Tribeca Film Festival 2009

In a break with previous years, all the films this year are world premieres. Director of Programming David Kwok explains: "Midnight is where you’ll find something scary, thrilling, or bizarre (or perhaps all of the above)."

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

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The House Of The Devil and Paintball
Cropsey (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman; Writer: Joshua Zeman)
Filmmakers attempt to uncover an urban myth as they investigate five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearance in Staten Island during their youth.
World Premiere. Documentary
The House Of The Devil (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Ti West; Writer: Ti West; Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, A.J. Bowen, Dee Wallace)
Retro suspense thriller centers on a cash-strapped college girl who answers a babysitting ad only to gradually unravel the horrifying secret behind why she was truly hired.
World Premiere. Narrative
Hysterical Psycho (Country: USA; Year: 2009; Director: Dan Fogler; Writer: Dan Fogler; Stars: Noah Bean, Lennon Parham, Kelly Hutchinson, Sarah Saltzberg, Charissa Chamorro, Randy Baruh, Ariel Shafir, Thomas Michael Sullivan, Kate Gersten, Jeremy Silver)
When thespians go bad. Horror send-up, sees a theatre troupes trip to the country confounded by a lake full of lunar radiation and a mad actor.
World Premiere. Narrative
Midgets Vs. Mascots (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Ron Carlson; Stars: Akie Kotabe, Gary Coleman, Mark Hapka, Jordan Prentice, Brittney Powell, Joe Gnoffo, Josh Sussman, Bob Bledsoe, Terra Jole, Paul Rae)
Two teams risk life, limb, and maybe jail time while pushing the boundaries of decency to score the fortune of a deceased former mascot turned porn mogul.
World Premiere. Narrative
Newsmakers (Goryachie novosti) (Country: Russia, Sweden; Year: 2009; Director: Anders Banke; Writer: Sam Klebanov, Aleksandr Lungin; Stars: Andrei Merzlikin, Yevgeni Tsyganov, Mariya Mashkova, Maksim Konovalov, Grigory Baranov, Viktor Chepelov, Oleg Chernigov, Loa Falkman, Aleksei Frandetti, Sergey Garmash)
Fast-paced remake of Johnnie To’s Breaking News, sees public confidence in the police compromised after they botch catching a gang of robbers and it is captured on camera. In retaliation they create a reality show aiming to find and destroy the criminals.
World Premiere. Narrative
Paintball (Country: Spain; Year: 2009; Director: Daniel Benmayor; Writer: Mario Schoendorff; Stars: Jennifer Matter, Patrick Regis, Brendan Mackey, Iaione Perez, Neil Maskell, Anna Casas, Peter Vives Newey, Claudia Bassols, Felix Pring, Joyce Müller)
There's more at stake than a few paint stains and a laundry bill for executives on a paintball retreat.
World Premiere. Narrative
The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Julien Nitzberg)
hoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing - what do these all have in common? The White Family. This documentary lifts the lid on the clan.
World Premiere. Documentary

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