- Associated Press - Thursday, March 8, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - Sarah Polley, Julie Delpy and Michael Winterbottom will bring films to this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

The festival announced the second half of its slate Thursday. After earlier announcing its films in competition, this batch collects the films that will play in Tribeca’s Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as its ESPN-sponsored sports festival.

Delpy’s “2 Days in New York” is a follow-up to her “2 Days in Paris.” In the comedy, Delpy stars with Chris Rock as a New York couple with visiting family from Paris.

Polley’s “Take This Waltz” is the Canadian actress’ follow-up to her debut, “Away From Her.” It stars Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen as a married couple stressed by the temptation of an affair.

Winterbottom’s “Trishna” is an adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles.” It stars Freida Pinto. Winterbottom, the director of “The Trip” and “24 Hour Party People,” previously adapted Laurence Sterne’s “Tristram Shandy” in a deconstructed comedy.

The directors of the Oscar-nominated “Persepolis,” Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, will present their “Chicken With Plums,” a French-language film starring Mathieu Amalric as a violin player in 1950s Tehran.

Starring in other Tribeca selections are: Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Hysteria”), Greta Gerwig (“Lola Versus”), John Hawkes (“The Playroom”), Salma Hayek (“As Luck Would Have It”) and Jesse Eisenberg (“Free Samples”).

Documentaries will tackle a variety of subjects, including baseball’s knuckleball (“Knuckleball!”), creativity in the time of President Ronald Reagan (“Let Fury Have the Hour”), the rock band Queen (“Queen: Days of Our Lives”) and male beauty (“Mansome,” by Morgan Spurlock).

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival will be held April 18-29. Opening the festival will be “The Five-Year Engagement,” a comedy starring Jason Segel and produced by Judd Apatow.




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