The Tribeca Film Festival has set its full feature film slate for 2018, tapping 96 movies, including Drake Doremus’ “Zoe” — a sci-fi romance starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux — and the closing night documentary “The Fourth Estate” — Liz Garbus’ look at the New York Times as it covers the first year of the Trump administration.
Of the almost 100 titles on the Tribeca docket, 75 are world premieres and 46% of the films are directed by women. Programmers divide the lineup in sections that include narrative features, international narratives, and docs up for the juried competition, as well as spotlight sections and genre programming, among other sections.
The latest by Doremus (“Like Crazy”), screening as the festival’s centerpiece selection, centers on colleagues at a high-tech research lab, and features a cast that also includes Christina Aguilera, Rashida Jones, Theo James, and Miranda Otto. Films lined up for competition have casts that include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, and Beau Bridges (Eva Vives’ “All About Nina”); Alia Shawkat and Kumail Nanjiani (Miguel Arteta’s “Duck Butter”); and Matt Smith (Ondi Timoner’s “Mapplethorpe”).
In the documentary competition section — for which Tribeca has been a notable launchpad in previous years — are films such as Marco Proserpio’s “The Man Who Stole Banksy,” narrated by Iggy Pop; Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown’s roller-rink doc “United Skates”; and Laura Brownson’s portrait of Rachel Dolezal, “The Rachel Divide.”
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