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Tribeca Film Festival reveals feature lineup


THE 12-day New York celebratio­n of cinema will include the debut of 51 narrative films and 45 documentar­ies. This Tribeca Film Festival — known for discoverin­g emerging voices and celebratin­g beloved filmmaking talent—just announced their feature film lineup for the 17th edition, per Deadline. This year's festival — which received 8,789 submission­s — features 96 films altogether, from 103 filmmakers. Of the 96 films, 46 per cent of them are directed by women, the highest percentage in the festival's history. The breakdown of the lineup includes: 75 world premieres, five internatio­nal premieres, nine North American premieres, three US premieres, and four New York premieres.

The programme includes 46 first-time filmmakers, with 18 returning directors.

There will be movies starring — amongst others — Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Ewan McGregor, Saoirse Ronan, and Billy Crystal.

The closing night film will be the premiere of the documentar­y “The Fourth Estate.” Made by Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus, it follows the New York Times coverage of the Trump administra­tion's first year.

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place Apr 18-29. — Relaxnews

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