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Tribeca unveils special film lineups

Festival features work from Schnabel, Korine

The Tribeca Film Festival has unveiled its Spotlight, Showcase and Rediscovered/Restored lineups, which feature 32 pics with subjects including corrupt Brazilian police, a nun on a dirtbike, femme footballers and Lou Reed.

Tribeca’s dramatic and docu competish slates were announced last week, as were the Discovery and Midnight sections. The fest runs April 23-May 4.

Spotlight and Showcase highlight the work of helmers such as Julian Schnabel, Adam Yauch and Harmony Korine. Featured thesps include Julianne Moore, Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Ben Kingsley (twice), Marisa Tomei and Steve Coogan.

Spotlight section highlights films acquired but not yet released, and the mini-majors have a strong presence here with pics they’ve bought: Magnolia leads with five, followed by four from the Weinstein Co., three from IFC and two from Sony Pictures Classics.

Pics in Spotlight include the Duplass brothers’ “Baghead,” a sendup of indie pics; Jose Padilha’s Berlin fest Golden Bear winner “Tropa de Elite” (Elite Squad); Tom Kalin’s “Savage Grace,” with Julianne Moore; Yauch’s streetball docu “Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot”; and James Marsh’s docu “Man on Wire.”

Showcase serves up a New York Film Festival-style buffet of international fest faves that have yet to secure a U.S. distrib. Offerings include the Oscar-nommed “Katyn” from helmer Andrzej Wajda; the Cesar-winning “The Secret of the Grain”; and Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers’ docu “Lionness,” about female Marines sent into deadly ground combat in Iraq.

The Rediscovered/Restored lineup has Rene Clair’s “Two Timid Souls,” the Martin Scorsese-headed World Cinema Foundation’s restoration of Haile Gerima’s “Harvest 3000 Years,” Curtis Harrington’s “Night Tide” and Federico Fellini’s “Toby Dammit.”

Also announced Monday were five special events, which include a 40th anni tribute to “2001: A Space Odyssey” and conversations with helmer Errol Morris about his Abu Ghraib doc “Standard Operating Procedure” and Emilio Estefan about his Gloria Estefan doc “90 Miles the Documentary.”

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