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26 Films Set for TFF’s 2005 NY, NY Section

26 Films Set for TFF's 2005 NY, NY Section

26 Films Set for TFF’s 2005 NY, NY Section

by Eugene Hernandez

A scene from Craig Chester’s “Adam & Steve,” screening in the Tribeca Film Festival’s NY, NY competition. Photo provided by the Tribeca Film Festival.

Twenty-four world premieres and two North American premieres will screen in the Tribeca Film Festival‘s NY, NY competitions for both narrative and documentary films. Organizers unveiled the slate of films today for the festival that will run from April 19 – May 1 in Manhattan. The NY, NY section of the Tribeca Film Festival showcases premiere films that offer a perspective on the city, supporting projects that shot in NYC and/or are from New York talent.

The Tribeca competition lineup (information provided by the Tribeca Film Festival):


“Adam & Steve,” directed and written by Craig Chester (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Alchemy,” directed and written by Evan Oppenheimer (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Bittersweet Place,” directed by Alexandra Brodsky, written by Brodsky and Jennifer Albano (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Conventioneers,” directed by Mora Stephens, written by Stephens and Joel Viertel (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“The F Word,” directed and written by Jed Weintrob (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Four Lane Highway,” directed and written by Dylan McCormick (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Great New Wonderful,” directed by Danny Leiner, written by Sam Catlin (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Laura Smiles,” directed and written by Jason Ruscio (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Life on the Ledge,” directed and written by Lewis Helfer (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Love,” directed and written by Vladan Nikolic (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Puzzlehead,” directed and written by James Bai (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“The Reception,” directed and written by John G. Young (U.S.A.) – World Premiere. A Strand Releasing release

“Red Doors,” directed and written by Georgia Lee (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Rockaway,” directed and written by Mark Street (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Satellite,” directed and written by Jeff Winner (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Slingshot,” directed by Jay Alaimo, written by Alaimo, Matthew Q Martin, and Matthew Fiorello (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Danny Leiner’s “Great New Wonderful.” Photo provided by the Tribeca Film Festival.


“The American Ruling Class,” directed by John Kirby, written by Lewis Lapham (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Based on a True Story,” directed by Walter Stokman (Netherlands) – North American Premiere

“Bowery Dish,” directed by Kevin Frech (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“The Brooklyn Connection,” directed by Klaartje Quirijns (Netherlands) – North American Premiere

“Excavating Taylor Mead,” directed by William A. Kirkley, written by Kirkley and Erik Laibe (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Gay Sex in the 70s,” directed by Joseph Lovett (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Just For Kicks,” directed by Lisa Leone and Thibaut de Longeville (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“The Lady in Question is Charles Busch,” directed by John Catania and Charles Ignacio (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

“Rikers High,” directed by Victor Buhler (U.S.A, France) – World Premiere

“TV Party,” directed by Danny Vinik (U.S.A.) – World Premiere

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