March 7, 2013 - 17:09 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - More than eighty feature films from new and established filmmakers, ranging from hard-hitting documentaries to romantic story and dramas to teen comedies to be showcased at this year's Tribeca Film Festival have been announced. The selections were made of thousands of films submitted by 30 countries around the globe, AceShowbiz said.
Spotlight section includes "Adult World" which revolves around Emma Roberts as a struggling poet working at a sex shop to support her career, and "Almost Christmas" which follows troublemaker duo Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd as they go to New York to sell Christmas trees to get rich real quick.
"At Any Price" which is set against the backdrop of farming industry of Iowa with Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid as a son-father duo is included in this category as well, along with Whoopi Goldberg-directed film on ground-breaking comedian Moms Mabley.
In the Midnight screening, movie fans are going to be treated to a series of horror tales including "Dark Touch" about the lone survivor of a bloody massacre, the Frankenstein stories in "Frankenstein's Army" and "The Machine", and thrilling "V/H/S" sequel from "The Raid: Redemption" director Gareth Evans.
A new category, Storyscapes, is added to the festival that will run from April 17 to 28 this year. Five selections are listed in this section, offering to showcase interactive digital-media projects based on participatory narratives.
In the Special Screenings, "Herblock - The Black & The White" about the political cartoonist Herbert Block is listed alongside "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" and "Running From Crazy" that sees actress Mariel Hemingway narrating a film on her family's mental illness .
Furthermore, the Documentary Competition will open with the world premiere of industrial expose "Big Men" that shows what happens when ambition, corruption and greed collide in oil business. The Narrative Competition will open with world premiere of "Bluebird"; and Viewpoints will kick off with the world premiere of "Flex Is Kings".