Shrek, Eliot Spitzer in TriBeCa Film Festival's 2010 Lineup
By Jennifer Glickel
TRIBECA — The newest Shrek movie will have its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival this fall.
"Shrek Forever After" will debut in a festival lineup that includes a tell-all documentary about former Gov. Eliot Spitzer's sex scandal, Tribeca Films announced on Monday.
Filmmaking couple Edward Burns and Christy Turlington Burns will each debut films at the festival. Burns' film, "Nice Guy Johnny," is a comedy-drama set in New York about a young man and his uncle. Turlington Burns' documentary, "No Woman, No Cry" is about childbirth stories from around the world.
Other noteworthy films at the festival include: "Last Play at Shea," a documentary about Billy Joel, the New York Mets, and the last season played at Shea Stadium; "Ondine," written and directed by Neil Jordan, featuring Colin Farrell as a fisherman; and "Please Give," a comedy-drama about the intertwining lives of Manhattanites played by Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, and Catherine Keener.
The Spitzer documentary is directed by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney.
This year's TriBeCa Film Festival will run from April 21 to May 2. The festival was started in 2002 as a way to revitalize Lower Manhattan in response to the September 11th attacks.