NEW YORK, April 17 ― For the first time, New York’s Tribeca Film Festival will have its highest number of female feature film directors in its slate of movies.
“One of the things interesting about the festival this year is that we really tried to have 50/50 parity. So 46 per cent of our narrative films are directed by women. And you get a different perspective with strong women characters,” said festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal.
The 17th annual event will open with Love, Gilda a female directed documentary on late comedian Gilda Radner.
Another strong aspect of the festival will include films with an activist nature such as the documentary on Rachel Dolezal titled The Rachel Divide and Time for Ilhan, which chronicles the life of rising political star, Ilhan Omar.
Over 96 feature films will premiere at the festival while Schindler’s List, Scarface and In the Soup will celebrate their anniversaries with screenings and talk backs.
Actress Julianne Moore and Ashley Judd will be among the celebrities attending the inaugural Time’s Up chat to discuss what’s next for the movement.
The Tribeca Film Festival will run from April 18 until April 29. ― Reuters