Ice Cube, Docmaker


Heaven forbid the Tribeca Film Festival should really showcase front-and-center anything made in New York, but this is just embarrassing: The opening film of its annual ESPN Sports Film Festival sidebar is Straight Outta L.A., director Ice Cube's documentary filmmaking debut about the relocation of the NFL's Oakland Raiders to Los Angeles in the early '80s. As our bloggy cousin Mike Fleming points out at Deadline, was the NY Mets-inflected stadium doc Last Play at Shea not good enough? Arrgh. Deep breath. OK. Anyway, Cube, congrats. Find the rest of the fest program here and here.