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Tribeca Announces 2007 Lineup

Founded in 2002 as a way to bring movies back to a post-9/11 New York City, the Tribeca Film Festival quickly established itself as the urban equivalent of Sundance or SXSW. With its 2007 lineup, festival heads took a decidedly non-NYC approach to film selections.

From the Hollywood Reporter story:

"...we didn't want it to seem like, 'Here's the New York festival, and here's the rest,'" said Nancy Schafer, TFF managing director and programmer. Executive director Peter Scarlet noted that the festival has been international from its inception. "We try to get the best damn films we can," he said.

Hailing from 25 countries, the year's slate boasts 10 world premieres and work from the likes of Michael Apted, Edward Burns, Julie Delpy, Leonardo DiCaprio, America Ferrera, and Debra Messing.

Wearing a producer had, DiCaprio brings Gardener of Eden, a project by Entourage star Kevin Connelly starring Giovanni Ribisi and Erika Christiensen, to the features list. Julie Delpy's 2 Days in Paris is there, as well as Burns' Purple Violets starring Patrick Wilson and Messing.

Docs announced are as varied as the narrative features. Apted's soccer pic The Power of the Game is included, as is We Are Together, a look at the AIDS epidemic in Africa from Paul Taylor.

The Tribeca site is chock full of festival info; find the entire film guide here. Festival runs April 25 to May 6.

Posted by on March 13, 2007 2:52 PM
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