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The Tribeca Film Festival announced the second half of its movie slate today with a lineup that includes Emma Roberts in Adult World, Zac Efron in racing-cum-farming drama At Any Price, and Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight. The releases are in the following categories, which make up the second half of the festival’s feature list: Spotlight, Midnight, Special Screenings, and Storyscapes, a new category this year to recognize work in transmedia — films the incorporate web-based and cross-platform elements.
The Spotlight selection — 33 films: 21 narratives and 12 documentaries — stands out for its range of titles, including premieres from indie darlings (Junebug director Phil Morrison, The Crying Game’s Neil Jordan, David Gordon Green, and Mira Nair), behind-the-camera work from actors (A Case of You, from Justin Long’s script, Clark Gregg’s Trust Me), and documentaries about Richard Pryor, Elaine Stritch, and I Got Somethin’ to Tell You, about Moms Mabley — directed by Whoopi Goldberg.
Said Director of Programming Genna Terranova: “The documentary films in the Spotlight section this year highlight several famous individuals (including one very cute cat) who use their wit and bold personas to make us think and laugh.”
The Midnight films are a group of seven international “raucous and rousing” horror films. Meanwhile, the newly-minted Storyscapes features five entries, including The Exquisite Forest (produced by Google and the Tate Modern) which builds upon user-generated animations made at exquisiteforest.com, and Sandy Storyline, an “ever-growing” collection of survivor’s stories using audio, photography, text, and video.
Buzziest of all is Linklater’s trilogy-ending Midnight, which turned viewers into delirious swoons at Sundance with its return to the story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), soul mates of the heart and head.
The short film program will be announced the week of March 11. Take a look at the full list of selected films after the jump.
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