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How Can I See That TFF 2009 Film?

An update on where and when you can see some of your favorite 2009 Festival films (and what ones will eventually be distributed). It's an ever-changing list!

Festival Films Picked Up:

The Eclipse

After a bidding war, you will be getting gothic with Conor McPherson's spooky tale and Ciarán Hinds' Best Actor-winning performance via Magnolia Pictures. [indieWIRE]


Yoav Shamir's thought-provoking (and Special Jury Prize-winning) documentary has been picked up by First Run Features for a theatrical release in the fall. [Screen Daily]

Fish Eyes

After starting out with some gorgeously curated DVD releases (LOL, The Guatemalan Handshake), the cineastes over at Benten/Watchmaker proudly announced their first theatrical pickup, the debut feature from Chinese director Zheng Wei. [Benten]

Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Set your DVRs for August, because that's when HBO plans to premiere Festival award winner (Best New Documentary Filmmaker) Ian Olds' stirring work. [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Lost Son of Havana

The first acquisition of the Festival, Jonathan Hock's documentary is set to air on ESPN. [Variety]

Festival Films with a Summer Release:

Make it a summer's worth of Tribeca fun, as Festival favorites start storming the multiplexes on a weekly basis.

May 8


Rudo y Cursi

May 22

Easy Virtue

The Girlfriend Experience

May 29


June 5

My Life in Ruins

June 10

Fear Me Not

June 12


June 19

Whatever Works

July 10

Soul Power

July 24

In the Loop

September 4

Black Dynamite

Theatrical Release TK:

Still Walking (IFC Films)

Fire up your cable box and check these out!

Kobe Doin' Work is set to premiere on ESPN on May 16, with DVD release to follow.

ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series starts airing in October, celebrating the network's 30th anniversary.

Which Way Home is scheduled for an HBO airing in August.

Armchair Quarterbacking Corner:

Now while there hasn't been an announcement officially made as of yet regarding the status of Festival winners like About Elly, Racing Dreams, and City Island, it's probably a matter of time.

And if somebody can't figure out how to make money off Midgets Vs. Mascots, I will eat my shoe, Werner Herzog-style.

We are not, of course, all-seeing, so if there's anything we're missing, don't hestitate to email with the headline SEE MY FILM. (A headline will make your email stand out from all the pitches for Heat 2 that we receive.)


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