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Tribeca Film Doubles Slate

Move over, 2010. With a stacked slate and the U.S. rights to 9 new titles, it’s going to be a busy second year for Tribeca Film!

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The two-year-old distribution initiative Tribeca Film announced today it will expand to commercially release 26 films over the next year, more than double the number of titles released in 2010. The indie film label also announced its acquisition of U.S. rights to 9 new titles. These upcoming releases span many genres and feature stars such as Zach Braff, Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz, and filmmakers such as Peter Mullan, Jerzy Skolimowski and Vincent D’Onofrio.  

“Tribeca Film had a terrific launch in 2010, releasing an exciting selection of quality independent films,” said Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer at Tribeca. “In 2011, we look forward to continuing to respond to the contemporary challenges of distribution today and are especially excited to be on the cutting edge working to develop new scenarios.

 

Following its launch in March 2010, Tribeca Film has grown to become a year-round, full-service distribution label, delivering quality independent films to audiences with the help of its partner, American Express, who will continue to create filmmaker-friendly release patterns and give audiences the chance to see films they otherwise might not have.

“We see real opportunities for filmmakers and audiences,” said Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal.

Looks like the continuation of a beautiful film-ship. Here's a look at the Tribeca Film's exciting lineup for 2011:

 



Films being released in theaters, on VOD and via other platforms this year

Beware the Gonzo

Beware the Gonzo

Fresh from its world premiere at TFF 2010, writer/director Brian Gobuloff's (The Basketball Diaries) film tells the teen-angst tale of an underground newspaper aiming to give voice to high school misfits. The film stars Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Jesse McCartney, Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott, and James Urbaniak.

 

The Bleeding House

The Bleeding House

Written and directed by comic book writer and first time filmmaker Philip Gelatt, this taut horror thriller is an original take on the home invasion genre about a family with a haunted past visited by a sweet-talking Texan killer who has come for retribution.

Brother's Justice

Brother’s Justice

This Hollywood satire marks Dax Shepard’s directorial debut and is co-directed by David Palmer. The film follows Shepard as he makes the rash decision to abandon comedy in pursuit of his true dream: to become an internationally-renowned martial arts star. Winner of the audience award at the Austin Film Festival and an official selection of the Hollywood Film Festival, the film features performances by Tom Arnold, Bradley Cooper, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum and Nate Tuck.

Don't Go in the Woods

Don’t Go in the Woods

Vincent D’Onofrio makes his feature-length directorial debut with this uproarious rock ‘n' roll horror musical about the fate of a young band seeking a quiet place to write songs in the wrong neck of the woods.

 



Grave Encounters

Directed and written by first-time filmmakers the Vicious Brothers, this cinéma-vérité style supernatural thriller follows a ghost-hunting reality television show host and crew as they shoot an episode inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital, where unexplained phenomena have been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted—it is alive—and it has no intention of ever letting them leave.

High Cost of Living

The High Cost of Living

Director Deborah Chow’s dark romantic drama about intertwined fates centers on the burgeoning relationship between an unlikely pair. Nathalie (Isabelle Blais) is expecting her first child, and Henry (Zach Braff) is on his way to his next drug deal. Their paths fatefully collide one night in an event that will irrevocably change their lives.

NEDS

NEDS

Peter Mullan
's third feature as a writer and director, after Orphans and The Magdalene Sisters, is a violent 1970s coming-of-age drama set in a gritty section of Glasgow. NEDS won Best Film at the San Sebastian Film Festival and was chosen Best Film at the 2011 London Evening Standard Awards.

Ultrasuede

Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston

No one represented the 1970s quite like legendary designer Halston. In this stylish documentary, director Whitney Sudler-Smith takes a fabulous fun-and-fact-filled journey through Halston’s life and times. Interviews with friends and witnesses (including Liza Minnelli, Diane Von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley, Anjelica Huston, Bob Colacello and Billy Joel, among others) round out this glittering evocation of the man who defined the decadent era.

 



Releases on VOD and other platforms


Essential Killing

Essential Killing

A gripping adventure thriller directed by acclaimed Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski. A captured Taliban fighter (Vincent Gallo) is interrogated, tortured and then moved to an unnamed snowy detention camp in Europe. Following an accident involving his transport convoy, he becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know.  Essential Killing world premiered In Competition at the Venice International Film Festival, and won the Special Jury Prize and Best Actor for Vincent Gallo's performance.

 



Previously-announced Tribeca Film releases coming soon to theatres, as well as via VOD and other platforms

Bang Bang Club 2

The Bang Bang Club

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Steven Silver makes his feature directorial debut with this electrifying tale of a young band of war photographers who documented the last days of apartheid in South Africa. Based on a true story, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman and Taylor Kitsch.

Tribeca Film to Release Janie Jones

Janie Jones

Directed by David M. Rosenthal, Janie Jones is a charming rock ‘n’ roll road trip drama about a father and daughter finding their way to each other. The film stars Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Shue and Brittany Snow.



Last Night

Director Massy Tadjedin makes her directorial debut with a carefully crafted romantic drama about two couples confronting temptation and the limits of fidelity over the course of one night. Starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet.



And there's more on the way! 14 new titles will be added to the Tribeca Film slate in the coming months, so keep checking back. For the latest news on when you can check out Tribeca Film's latest releases:

 

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