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For 'Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie, the 'Honeymoon' is just beginning -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Rose Leslie, Ygritte from Game of Thrones, is accustomed to working in severe locales, like Iceland, so she’s only half joking when she says that one of the things that drew her to Honeymoon, the creepy romantic thriller that debuts on March 7 at SXSW, was the North Carolina weather. “I was very happy that I was allowed to wear t-shirts and shorts… and no more fur,” she says. “I was very happy that I wasn’t freezing.”

Honeymoon stars Leslie and Cockneys vs Zombies‘ Harry Treadaway as Bea and Paul, two newlyweds who are spending their first few blissful days as a married couple at a rustic retreat in the sticks. But something goes horribly wrong when Bea goes missing and Paul finds her naked in the woods, completely disoriented with no memory of what happened. “Something terrible and awful happens to Bea, and you see the deep gloominess that happens within her,” Leslie says. “She makes a decision, rightly or wrongly, she does it for love and she does it for what she feels is the best course of action for Paul. It’s ultimately absolutely tormenting.”

Might supernatural forces be at work? (After all, it is playing the Midnighters section of SXSW.) Perhaps. But what attracted Leslie to the project, which is directed by first-time filmmaker Leigh Janiak, was the film’s raw, intimate realism of a relationship. “It’s a very stripped down portrayal, a very honest approach of something that is very shocking and sad,” says Leslie. “The feelings that it evoked when I first read the script was how it explores such an intimate relationship, and one of my favorite movies of all time is Blue Valentine. I love how candidly frank the camera was on that particular film, and just how you were so engrossed with this couple. And loving that film, I kind of wanted to explore the aspects of being in an intimate two-hander feature such as this. It’s a transformation tale and it is that transformation and the love story and the emotional endurance that the characters go through that definitely drew me to it.”

Click below for an exclusive first-look at Honeymoon, which has its world premiere on Friday, March 7, at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. It will also play this April at the Tribeca Film Festival. READ FULL STORY

Tribeca 2014: Festival lineup includes 55 world premieres

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The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced half its slate for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. “Variously inspired by individual interests and experience and driven by an intense sensibility of style, the array of new filmmaking voices in this year’s competition is especially impressive and I think memorable,” said Frederic Boyer, Tribeca’s artistic director. “The range of American subcultures and international genres represented here are both eclectic and wide reaching.”

On April 17, Gabriel will open the World Narrative competition, Dior and I will open the World Documentary competition, and Summer of Blood will open the Viewpoints section. In Gabriel, Rory Culkin plays an unhappy teenager who convinces himself things will get better if he can only reunite with his first love. Frédéric Tcheng (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) goes behind the scenes with House of Dior’s artistic director Raf Simmons in Dior and I. In the dark vampire comedy Summer of Blood, a loveable Brooklyn loser is invigorated after he’s bitten by a vampire. Time Is Illmatic, a documentary about the making of Nas’ 1994 album Illmatic, will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival this year on April 16. A performance by Nas himself will follow the world premiere.

In Electric Slide (above), Jim Sturgess, Chloë Sevigny, and Patricia Arquette tell a story based on the real-life exploits of Eddie Dodson, L.A.’s notorious “Gentleman Bank Robber,” who smooth-talked his way to more than 60 bank heists.

Today, the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with the out-of-competition Viewpoints titles were revealed — 47 of the 89  feature-length films in the festival. The rest of the slate will be announced on March 6.

Click below for the Tribeca movies, with credits and descriptions, courtesy of TFF.

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Nas documentary 'Time Is Illmatic' to open Tribeca Film Festival

Time Is Illmatic, a documentary about the making of Nas’ 1994 album Illmatic, will kick off the Tribeca Film Festival this year. A performance by Nas himself will follow the world premiere of the film.

Illmatic was Nas’ debut album that led to nine solo albums and a reputation as a hip hop star. The film shows us Nas’ life before his success, including his upbringing in Queens, New York, and the influences of his musically inclined family members. “Throughout the journey, we see the metamorphosis of Nas as a young street poet, full of a rich musical legacy, transforming the pain and isolation of growing up in Queensbridge Houses into raw, honest lyrics, illuminating a spirit that inspired generations from the past, present, and the future,” director and multimedia artist One9 said in a statement.

Nas will release a 20th anniversary edition of Illmatic titled Illmatic XX April 15. The premiere of Time is Illmatic at the Tribeca Film Festival is the next day, April 16.

