We're going to have plenty of Tribeca Film Festival coverage here as the festival revs up in the next week. In the meantime, if you're fortunate enough to be headed to the pricey, exclusive fest, Variety
has posted a primer
to the movies that have a good chance of getting picked up for distribution based on their reception there -- movies that are "piquing interest among execs." Making the list are the William H. Macy
comedy Bart Got a Room
; a psychological thriller called From Within
that sounds oddly similar to this summer's The Happening
; a documentary about a senior citizen hip hop dance team called Gotta Dance
(also known as Young@Heart 2
a road movie starring Mariah Carey
; and 6 others.
Not too much is known about most of these, but I can tell you that Bart Got a Room
features the big screen debut of one Brandon Hardesty
, who became a YouTube sensation by posting dead-on reenactments of famous movie scenes in which he played all the characters. He's one of the few instances of YouTube popularity that stems from actual talent -- he's an amazing impressionist, and a really funny guy -- so I'm thrilled for him. I hope the movie's good.
Stay tuned for Erik Davis's dispatches from Tribeca, including his own must-see list.