2007 Tribeca Film Festival to Feature Brando, Bogosian and Masterson

News   2007 Tribeca Film Festival to Feature Brando, Bogosian and Masterson Nine star Mary Stuart Masterson and fellow stage and screen actress Julia Stiles have directed films that will be part of the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, slated for April 29-May 5.

Eric Bogosian's play Red Angel serves as source material for a short film that will also be part of the annual Festival, which is chock full of stage veterans.

As previously reported, Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik scored Masterson's feature film directorial debut "The Cake Eaters." Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine) is featured in the ensemble cast with Kristin Stewart and fellow stage veterans Aaron Stanford (Where Do We Live?), Bruce Dern (Sweet Bird of Youth), Jayce Bartok (The My House Play), Miriam Shor (Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams), Melissa Leo (The Distance From Here), Andrea Martin (Oklahoma!) and Jesse L. Martin (Rent).

Legendary actor Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire) is the focus of a special new Turner Classic Movie documentary that features previously unseen footage and friends like Martin Scorsese, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino and more providing insight into the life of the late actor.

The short form will get more notice thanks to Fran's Bed star Stiles (who directs "Raving," starring Zooey Deschanel and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? star Bill Irwin) and Talk Radio playwright Bogosian (whose original play is adapted for "Red Angel" starring Fisher Stevens).

The documentary "Autism: The Musical" provides a look at "five autistic children in Los Angeles as they write and rehearse their own full-length musical, tossing aside all stereotypes in the process."

Other films that may be of interest to theatre fans include:

  • "Blackout" - starring Melvin Van Peebles and Jeffrey Wright.
  • "Blue State" - Anna Paquin
  • "Charlie Bartlett" - Hope Davis
  • "Descent" - Rosario Dawson
  • "The Education of Charlie Banks" - Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Sebastian Stan
  • "I Have Never Forgotten You" - documentary narrated by Nicole Kidman
  • "Nobel Son" - Alan Rickman, Shawn Hatosy, Mary Steenburgen, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku
  • "Numb" - Matthew Perry, Mary Steenburgen, Lynn Collins
  • "Purple Violets" - Patrick Wilson
  • "Rise: Blood Hunter" - Lucy Liu, Carla Gugino
  • "Suburban Girl" - Alec Baldwin, Chris Carmack, James Naughton, Marian Seldes
  • "Take" - Minnie Driver
  • "Taking 5" - Christy Romano
  • "Towards Darkness" - America Ferrera
  • "Watching the Detectives" - Lucy Liu, Callie Thorne
  • "Where God Left His Shoes" - John Leguizamo
  • "You Kill Me" - Ben Kingsley, Phillip Baker Hall, Bill Pullman For more information on the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, visit the website at tribecafilmfestival.org.

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