Shrek-Forever-After.jpgThe 2010 Tribeca Film Festival has announced its scheduled lineup — and just like its home, New York City, its got a little bit of everything.

The Festival will kick off with the world premiere of DreamWorks’ 3D “Shrek Forever After.”

But then it launches into a darker realm with documentaries like Alex Gibney’s latest. The Oscar-winning director (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) will screen his new untitled doc on the former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, who resigned his post in 2008 due to a sex scandal, as a work-in-progress. The film will screen as one of three special events that festival organizers announced Wednesday (Mar. 10).

The Special Events section also includes another work-in-progress screening of “The Western Front.” This documentary follows its writer/director and Marine, Zachary Iscol, who returns to his battle site in Iraq’s Al Anbar province. David Lean’s 1965 classic “Doctor Zhivago” got a make-over for its 45th anniversary, and viewers will get to see the restored version as one of the special events as well.

This year, the Festival will present 85 features from 38 countries. That includes 45 world premieres, 7 international premieres, 14 North American premieres and 12 New York premieres.

New this year is the first Tribeca Film Festival Virtual, which will allow those no where near the Big Apple to get in on the festival action. TFFV will be available from April 23 – 30 and will offer passholders eight or more feature films as they premiere at the Festival. In addition, home viewers will get the opportunity to interact with filmmakers in live Q&As and experience red carpet coverage. Viewers can look out for “Buried Land” and Mika Ronkainen’s “Freetime Machos” to appear on TFFV.

If you can’t wait until April 23, starting on March 15, Tribeca Film Festival Virtual will offer video content introducing the films and filmmakers. Short films from Festivals past, trailers from the 2010 and exclusive videos will be available as well. The opening press conference will also be shown.

The festival will run from April 21 to May 2. The complete lineup is as follows:

World Narrative Feature Competition

“Buried Land,” directed by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes and Steven Eastwood, written by Rhodes, Eastwood and Dzenan Medanovic.

“Dog Pound,” directed by Kim Chapiron, written by Chapiron and Jeremie Delon.

“Loose Cannons” (“Mine Vaganti”), directed by Ferzan Ozpetek, written by Ozpetek and Ivan Cotroneo.

“Lucky Life,” directed by Lee Isaac Chung, written by Chung and Samuel Gray Anderson.

“My Brothers,” directed by Paul Fraser, written by William Collins.

“Open House,” directed and written by Andrew Paquin.

“Paju,” directed and written by Chan-ok Park.

“Gainsbourg: Je t’aime…Moi Non Plus,” directed and written by Joann Sfar.

“Snap,” directed and written by Carmel Winters.

“When We Leave” (“Die Fremde”), directed and written by Feo Aladag.

“The White Meadows” (“Keshtzar haye sepid”), directed and written by Mohammad Rasoulof.

“William Vincent,” directed and written by Jay Anania.

World Documentary Feature Competition

“American Mystic,” directed by Alex Mar.

“The Arbor, directed by Clio Barnard.

“Budrus,” directed by Julia Bacha.

“Earth Made of Glass,” directed by Deborah Scranton.

“Feathered Cocaine,” directed by Thorkell Hardarsson and Orn Marino Arnarson.

“Freetime Machos,” directed by Mika Ronkainen.

“Into Eternity,” directed by Michael Madsen.

“Monica & David,” directed by Alexandra Codina.

“Sons of Perdition,” directed by Jennilyn Merten and Tyler Measom.

“Thieves By Law” (“Ganavim ba Hok”), directed by Alexander Gentelev.

“The Two Escobars,” directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist.

“The Woodmans,” directed by C. Scott Willis.


“Blood and Rain” (“La sangre y la lluvia”), directed by Jorge Navas, written by Navas, Carlos Henao and Alize Le Maoult.

“A Brand New Life” (“Yeo-haeng-ja”), directed and written by Ounie Lecomte.

“Heartbreaker” (“L’arnacoeur”), directed by Pascal Chaumeil, written by Laurent Zeitoun, Jeremy Doner and Yoann Gromb.

“Lola,” directed by Brillante Mendoza, written by Linda Casimiro.

“Metropia,” directed by Tarik Saleh, written by Saleh, Fredrik Edin and Stig Larsson. (Sweden, Denmark, Norway)

“Moloch Tropical,” directed by Raoul Peck, written by Peck and Jean-Rene Lemoine.

“Road, Movie,” directed and written by Dev Benegal.

Special events

“Doctor Zhivago,” directed by David Lean

“Untitled Eliot Spitzer Film,” directed by Alex Gibney

“The Western Front, directed and written by Zachary Iscol.
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