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April 8, 2009 2:55 AM
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Tribeca To Close "In Ruins"

A scene from Donald Petrie's "My Life In Ruins." Image courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced that Donald Petrie's "My Life in Ruins" will close the festival on May 3, 2009 at the BMCC TPAC in lower Manhattan. The film, a Fox Searchlight Pictures release, stars Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachel Dratch, and Harland Williams, and will open nationwide on June 5, 2009.

"This year's Festival has a number of fun and light-hearted films for our audience to enjoy," said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, in a statement. "We are delighted to bring them another crowd-pleasing film, My Life in Ruins, to celebrate our closing night."

"Ruins" stars Vardalos as Georgia, who "has lost her kefi "(Greek for "mojo"), working as a travel guide in her native Greece while waiting to land her dream job.

Added "Ruins" director Donald Petrie, "We are excited and thrilled that My Life In Ruins is receiving the honor of being the closing night event at the Tribeca Fest. I can't think of a better launching pad for our film."

The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 22 to May 3, 2009.

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