The Tribeca Film Festival is a celebration of art and the city of New York. Well there is only one subject within the five boroughs worthy of artistic expression, and that is Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis.
Praise be to the muses, then, that young filmmakers Tyler and Conor Byrne made The Latvian Unicorn the subject of their short film, "Porzingod." Per Marc Berman:
In the film, the actors are seen bowing at a Knicks shrine. They pray to the basketball gods to bring the Knicks back from the dead via the rookie phenom Porzingis.
Porzingis is referred to as "The Holy No. 6" and "the messiah begotten by divine Latvian conception.''
"It's really for all those long-suffering Knicks fans and an homage to the team's history,'' Tyler Byrne told The Post. "We've taken it to the most ridiculous extreme."
I'm not even sure what a Knicks fan's "most ridiculous extreme" would entail -- we're already a fairly ridiculously extreme bunch.
The film stars John Leguizamo, an actor best known (by me) for this appearance in "John Wick."
"I heard you struck my son."
"Yes, sir, I did."
"May I ask why?"
"Well, because he said Kristaps doesn't deserve a spot on the All-Rookie first team."
"Porzingod" premiers this Thursday. There will be two additional screenings, on Friday at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and Saturday back at the Regal Battery Park.