Gerald Wright's Movie Coverage
Tribeca Film Festival Coverage 2010
(April 21 - May 2)
TRIBECA REVIEWS WEEK 1
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About the Tribeca Film Festival
This is the ninth Tribeca Film Festival. Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center. The festival was designed to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture.
This year's Festival launches an exciting and engaging lineup of 85 feature films from 38 different countries, including 44 world premieres, 7 international premieres, 15 North American premieres, 6 U.S. premieres, and 12 New York City premieres. In addition to the feature lineup, the shorts program comprises 47 diverse works from both established and up-and-coming filmmakers.
"Shrek Forever After" will be the opening film for the Festival. This is the fourth installment of Dreamworks SKS Animation's series and the first in 3-D. Founder of Tribeca Film Festival Jane Rosenthal is quoted in saying,"Shrek Forever After, combines the very best in storytelling and artistry while showcasing the wonders of innovative 3-D filmmaking."
The Festival's mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. As of 2010, the Festival is run as a business by Tribeca Enterprises.
2010 Tribeca Film Festival Jury features a talented group of 35 individuals including award-winning filmmakers and screenwriters, celebrated actors, respected journalists and media pioneers. Some of this impressive list consist of; Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera, Justin Bartha, Brook Shields, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, Aidan Quinn, Hope Davis, Gary Ross, Selma Blair, Peter, Facinelli, Whoopi Goldberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey are among the 35 Festival Jurors.
For More Information in Schedule and Tickets go to www.TribecaFilmFestival.com or www.TribecaFilm.com .
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