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Struck By Lightning in Tribeca Film Festival slate



The second half of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival slate was revealed today, with Spotlight screenings of Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York (her follow-up to 2 Days in Paris, costarring Chris Rock), Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Chicken With Plums, and Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria (starring Maggie Gyllenhaal in the story of the invention of the vibrator).

“Spotlight is an entry point for general audiences–it’s a little more pop-culture-y. You’ll see movies that already have distribution, and world premieres with a recognizable face or a director who’s done many films before,” said Tribeca Director of Programming Genna Terranova, citing Morgan Spurlock’s Mansome, a documentary about male grooming, and Struck By Lightning, a film written by Glee co-star Chris Colfer. “It’s a great movie for a younger set–the Glee set–which can range from teens to people much older,” said Ms. Terranova.

The Cinemania program features edgier films from around the world, including the Tagalog-language thriller Graceland, the Finnish cyber-drama Rat King, and the American revenge drama Revenge for Jolly! Artistic director Frederic Boyer, formerly of Cannes’s Directors’ Fortnight, noted the more populist bent of his new position: “To bring very popular film–just for the audience, the mix is really interesting and a challenge.”

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