Tribeca Film Festival reveals lineup with Worthington, Knightley and Ozzie
Wednesday 16 March 2011
On March 14, the 10th Tribeca Film Festival unveiled selections in its program including features in the non-competitive sections and special screenings for its event, April 20-May 1, in downtown Manhattan.
The Spotlight selection includes 33 high-profile films, and international narratives and documentaries, with 16 world premieres.
Highlights include Higher Ground - the directorial debut of actress Vera Farmiga ( Up in the Air) - as well as a documentary about Ozzy Osbourne, The Trip by Michael Winterbottom, Orlando Bloom in The Good Doctor, Keira Knightley with Sam Worthington in Last Night, and Hong Kong legend Chow Yun-Fat in Let the Bullets Fly.
Documentaries include Limelight directed by Billy Corben about Peter Gatien, owner of the 1990s New York clubs Limelight and Palladium; Mama Africa by Mika Kaurismäki about singer Miriam Makeba; Revenge of the Electric Car by Chris Paine, following up his Who Killed the Electric Car?; and L'amour fou directed by Pierre Thoretton about the auction after the death of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent.
Eight eclectic films shown in the Cinemania section screen science fiction, horror, exploitation, and fantasy films, such as Trollhunter by Norway's André Øvredal, Saint ( Sint) by Dick Maas of the Netherlands, and Grave Encounters by The Vicious Brothers.
Special screenings include Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell ( The Other Guys), an adaptation of a Raymond Carver story directed/written by Dan Rush.
For the fifth year, ESPN, the sports television network, will present its Sports Film Festival at Tribeca, featuring Alex Gibney's Catching Hell, about a cursed Chicago Cubs baseball fan.
Previously announced, the world premiere of Cameron Crowe's documentary The Union will take place at an outdoor screening on April 20, at the World Financial Plaza, followed by a free performance by Elton John.
The remaining features will be announced March 23.
Tickets are $8-$16, and festival passes are available online.
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