NEW YORK (AP) - The Tribeca Film Festival in downtown Manhattan has announced the first half of this year’s slate of movies.
The 46 feature films announced Tuesday are from 32 countries. But Tribeca 2012 will feature many domestically oriented movies that deal with contentious contemporary issues.
Out-of-work 70-year-olds are documented in “Downeast.” Clashes over school textbook content are chronicled in “The Revisionaries.” And the documentary “Off Label” explores overmedication.
Abbie Cornish stars in “The Girl” as a single mother who loses her job and, desperate for income to keep custody of her son, helps smuggle illegal immigrants over the U.S.-Mexico border.
The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 18 to April 29. Opening the festival will be “The Five-Year Engagement,” a comedy starring Jason Segel and produced by Judd Apatow.