Sunday, July 21, 2024

Tribeca Fest: Films by Katie Holmes, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Plus Docs About Sinead O’Connor, John McEnroe, Al Sharpton


Katie Holmes has directed her second feature. It’s called “Along Together,” one of its stars is Derek Luke, and it’s premiering at the Tribeca former Film Festival.

Holmes is not the only actor who’s got a directing job coming to Tribeca. So do Kyra Sedgwick and Ray Romano, who each have promising features in the 2022 line up. There are also a lot of documentaries about people like John McEnroe, Leonard Cohen, Yogi Berra, May Pang and John Lennon, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Sinead O’Connor. There’s also the opening night infomercial about Jennifer Lopez, and a cinema verite look at the Chelsea Hotel as old tenants battle wealthy new owners. Plus, a doc about “King” Richard Williams if you haven’t gotten enough of that story.

JLo aside, Tribeca seems like it’s overflowing with riches. They’ve also got two big Sundance hits, Dakota Johnson in “Cha Cha Real Smooth” and “Good Luck to You Leo Grande” with Emma Thompson. Each of them is a knockout and will sell out quickly.

Major features to watch: Annette Bening and Bryan Cranston in David Frankel’s “Jerry and Marge Go Large,” a sort of “Fun with Dick and Jane” for 2022. Crossing fingers on that one. And “Official Competition” starring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas NOT directed by Pedro Almodovar.

Plenty to see– very encouraging. Check out their website.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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