Excitement is building for the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival as organizers announced another slate of participating films. The full schedule will include 86 films grouped into eight “sections.” The Festival runs form April 22nd through May 3rd in New York City.
The recent announcements cover the “Encounters,” “Spotlight,” “Showcase,” and “Midnight” sections. They also include the films to be included in the “Restored and Rediscovered” section. Audiences are still awaiting the final announcement which will cover the centerpiece and closing night films.
Anyone wanting to attend the event will be able to purchase single tickets beginning the week before the festival opens. (See official website for ticket information.) There are still accommodations available in the area, ranging from luxury hotel suites in New York to popular chain hotels and local bed & breakfasts.
Many of the films in the festival are world or US premieres. The Festival will open with Woody Allen’s newest film, “Whatever Works.” Newly announced features include “Don McKay” starring Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, and Melissa Leo and “An Englishman in New York” starring John Hurt. The anticipated world premier of Josh Goldin’s cross-cultural film “Wonderful World” starring Matthew Broderick is also on the schedule.
Additional films on the schedule include “Love the Beast,” “Serious Moonlight,” “Black Dynamite,” “Easy Virtue,” and “The Girlfriend Experience.”
TFF includes features in narrative, documentary, and foreign categories. They highlight new filmmakers in the “Discovery” section. Each viewing includes a Q&A with the director, cast and crew of the film. The festival also includes the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair, the ESPN Sports Film Festival, and the Tribeca Talks panel series. There will be special presentations for filmmakers as well as music events.