Thursday, May 23, 2024

Additions To The 2024 Tribeca Festival Lineup

The 2024 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, which runs from June 5-16, today announced the addition of 11 new feature films, including eight world premieres. Tribeca also announced a highlight of their year round programming – the New York premiere of A Quiet Place: Day One on June 26 – in partnership with Paramount Pictures in IMAX.

Feature film additions include the world premieres of two highly-anticipated sports documentaries Federer: Twelve Final Days, directed by Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia, a behind-the-scenes film of the 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion Roger Federer and his emotional decision to retire from the sport, as well as Power of the Dream, directed by Dawn Porter, a true underdog story where activism meets sports as the documentary follows the WNBA’s path from fighting for fair pay and better airtime to social justice.

The feature program also includes the North American premiere of Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes, directed by Nanette Burstein, where fans will get a revealing look at the icon’s life, beautifully illustrated through intimate interviews and never-before-seen footage; the world premiere of The Freshly Cut Grass, directed by Celina Murga and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, a sharp dramedy about two married university professors who start affairs with younger students; the North American premiere of La Cocina, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios, an immigrant story about an undocumented cook in a New York kitchen whose dreams are dashed, starring Rooney Mara; the world premiere of Come Closer, directed and written by Tom Nesher, which examines a sister’s grief and desperation that takes a dangerous twist following the loss of her brother; the world premiere of Nuked, directed by Deena Kashper, in her feature debut, which is set during a cannabis-infused birthday party that goes horribly and hilariously wrong; and the world premiere of MAX’s Hannah Einbinder: Everything Must Go, featuring Hannah Einbinder, best known for her role as Ava Daniels in the hit series Hacks, as she takes the stage in her first-ever stand-up comedy special.

Additional political documentaries join the lineup with the world premieres of Missing From Fire Trail Road, directed by Sabrina Van Tassel, a true crime look into the injustices of the unsolved crimes against Indigenous women; and Dust to Dust, directed by Kosai Sekine, an analysis of the environmental impact of clothing through the innovations of Japanese fashion designer Yuima Nakazato.

“At our core, we are an activist festival, united by the belief that art can inspire change,” said Tribeca Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “We’re excited to add 11 new films to our Festival lineup, including Missing From Fire Trail Road about the injustices of unsolved crimes against Indigenous women and Power of the Dream, about the WNBA’s effort to fight for fair pay, plus many more films that will inform and engage audiences.”

On the heels of the Festival, Tribeca’s year-round programming continues with the IMAX premiere of A Quiet Place: Day One on June 26. Directed and written by Michael Sarnoski, and starring Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, and Djimon Hounsou, the prequel is the latest installment in the horror thriller franchise produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, p.g.a., Brad Fuller, and John Krasinski.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the premiere of A Quiet Place: Day One home to New York— and on the biggest screen in New York City,”said Tribeca Festival Director and SVP of Programming Cara Cusumano. “We can’t think of a more perfect way to close out our programming this June than with some big screen thrills and a film that celebrates the magic of the shared theatrical experience.”

Tribeca also presents an exclusive Membership event of Despicable Me 4 directed by Chris Renaud and written by Mike White. The film stars Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Sofía Vergara, Joey King, Miranda Cosgrove, and Pierre Coffin. Additionally, the Tribeca Music Lounge and Escape From Tribeca celebrate the 70th anniversary of Godzilla with a late-night dance party at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on June 7. In partnership with Toho International, DJ Takuya Nakamura and Japanese rock bands AnChikSho and Hard Nips will perform live.

The Tribeca Festival is curated by Festival Director and SVP of Programming Cara Cusumano, Artistic Director Frédéric Boyer; VP of Shorts Programming Ben Thompson; Senior Programmers Liza Domnitz, Faridah Gbadamosi, Jarod Neece, José F. Rodriguez; Programmers Casey Baron, Jason Gutierrez, Jonathan Penner, and Madison Egan; VP of Games and Immersive Casey Baltes and Immersive Curator Ana Brzezińska; EVP of Artist Relations Nancy Lefkowitz and VP of Artist Relations Meredith Mohr; Curator of Audio Storytelling Davy Gardner; Music Programmer Vincent Cassous; along with a team of associate programmers; supported and inspired by the legendary Paula Weinstein.

