Tribeca Film Festival 2009

“This year’s Spotlight series brings ten independent films front and center for New York audiences," explains Senior Programmer Genna Terranova.

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

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Rudo And Cursi and Departures
Black Dynamite (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Scott Sanders; Writer: Byron Minns, Scott Sanders, Michael Jai White, Michael Jai White; Stars: Michael Jai White, Nicole Sullivan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Arsenio Hall, Phil Morris, Kym Whitley, Kevin Chapman, Cedric Yarbrough, Lauren Kim, Bokeem Woodbine)
Blaxploitation spoof.
New York Premiere. Narrative
Departures (Okuribito) (Country: Japan; Year: 2008; Director: Yojiro Takita; Writer: Kundo Koyama; Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Ryoko Hirosue, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Kimiko Yo, Takashi Sasano, Tôru Minegishi, Tetta Sugimoto, Yukiko Tachibana, Tatsuo Yamada)
A cellist comes to terms with love and loss after he switches professions to deal with the dead.
New York Premiere. Narrative
Easy Virtue (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Stephan Elliott; Writer: Stephan Elliott, Sheridan Jobbins, based on the play by Noel Coward; Stars: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Kimberley Nixon, Katherine Parkinson, Kris Marshall, Christian Brassington, Charlotte Riley, Jim McManus, Pip Torrens), Official Site
When a young Englishman takes his American bride to meet his family sparks soon fly.
US Premiere. Narrative
Fear Me Not (Den du frygter) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2008; Director: Kristian Levring; Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen, Kristian Levring; Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Lars Brygmann, Bjarne Henriksen, Emma Sehested Høeg, Paprika Steen, Stine Stengade, Bodil Udsen)
A man finds his life spiralling out of control after he enlists in a drug trial.
New York Premiere. Narrative
The Girlfriend Experience (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Steven Soderbergh; Writer: Brian Koppelman, David Levien; Stars: Sasha Grey, Christopher Santos, Peter Zizzo, Jeff Grossman, Timothy J. Cox, Bridget Storm, Kimberly Magness, Ken Myers, Timothy Davis, Ted Jessup), Official Site
Pornography is made subject to philosophy in this speculative art film.
World Premiere. Narrative
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Black Dynamite and Easy Virtue
In The Loop (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Armando Iannucci; Writer: Jesse Armstrong, Armando Iannucci; Stars: Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Chris Addison, James Gandolfini, Mimi Kennedy, Anna Chlumsky, Steve Coogan, David Rasche, Gina McKee, Olivia Poulet), Official Site, Trailer
Politicians spin while they're winning on the brink of a Middle East war. Plus read our interview with .
New York Premiere. Narrative
Moon (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Duncan Jones; Writer: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker; Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Matt Berry, Kaya Scodelario, Benedict Wong, Malcolm Stewart, Dominique McElligott, Robin Chalk), Official Site, Trailer
An astronaut starts to lose the plot at the end of a mission to the moon - but is there something else going on? Plus read our exclusive interview with
New York Premiere. Narrative
Rudo And Cursi (Rudo Y Cursi, Rudo & Cursi) (Country: US, Mexico; Year: 2008; Director: Carlos Cuarón; Writer: Carlos Cuarón; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Guillermo Francella, Dolores Heredia, Adriana Paz, Jessica Mas, Salvador Zerboni, Tania Esmeralda Aguilar, Joaquín Cosio, Alfredo Alfonso, Fermín Martínez, Eduardo Von, Jorge Zárate, Axel Ricco, Harold Torres), Official Site, Trailer
Two siblings rival each other inside the world of professional football.
New York Premiere. Narrative
Still Walking (Aruitemo Aruitemo) (Country: Japan; Year: 2008; Director: Hirokazu Koreeda; Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda, Hirokazu Koreeda; Stars: You, Hiroshi Abe, Yoshio Harada, Ryôga Hayashi, Haruko Kato, Kirin Kiki, Yui Natsukawa, Hotaru Nomoto, Kazuya Takahashi, Shohei Tanaka)
Drama chronicling the 24-hour reunion of a family.
New York Premiere. Narrative
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