More than 250 features from44 countries including 60 world premieres are set to play at the fourth annualTribeca Film festival, which runs in New York from Apr 19-May 1.
As previously reported here,the festival kicks off on Apr 19 with the North American premiere of SydneyPollack's political thriller The Interpreter, and Pollack will take part in an on-stage interviewas part of a festival-long series of conversations with filmmakers.
Scheduled world premieresinclude Griffin Dunne's family drama Fierce People starring Diane Lane and Donald Sutherland; DannyLeiner's post-9/11 tale The Great New Wonderful starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tony Shalhoub; JaumeCollet-Sera's remake of House Of Wax starring Elisha Cuthbert and Paris Hilton; John Hock's basketballdocumentary Through The Fire; andDori Berinstein's Broadway musical documentary SHOW Business.
The Tribeca Drive-Infeatures free screenings on Apr 23 and 24 of Andre De Toth's original 1953horror classic House Of Wax andthe New York premiere of Marilyn Agrelo's recent Slamdance hit documentary MadHot Ballroom.
The initial roster offestival jurors includes Griffin Dunne, Michael Imperioli, Alfred Molina, DianeVon Furstenburg, Alan Cumming, Tom Brokaw and Peter Travers.