More details on the Feature Films additions can be found below. For the latest updates on Festival programming, follow @Tribeca and #Tribeca2024 on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Tribeca Memberships and 2024 Tribeca Festival passes and ticket packages can be purchased at tribecafilm.com. Single tickets are also available for purchase.

2024 TRIBECA FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING ADDITIONS:

SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY

Dust to Dust, (Japan) – World Premiere. It’s November 2022. Yuima Nakazato, one of the most promising designers in Japan, journeys to Kenya to learn about how the fashion industry has impacted the climate crisis and to search for solutions. Directed by Kosai Sekine. Produced by Yusuke Kamata. Dust to Dust is the recipient of the 2024 Human/Nature Award, a prize established to amplify a film that best exemplifies solution-oriented environmental storytelling.

Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes, (United States) – North American Premiere. Through intimate interviews and unprecedented archive access, Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes sheds new light on the icon’s self-image. Directed by Nanette Burstein. Produced by J.J. Abrams, Sean Stuart, Glen Zipper, Bill Gerber, Rachel Rusch Rich. An HBO Documentary release.

Federer: Twelve Final Days, (United States) – World Premiere. In this warm and celebratory documentary, filmmakers Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia capture tennis legend Roger Federer’s bittersweet decision to retire. As Federer prepares for his final tournament, the film offers a poignant yet uplifting look at his extraordinary career and life. Directed by Asif Kapadia, Joe Sabia. Produced by Asif Kapadia and George Chignell. Presented by Prime Video.

Missing from Fire Trail Road, (France, United States) – World Premiere. Mary Ellen Johnson-Davis, a Native American woman, disappeared over two years ago from the Tulalip Indian reservation near Seattle, WA. As the investigation remains at a standstill, her sisters and other tribal members set off to discover what happened to her. Directed and produced by Sabrina Van Tassel.

Power of the Dream, (United States) – World Premiere. The WNBA has always been underestimated. And that underestimation has always been met with a drive to rise beyond the challenge. Activism meets sports in this documentary that follows the story of the WNBA and how it forever changed the course of U.S. politics. Directed by Dawn Porter. Produced by Dawn Porter, Sue Bird, Nneka Ogwumike, Reni Calister, Jessica Robertson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Schwartz, Brett Bouttier, Aaron Saidman, Eli Holzman. Presented by Prime Video.

Soldiers of Song, (Ukraine) – World Premiere. Soldiers of Song provides an unflinching look into the changed lives of Ukrainian musicians today and how they have used their creativity and courage to cope with the horrors of the ongoing invasion. Directed and produced by Ryan Smith.

SPOTLIGHT NARRATIVE

Hannah Einbinder: Everything Must Go (United States) – New Special World Premiere. Best known for her Emmy-nominated starring role as “Ava” in Hacks, Hannah Einbinder’s first love is stand-up comedy. Everything Must Go is Einbinder’s first ever standup special. Hannah executive produces alongside Dave Kneebone, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Janel Kranking for Abso Lutely Productions. Directed by Sandy Honig. A MAX Release.

Nuked, (United States) – World Premiere. A marijuana-fueled 40th birthday party turns into hilarious and horrifying chaos when everyone is suddenly alerted to the nuclear missile headed directly toward them. Directed and written by Deena Kashper. Produced by Deena Kashper, Daryl Freimark, Julie Christeas. With Justin Bartha, Anna Camp, Lucy Punch, George Young, Tawny Newsome, Ignacio Serricchio, Maulik Pancholy, Stephen Guarino, Natasha Leggero, Cole Stockel.

INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION

La Cocina, (Mexico, United States) – North American Premiere. In this searing immigrant story set in a chaotic Manhattan restaurant kitchen, an undocumented cook’s dreams unravel when money goes missing and a shocking revelation about his lover threatens to upend everything. Directed and written by Alonso Ruizpalacios. Produced by Ramiro Ruiz, Gerardo Gatica, Alonso Ruizpalacios, Lauren Mann, Ivan Orlic. With Raúl Briones Carmona, Rooney Mara, Anna Diaz, Motell Foster, Oded Fehr, Laura Gómez, James Waterson, Lee Sellars, Eduardo Olmos, Spenser Granese.

The Freshly Cut Grass, (Argentina, Uruguay, Germany, Mexico, United States) – World Premiere. In mirroring stories of marital perfidy, two university professors – one man and one woman – step out on their spouses with younger students and step into tricky emotional and professional terrain. Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, director Celina Murga’s latest is a wry, sharply observed dramedy of uneven consequences. Written by Celina Murga, Juan Villegas, Lucía Osorio. Produced by Juan Villegas, Celina Murga, Tomás Eloy Muñoz, Valeria Bistagnino, Axel Kuschevatzky. With Marina de Tavira, Joaquín Furriel, Alfonso Tort, Romina Peluffo, Emanuel Parga, Verónica Gerez.

VIEWPOINTS

Come Closer, (Israel) – World Premiere. When her beloved brother dies, Eden’s grief takes a dangerous turn as she discovers his secret girlfriend. With stunning visuals and a haunting soundtrack, this poignant drama explores the depths of love, loss and obsession. Directed and written by Tom Nesher. Produced by Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg, Domenico Procacci, Laura Paolucci. With Lia Elalouf, Darya Rosenn, Netta Garti, Jacob Zada Daniel.

TRIBECA MUSIC LOUNGE & ESCAPE FROM TRIBECA

Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of GODZILLA, the King of the Monsters, in the best possible way: with a late-night dance party big enough to honor history’s greatest kaiju. In partnership with Toho International, this one-of-a-kind extravaganza features superstar DJ Takuya Nakamura, mad punks AnChikSho and the legendary all-female Japanese rock band Hard Nips! Featuring a curated collection of epic Godzilla footage, signature drinks, giveaways, costumes, and even self-described “Fake Scientist” Shyaporn Theerakulstit, who will be joining this very official anniversary celebration of the Big G by presenting his hilariously un-official Godzilla “research” via the Nerd-Nite-approved lecture “Godzilla: History, Biology and Behavior of Hyper-Evolved Theropod Kaiju.” Come party with the King!

DATE: Friday, June 7
TIME: 10:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

A Quiet Place: Day One, (United States) – World Premiere. Experience the day the world went quiet. Directed and written by Michael Sarnoski. Produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, John Krasinski. With Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Djimon Hounsou, Alex Wolff. A Paramount Pictures release.

DATE: Wednesday, June 26
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: AMC Lincoln Square

Illumination’s Despicable Me 4, (United States) – Exclusive Tribeca Event. For the first time in seven years, Gru (Oscar nominee Steve Carell), the world’s favorite former supervillain, returns for a new era of Minions mayhem. Gru and Lucy (Oscar nominee Kristen Wiig) and their three girls welcome a new member to the family, Gru Jr., who is intent on tormenting his dad. But as Gru faces a new nemesis—Maxime Le Mal (Emmy winner Will Ferrell) and his femme fatale girlfriend, Valentina (Emmy nominee Sofía Vergara)—Gru and his family are forced to go on the run.Directed by Academy Award nominee Chris Renaud from a screenplay by Emmy winner Mike White, the film also stars Joey King, Miranda Cosgrove and Pierre Coffin as the voice of the Minions. A Universal Pictures release, Despicable Me 4 is produced by Illumination founder Chris Meledandri and Brett Hoffman.

In honor of Father’s Day on June 16th, Tribeca is proud to present this special event exclusively for Tribeca members and their families.

What do you all think of the lineup? Which films are you excited to see? Please let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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