Tribeca Film Festival announces line-ups

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Organizers of New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival have announced the lineups for the 2008 Spotlight, Showcase and Rediscovered/Restored categories.

The festival’s Spotlight category highlights films that have been acquired by studios, but have not yet been distributed. This year’s Spotlight selections include the Duplass brothers’ Baghead, Jose Padilha’s Tropa de Elite, Tom Kalin’s Savage Grace, Adam Yauch’s Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot and James Marsh’s documentary Man on Wire.

The Showcase category highlights international films that have been hits at foreign festivals, but have not secured U.S. distributors. This year’s selections include Andrzej Wajda’s Oscar nominated Katyn and Meg McLagan and Daria Sommer’s documentary Lionness.

This year’s Rediscovered/Restored lineup includes Rene Clair’s Two Timid Souls, Curtis Harrington’s Night Tide, Federico Fellini’s Toby Dammit and the World Cinema Foundation’s restoration of Haile Gerima’s Harvest 3000 Years.

Organizers also announced several special events planned for this year’s festival, including a 40th anniversary tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and a discussion with filmmaker Errol Morris about his documentary Standard Operating Procedure.

The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 23 – May 4. For a complete list of films and events at this year’s event, visit the festival’s official site.

Related links:
New York Magazine: The Best of Tribeca Shorts 2007
IMDb: Tribeca Film Festival

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