It’s so festive!
The Tribeca Film Festival put out its lineup today. The festival, which runs from April 22nd to May 3rd, will be notably smaller this year–the total of 86 films is down 28% from last year. On a bright note, though, the ticket prices will stay the same. See? Good news all around.
There will be twelve films in each of the main competition categories, World Narrative and Documentary. The Discovery section will have fourteen films.
Highlights, as noted by Variety, include:
World Narrative Section
- “About Elly,” from Iranian helmer Asghar Farhadi, who took best director honors at Berlin.
- “The Eclipse,” written and directed by playwright Conor McPherson, Tony-nommed playwright of “The Weir” and “Shining City.” The atmospheric drama stars Aidan Quinn, Ciaran Hinds and Iben Hjejle.
- “El nino pez” (The Fish Child), Lucia Puenzo’s follow-up to her Cannes prize-winner “XXY.”
- “Stay Cool,” a comedy from the Polish Brothers starring Winona Ryder and Hilary Duff.
- “Outrage” (world premiere), Kirby Dick’s expose of closeted gay and lesbian politicians who actively campaign against gay rights.
- “Shadow Billionaire,” from first-time director Alexis Spraic, about the 1995 disappearance of DHL founder Larry Hillblom and the resulting legal battle over the eccentric billionaire’s estate.
- “Garapa,” from Golden Bear-winning director Jose Padilha (“Elite Squad”), about chronic hunger among three Brazilian families.
The complete lineup and info about the film festival can be found here. Looking at the site, it appears that one of the events will be a singalong version of “Yentl.” Wow! Better go out and pick up that cast recording so I can get myself in shape for that.