Thursday, March 10, 2016

14 Women Directors Included in Second Half of Tribeca Fest’s Feature Film Lineup

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the second half of its feature slate for 2016. This newly announced 55-film lineup is 25% female directed, with the work of 14 women directors being featured across the Spotlight, Midnight and Special Screenings programs, as well as the 10th annual Tribeca/ESPN Film Festival. Though a mere 14 female-directed movies is hardly encouraging, films by women directors are screening in some prestigious slots in this half of the festival program. Particularly noteworthy in this regard is Liza Johnson’s "Elvis & Nixon," which will be the festival’s Centerpiece film. It stars Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey as the titular cultural heavyweights,...

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