Tribeca unveils VOD films

Movies to premiere in conjunction with festival

Newly launched distribution arm Tribeca Film has announced the full lineup of films it will unspool on VOD in conjunction with the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 21-May 2.

Of the 12 titles the new unit has acquired, seven will premiere at Tribeca, while the other five are from other festivals. Films will be available in up to 40 million homes across the U.S. via cable and satellite systems, beginning April 21.

Tribeca Film VOD titles include Jeff Tremaine’s docu “The Birth of Big Air,” about BMX circuit chamption Matt Hoffman (Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville worked with Tremaine on the film); Tilda Swinton-narrated docu “Climate of Change,” directed by Brian Hill; “Metropia,” directed by Tarik Saleh; “The Infidel,” directed by Josh Appignanesi; Ian Dury biopic “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll,” directed by Mat Whitecross; and “The Trotksy,” directed and written by Jacob Tierney and starring Jay Baruchel.

Subscribers of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, Bright House Networks, RCN and Bresnan Communications will all have access to the films.

American Express is the founding partner of Tribeca Film.

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