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Tribeca Film Festival Reveals 2014 Spotlight, Midnight and Special Screening Line-Ups

March 07, 2014 02:59:22 GMT

Katie Holmes' 'Miss Meadows' and Jon Favreau's shoestring-budgeted comedy 'Chef' are set to be screened along with James Franco starrers and Roman Polanski's film.


Tribeca Film Festival Reveals 2014 Spotlight, Midnight and Special Screening Line-Ups
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The full line-up for this year's Tribeca Film Festival that kicks off April 16 has been announced. After revealing the competition slate, now the organizer unveils which films will be screened during the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections.

In the Spotlight segment, there is Katie Holmes' new movie "Miss Meadows". The mother of one plays a well-mannered, sweet, and caring schoolteacher who hides the soul of a vigilante underneath her candy-sweet exterior.

Jon Favreau takes a break from Hollywood's big budget movies to deliver a fresh take on food and chef culture in a comedy which is crowded by cameos from Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, and Oliver Platt.

At least two of James Franco's movies will be screened at the event. One is "Palo Alto (2014)" starring Emma Roberts, and the other is "Third Person" supported by Mila Kunis. Roman Polanski's film is among the Spotlight segment as well.

The Midnight section includes "Zombeavers", "Indigenous", "Preservation", and "Intramural". The Special Screening, meanwhile, features among others a documentary about the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

The complete line-up can be found on Tribeca official website.

Spotlight:

"5 to 7", directed and written by Victor Levin. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Anton Yelchin, Berenice Marlohe, Glenn Close, and Frank Langella.

"About Alex", directed and written by Jesse Zwick. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Nate Parker, and Maggie Grace.

"Alex of Venice", directed by Chris Messina, written by Jessica Goldberg and Katie Nehra & Justin Shilton. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Messina, and Don Johnson.

"All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State", directed by Keith Patterson and Phillip Schopper. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary.

"Boulevard", directed by Dito Montiel, written by Douglas Soesbe. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Robin Williams and Kathy Baker.

"Bright Days Ahead" (Les beaux jours), directed by Marion Vernoux, written by Fanny Chesnel. (France) - U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Starring Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais. In French with English Subtitles.

"Chef (2014)", directed and written by Jon Favreau. (USA) - New York Premiere, Narrative. Starring Favreau, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffmanc, Oliver Platt, and Amy Sedaris.

"Every Secret Thing", directed by Amy Berg, written by Nicole Holofcener. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, and Nate Parker.

"In Order of Disappearance" (Kraftidioten), directed by Hans Petter Moland, written by Kim Fupz Aakeson. (Norway) - North American Premiere, Narrative. Starring Stellan Skarsgard. In English, Norwegian, and Swedish with English subtitles.

"In Your Eyes", directed by Brin Hill, written by Joss Whedon. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Zoe Kazan, Michael Stahl-David, and Nikki Reed.

"Just Before I Go", directed by Courteney Cox, written by David Flebotte. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Seann William Scott.

"Keep On Keepin' On", directed and written by Alan Hicks, co-written by Davis Coombe. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary about trumpeting legend Clark Terry who has mentored jazz wonders like Miles Davis and Quincy Jones.

'Life Partners", directed and written by Susanna Fogel, co-written by Joni Lefkowitz. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Gabourey Sidibe, and Adam Brody.

"Love Is Strange", directed and written by Ira Sachs, co-written by Mauricio Zacharias. (USA) - New York Premiere, Narrative. Starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.

"Lucky Them", directed by Megan Griffiths, written by Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel. (USA) - U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Starring Toni Collette and Thomas Haden Church.

"Manos Sucias", directed and written by Josef Wladyka, co-written by Alan Blanco. (Colombia, USA) - International Premiere, Narrative. Executive Produced by Spike Lee.

"Match", directed and written by Stephen Belber. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Matthew Lillard, Carla Gugino, and Patrick Stewart.

"Miss Meadows", directed and written by Karen Leigh Hopkins (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Katie Holmes and James Badge Dale.

"The Newburgh Sting", directed by David Heilbroner and Kate Davis, written by David Heilbroner. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary about homegrown terrorism in the poverty-stricken town of Newburgh.

"Night Moves", directed and written by Kelly Reichardt, co-written by Jon Raymond. (USA) - U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, and Peter Skarsgard.

