New York’s Tribeca Film Festival opening with Diane von Furstenberg documentary ‘Woman in Charge’

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The 2024 Tribeca Film Festival will open Wednesday, June 5 with the world premiere of “Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge,” an intimate look at the life of the fashion designer and cultural luminary. {Provided by Tribeca Film Festival]

The 2024 Tribeca Film Festival will open Wednesday, June 5 with the world premiere of “Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge,” an intimate look at the life of the fashion designer and cultural luminary.

Directed by Tribeca alumni Trish Dalton and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the film captures von Furstenberg’s impact as a creative icon, who challenged the status quo with the bold inquiry, “Why shouldn’t a woman do what a man can do?”

Scheduled to run from June 5-16 in New York City, this year’s Tribeca Film Fests boasts a features lineup offering a diverse array of narrative, documentary and animated films, including several created by and starring women.

This year’s program includes 103 feature films from 114 filmmakers across 48 countries. The lineup comprises 86 world premieres, two international premieres, six North American premieres and eight New York premieres.

Half of the films in competition are directed by women, according to a news release.

Additionally, 36 of the feature films, or 35%, are directed by filmmakers of color. There are 30 films directed by first-time filmmakers, and 25 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects.

The feature film “Jazzy,” which reunites trailblazing Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone with her “The Unknown Country” director Morrisa Maltz, will screen at the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival. [Photo provided by the Tribeca Film Festival]

The 2024 selection of feature films includes “Jazzy,” which reunites trailblazing Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone with her “The Unknown Country” director Morrisa Maltz; the driving drama “Daddio,” starring Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn, from writer-director Christy Hall; “Winter Spring Summer or Fall,” the feature film directorial debut from Tiffany Paulsen, starring Jenna Ortega and Percy Hynes White; and writer-director Page Hurwitz‘s “Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution,” featuring Lily Tomlin, Wanda Sykes, Rosie O’Donnell, Hannah Gadsby, and Joel Kim Booster.

“Each year, the Tribeca Festival reflects our culture, capturing the essence of the present moment. We’re thrilled to showcase our 23rd edition, delving into captivating explorations of artificial intelligence with Demis Hassabis, thought-provoking discussions on the future of democracy, and so much more,” said Tribeca co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal in a statement.

“Storytelling possesses a remarkable ability to bring us together, offering hope in these challenging times. We eagerly anticipate engaging with audiences on difficult yet timely subjects.”

The features lineup also includes “Firebrand,” starring Alicia Vikander and Jude Law; the documentary “BRATS,” directed by Andrew McCarthy and featuring Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald and Lea Thompson; “Sacramento,” directed by Michael Angarano and starring Michael Cera, Kristen Stewart and Maya Erskine; and the Liza Minnelli documentary “Liza: A Truly Terrific Absolutely True Story,” directed by Bruce David Klein.

Directed by Neil Berkeley, comedic stars are expected to shine in “Group Therapy,” including Neil Patrick Harris, Mike Birbiglia, and Tig Notaro, while director Yen Tan’s “All That We Love” stars Margaret Cho and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

The fest will feature several music documentaries highlighting the boldest voices of each generation, with “They All Came Out To Montreux,” featuring Prince, Sting, Carlos Santana, Aretha Franklin and Keith Richards; “Satisfied,” about Renée Elise Goldsberry, directed by Chris Bolan and Melissa Haizlip; “Linda Perry: Let It Die Here,” with Linda Perry, Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile and Christina Aguilera; and “Avicii – I’m Tim,” featuring Tim “Avicii” Bergling, Chris Martin and David Guetta.

Goldsberry and Perry will be performing following the world premieres of their respective films.

The 23rd edition of Tribeca reflects the festival’s activist roots, showcasing a slate of films that speak to today’s political moment and inform voters ahead of the upcoming presidential election. “Hacking Hate,” directed by Simon Klose, questions the role of social media in amplifying hate speech and extremism. “McVeigh,” directed by Mike Ott, portrays right-wing extremism with chilling modern implications. “America’s Burning,” directed by David Smick and narrated by Michael Douglas, dives into the economic root of hate and division.

Screening at the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival, “The Cranes Call,” directed by Laura Warner, spotlights war crimes investigators for the Clooney Foundation for Justice, led by Amal and George Clooney, as they risk their lives traveling across Ukraine to build cases against Russian soldiers and commanders. [Provided by the Tribeca Film Festival]

“The Cranes Call,” directed by Laura Warner, spotlights war crimes investigators for the Clooney Foundation for Justice, led by Amal and George Clooney, as they risk their lives traveling across Ukraine to build cases against Russian soldiers and commanders. “Antidote,” from director James Jones, digs into the truth about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s deadly regime. “Checkpoint Zoo,” directed by Joshua Zeman, documents the daring rescue of thousands of animals trapped behind enemy lines in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“In a year of record high submissions, despite industry-wide challenges, and global tumult, our incredible filmmaking community delivered again with some of the most surprising, inspiring, hilarious, galvanizing, boundary-breaking and downright entertaining work we’ve had the privilege to feature at the festival,” said Tribeca Festival Director and Senior Vice President of Programming Cara Cusumano in a statement.

“Whether grappling with everything from the crisis of global democracy to the most intimate of human dramas, it was heartening to be reminded of the undeniable power of a great film to illuminate our world.”

For the first time, Tribeca’s signature Viewpoints section of bold original visions and innovative perspectives will be in competition. The interdisciplinary program encompasses U.S. and international films across narrative, documentary and animation, including the the narrative thriller “Darkest Miriam,” directed by Naomi Jaye and starring Britt Lower, and the animated feature “Boys Go to Jupiter,” starring Elsie Fisher, Tavi Gevinson, Julio Torres and Sarah Sherman.

Documentaries include “Searching for Amani,” directed by Nicole Gormley and Debra Aroko, about a 13-year-old’s dramatic quest to investigate his father’s mysterious murder in one of Kenya’s largest wildlife conservancies, and “Champions of the Golden Valley,” directed by Ben Sturgulewski, which is an inspiring sports fable and portrait of people in profound political and social transition.

The final selections were chosen from a record-breaking number of more than 13,000 submissions.

For more information, go to https://tribecafilm.com.

-BAM

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