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Not in NYC? Catch TFF 2012 on VOD

Starting today, viewers across the country can catch 2012 Festival titles on VOD, even before they premiere at TFF: The Giant Mechanical Man, Sleepless Night, and Death of a Superhero. Booker's Place will join them next Thursday, April 26.

Three titles from the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival—The Giant Mechanical Man, Death of a Superhero, and Sleepless Night—are now available on nationwide VOD via Tribeca Film beginning on April 17. A fourth title—Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story—will debut on VOD on April 26.

The Tribeca Film slate on VOD will allow viewers across the country to experience the Festival, through availability on cable, telco and satellite systems, in addition to digital VOD services such as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub, a new distribution partner of Tribeca Film.

“Tribeca Film was founded as a distribution platform to help filmmakers find audiences and, equally important, audiences find films utilizing new connections and strategies,” said Geoff Gilmore. “To that end, we are pleased to support these four features. They embody the exceptional artistry and personal resonance that filmmaking at its finest can provide, and we are proud to be able to share these films with audiences across the country.”

 


 

Death of a Superhero
Dir. Ian Fitzgibbon
(Ireland, Germany) U.S. Premiere, TFF 2012 Viewpoints section 

Donald is a teenager with extraordinary talents, wild daydreams, and a bright future as an artist of fantastical graphic novels. But when Donald discovers that a very real enemy is trying to kill him, an unorthodox psychologist tries to help him find the light in an otherwise dark world. Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Andy Serkis and Aisling Loftus star in this exceptionally honest drama about discovering life, love, and death.

♦ On VOD April 17
♦ Limited theatrical release begins May 4


The Giant Mechanical Man
Dir. Lee Kirk
(USA) World Premiere, TFF 2012 Spotlight Section 

Thirty-somethings Janice (Jenna Fischer) and Tim (Chris Messina) haven’t quite learned how to navigate adulthood. Tim is a street performer whose unique talents as a “living statue” don’t exactly pay the bills. Janice is out of work and under pressure by her sister (Malin Akerman) to date an egotistical self-help guru (Topher Grace). In this charming comedic romance, these two strangers help each other to realize that it only takes one person to make you feel important.

♦ On VOD April 17
♦ Limited theatrical release begins April 27 (New York)


Sleepless Night (Nuit Blanche)
Dir. Frédéric Jardin
(France, Belgium, Luxembourg) New York Premiere, TFF 2012 Cinemania section 

Vincent (Tomer Sisley) is a dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After he steals a massive bag of cocaine, his young son winds up being held for ransom by the mob boss it belongs to. When Vincent travels to the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he gets caught in an intense cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals out of control. This night might not only be the longest of his life—it could be the last.

♦ On VOD April 17
♦ Limited theatrical release begins May 11 (New York)


BOOKER’S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY
Dir. Raymond De Felitta
(USA) World Premiere, TFF 2012 Spotlight section 

In 1965, filmmaker Frank De Felitta made a documentary for NBC News about the changing times in Mississippi that featured Booker Wright, an African-American waiter who worked in a “whites only” restaurant. Booker went on national television and exploded the myth of who he was and his position serving the white community. 46 years later, Frank’s son, director Raymond De Felitta (CITY ISLANDTWO FAMILY HOUSE), documents a journey into the past and current-day Mississippi with Booker’s granddaughter, in search of who Booker Wright was, the intricacies surrounding his courageous life and untimely murder, and the role Frank De Felitta’s documentary may have played in it.

♦ On VOD April 26
♦ In theaters April 25 (Los Angeles) and April 27 (New York)


Two titles from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival—Detachment and Jesus Henry Christ—are also available this month on all platforms.

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