Tribeca to premiere new work by Werner Herzog, Christoph Waltz, Jared Leto

Screen | 3/5/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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New work from Werner Herzog, the directorial debut of Christoph Waltz and a documentary about the late INXS front man Michael Hutchence are among the line-up at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T, which includes the inaugural Tribeca Critics Week.

Unveiling the programme on Tuesday (5), festival brass noted that female directors account for half of the three competition strands. The feature programme includes 103 films from 124 filmmakers, of whom 42 are first-timers, and 19 return to Tribeca.

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Some 40% of the feature films have one or more women directors, 29% are directed by people of color, and 13% are by individuals who identify as LGBTQIA. The 2019 Festival was programmed from more than 9,295 total submissions, and runs from April 24-May 5.

Spotlight includes the world premiere of Waltz’s feature directorial debut Georgetown (pictured), as well as previously-seen Charlie Says from Mary Harron, and Joe Berlinger’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile. Antoine Fuqua brings the world premiere of his documentary What’s My Name | Muhammad Ali in Spotlight Documentary, which also includes the world premiere of Herzog’s Nomad: In The Footsteps Of Bruce Chatwin.

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International Narrative Competition selections include Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit’s plastic surgery drama Flawless (Israel-Germany), Bhaskar Hazarika’s Indian taboo drama Aamis, and the North American premiere of Michela Occhipinti’s Italian arranged marriage drama Flesh Out.

Viewpoints brings the world premiere of Jared Leto’s A Day In The Life Of America, a documentary that chronicles activity over the July Fourth holiday across 50 US states, and also screens Toronto hit Wild Rose starring Jesse Buckley. Midnight includes Berlinale Generation hit Knives And Skin, and the world premiere of Ant Timpson’s Come To Daddy starring Elijah Wood.

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The world premiere of Abel Ferrara’s New York-set documentary The Projectionist, which focuses on the experience of a longtime cinema owner to...
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