The 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival announced today their feature film lineup. On the robust list of features is the World Premiere of The Fourth Estate from Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus. The documentary series, which follows the New York Times coverage of the Trump administration’s first year, will serve as the close the fest. Also making its World Premiere is Drake Doremus’ Zoe starring Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Rashida Jones, and Theo James. The sci-fi romance has been set as this year’s Centerpiece Gala. The Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18-29.
Tribeca is known for championing the discovery of emerging voices and celebrating new work from established filmmaking talent — and they continue their mission with a feature slate that includes 96 films from 103 filmmakers. Of the 96 films, 46% of them are directed by women, the highest percentage in the fest’s history. The breakdown of the lineup goes as follows: 75 World Premieres, 5 International Premieres, 9 North American Premieres, 3 U.S. Premieres, and 4 New York Premieres from 27 countries. In addition, the program includes 46 first time filmmakers, with 18 returning directors. All of this from a whopping 8,789 submissions.
The 12-day festival will include the debut of 51 narratives and 45 documentaries. The Competition section features 12 documentaries, 10 U.S. narratives and 10 international narratives; 14 Spotlight Narratives, 15 Spotlight Documentaries; 5 Midnight, 16 Viewpoints selections; and 11 Special Screenings. This year’s Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival includes 5 documentaries and 1 narrative feature film, as well as a shorts program and more to be announced.
The Spotlight Narrative section is a launching pad for exciting new independent premieres with a focus on marquee filmmakers and performers.
Blue Night, directed by Fabien Constant, written by Laura Eason. Produced by Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson. (USA) – World Premiere. A devastating diagnosis sends a famous singer reeling through the streets of New York City in this French New Wave-inspired drama. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Simon Baker, Jacqueline Bisset, Common, Taylor Kinney, Renée Zellweger, Waleed Zuaiter.
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