The inaugural Tribeca Film Festival has announced the 24 films to screen in its International Film Showcase and added two high profile Warner Bros films to its world premiere list - Callie Khouri's Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Christopher Nolan's Insomnia.
The festival, which takes place from May 8-12, was founded by Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, to celebrate New York City as a film-making capital and contribute to the economic redevelopment effort in lower Manhattan.
Distribution veteran Eamonn Bowles programmed the international showcase which will screen:
13 Conversations About One Thing (US) Jill Sprecher, director
The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys (US) Peter Care
Elling (Norway) Peter Naess
Friend (Korea) Kwak Kyung-taek
Happy Times (China) Zhang Yimou
Interview With The Assassin (US) Neil Burger
Lawless Heart (UK) Tom Hunsinger & Neil Hunter
The Importance Of Being Earnest (UK/US) Oliver Parker
Lovely & Amazing (US) Nicole Holofcener
Owl's Castle (Japan) Masahiro Shinoda
Personal Velocity (US) Rebecca Miller
Rain (US/Spain) Katherine Lindbergh
Revolution #9 (US) Tim McCann
A Song For Martin (Sweden) Bille August
Among the documentaries on offer are Brett Morgan and Nanette Burstein's
The Kid Stays In The Picture, Mohsen Makhmalbaf's Afghan Alphabet and
Adrian Grenier's Shot In The Dark.
Insomnia stars Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank, while Divine Secrets stars Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Ellen Burstyn and Maggie Smith.