, but it's not too bad; Hudson keeps it fairly simple, cute and nostalgic for her directorial debut. Check it out below and let us know what you think.
The three other shorts -- Section 44, Wu and The Confession -- can be watched over at the YouTube Screening Room. The Tribeca Film Festival runs through May 3; check out more of our coverage over here.