Today the Tribeca Film Festival announced the second half of the feature slate for 2016. Among the most interesting sections announced, were feature films in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections; as well as the Centerpiece film.
The Centerpiece film for this year’s Festival will feature the world premiere of the historical comedy ‘Elvis & Nixon,’ directed by Liza Johnson and starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon.
Over in the Spotlight section, 25 of the will have their world premiere at the Festival; including ‘A Hologram for the King’ by Tom Tykwer, starring Tom Hanks, and Bill Purple’s drama ‘The Devil and the Deep Blue’ Sea starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel, and Maisie Williams.
Other notable international entries in this section, Norway’s ‘Magnus,’ a documentary about the “Mozart of Chess” Magnus Carlsen, directed by Benjamin Ree. France’s ‘Courted’ directed by Christian Vincent, a court drama playing with the notions of how we present ourselves and how we wish to be perceived. Then also, New Zealand’s ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople,’ a comedy that follows a spunky orphan and his gruff guardian on the run in the wilderness after a series of misunderstandings make them fugitives, starring Sam Neill and newcomer Julian Dennison, directed by Taika Waititi.
The Midnight section features horror, comedy, action and camp, opening with the World Premiere of the highly anticipated horror anthology, ‘Holidays,’ from some of today’s most visionary genre filmmakers. Midnight is made up of six narrative World Premieres.
This year at Tribeca, the Special Screenings and events highlight luminaries, who will each be in attendance. These luminaries include Pelé in the biopic ‘Pelé: Birth of a Legend’ and Sir Richard Branson in the documentary ‘Don’t Look Down,’ to Steve Aoki in the documentary ‘I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,’ which will premiere at the Beacon followed by a special performance by Aoki. Other musical performances include Billie Joe Armstrong, following the world premiere of ‘Geezer.’ The 15th edition of TFF will take place from April 13 to April 24 in New York City.