The anticipated features of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival are already receiving attention for their promise to emphasize theL intense lives of their characters. The festival, which will run from tomorrow through Sunday, April 27 at several theaters across Tribeca and downtown Manhattan, which feature a variety of genres, from romantic comedies to action horror, in order to showcase a wide spectrum of emotions.
One anticipated film that will play at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival is ‘Life Partners,’ which will be included in the Spotlight Section. The romantic comedy, which awas directed by Susanna Fogel, will have its world premiere on Friday at 6pm at the SVA Theater #1. The film, which the helmer co-wrote with Joni Lefkowitz, features Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Mark Feuerstein, Abby Elliot, Beth Dover and Gabourey Sidibe.
The following synopsis for ‘Life Partners,’ which will also screen Sunday, April 20 at 5:30pm at AMC Village VII #3 and Thursday, April 24 at 3:30pm at Bow Tie Cinemas #6, has been released:
Straight Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Meester) are codependent best friends in their late 20s who have spent the last ten years acting more like wives than friends. They talk to each other on the toilet. They drive each other to the doctor.
As with any good marriage, they’re a perfect yin and yang. Until the night Paige meets Tim (Brody). Despite some superficial drawbacks (questionable facial hair, a penchant for quoting the movies everyone quotes), he’s the kind of guy you marry. As Paige and Tim’s relationship grows, the bond between Paige and Sasha inevitably shifts. Suddenly without a “partner,” Sasha is left to examine her own shortcomings and panic about her impending 30th birthday. Passive-aggression brews in their friendship until the girls must finally confront the question they’ve been avoiding: can their friendship survive growing up?
Another anticipated movie that will be featured at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival will be ‘Zombeavers.’ The action horror comedy will be included in the Midnight Section of the festival, and will play Saturday, April 19 at 10:30pm at Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea 4 and Saturday, April 26 at 11:30pm at AMC Loews Village VII-3.
‘Zombeavers’ features Cortney Palm, Hutch Dano, Peter Gilroy, Rachel Melvin, Jake Weary, Lexi Atkins and Bill Burr. Jordan Rubin, who directed the movie, also co-wrote the script with Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan.
The action packed comedy follow three college students who embark on a care-free vacation of drinking games, sunbathing and sexual exploration. Their fun comes to an abrupt end, howerver, when toxic zombies beavers try to eat them.
Tickets for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival are now on sale. To purchase tickets and for more information on the films playing throughout the festival, visit its official website.
Written by: Karen Benardello.