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Tribeca Film Festival: Day 5

We started off Day 5 of the Tribeca Film Festival by dropping by the Street Fesival. The organizers had shut off a large portion of Greenwich and families were entertained by singers, jugglers, stiltwalkers and face painters. The street was also full of local food merchants and celebrity guests like Whoopi Goldberg read books to children.

After that, we attended two panels being held at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. The first panel, Solving the Mystery: Forensics on Film, featured a panel of forensic experts as well as Law & Order creator Dick Wolf and Law & Order: SVU star Christopher Meloni. The panel discussed how forensic science is portrayed onscreen. The experts detailed how they help producers mix the science into their shows. Dick Wolf seemed pleased to hear that TV competitor C.S.I. had made scientific bungles in at least two instances.

The next panel, War on Film: The Ultimate Reality Program?, tackled the subject of the realistic portrayal of warfare on film. Actor Barry Pepper, who appeared in Saving Private Ryan, lamented the fact that so many students today seem to get their history lessons from Hollywood movies and not from books and documentaries.

Finally, we hit the red carpet for the premiere of the new Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks comedy The In-Laws.

Take a look at our photos.

We'd like to thank our friends at the Millenium Hilton for their gracious help and fantastic service during our coverage stay.