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Tribeca Sets Sports Slate; Discovery, Showcase, Shorts and Family Titles Also Recently Announced

By Indiewire | Indiewire March 21, 2007 at 5:02AM

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the lineup for the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, running during this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Fourteen feature films will screen at the event, along with a panel discussion and an outdoor sports day. The section will open on April 27th with Zak Penn's "The Grand," a mockumentary about the Grand Championship of Poker, starring Woody Harrelson. Also on tap is Michael Apted's documentary "The Power of the Game," about the 2006 World Cup among a number of other previously announced TFF titles.
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The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the lineup for the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, running during this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Fourteen feature films will screen at the event, along with a panel discussion and an outdoor sports day. The section will open on April 27th with Zak Penn's "The Grand," a mockumentary about the Grand Championship of Poker, starring Woody Harrelson. Also on tap is Michael Apted's documentary "The Power of the Game," about the 2006 World Cup among a number of other previously announced TFF titles.

"Over the last five festivals we have shown almost 30 narrative and documentary films which explore sports and competition and now with the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival we have a platform for these films and their audiences," said TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal in a statement. "The films in this program not only tell the stories of athletes and competition, but highlight how sports can be a positive social force for bridging racial and political divides."

TFF organizers also recently announced the lineups for the Discovery, Showcase and Family Film Festival feature sections and the roster of short films that will play at the festival. [Eugene Hernandez]

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