Special Screenings Announced at Tribeca Fest

Originally Published: March 13, 2005

World and North American Premieres make up Spotlight

New Yorkers to catch their first glimpse of Special Screenings

Tribeca Film Festival founders Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff today joined Peter Scarlet, Executive Director, in announcing the Spotlight and Special Screenings film selections for the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. The two categories include 26 works from emerging and well-known filmmakers from around the world.

Some of the interesting mix of films in the group include 2046, directed by Wong Kar-Wai, which is making its North American premiere, House of Wax, directed by Jaume Serra, Mysterious Skin, written and directed by Gregg Araki and All We Are Saying, a documentary directed by Rosanna Arquette.

“Spotlight entries are either world premieres or works not yet seen anywhere in North America,” said Peter Scarlet, Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Festival. “The films in Special Screenings may have shown previously at another American festival or two, but Tribeca is very happy to have the opportunity of presenting their first showings in New York.”

Here is the entire list of screenings.

SPOTLIGHT:

The Spotlight category includes eight narrative and three documentary feature films:

2046, directed and written by Wong Kar-Wai (Hong Kong) – North American Premiere
Asylum, directed by David Mackenzie, written by Patrick Marber (U.K.) – North American Premiere. A Paramount Classics release
Beautiful Country, directed by Hans Petter Moland, written by Sabina Murray (U.S.A.) – North American Premiere. A Sony Pictures Classics release
Cote d’Azur (formerly known as Mariscos Beach), directed and written by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (France) – North American Premiere. A Strand Releasing release
Fierce People, directed by Griffin Dunne, written by Dirk Wittenborn (U.S.A.) – World Premiere. A Lions Gate Films release
The Fund, a documentary directed by Douglas Keeve (U.S.A.) – World Premiere
The Last Mitterand (Le promeneur du Champ de Mars), directed by Robert Guediguian, written by Georges-Marc Benamou and Gilles TaurandÊ (France) – North American Premiere
Nightwatch (Nochnoj dozor), directed by Timur Bekmambetov, written by Bekmambetov and Sergei Lukyanenko (Russia) – North American Premiere. A Fox Searchlight Pictures release
SHOW Business, a documentary directed by Dori Berinstein, written by Berinstein and Richard Hankin (U.S.A.) – World Premiere
Through the Fire, a documentary directed by Jonathan Hock (U.S.A.) – World Premiere
Tickets, directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi, written by Kiarostami, Olmi, and Paul Laverty (Iran/UK/Italy) – North American Premiere

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:

The Special Screenings category represents 15 New York premieres of films, 11 narrative and four documentary features:

9 Songs, directed and written by Michael Winterbottom (U.K.) – New York Premiere. A Tartan Films release
All We Are Saying, a documentary directed by Rosanna Arquette (U.S.A.) – New York Premiere
The Axe (Le Couperet), directed by Costa-Gavras, written by Marika Piedboeuf (France) – New York Premiere
Bearing Witness, a documentary directed by Bob Eisenhardt, Barbara Kopple, Marijana WottonÊ(U.S.A.) – New York Premiere. An A and E release
House of Wax, directed by Jaume Serra, written by Chad Hayes and Carey W. Hayes (U.S.A.) – New York screening. A Warner Bros. release. A special midnight screening will take place on April 30th.
Ladies in Lavender, directed and written by Charles Dance (U.K.) – New York Premiere. A Roadside Attractions release
Mad Hot Ballroom, a documentary directed by Marilyn Agrelo, written by Amy Sewell (U.S.A.) – New York Premiere. A Paramount Classics release
Mysterious Skin, directed and written by Gregg Araki (U.S.A.) – New York Premiere. A Tartan Films release
Rize, a documentary directed by David LaChapelle (U.S.A.) – New York Premiere. A Lions Gate Films release
Singing Behind the Scenes (Cantando dietro i paraventi), directed and written by Ermanno Olmi (Italy) – New York Premiere
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take Two and a Half, directed by William Greaves (U.S.A) – New York Premiere
The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part I- The Moab Story, directed and written by Peter Greenaway (Netherlands) – New York Premiere
The Tulse Luper Suitcases Part II – From Vaux to the Sea, directed and written by Peter Greenaway (Netherlands) – New York Premiere
The Tulse Luper Suitcases III – From Sark to Finish, directed and written by Peter Greenaway (Netherlands) – New York Premiere
Yes, directed and written by Sally Potter (U.K.) – New York Premiere. A Sony Pictures Classics release

Packages and tickets for the showings will be available by phone and the web on March 21, 2005. The Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 19 through May 1, 2005.

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