Tribeca plunges into ‘Blue’ for Family Fest

Events to run April 19-May 1

The Tribeca Film Festival unveiled Tuesday the slate for its annual Family Festival.

The two events are set to run concurrently April 19-May 1. Highlighting the family fest will be “Deep Blue,” a docu narrated by Pierce Brosnan about underwater adventure. Andy Byatt and Alastair Fothergill helmed the pic.

Also screening is “Lucky 13,” starring Jeremy Piven, Doris Roberts, Cheryl Hines, Jami Gertz, Daryl Hannah and Garry Marshall. Pic, by Scott Marshall, is the story of a boy panicking about his upcoming blowout bar mitzvah.

Kenneth Branagh and Freddie Highmore star in “Five Children and It,” the story of siblings who discover an 8,000-year-old fairy voiced by funnyman Eddie Izzard.

Peter J. Downing is the creative director of the Tribeca Family event.


“Lucky 13”: Jeremy Piven, Cheryl Hines, Jami Gertz, Daryl Hannah, Doris Roberts and Daryl Sabara star in the story of a panic-stricken boy worrying about his pending Bar Mitzvah.

“Five Children and It”: Kenneth Branagh and Freddie Highmore star in the story of siblings who find an 8,000-year-old sand fairy (voiced by Eddie Izzard).

“Max Rules”: Action-adventure directed and written by 19-year-old Robert Burke.

“Pelicanman”: Finnish pic directed by Liisa Helminen about a pelican that tries being a human.

“Quill”: Japanese feature follows a golden retriever’s service-filled odyssey from birth to working guide dog.

“Deep Blue”: Pierce Brosnan-narrated docu goes under the sea to find adventure. Directed by Andy Byatt and Alastair Fogerthill.

“Getting Grown”: Pic follows a 12-year-old whose mother sends him across town to pick up a desperately needed prescription for his grandma. However, he is hustled out of the money during a ballgame.

“Sounder”: Classic pic starring Cicely Tyson, Kevin Hooks and Paul Winfield.

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