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Tribeca Film Fest kicks off with Cameron Crowe’s Elton John film

The Tribeca Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary from April 20-May 1 in New York City, opening with The Union, a documentary by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) about the making of Elton John’s recent album with legendary pianist Leon Russell and produced by Oscar and Grammy winner T Bone Burnett.

Fifteen other music-related films will be featured in the festival’s program, including documentaries such as God Bless Ozzy Osbourne about the veteran metal rocker, Mama Africa about South African singer Miriam Makeba, and a documentary about Kings of Leon called Talihina Sky showing the early days of the popular American band.

This is Crowe’s first film is six years. He has also directed a Pearl Jam documentary to be released later this year, following the lead of Martin Scorsese, who has directed music documentaries for The Band and Rolling Stones. Crowe is also completing We Bought a Zoo starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, due out in December.

The festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, attracts more than 400,000 attendees. It will screen a total of 135 films this year, including 47 world premieres, 52 narrative films, 41 documentaries, plus short films from US and international filmmakers.

Actors appearing at this year’s galas and awards are Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Orlando Bloom, and Ryan Phillippe. The Directors Series will feature conversations with Martin Scorsese, Michael Winterbottom and Robert De Niro.

Noteworthy indie films with Hollywood stars on the schedule are Jesus Henry Christ, starring Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine) and Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) and produced by actress Julia Roberts. Will Ferrell (The Others Guys) stars in the comedy Everything Must Go.

International fare includes Black Butterflies, about life during apartheid for South African poet Ingrid Jonker, and Cairo Exit, following a young woman’s struggles in Egypt.

Sports films include Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s sports documentary Catching Hell, about the transsexual tennis player Renee Richards, and boxing films Klitschko, about Ukrainian champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, and Like Water, about Brazil’s Anderson Silva.

This year, the Tribeca Fest is doubling its free streaming and video-on-demand films to 26 over the next year, extending the festival.

The closing film is Newlyweds, by writer/director and actor Edward Burns.

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Tribeca Film Fest kicks off with Cameron Crowe’s Elton John film

The Tribeca Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary from April 20-May 1 in New York City, opening with The Union, a documentary by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) about the making of Elton John’s recent album with legendary pianist Leon Russell and produced by Oscar and Grammy winner T Bone Burnett.

Fifteen other music-related films will be featured in the festival’s program, including documentaries such as God Bless Ozzy Osbourne about the veteran metal rocker, Mama Africa about South African singer Miriam Makeba, and a documentary about Kings of Leon called Talihina Sky showing the early days of the popular American band.

This is Crowe’s first film is six years. He has also directed a Pearl Jam documentary to be released later this year, following the lead of Martin Scorsese, who has directed music documentaries for The Band and Rolling Stones. Crowe is also completing We Bought a Zoo starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, due out in December.

The festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, attracts more than 400,000 attendees. It will screen a total of 135 films this year, including 47 world premieres, 52 narrative films, 41 documentaries, plus short films from US and international filmmakers.

Actors appearing at this year’s galas and awards are Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Orlando Bloom, and Ryan Phillippe. The Directors Series will feature conversations with Martin Scorsese, Michael Winterbottom and Robert De Niro.

Noteworthy indie films with Hollywood stars on the schedule are Jesus Henry Christ, starring Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine) and Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) and produced by actress Julia Roberts. Will Ferrell (The Others Guys) stars in the comedy Everything Must Go.

International fare includes Black Butterflies, about life during apartheid for South African poet Ingrid Jonker, and Cairo Exit, following a young woman’s struggles in Egypt.

Sports films include Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s sports documentary Catching Hell, about the transsexual tennis player Renee Richards, and boxing films Klitschko, about Ukrainian champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, and Like Water, about Brazil’s Anderson Silva.

This year, the Tribeca Fest is doubling its free streaming and video-on-demand films to 26 over the next year, extending the festival.

The closing film is Newlyweds, by writer/director and actor Edward Burns.

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Front Page, Industry News

Tribeca Film Fest kicks off with Cameron Crowe’s Elton John film

The Tribeca Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary from April 20-May 1 in New York City, opening with The Union, a documentary by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) about the making of Elton John’s recent album with legendary pianist Leon Russell and produced by Oscar and Grammy winner T Bone Burnett.

Fifteen other music-related films will be featured in the festival’s program, including documentaries such as God Bless Ozzy Osbourne about the veteran metal rocker, Mama Africa about South African singer Miriam Makeba, and a documentary about Kings of Leon called Talihina Sky showing the early days of the popular American band.

This is Crowe’s first film is six years. He has also directed a Pearl Jam documentary to be released later this year, following the lead of Martin Scorsese, who has directed music documentaries for The Band and Rolling Stones. Crowe is also completing We Bought a Zoo starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, due out in December.

The festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, attracts more than 400,000 attendees. It will screen a total of 135 films this year, including 47 world premieres, 52 narrative films, 41 documentaries, plus short films from US and international filmmakers.

Actors appearing at this year’s galas and awards are Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Orlando Bloom, and Ryan Phillippe. The Directors Series will feature conversations with Martin Scorsese, Michael Winterbottom and Robert De Niro.

Noteworthy indie films with Hollywood stars on the schedule are Jesus Henry Christ, starring Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine) and Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) and produced by actress Julia Roberts. Will Ferrell (The Others Guys) stars in the comedy Everything Must Go.

International fare includes Black Butterflies, about life during apartheid for South African poet Ingrid Jonker, and Cairo Exit, following a young woman’s struggles in Egypt.

Sports films include Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s sports documentary Catching Hell, about the transsexual tennis player Renee Richards, and boxing films Klitschko, about Ukrainian champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, and Like Water, about Brazil’s Anderson Silva.

This year, the Tribeca Fest is doubling its free streaming and video-on-demand films to 26 over the next year, extending the festival.

The closing film is Newlyweds, by writer/director and actor Edward Burns.

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