NYT doc to close Tribeca Film Festival Newsroom in Trump era
NEW YORK (AP) — Forty-six percent of the 96 films premiering at this year's Tribeca Film Festival are directed by women — a record for Tribeca — including the festival's closing night selection: Liz Garbus' New York Times documentary "The Fourth Estate."
The annual New York festival announced the feature film lineup for its 17th edition on Wednesday. Closing the festival will be "The Fourth Estate," for which Garbus spent months in the Times newsroom documenting the paper's inner-workings after President Donald Trump's inauguration. It debuts on Showtime in May.
The festival's centerpiece will be the sci-fi romance "Zoe," from director Drake Doremus and starring Ewan McGregor and Lea Seydoux.
Among the Tribeca documentary selections are "Unbanned: The Legend of AJ1," about Air Jordan sneakers; "The Bleeding Edge," Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick's expose on medical technology that causes harm; "The Rachel Divide," about the disgraced NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal; "Every Act of Life," about the Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally; and "Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes," about the storied jazz record label.Read More...