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Tribeca Film Festival announces selections for Spotlight and Cinemania

March 14, 2011 | 12:30 pm

The 10th Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place in Lower Manhattan from April 20 to May 1, on Monday morning announced its feature film selections for its Spotlight, Cinemania, Special Screenings and Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film festival.

The Spotlight section features 33 films; 16 documentaries and 17 narratives:

"The Assault" (France) -- directed and co-written by Julien Leclerq.

"Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" (USA) -- directorial debut of actor Michael Rapaport

"Carol Channing: Larger Than Life" (USA) -- directed and co-written by Dori Berinstein

"Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame" (Hong Kong, China) -- directed by Tsui Hark.

"Fire in Babylon" (U.K.) -- directed by Stevan Riley

"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" (USA) -- directed by Mike Fleiss, Mike Piscitelli

"The Good Doctor" (USA) -- directed by Lance Daly, starring Orlando Bloom

"A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" (USA) -- directed and written by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory, starring Jason Sudeikis

"The Guard" (Ireland) -- directed and written by John Michael McDonagh, starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle

"The Hideaways" (France, Ireland) -- directed by Agnès Merlet

"Higher Ground" (USA) -- directed by and starring Vera Farmiga

"Janie Jones" (USA) -- directed and written by David M. Rosenthal, starring Abigail Breslin

"Klitschko" (Germany) -- directed by Sebastian Dehnhardt

"L'amour fou" (France) -- directed by Pierre Thoretton

"Last Night" (USA) -- directed and written by Massy Tadjedin and starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington

"Let the Bullets Fly" (Hong Kong, China) -- directed by Jian Wen

"Like Water" (USA) -- directed by Pablo Croce

"Limelight" (USA) -- directed by Billy Corben

"The Loving Story" (USA) -- directed by Nancy Buirski

"Mama Africa" (Germany, South Africa, Finland) -- directed and co-written and Mika Kaurismäki

"A Matter of Taste" (USA) -- directed by Sally Rowe

"My Piece of the Pie" (France) -- directed and written by Cédric Klapisch

"New York Says Thank You" (USA) -- directed by Scott Rettberg

"The Perfect Family" (USA) -- directed by Anne Renton, starring Kathleen Turner

"Point Blank" (France) -- directed and co-written by Fred Cavayé

"Puncture" (USA) -- directed by Adam and Mark Kassen, starring Chris Evans

"A Quiet Life" (Italy, German, France) -- directed by Claudio Cupellini

"Renée" (USA) -- directed by Eric Drath

"Revenge of the Electric Car" (USA) -- directed and co-written by Chris Paine

"Roadie" (USA) -- directed by Michael Cuesta

"Shakespeare High" (USA) -- directed by Alex Rotaru

"The Trip" (UK) -- directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Steve Coogan

"When the Drum Is Beating" (USA, Haiti) -- directed by Whitney Dow

Cinemania celebrates contemporary genre filmmaker

"Beyond the Black Rainbow" (Canada, Italy) -- directed and written by Panos Cosmatos

"The Bleeding House" (USA) -- directed and written by Philip Gelatt

"Grave Encounters" (USA) -- directed and written by the Vicious Brothers

"Neon Flesh" (Spain, Argentia, Sweden) -- directed and written by Paco Cabezas

"Rabies" (Israel) -- directed and written by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado

"Saint" (Netherlands) -- directed and written by Dick Maas

"Trollhunter" (Norway) -- directed and written by Andre Ovredal

"Underwater Love: A Pink Musical"  (Japan) -- directed and co-written by Shinji Imaoka

Special Screenings

"The Bang Bang Club" (Canada, South Africa) -- directed and written by Steven Silver, starring Ryan Phillippe

"Everything Must Go" (USA) -- directed and written by Dan Rush, starring Will Ferrell

The 2011 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will feature six films, including Alex Gibney's latest documentary, "Catching Hell."

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-- Susan King