'The Rocket,' 'Bridegroom' win Audience Awards at Tribeca Film Festival

A pair of Audience Awards were handed out at tonight’s Tribeca Film Festival wrap party: one for a narrative film, the other for a documentary. Australian director Kim Mordaunt’s The Rocket (pictured above) won the former –  the Laos-set film also won the two awards from the Festival’s jury earlier this week, including Best Narrative Feature, the top prize. Meanwhile, the Documentary Audience Award went to Bridegroom, a documentary by Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason that focuses on the timely same-sex marriage debate by exploring the difficulties faced by a gay man after the untimely death of his partner. READ FULL STORY

Tribeca Film Festival: Paul Verhoeven discusses the crowd-sourced 'Tricked' and how Hollywood has changed

Paul Verhoeven is responsible for some of the most memorable, most bonkers Hollywood blockbuster moments in recent memory: The three-breasted alien in Total Recall, a revealing leg-uncrossing in Basic Instinct, pretty much everything in Showgirls. But the Dutch director hasn’t made a American project since 2000′s Hollow Man and hasn’t made any kind of film since 2006′s well-received Black Book.

With Tricked, which screened at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Verhoeven returns to the directing chair, but not without a little help from his fans. The film is a bit of an experiment: Using only a five-minute script from a professional screenwriter, Verhoeven then turned to the public to finish the film in additional five-minute increments. It’s essentially one big game of Exquisite Corpse that ended in a genial and twist-filled comedy of sexual manners. We caught up with the director at the festival to discuss his latest project, as well as why Hollywood is a completely different beast since his blockbuster heyday. READ FULL STORY

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch walk the line in 'Prince Avalanche' trailer -- VIDEO

Prince Avalanche looks like a movie for anyone who has ever wondered who paints the lines on country roads. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star as road workers in a desolate area of Texas that leaves them increasingly getting on each other’s nerves. In the trailer, Rudd writes to the unseen Madison about how he doesn’t miss city life and how he is pretty sure there’s something wrong with her brother (Hirsch). Writer/director David Gordon Green directed bro-comedies like Pineapple Express, The Sitter, and Your Highness, but judging from this trailer, Avalanche is going to be quieter, subtler, and more indie, like Green’s All The Real Girls and Snow Angels.

Avalanche premiered at Sundance and was quickly scooped up by Magnolia Pictures. The film also screens this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. It will be released Aug. 9.

Enjoy the fishing, hammock-sitting, and contemplative voice over below:
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Tribeca Film Festival awards honor many foreign films, few big names; see the full list of winners

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The 12th annual Tribeca Film Festival unveiled on Thursday the winners of its awards at a ceremony Thursday evening. Among the films juries selected for top prizes?  Australian film The Rocket, Dutch-Belgian film The Broken Circle Breakdown, and American documentary The Kill Team.

The awards were announced as the festival heads into its second and last weekend. Films will screen through Sunday, and the winners of the Heineken Audience Awards, determined by audience votes throughout the festival, will be announced on Saturday. READ FULL STORY

Tribeca Film Festival: 'Farah Goes Bang' director Meera Menon named first Nora Ephron Prize winner

Earlier today at the Women’s Filmmaker Brunch, the Tribeca Film Festival announced Meera Menon as the first recipient of The Nora Ephron Prize for her work on the film Farah Goes Bang. Selected out of eight filmmakers, Menon will receive $25,000 for “work and talent that embody the spirit and vision of the legendary filmmaker and writer,” according to a press release. The award will be presented to her by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal and Vogue‘s creative digital director, Sally Singer. READ FULL STORY

Tribeca Film Festival: Clark Gregg discusses his film 'Trust Me' and coming back as Agent Coulson in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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While many know Clark Gregg for his work as the most beloved tertiary character in a multi-billion-dollar mega-movie-franchise, not everyone may be aware that the actor who played Agent Coulson in the Marvel films also has a knack for writing and directing. Having made his debut behind the camera with 2008′s Choke, an adaptation of the sex-fueled Chuck Palahniuk novel, Gregg premiered his latest feature, Trust Me, at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday. In it, he plays Howard, a lowly Hollywood agent who specializes in representing child stars. A number of recognizable names like Amanda Peet, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell round out the cast. We spoke with Gregg about taking a seat behind the camera, as well as how he feels about returning to TV as Agent Coulson in Joss Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart talks timeless satire and fearful politicians in 'Herblock' documentary -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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This week, the documentary
Herblock -- The Black & the White, about the life and legacy of the revered political cartoonist Herbert Block -- who earned three Pulitzers, total editorial control, and the warning "Don't mess with Herb" around The Washington Post newsroom where he spent 55 years -- premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival. It should come as no surprise that it features insights from Daily Show host Jon Stewart. "From the nearly three years it took to assemble the 40-plus interviews that make up [the film]

, we heard from so many how Jon Stewart is an heir in many ways to Herb and his satirical style,” director Michael Stevens tells EW in an email. “When we interviewed Jon — he was our last — he called Herb a ‘touchstone’ for all of those comics, writers and satirists who feel it’s their job to take on the powerful and stick up for the little guy.”

Watch a sneak peek of Stewart below, cut exclusively for EW by Stevens, who’s won four consecutive Emmys for shepherding The Kennedy Center Honors with his producing-partner father, George Stevens, Jr. (a streak that, it’s worth noting, began with the 2009 telecast that included Stewart delivering a benchmark tribute to honoree Bruce Springsteen). READ FULL STORY

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