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Tribeca Announces Spotlight, Midnight, Storyscapes and Special Screenings -- From 'Almost Christmas' to 'Before Midnight'

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 6, 2013 at 2:31PM

The Tribeca Film Festival announces the films playing in their Spotlight, Midnight and Special Screenings programs, as well as the lineup for their new Storyscapes transmedia section.
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"Prince Avalanche"
"Prince Avalanche"

The Tribeca Film Festival announces the films playing in their Spotlight, Midnight and Special Screenings programs, as well as the lineup for their new Storyscapes transmedia section.

Spotlight includes 33 films (among them 23 world premieres), including Richard Linklater's "Before Midnight," Phil Morrison's "Almost Christmas," Neil Jordan's "Byzantium," Craig Zisk's "The English Teacher," Daniel Algrant's "Greetings from Tim Buckley," David Gordon Green's "Prince Avalanche," and Whoopi Goldberg's "I Got Somethin' to Tell You."

Midnight Screenings include "V/H/S/2," "Fresh Meat" and "Raze," while Special screenings include Eric Rochant's "Möbius," Charles Lane's "Sidewalk Stories," and Bill Siegel's "The Trials of Muhammad Ali." Among the Storyscapes projects are "Star Wars Uncut," "Robots in Residence" and "This Exquisite Forest."

Here's the complete lineup of newly announced titles. Tribeca runs April 17-28. Our interview with Geoff Gilmore and the programmers is here along with the Narrative and Doc Competition titles.


This article is related to: Festivals, Tribeca Film Festival, Before Midnight, Prince Avalanche


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.