Took shape in 2002 in the wake of the World Trade Center attack to "enable the international film community and the general public to experience the power of film by redefining the film festival experience", the Tribeca Film Festival finally revealed the long list of films participating as it celebrates its sixth anniversary this year, set to take place in New York City on April 25-May 6.
In total, the event will present 159 feature films and 85 shorts that include 75 world premieres, 4 international premieres, 32 North American premieres, 18 U.S. premieres, and 20 New York City premieres with eighteen movies and sixteen documentaries competing in World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions, respectively.
For the former category, the festival offers a particularly strong selection of works like U.S.' "Gardener of Eden" and "West 32nd" as well as Germany's "Vivere", Israel's "My Father My Lord", China's "Lost in Beijing", and France's "Lady Chatterley." Meanwhile, the latter one has rounded out titles such as Austria's "Miss Universe 1929", U.K.'s "A Slim Peace", plus "Beyond Belief", "Bomb It", and "Planet B-Boy", all three coming from the States.
Apart from those mentioned above, a number of pictures of U.S. production also have successfully made their ways to join the event's lineups in other slots. "The Grand", "Purple Violets", and "You Kill Me" are among those presented in the Spotlight section while "The Air I Breathe", "The Cake Eaters", "Charlie Bartlett", "The Final Season", and "Nobel Son" all are included in that of Encounters.
While only one U.S flick of the 1974 release titled "Attica" will be featured in Restored/Rediscovered program, there are seven films screened in the Midnight section, among others are "Mulberry Street", "Rise: Blood Hunter", "Unearthed", and "In the Land of Merry Misfits", which will encounter its world premiere here. Complete list of the lineups for the festival can be viewed at tribecafilmfestival.org.