The Tribeca Film Festival, which will open with Cameron Crowe's The Union, announces its World Narrative, Doc, and Viewpoints lineups. Viewpoints, in its first year, joins the other out-of-competition sections, Cinemania and Spotlight. Forty-three titles (including James Westby's Rid of Me, pictured) are announced (indieWIRE has the complete list here); they hail from 32 countries; among them are 42 World, 11 International, 19 North American, 7 U.S. and 8 New York Premieres. Tribeca will also giving new awards this year for the cinematography, screenwriting and editing of in-competition films, as well as the addition of Best New Narrative and Documentary Director awards.
The Dallas International Film festival also announces its slate for the March 31 - April 10 event and its Dallas Star Award recipient, Ann-Margret. She joins past recipients Wally Pfister, Charlize Theron, Kathryn Bigelow and others. Among the fest's centerpieces -- fourteen of which are vying in Narrative and Doc competitions for a $25k cash prize -- are Shawn Ku's Beautiful Boy, Sean McNamera's Soul Surfer (with Dallas Star recipient Helen Hunt) and OK Buckaroos, about music legend Jerry Jeff Walker.