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2012 Tribeca Film Festival Puts Movies by Chris Colfer and Seth Rogen on 'Spotlight'

March 09, 2012 02:53:27 GMT

Meanwhile, a movie starring Elijah Wood and Kristen Wiig is put in the 'Cinemania' section, and a Tony Bennett documentary is in the Special Screenings list.


2012 Tribeca Film Festival Puts Movies by Chris Colfer and Seth Rogen on 'Spotlight'
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After announcing its lineup for world narrative, documentary and out-of-competition viewpoint sections, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival reveals its official selections for Spotlight and Cinemania sections. The pics that are scheduled to have its Special Screenings are unveiled as well along with the ones for its sixth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.

The Spotlight section lists 34 movies containing 22 narratives and 12 documentaries. Among the bunch are "Struck by Lightning" which stars and is written by "Glee" actor Chris Colfer, "Take This Waltz" which has Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams sharing screen, and "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" which has Felicity Jones on the cast ensemble.

"The Spotlight program is a wonderful encapsulation of the originality and diversity of filmmaking that Tribeca seeks to highlight. We have films from emerging filmmakers as well as seasoned veterans, narratives that showcase stellar performances and insightful writing, and documentaries that challenge and inform their audiences," said Frederic Boyer, Artistic Director of the Festival.

In the Cinemania segment, there are seven big-screen movies listed. They include "Revenge for Jolly!" which stars the likes of Elijah Wood, Adam Brody and Kristen Wiig. "Our selections demonstrate the imagination and resourcefulness of filmmakers from around the world who push the boundaries of genre in order to entertain, thrill, and engage," Frederic explained.

The Special Screening section offers two movies from the United States and one from the United Kingdom. One of them is "The Zen of Bennett" that gives a look at Tony Bennett as the music icon records his latest duets collection with stars like Lady GaGa, Aretha Franklin, and the late jazz singer Amy Winehouse.

An 11th edition of the biggest movie festival in the U.S., 2012 TIFF will take place from April 18 to April 29 at locations around New York City. Jason Segel and Emily Blunt's romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" has been chosen to be the opener. A total of 107 directors will be presenting their works, and feature films from 32 different countries are on this year's list.

Spotlight:

  • "2 Days in New York" - (France) directed and written by Julie Delpy.
  • "Any Day Now" - (U.S.) directed by Travis Fine, written by Travis Fine and George Arthur Bloom.
  • "As Luck Would Have It" (La Chispa de la Vida) - (Spain) directed by Alex de la Iglesia, written by Randy Feldman.
  • "BAM150" - (U.S.) directed by Michael Sladek
  • "A Better Life" (Une Vie Meilleure) - (France, Canada) directed by Ceidric Kahn, written by Ceidric Kahn and Catherine Paillei.
  • "Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story" - (U.S.) directed by Raymond De Felitta.
  • "Broke" - (U.S.) directed by Billy Corben.
  • "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" - (U.K.) directed by Donald Rice, written by Donald Rice and Mary Henely Magill.
  • "Chicken With Plums (Poulet Aux Prunes)" - (France, Germany, Belgium) directed and written by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.
  • "Deadfall" - (U.S.) directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, written by Zach Dean.
  • "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" - (U.S.) directed by Ramona Diaz.
  • "Elles" - (France, Poland, Germany) directed by Malgoska Szumowska, written by Tine Byrckel and Malgoska Szumowska.
  • "Eivocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie" - (U.S.) directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger, written by Daniel A. Miller.
  • "Free Samples" - (U.S.) directed by Jay Gammill, written by Jim Beggarly.
  • "The Giant Mechanical Man" - (U.S.) directed and written by Lee Kirk.
  • "Headshot (Fon Tok Kuen Fah)" - (Thailand, France) directed and written by Pen-ek Ratanaruang.
  • "Hysteria" - (U.S., UK, Luxembourg, France) directed by Tanya Wexler, written by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer.
  • "Keep the Lights On" - (U.S.) directed by Ira Sachs, written by Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias.
  • "Knuckleball!" - (U.S.) directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, written by Christine Schomer, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg.
  • "Let Fury Have the Hour" - (U.S.) directed and written by Antonino D'Ambrosio.
  • "Lola Versus" - (U.S.) directed by Daryl Wein, written by Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones.
  • "Mansome" - (U.S.) directed by Morgan Spurlock, written by Jeremy Chilnick and Morgan Spurlock.
  • "One Nation Under Dog" - (U.S.) directed by Jenny Carchman, Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Amanda Micheli.
  • "The Playroom" - (U.S.) directed by Julia Dyer, written by Gretchen Dyer.
  • "Polisse" - (France) directed by Maiwenn, written by Maiwenn and Emmanuelle Bercot.
  • "The Russian Winter" - (Russia) directed by Petter Ringbom.
  • "Searching for Sugar Man" - (Sweden, UK) directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul.
  • "Side by Side" - (U.S.) directed and written by Chris Kenneally.
  • "Struck by Lightning" - (U.S.) directed by Brian Dannelly, written by Chris Colfer.
  • "Take This Waltz" - (Canada) directed and written by Sarah Polley.
  • "Trishna" - (U.K.) directed and written by Michael Winterbottom.
  • "Whole Lotta Sole" - (U.K.) directed by Terry George, written by Terry George and Thomas Gallagher.
  • "Xingu" - (Brazil) directed by Cao Hamburger, written by Helena Soarez, Cao Hamburger, and Anna Muylaert.
  • "Your Sister's Sister" - (U.S.) directed and written by Lynn Shelton.
Cinemania:
  • "Eddie - The Sleepwalking Cannibal" - (Canada, Denmark) directed and written by Boris Rodriguez.
  • "Graceland" - (Philippines, U.S.) directed and written by Ron Morales.
  • "Jackpot" (Arme Riddere) - (Norway) directed by Magnus Martens, written by Jo Nesbo.
  • "Rat King" - (Finland) directed and written by Petri Kotwica.
  • "Replicas" - (Canada) directed by Jeremy Regimbal, written by Josh Close.
  • "Revenge for Jolly!" - (U.S.) directed by Chadd Harbold, written by Brian Petsos.
  • "Sleepless Night" (Nuit Blanche) -(France, Belgium, Luxembourg) directed by Frederic Jardin, written by Frederic Jardin and Nicolas Saada.
Special Screenings:
  • "Joe Papp in Five Acts" - (U.S.) directed by Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen.
  • "Queen: Days Of Our Lives" - (U.K.) directed by Matt O'Casey.
  • "The Zen of Bennett" - (U.S.) conceived, created, and produced by Danny Bennett, produced by Jennifer Lebeau, directed by Unjoo Moon.
Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival:
  • "Benji" - (U.S.) directed by Coodie and Chike.
  • "Broke" - (U.S.) directed by Billy Corben.
  • "Knuckleball!" - (U.S.) directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, written by Christine Schomer, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg.
  • "On The Mat" - (U.S.) directed and written by Fredric Golding.
  • "Town of Runners" - (U.K.) directed by Jerry Rothwell.


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