Tribeca Film Festival 2009

This collection of world premieres includes ten narrative features and documentaries.

View other Tribeca Film Festival Films by strand: Discovery Section, Midnight, Restored and Rediscovered, Shorts, Showcase, Spotlight, World Documentary Features, World Narrative Feature Films

Blank City Blank City
Blank City and Love The Beast
An Englishman In New York (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Richard Laxton; Writer: Brian Fillis; Stars: John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Swoozie Kurtz, Cynthia Nixon)
John Hurt reprises his role as Quentin Crisp in a dramatisation of the second part of his memoirs.
North American Premiere. Narrative
Blank City (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Celine Danhier; Stars: Amos Poe, Ann Magnuson, Becky Johnston, Beth B., Bette Gordon, Casandra Stark, Charlie Ahearn, Daze, Deborah Harry, Eric Mitchell, Fab 5 Freddy, Glenn O'Brien, James Chance, James Nares, Jim Jarmusch)
Documentary on the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock and No Wave in late Seventies downtown New York.
World Premiere. Documentary
City Island (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Raymond De Felitta; Writer: Raymond De Felitta; Stars: George Aloi, Sharon Angela, Alan Arkin, Vernon Campbell, Lora Chio, Joseph Cintron, Curtiss Cook, Yevgeniy Dekhtyar, Paul Diomede, Marshall Efron)
A family's secrets threaten its stability.
World Premiere. Narrative
Don McKay (Country: USA; Year: 2009; Director: Jake Goldberger; Writer: Jake Goldberger; Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, M. Emmet Walsh, Keith David, James Rebhorn, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Harley Yanoff, Rachel Harker, Ted Arcidi)
Pitch black comedy sees a man run into troubles new and old, when he returns home for the first time in 25 years.
World Premiere. Narrative
The Good Guy (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Julio DePietro; Writer: Julio DePietro; Stars: Alexis Bledel, Scott Porter, Bryan Greenberg, Anna Chlumsky, Aaron Yoo, Andrew McCarthy, Kate Nauta, Trini Alvarado, Eric Thal, Rob Bogue)
Tommy Fielding (Scott Porter) is a rising young star on Wall Street who has it all. But when a seemingly hapless co-worker (Bryan Greenberg) befriends his new girlfriend (Alexis Bledel), Tommy becomes the unwitting agent of his own downfall - or so it seems.
World Premiere. Narrative
Soundtrack For A Revolution Soundtrack For A Revolution
Soundtrack For A Revolution and Wonderful World
The Lost Son Of Havana (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Jonathan Hock; Writer: Jonathan Hock; Stars: Carlton Fisk, Peter Gammons, George McGovern, Luis Tiant, Carl Yastrzemski)
Documentary about exiled Cuban pitcher Luis Tiant, following him as he returns to his homeland for the first time in half a century.
World Premiere. Documentary
Love The Beast (Country: Australia; Year: 2009; Director: Eric Bana; Stars: Eric Bana, Jeremy Clarkson, Jay Leno, Phil McGraw, Jack Vukoja, Tony Ramunno, Steve Coad, Grant Denyer, Todd Kelly, Tim Lynas, Barry Oliver, Jim Richards), Official Site
Eric Bana's debut documentary traces his love affair with his Ford XB Falcon Coupe.
International Premiere. Documentary
Serious Moonlight (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Cheryl Hines; Writer: Adrienne Shelly; Stars: Kristen Bell, Justin Long, Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kimberlee Peterson, Andy Ostroy, Derek Carter, Bill Parks, Nathan Dean)
High-powered attorney Louise (Meg Ryan) arrives at her country nest for a little R and R only to discover her husband (Timothy Hutton) has been cheating on her with the hotter and younger Sarah (Kristen Bell).
World Premiere. Narrative
Soundtrack For A Revolution (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman; Writer: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman; Stars: The Roots, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone, Richie Havens, Anthony Hamilton, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Angie Stone, Mary Mary, T.V. On The Radio)
A timeless film about the American civil rights movement told through its soul-stirring music.
World Premiere. Documentary
Tell-Tale (Country: UK, US; Year: 2009; Director: Michael Cuesta; Writer: Dave Callaham, Edgar Allan Poe; Stars: Josh Lucas, Lena Headey, Brian Cox, Beatrice Miller, Dallas Roberts, Ulrich Thomsen, Pablo Schreiber, Jamie Harrold, Tom Riis Farrell, Michael K. Williams)
Inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe horror story, Michael Cuesta’s chilling tale follows Terry (Josh Lucas), a single father whose recently transplanted heart leads him on a frantic search to find the donor’s killer before he meets a similar fate.
World Premiere. Narrative
Serious Moonlight Serious Moonlight
Serious Moonlight and The Lost Son Of Havana
Wonderful World (Country: Jordan; Year: 2008; Director: Tamir Naber; Writer: Yazan Al-Ghazzawi, Yazan Al-Ghazzawi, Tamir Naber; Stars: Nima Algooneh, Sama Falah, Tamer Gargour)
Matthew Broderick is Ben Singer, the world’s most negative man. When his roommate, Ibou, falls ill, Ben is forced to host his Senegalese sister, Khadi (Sanaa Lathan), forcing him to confront his self-destructive nature.
World Premiere. Narrative

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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