The Girl Next Door
Tribeca Fest Features Katie Holmes, Robin Williams
By Jake Coyle | Associated Press Film Writer
NEW YORK - The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival will premiere films starring Katie Holmes and Robin Williams, and feature Courteney Cox's directorial debut.
The New York festival announced the second half of its slate of 87 feature films Thursday.
Debuting at Tribeca will be the comedy "Just Before I Go," starring Seann William Scott, Cox's first feature as director. Also premiering is the drama "Boulevard," starring Williams, and the schoolteacher tale "Miss Meadows," with Holmes.
A romance penned by Joss Whedon, "In Your Eyes," will come to Tribeca, as will "Every Secret Thing," a crime drama scripted by "Enough Said" director Nicole Holofcener.
The documentary selections include profiles of the famous, including Alice Cooper ("Super Duper Alice Cooper"), Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead ("The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir") and cyclist Greg LeMond ("Slaying the Badger"). Also playing is the Susan Sarandon-produced "Silenced," a documentary about the prosecution of alleged government information leakers.
The festival will feature notable films from other festivals, including Roman Polanski's "Venus in Fur," Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves," Paul Haggis' "Third Person" and Ira Sachs' "Love Is Strange."
In its midnight section, Tribeca often gathers genre film oddities. This year, it will feature a "Sharknado"-like mash-up: the horror flick "Zombeavers," which (naturally) features a horde of rabid zombie beavers.
Earlier this week, Tribeca announced the other half of its program. Noteworthy selections include the fashion documentary "Dior and I" and the confused-teenager drama "Gabriel," starring Rory Culkin. Each will kick off a festival section: "Gabriel" begins the world narrative competition, and "Dior and I" opens the world documentary category.
The Tribeca Film Festival will open April 16 with the premiere of "Time Is Illmatic," a documentary about the rapper Nas and his debut album, "Illmatic." The festival runs through April 27.