"The One I Love", directed by Charlie McDowell, written by Justin Lader. (USA) - New York Premiere, Narrative. Starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss.

"The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir", directed by Mike Fleiss. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary.

"Palo Alto (2014)", directed and written by Gia Coppola, adapted from Palo Alto: Stories by James Franco. (USA) - U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Starring Emma Roberts, James Franco, Jack Kilmer, and Nat Wolff.

"The Search for General Tso", directed by Ian Cheney. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary that charts the history of Chinese Americans through the surprising origins of popular dish "General Tso's Chicken".

"Silenced", directed by James Spione. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary that catalogs the lengths to which the government has gone to keep its most damning secrets quiet. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon.

"Sister (2014)", directed and written by David Lascher, co-written by Todd Camhe. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Starring Barbara Hershey and Reid Scott.

"Slaying the Badger", directed and written by John Dower. (UK) - World Premiere, Documentary about Tour de France winner Greg LeMond.

"Super Duper Alice Cooper", directed and written by Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen, and Sam Dunn. (Canada) - World Premiere, Documentary.

"Third Person", directed and written by Paul Haggis. (Belgium) - U.S. Premiere, Narrative. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, and Maria Bello.

"Untitled Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson Documentary". (USA, Denmark) - World Premiere, Documentary.

"Venus in Fur" (La Venus a la fourrure), directed and written by Roman Polanski, co-written by David Ives. (France, Poland) - North American Premiere, Narrative. Starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner. In French and German with English subtitles.

Midnight:
"The Canal", directed and written by Ivan Kavanagh. (Ireland) - World Premiere, Narrative. Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy - or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house's eerie history threatens to repeat itself.

"Der Samurai", directed and written by Till Kleinert. (Germany) - International Premiere, Narrative. A samurai-wielding figure wearing a white dress lurks menacingly in the forest, waiting to descend upon an unsuspecting village in the muddy backwaters of rural East Germany.

"Extraterrestrial", directed by Colin Minihan, written by The Vicious Brothers. (Canada) - World Premiere, Narrative. Five friends set out to a cabin in the woods for a fun weekend getaway-that is, until extraterrestrial visitors turn it into a fight for their lives.

"Indigenous", directed by Alastair Orr, written by Max Roberts. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. A group of five American friends on the cusp of adulthood travel to Panama to relax and reconnect. What begins as an innocent outing quickly turns terrifying. In English and Spanish with subtitles.

"Intramural", directed by Andrew Disney, written by Bradley Jackson. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. There comes a time in every fifth-year senior's life where they must either accept the impending 'real world' of jobs, marriage, and payment plans or shirk that responsibility in favor of playing the most glorious intramural football game your school probably doesn't really care to see. Starring Kate MacKinnon, Jay Pharoah, Beck Bennett, and Nikki Reed.

"Preservation", directed and written by Christopher Denham, (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other, but soon realize there are much more treacherous forces at work.

"Zombeavers", directed and written by Jordan Rubin, co-written by Al Kaplan and Jon Kaplan. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. Sexy teens head to a secluded lakeside cabin for a weekend of debauched fun, only to be menaced by a mysterious force picking them off one by one. But here, the culprit proves to be a horde of rabid zombie beavers!

Special Screenings:

"6", directed by Louie Psihoyos. (USA) - Work In Progress, Documentary. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, the director assembles a team of activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that will change the way we understand issues of endangered species and mass extinction.

"A Brony Tale", directed by Brent Hodge, written by Ashleigh Ball and Hodge. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary about the "Brony" phenomenon which is a flourishing community of adult, mostly male, fans of the children's cartoon "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." It's framed by the journey of Ashleigh Bell, one of the show's voice actors, to embrace her unexpected fan base.

"Journey to the West (2014)" (Xi You), directed and written by Tsai Ming Liang. (France, Taiwan R.O.C.) - North American Premiere, Narrative. A meditation loosely based on the classical Chinese story by Wu Cheng'en. This groundbreaking new interpretation brings the legendary pilgrimage of a Buddhist Monk into the present tense.

"This Time Next Year", directed by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman. (USA) - World Premiere, Documentary about the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy that swept along the East Coast, devastating countless communities in its wake.

"True Son", directed by Kevin Gordon. (USA) - World Premiere, Narrative. About 22-year-old Michael Tubbs who sets out to beat a politician twice his age and bring his community back from bankruptcy in Stockton, California.

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