Includes films from director D'Onofrio, Mullan, others
Tribeca Film, the distribution label under the same umbrella org as the Tribeca Film Festival, has made nine new acquisitions for release as part of its bumped-up year-round sked.
Launched in March 2010, Tribeca Film now aims to release 26 films in 2011, up from its dozen offerings last year. Latest group of pickups includes work from helmers Vincent D’Onofrio, Dax Shepard and Peter Mullan, as well as pics starring indie regulars Zach Braff and Vincent Gallo.
The following are eight titles to see release this year in theaters, on demand and via other platforms:
- Writer-director Bryan Goluboff’s teen comedy “Beware the Gonzo,” with a cast that includes Zoe Kravitz, Ezra Miller, Amy Sedaris and Campbell Scott.
- Horror pic “The Bleeding House,” from first-time scribe-helmer Philip Gelatt.
- Mockumentary “Brother’s Justice,” co-directed by Shepard and David Palmer, about Shepard’s faux quest to become a martial arts star.
- D’Onofrio’s “Don’t Go in the Woods,” a rock ‘n’ roll horror musical.
- The Vicious Brothers’ “Grave Encounters,” about a reality-TV team of ghost hunters whose shoot in a vacant mental hospital turns dangerous.
- “The High Cost of Living,” Deborah Chow’s drama about an unlikely romance that grows out of the criss-crossing fates of a pregnant woman and a drug- and alcohol-addled guy (Braff).
- Mullan’s “NEDS,” a 1970s coming-of-age drama set in a rough area of Glasgow.
- Whitney Sudler-Smith’s doc “Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston,” a look at the life and work of the designer.
Both “Ultrasuede” and “Beware the Gonzo” bowed at Tribeca’s 2010 festival.
A ninth acquisition, Jerzy Skolimowski’s thriller “Essential Killing,” is bypassing theatrical in favor of VOD and other platforms. Film stars Gallo as a captured Taliban fighter.
Movies join films acquired previously for 2011 release including “Last Night,” “The Bang Bang Club” and “Janie Jones.” Further pics in the 26-film lineup remain to be added.
The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival is skedded to run April 20-May 1.