The Tribeca Film Festival co founded by Robert Di Nero, comes along every year in April. The one thing different from last year to this year, besides the brand new lineup, is that The Inquisitr will be covering a large chunk of the slate. The Inquisitr’sNiki Cruz will be attending film screenings from Spotlight, Viewpoints, Midnight to World Narrative, Documentary, and more.
With this coverage we hope to bring fellow IQ readers many exclusives including film reviews, exclusive interviews, and all of the exciting ongoings at the Cadillac Tribeca Lounge. Here’s just a taste of just some of the anticipated films in our sights.
A Case of You
Director: Kat Coiro
Starring: Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Sienna Miller, Peter Dinklage, Sam Rockwell, Vince Vaughn
Synopsis: Written by Justin Long, Keir O’Donnel, and Christian Long. (USA) – World Premiere, Narrative. A young writer (Justin Long) woos a cute and quirky barista (Evan Rachel Wood) by creating an embellished online profile. When she falls for his alter ego, he must keep up the act or lose his dream girl.
At Any Price
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Starring: Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid
Synopsis: New York Premiere, Narrative. The robust farming industry of Iowa is the backdrop for this father-and-son story. Dean Wipple (Zac Efron) longs to be a professional racecar driver. His father Henry (Dennis Quaid) plans to make him the heir to their family farming empire. When Henry’s ethics and expansion practices come under fire, the family must unify or risk losing everything. Temptation, ambition and competition are the driving forces behind this modern-day drama co-starring Heather Graham and Clancy Brown.
Director: Scott Coffey
Starring: Emma Roberts, John Cusack
Synopsis: World Premiere, Narrative. Amy (Emma Roberts) is naïve, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off of the ground. She begrudgingly accepts a job at the local sex shop, Adult World, while pursuing a surefire kick-start for her success: a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings (the hilarious John Cusack). As Amy’s world melds with that of Adult World, she slowly learns that inspiration can be found in the most improbable places.
Director: Phil Morrison
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd
Synopsis: World Premiere, Narrative. Two French Canadian ne’er-do-wells travel to New York City with a scheme to a get rich quick selling Christmas trees. Easygoing charmer Rene (Paul Rudd) clashes with misanthropic ex-con Dennis (Paul Giamatti), whose wife Rene just stole. Still, this odd couple must make an honest go of it in this fresh buddy comedy co-starring Sally Hawkins, by the director of the indie breakout hit Junebug.
Greetings From Tim Buckley
Director: Daniel Algrant
Starring: Penn Badgley
Synopsis: U.S. Premiere, Narrative. “Like father, like son” is a demanding expression for someone who never knew his dad. When young Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley) is asked to participate in a tribute concert for his late musician father Tim, music opens his eyes to the artistic legacy that he is destined to follow. Imogen Poots co-stars in this quiet and powerful tribute to those legends sustained by admiration, love and, in this case, beautiful music.
*Mistaken For Strangers
Director: Tom Berninger
Starring: Tom Berninger, Matt Berninger, Bryan Devendorf, Scott Devendorf, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner
Synopsis: Mistaken for Strangers follows prolific rock band The National on its biggest tour to date. Newbie roadie Tom, younger brother of lead singer Matt Berninger, is a heavy metal and horror movie enthusiast, and he cannot help but put his own spin on the experience. Inevitably, Tom’s moonlighting as an irreverent documentarian creates drama for the band on the road. The film is a hilarious and touching look at two very different brothers and an entertaining story of artistic aspiration.
*The National is also opening the Tribeca Film Festival
Director: Karl Mueller
Starring: Jon Foster
Synopsis: Scott (Jon Foster) is a filmmaker in need of inspiration. He and his girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones) move into a desolate house hoping to make a breakthrough. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. Jones. Famous for his haunting sculptures, Mr. Jones has remained a mystery to the world. Scott and Penny, convinced that they have found the perfect film subject, sneak into his workshop and realize that their curiosity may have chilling consequences. Who is Mr. Jones?
The Pretty One
Director: Jenée LaMarque
Starring: Jake Johnson
Synopsis:World Premiere, Narrative. Audrey has all of the qualities that her twin sister Laurel wishes she possessed: confidence, style, independence. When tragedy strikes, Laurel has the opportunity to reinvent herself. In a complex performance, Zoe Kazan poignantly captures Laurel’s complex mix of loss and awakening, especially as she begins a new relationship with her neighbor (Jake Johnson). Jenée LaMarque’s first feature film is a quirky, lovely tale of identity and the eternal bond between two sisters.
Director: Laurie Collyer
Starring: Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts
Synopsis: World Premiere. Quickie-mart employee Melissa (Naomi Watts) and paraplegic Richie (Matt Dillon) are very much in love. Supported only by Melissa’s small hourly wage, they are nevertheless thrilled to learn that Melissa is pregnant. Then their situation deteriorates, and their tenuous financial situation threatens to bring their happy life crashing down. Norman Reedus also stars in this a moving romantic drama from Laurie Collyer, director of the Golden Globe-nominated Sherrybaby.
Director: Clark Gregg
Starring: Clark Gregg, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy
Synopsis: Directed by and starring Clark Gregg and featuring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney and Amanda Peet, Trust Me follows flailing Hollywood agent Howard, who seemingly strikes gold after signing the next big child star. What results is an unexpected ride through the nasty inner workings of Hollywood, as Howard desperately tries to make it in an industry that has no interest in recognizing his bumbling but ultimately genuine nature.
If you’re a TFF package holder you can start picking out your own slate on Monday, if not you’ll have to wait until general admission opens up. The Inquisitr will start bringing coverage to you in the beginning of April.
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The Tribeca Film Festival is held from April 17 – 28.