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Tribeca Film Festival announces a lineup of feature films

March 7, 2011 | 10:00 am

The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which takes place April 20-May 1 in lower Manhattan, announced Monday morning the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections as well as the films in a new section entitled Viewpoints. The remaining 44 films in the 10th edition of the festival will be announced on March 14.

This year's selection of feature films hail from 32 countries with 42 world premieres, 19 North American premieres and seven U.S. premieres. Fifty-three of the filmmakers in the festival are presenting their feature directorial debuts.

Here's a look at what was announced Monday morning:

World Narrative Feature Competition

"Angels Crest" (U.K., Canada) -- directed by Gaby Dellal; with Jeremy Piven, Elizabeth McGovern, Mira Sorvino and Kate Walsh.

"Artificial Paradise" (Mexico) -- directed and co-written by Yulene Olaizola.

"Black Butterflies" (Germany, Netherlands, South Africa) -- directed by Paula van der Oest.

"Blackthorn" (Spain, France, Bolivia, USA) -- directed by Mateo Gil; with Sam Shepard.

"Cairo Exit" (Egypt, United Arab Emirates) -- directed and co-written by Hesham Issawi.

"Grey Matter" (Rwanda, Australia) -- directed and written by Kivu Ruhorahoza.

"Jesus Henry Christ" (USA) -- directed and written by Dennis Lee; with Toni Collette and Michael Sheen.

"The Kite" (India, USA) -- directed and written by Prashant Bhargava.

"The Last Rites of Joe May" (USA) -- directed and written by Joe Maggio; with Dennis Farina.

"Romantics Anonymous" (France, Belgium) -- directed and co-written by Jean-Pierre Ameris.

"She Monkeys" (Sweden) -- directed and co-written by Lisa Aschan.

"Turn Me On ..." (Norway) -- directed and written by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen.

World Documentary Feature Competition

"Bombay Beach" (USA, Israel) -- directed by Alma Har'el.

"The Bully Project" (USA) -- directed by Lee Hirsch.

"The Carrier" (USA) -- directed by Maggie Betts.

"Cinema Komunisto" (Serbia) -- directed by Mila Turajlic.

"Give Up Tomorrow" (USA, U.K.) -- directed by Michael Collins.

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi" (USA) -- directed by David Gelb.

"Koran by Heart" (USA, U.K.) -- directed by Greg Barker.

"Love During Wartime" (Sweden) -- directed and written by Gabriella Bier.

"Marathon Boy" (U.K., USA, India) -- directed by Gemma Atwal.

"Our School" (USA, Switzerland) -- directed by Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma.

"Semper Fi: Always Faithful" (USA) -- directed by Rachel Libert and Tony Hardmon.

"Despicable Dick and Righteous Richard" (U.K.) --directed by Joshua Neale.

Viewpoints--narratives and documentaries that present a "snapshot of international independent cinema that immerses audiences in distinctive perspectives."

"The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye" (USA, France) -- directed by Marie Losier.

"Love Always, Carolyn" (Sweden) -- directed by Maria Ramstrom and Malin Korkeasalo.

"Donor Unknown" (U.K.) -- directed by Jerry Rothwell.

"Flowers of Evil" (France) -- directed by David Dusa.

"Gnarr" (Iceland) -- directed by Gaukur Ulfarsson.

"Gone" (USA) -- directed by Gretchen Morning and John Morning.

"The Good Life" (Denmark) -- directed by Eva Mulvad.

"The Journals of Musan" (South Korea) -- directed by Park Jungbum.

"Lotus Eaters" (U.K.) -- directed and co-written by Alexandra McGuinness.

"Magic Valley" (USA) -- directed and written by Jaffee Zinn.

"Maria My Love" (USA) -- directed and written by Jasmine McGlade Chazelle.

"The Miners' Hymns" (USA, U.K.) -- directed and co-written by Bill Morrison.

"My Last Round" (Chile, Argentina) -- directed and written by Julio Jorquera.

"NEDS" (U.K.) -- written and directed by Peter Mullan.

"Rid of Me" (USA) -- written and directed by James Westby.

"Splinters" (USA) -- directed by Adam Pesce.

"Stuck Between Stations" (USA) -- directed by Brady Kiernan.

"The Swell Season" (USA) -- directed by Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins and Carlo Mirabella-Davis.

"Treatment" (USA) -- directed by Steven Schardt and and co-writer  Sean Nelson.

"White, White World" (Serbia, Germany, Sweden) -- directed by Oleg Novkovic.

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--Susan King