The Tribeca Film Festival experience is now exclusively available in homes across the UK through Tribeca Film, the distribution label of Tribeca Enterprises, which today announced its expansion to the UK and the first six films which it will distribute across multiple platforms in the region.
From April 16th, for an eight week run, UK audiences will be given direct access to watch select Festival titles on demand, both at home and on the go. The films will be available on demand in the UK via pay-per-view with Virgin Media, as well as select digital platforms including iTunes, PlayStation, and Xbox.
The initial slate of six films features selections from the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, including GREETINGS FROM TIM BUCKLEYand FRESH MEAT, as well as favourites from previous Festival editions including SUPPORTING CHARACTERS, RUBBERNECK, MONOGAMYand THE WILD AND WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA. All except ‘Whites’ are new releases in the UK. Robert De Niro, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, had this to say:
“American audiences have really enjoyed being able to participate in the Festival experience, not just in New York but from all over the country, we are looking forward to bringing these films to homes across the UK.
Geoff Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer at Tribeca, added:
“We launched Tribeca Film three years ago with the goal of giving independent filmmakers a platform to reach a broader audience. Bringing these films to homes in the UK, day and date with the Festival in New York, is the natural evolution of this offering, UK film lovers will now be able to sample the range of strong indie filmmaking you can experience at the Festival from the comfort of their own homes.”
The full list of the initial titles that will be released in the UK via Virgin Media on demand and digital providers ARE:
Greetings From Tim Buckley, directed by Daniel Algrant, written by David Brendel, Emma Sheanshang and Algrant. – “Like father, like son” is a demanding expression for someone who never knew his dad. When young Jeff Buckley (Penn Badgley (‘Gossip Girl’)) is asked to participate in a tribute concert for his late musician father Tim, music opens his eyes to the artistic legacy that he is destined to follow. Rising British star Imogen Poots co-stars in this quiet and powerful tribute to those legends sustained by admiration, love and, in this case, beautiful music.
Fresh Meat, directed by Danny Mulheron, written by Briar Grace-Smith – After a poorly executed escape from the police, a gang of dysfunctional criminals flees to the suburbs and gets more than it bargained for when it crash lands in the garage of an upper-class Maori family whose refined palates have developed a taste for human flesh. This action-packed horror comedy tells a blood-spattered tale of basement butchery and shifting allegiances as these unlikely adversaries enter a deadly showdown.
Monogamy, directed by Dana Adam Shapiro – Increasingly anxious about his impending marriage to Nat (Rashida Jones) and thoroughly bored with his day job as a wedding photographer, Theo (Chris Messina) establishes a hobby: he’s hired by clients to clandestinely snap voyeuristic photos of them as they go about their days. Things go smoothly until a sexy exhibitionist (Meital Dohan) leads him into an all-consuming obsession. As Theo stalks her day and night, the woman’s mysterious public trysts send him reeling, forcing him to confront uncomfortable truths about his sex life at home. Monogamy is an acutely observed portrait of a relationship on the brink, a timely tale of masculinity tested by fantasy and fear of commitment.
Rubberneck, directed by Alex Karpovsky – Months after a weekend fling, Boston research scientist Paul (Alex Karpovsky, “Girls”) continues to lust after his beautiful coworker Danielle (Jamie Ray Newman), nurturing his fantasies with the occasional polite exchange at work. But once she starts dating another scientist at their lab, his infatuation quickly turns into obsession – and he finds himself unable to control his desires. A slow-burn character study-turned-psychosexual thriller, co-written by Karpovsky and Garth Donovan, Rubberneck is a chillingly believable story of workplace romance gone wrong.
Supporting Characters, directed by Daniel Schechter – Best friends Nick (Alex Karpovsky, “Girls”) and Darryl (co-writer Tarik Lowe) are a New York film editing duo hired to salvage a botched comedy from a manic director (Kevin Corrigan, Pineapple Express) gone AWOL. But what starts as a simple job quickly sends their relationships – with their significant others and each other – reeling. Amidst trouble with his fiancée (Sophia Takal, V/H/S), Nick finds himself falling for the film’s flirtatious ingénue (Arielle Kebbel, “90210”); Darryl, meanwhile, struggles to focus on his editing work in between fights with his tempestuous girlfriend (Melonie Diaz, Be Kind Rewind). With real humor and heart, Supporting Characters offers a sharp, knowing take on life and love in the big city.
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, directed by Julien Nitzberg. From executive producers Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) – A shocking, eccentric and often moving year-in-the-life documentary about the White Family of Boone County, West Virginia. Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, and tap-dancing – what do these all have in common? These are all part of a day with the White family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary Dancing Outlaw.
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