Eighteen narrative features and 16 documentaries from 25 countries - including 10 world premieres - will vie for combined unrestricted cash prizes during the festival, set to run in New York City from Apr 25-May 6. Overall the festival will screen 159 features and 85 shorts including 75 world premieres.
World narrative selections include world premieres of the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced Gardener Of Eden (US), Angelina Maccarone's friendship drama Vivere. (Germany); and Michael Kang's English and Korean-language thriller West 32nd (US) as well as festival favourites like The Year My Parents Went On Vacation, Lost In Beijing, Half Moon and Lady Chatterley.
Alex Gibney's Taxi To The Dark Side (US), which investigates the US Administration's policy on torture, gets a world premiere slot among the documentary line-up. Also screening are: John Reiss' Bomb It (US), an exploration of contemporary graffiti; Benson Lee's profile of breakdancing in Planet B-Boy (US); Yael Luttwak's A Slim Peace (UK), about a weight loss class in the West Bank; and Gustavo Fontan's meditation on history and memory in The Tree (El Arbol) (Argentina).
Spotlight highlights include world premieres such as of John Dahl's latest You Kill Me with Ben Kingsley and Tea Leoni, Ed Burns' Purple Violets with Selma Blair and Patrick Wilson, Michael Apted's soccer documentary The Power Of The Game and Zak Penn and Matt Bierman's casino life mockumentary The Grand starring Woody Harrelson.
For the full list visit the official website at www.tribecafilmfestival.org.