Tribeca Unveils More Films for May Festival
by Eugene Hernandez
The balance of the lineup for next month's Tribeca Film Festival was announced Monday by founders Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and executive director Peter Scarlet. Among the lineups unveiled include the new Spotlight section, along with Showcase, Restored & Rediscovered, and midnight movies.
The festival will present A Conversation with Emmanuelle Béart, offering a screening of Andre Techine's "Strayed" as well as an evening of clips and a discussion with the French actress.
"Once again this year, the festival's lineup offers a tremendous opportunity for discovery -- whether it's glimpsing a debut film by a promising new talent, being among the first in town to see the latest work by one of the acknowledged masters, or finally catching up with a classic in a pristine new print," said Scarlet in a prepared statement.
The festival's new Spotlight section will present a dozen movies by what the festival calls "new stars and master directors." Among those set for the section are Mario Van Peebles ("Baadasssss!"), Hector Babenco ("Carandiru"), Jim Jarmusch ("Coffee and Cigarettes"), D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob ("Elaine Stritch at Liberty"), Pennebaker's "Original Cast Album: Company," David Duchovny's "House of D," Peter Gilbert's "With All Deliberate Speed," John Walter's "In Search of Ted Demme," and Ed Burns' "Looking for Kitty."
Tribeca will screen 36 features in the showcase section, including a number of premieres and a tribute to Stan Brakhage. Among the world premieres are Tony Piccirillo's "The 24th Day," Jordan Hawley's "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover," Tim Daly and J. Clark Mathis' "Bereft," Marisol Torres' "Boricua," Mark Bamford's "Cape of Good Hope," Jane Kennedy's "Cinderella of the Cape Flats," Unsu Lee's "Happily, Even After," Jacob Gentry's "Last Goodbye," Shawn Regruto's "Point & Shoot," Jeffrey Chapman's "Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story," and Bahman Ghobadi's "The War Is Over!"
Eight films are set for the Restored and Rediscovered section, including Eliz Kazan's "East of Eden," John Cassavetes' "Shadows," and Melvin van Peebles' "Sweet Sweetback's Baad Asssss Song." Eight films will also screen in the festival's midnight section.
Films from the fest will travel to Italy in late May for a highlights program presented by Tribeca and Fondazione Prada in Milan.
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