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26 More Set for TFF '05; Numerous Anticipated North American Premieres On Tap

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 12, 2005 at 2:0AM

26 More Set for TFF '05; Numerous Anticipated North American Premieres On Tap
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26 More Set for TFF '05; Numerous Anticipated North American Premieres On Tap

by Eugene Hernandez



A scene from Griffin Dunne's "Fierce People," having its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.


The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its roster of Spotlight and Special Screenings that will unspool at the 205 event, running from April 19 - May 1 in Lower Manhattan. A total of 26 films from emerging and established filmmakers make up the list of films set to screen in the two Tribeca sections.

Eight narrative and three documentary films will screen in the Tribeca spotlight section, and eleven narrative and four docs are set for the Special Screenings sections.

While competition films announced earlier this week are primarily unseen world premieres, the Spotlight and Special Screenings sections include numerous North American premieres of acclaimed films that have recently screened at festivals in Europe.

Wong Kar-Wai's "2046," which debuted at Cannes last year, will finally have its North American debut; the film is said to have secured a distribution deal with Sony Pictures Classics. Also from SPC in Tribeca will be Hans Petter Moland's "Beautiful Country," and Sally Potter's "Yes."

Paramount Classics will offer a pair of films, including David Mackenzie's "Asylum" and its recent doc acquisition, Marilyn Agrelo's "Mad Hot Ballroom," from Slamdance '05. Fox Searchlight will screen Timur Bekmambetov's "Nightwatch."

Lions Gate Films will present two movies in Tribeca, Griffin Dunne's "Fierce People" and David LaChapelle's doc, "Rize." Tartan Films will launch Michael Winterbottom's "9 Songs" and Gregg Araki's "Mysterious Skin." And Strand will unveil its newly acquired "Cote d'Azur" by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, formerly known as "Mariscos Beach," for New York audiences. Roadside Attractions will debut Charles Dance's "Ladies in Lavender."

Additional Tribeca lineups and festival programs will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Tribeca Spotlight and Special Screenings lineups (information provided by the Tribeca Film Festival):

SPOTLIGHT

"2046," directed and written by Wong Kar-Wai (Hong Kong) - North American Premiere. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

"Asylum," directed by David Mackenzie, written by Patrick Marber (U.K.) - North American Premiere. A Paramount Classics release.

"Beautiful Country," directed by Hans Petter Moland, written by Sabina Murray (U.S.A.) - North American Premiere. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

"Côte d'Azur" (formerly known as "Mariscos Beach"), directed and written by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (France) - North American Premiere. A Strand Releasing release.

"Fierce People," directed by Griffin Dunne, written by Dirk Wittenborn (U.S.A.) - World Premiere. A Lions Gate Films release.

"The Fund," a documentary directed by Douglas Keeve (U.S.A.) - World Premiere.

"The Last Mitterand" (Le promeneur du Champ de Mars), directed by Robert Guédiguian, written by Georges-Marc Benamou and Gilles Taurand (France) - North American Premiere.

"Nightwatch" (Nochnoj dozor), directed by Timur Bekmambetov, written by Bekmambetov and Sergei Lukyanenko (Russia) - North American Premiere. A Fox Searchlight Pictures release.

"SHOW Business," a documentary directed by Dori Berinstein, written by Berinstein and Richard Hankin (U.S.A.) - World Premiere.

"Through the Fire," a documentary directed by Jonathan Hock (U.S.A.) - World Premiere.

"Tickets," directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi, written by Kiarostami, Olmi, and Paul Laverty (Iran/UK/Italy) - North American Premiere.




A scene from Costa-Gavras' "The Axe" (Le Couperet), playing in the Special Screenings section of the Tribeca Film Festival. Photo provided by the Tribeca Film Festival.


SPECIAL SCREENINGS

"9 Songs," directed and written by Michael Winterbottom (U.K.) - New York Premiere. A Tartan Films release.

"All We Are Saying," a documentary directed by Rosanna Arquette (U.S.A.) - New York Premiere.

"The Axe" (Le Couperet), directed by Costa-Gavras, written by Marika Piedboeuf (France) - New York Premiere.

"Bearing Witness," a documentary directed by Bob Eisenhardt, Barbara Kopple, Marijana Wotton (U.S.A.) - New York Premiere. An A&E release.

"House of Wax," directed by Jaume Serra, written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes (U.S.A.) - New York screening. A Warner Bros. release. A special midnight screening will take place on April 30th.

"Ladies in Lavender," directed and written by Charles Dance (U.K.) - New York Premiere. A Roadside Attractions release.

"Mad Hot Ballroom," a documentary directed by Marilyn Agrelo, written by Amy Sewell (U.S.A.) - New York Premiere. A Paramount Classics release.

"Mysterious Skin," directed and written by Gregg Araki (U.S.A.) - New York Premiere. A Tartan Films release.

"Rize," a documentary directed by David LaChapelle (U.S.A.) - New York Premiere. A Lions Gate Films release.

"Singing Behind the Scenes" (Cantando dietro i paraventi), directed and written by Ermanno Olmi (Italy) - New York Premiere.

"Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take Two and a Half," directed by William Greaves (U.S.A) - New York Premiere.

"The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part I - The Moab Story," directed and written by Peter Greenaway (Netherlands) - New York Premiere.

"The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part II - From Vaux to the Sea," directed and written by Peter Greenaway (Netherlands) - New York Premiere.

"The Tulse Luper Suitcases III - From Sark to Finish," directed and written by Peter Greenaway (Netherlands) - New York Premiere.

"Yes," directed and written by Sally Potter (U.K.) - New York Premiere. A Sony Pictures Classics release.

[ For more information, please visit: http://www.tribecafilmfestival.org. ]