Tribeca Film Festival 2015

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Sworn Virgin Sworn Virgin
Sworn Virgin and Bridgend
The Adderall Diaries (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Pamela Romanowsky; Writer: Pamela Romanowsky, based on the book by Stephen Ellliott; Stars: James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris, Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon, Jim Parrack)
A blocked writer with a difficult personal life becomes obsesssed by a real-life murder trial.
World premiere.
The Benefactor (Franny) (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Andrew Renzi; Writer: Andrew Renzi; Stars: Theo James, Dakota Fanning, Richard Gere, Clarke Peters, Brian Anthony Wilson, Andrea Havens, Dennisha Pratt, Derrick T. Lewis, Michele Everwine, Lyssa Roberts, Jayson Williams, Mihir Pathak, Jeffrey Mowery, Marc Bicking, Michelle Santiago)
A guilt-ridden philanthropist tries to help a young couple but isn't so good at caring for himself.
World premiere.
Bridgend (Country: US, UK, Denmark; Year: 2015; Director: Jeppe Rønde; Writer: Peter Asmussen, Peter Asmussen, Torben Bech, Torben Bech, Jeppe Rønde, Jeppe Rønde; Stars: Scott Arthur, Adam Byard, Elinor Crawley, Natasha Denby, Josh Green, Ceri Mears, Hannah Murray, Josh Oconnor, Patricia Potter, Adrian Rawlins, Aled Llyr Thomas, Steven Waddington)
As a policeman investigates a spate of suicides, his daughter is drawn into the youth culture from which they have emerged.
North American premiere.
Dixieland (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Hank Bedford; Writer: Hank Bedford; Stars: RJ Mitte, Riley Keough, Faith Hill, Chris Zylka, Spencer Lofranco, Brad Carter, Steve Earle, Mick Foley, Corey Jantzen, Hans Marrero, Shy Pilgreen, James W. Evermore, Vincent Eugene Hatten, Sergio Figueroa, Fabian C. Moreno)
In the hot lazy days of a Mississippi summer two star-crossed lovers, a recently released ex-con and an aspiring stripper, become trapped in a downward spiral of crime and obsessive love, as they try to ditch their small town lives.
World premiere.
Meadowland (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Reed Morano; Writer: Chris Rossi, Chris Rossi; Stars: Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi, John Leguizamo, Luke Wilson, Kevin Corrigan, Merritt Wever, Ty Simpkins, Scott Mescudi, Mark Feuerstein, Nick Sandow, Skipp Sudduth, Eden Duncan-Smith, Yolonda Ross)
A couple find their lives shattered by the disappearance of their son.
World premiere.
Meadowland Meadowland
Meadowland and The Benefactor
Men Go To Battle (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Zachary Treitz; Writer: Zachary Treitz, Kate Lyn Sheil)
Kentucky, 1861. Francis and Henry Mellon depend on each other to keep their unkempt estate afloat as winter encroaches. After Francis takes a casual fight too far, Henry ventures off in the night, leaving each of them to struggle through the wartime on their own.
World premiere.
Necktie Youth (Country: Netherlands, South Africa; Year: 2015; Director: Sibs Shongwe-La Mer; Writer: Sibs Shongwe-La Mer)
Jabz and September are two twenty-something suburbanites drifting through a day of drugs, sex, and philosophising in their privileged Johannesburg neighborhood, ill-equipped to handle a tragedy that has interrupted the hollowness of their daily lives.
North American premiere.
The Survivalist (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Stephen Fingleton; Writer: Stephen Fingleton, Stephen Fingleton; Stars: Mia Goth, Martin McCann, Andrew Simpson, Barry Ward, Douglas Russell, Olwen Fouere, Ryan McParland, Ciaran Flynn, Hussina Raja, Dexter Louca Godfrey, Caitlin Deeds)
A man living in a post-apocalyptic time of starvation is threatened when two starving women stumble across his cabin and demand to stay.
World premiere.
Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) (Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo; Year: 2015; Director: Laura Bispuri; Writer: Laura Bispuri, Francesca Manieri, inspired by the book by Elvira Dones; Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello, Lars Eidinger, Flonja Kodheli, Luan Jaha, Bruno Shllaku, Ilire Vinca Celaj)
A woman who has taken an oath to live as a man rediscovers her sexuality.
North American premiere.
Viaje (Country: Costa Rica; Year: 2015; Director: Paz Fábrega; Writer: Paz Fábrega)
After meeting at a party, Luciana and Pedro spark up a spontaneous rendezvous when Luciana accompanies Pedro to a national forest on a work trip. Eschewing the fraudulent nature of traditional relationships, the pair explores the beauty in the nature that surrounds them as they indulge in the passions of their encounter and navigate the various meanings of commitment.
World premiere.
The Adderall Diaries The Adderall Diaries
The Adderall Diaries and Virgin Mountain
Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2015; Director: Dagur Kári; Writer: Dagur Kári; Stars: Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Franziska Una Dagsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson, Thorir Sæmundsson, Þorsteinn Gunnarsson, Friðrik Friðriksson, Walter Grímsson, Halldór Halldórsson, Ingunn Jensdóttir, Sigurður Karlsson, Zlatko Krickic, Þórunn Magnea Magnúsdóttir)
A fortysomething man, who still lives at home finds a surprising catalyst for change at a line-dancing class.
North American premiere.
Wednesday 04:45 (Country: Greece, Germany, Israel; Year: 2015; Director: Alexis Alexiou; Writer: Alexis Alexiou; Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Mimi Branescu, Christina Dendrinou, Nikol Drizi, Yiorgos Gallos, Kostas Laskos, Stelios Mainas, Maria Nafpliotou, Vagelis Rokos, Spyros Sidiras, Giorgos Symeonidis, Dimitris Tzoumakis)
A life's work becomes a prison for jazz club owner Stelios when a shady Romanian gangster calls in his debts.
World premiere.
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