Steve Bartman Doc Added to Tribeca Film Festival Lineup

New films from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark and actress Vera Farmiga also will be screened.

New films from Hong Kong director Tsui Hark, actress Vera Farmiga making her directorial debut and British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, as well as documentaries about such disparate subjects as rocker Ozzy Osbourne, Broadway legend Carol Channing and transgender tennis player Renee Richards, are among the movies that will play the 10th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from Apr. 20-May 1 in New York City.

STORY: Tribeca announces competition lineup

The fest announced on Monday the line-up of its Spotlight section, comprised of 16 docs and 17 narrative films from around the world. Sixteen of the films will receive their world premiere at the festival.

The world premieres includes the comedy A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, written and directed by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory, and starring Jason Sudeikis, about a group of friends who descend on a Hamptons beach house for a weekend party; The Good Doctor, a psychological thriller directed by Lance Daly and starring Orlando Bloom; Puncture, a legal drama directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen, starring Chris Evans; and Chris Paine’s documentary Revenge of the Electric Car, a follow-up to his 2006 film Who Killed the Electric Car?.

The narrative line-up includes such films as Tsui’s Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Di Renjie), a period film that include both mystery tale and action sequences; Farmiga’s Higher Ground, an adaptation of Carolyn S. Brigg’s feminist memoir, in which the actress-turned-director also stars; and Winterbottom’s comedy The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as themselves as they explore England’s Lake District.

Osbourne is the subject of the doc God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, directed by Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli; Channing is spotlighted in Carol Channing: Larger than Life, directed by Dori Berinstein; and Richards’ life story is told in Renee, directed by Eric Drath.

Two films that debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival have been slated in the Special Screenings section: Steven Silver’s The Bang Bang Club, about combat photographers in South Africa, and Dan Rush’s Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell in an adaptation of the Raymond Carver short story Why Don’t You Dance?.

Tribeca has programmed eight films in its Cinemania genre programming ranging from the retro sci-fi feature Beyond the Black Rainbow, from Canada and Italy,  to the Norwegian monster movie Trollhunter.

Additionally, the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film festival within the festival will present six documentaries, including Alex Gibney’s Catching Hell.

The latest titles to be announced are listed after the jump. [pagebreak]


The Assault (L’assaut), directed by Julien Leclerq, written by Simon Moutairou and Julien Leclerq.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, directed by Michael Rapaport.
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, directed by Dori Berinstein, written by Dori Berinstein and Adam Zucker.

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Di Renjie), directed by Tsui Hark.

Fire In Babylon, directed by Stevan Riley.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, directed by Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli.

The Good Doctor, directed by Lance Daly, written by John Enbom.

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, directed and written by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory.
The Guard, directed and written by John Michael McDonagh.
The Hideaways, directed by Agnès Merlet.

Higher Ground, directed by Vera Farmiga, written by Carolyn S. Briggs and Tim Metcalfe.

Janie Jones, directed and written by David M. Rosenthal.

Klitschko, directed by Sebastian Dehnhardt.

L’amour fou, directed by Pierre Thoretton.

Last Night, directed and written by Massy Tadjedin.

Let the Bullets Fly, directed by Jiang Wen.

Like Water, directed by Pablo Croce.
Limelight, directed by Billy Corben.
The Loving Story, directed Nancy Buirski.
Mama Africa, directed by Mika Kaurismäki, written by Mika Kaurismäki and Don Edkins.
A Matter of Taste, directed by Sally Rowe.
My Piece of the Pie (Ma part du gâteau), directed and written by Cédric Klapisch.

New York Says Thank You, directed by Scott Rettberg.

The Perfect Family, directed by Anne Renton, written by Claire V. Riley and Paula Goldberg.
Point Blank (A Bout Portant), directed by Fred Cavayé, written by Fred Cavayé and Guillaume Lemans.

Puncture, directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen, written by Chris Lopata.
A Quiet Life (Una Vita Tranquilla), directed by Claudio Cupellini, written by Filippo Gravino, Guido Iuculano, Claudio Cupellini.

Renée, directed by Eric Drath.

Revenge of the Electric Car, directed by Chris Paine, written by P.G. Morgan and Chris Paine.
Roadie, directed by Michael Cuesta, written by Gerald Cuesta.

Shakespeare High, directed by Alex Rotaru

The Trip, directed by Michael Winterbottom.
When the Drum Is Beating, directed by Whitney Dow.

Beyond the Black Rainbow, directed and written by Panos Cosmatos.

The Bleeding House, directed and written by Philip Gelatt.

Grave Encounters, directed and written by The Vicious Brothers.

Neon Flesh (Carne de Neon), directed and written by Paco Cabezas.

Rabies (Kalevet), directed and written by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado.

Saint (Sint), directed and written by Dick Maas.

TROLLHUNTER (Trolljegeren), directed and written by André Øvredal.

Underwater Love (Onna no kappa), directed by Shinji Imaoka, written by Shinji Imaoka and Fumio Moriya.


The Bang Bang Club, directed and written by Steven Silver.

Everything Must Go, directed and written by Dan Rush.

2011 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival:

Catching Hell, directed and written by Alex Gibney.

Fire In Babylon, directed by Stevan Riley.

Like Water, directed by Pablo Croce.

Marathon Boy, directed by Gemma Atwal.

Renée, directed by Eric Drath. (USA)

Splinters, directed by Adam Pesce.

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