The Streaming Room will host six feature films from the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (including two world premieres) and 18 short films (including four world premieres and nine from past Tribeca Film Festivals).
Each film will have three to five 24-hour screening windows during which there will be a select number of “seats” available. Using a digital reservation system, viewers can reserve “seats” at www.tribecaonline.com. Reservations are now available for American Express Cardmembers and can be obtained by others beginning April 18.The six feature films are:
Donor Unknown, directed by Jerry Rothwell (UK) -- North American premiere, documentary. JoEllen Marsh grew up knowing her father only as Donor 150. As one of the first generation of test-tube babies, she yearns for connection with potential siblings, and turns to the Internet to track them down. As JoEllen slowly broadens her family tree, she forges a fascinatingly modern model of family.
Flowers of Evil (Fleurs du Mal), directed by David Dusa (France) -- North American premiere, narrative. A story of young love between Gecko, an Algerian-French hotel bellman and parkourer, and Anahita, an Iranian student forced to leave her country for her own safety after the controversial elections in 2009. In French and Farsi with English subtitles.
My Last Round (Mi Ultimo Round), directed and written by Julio Jorquera (Chile, Argentina) -- North American premiere, narrative. When successful boxer Octavio falls in love with kitchen hand Hugo, they move from their small-town homes in the south of Chile to capital city Santiago to protect their taboo relationship. But when Hugo feels unexpected desire for co-worker Jennifer, Octavio is left heartbroken and throws himself into a high-stakes boxing match against all odds. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Neon Flesh (Carne de Neon), directed and written by Paco Cabezas (Spain, Argentina, Sweden) --North American premiere, narrative. Young hustler Ricky, who was left to a life on the streets when his hooker mother got sent to prison, enlists a couple of buddies to help him open a whorehouse as a tribute to Mom when she's released. In Spanish with English subtitles.
New York Says Thank You, directed by Scott Rettberg (USA) -- World premiere, documentary. Follow the journey of New Yorkers whose lives were touched by Sept. 11, 2001 as they travel the country helping communities rebuild after disasters.
Rabies (Kalevet), directed and written by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Israel) -- North American premiere. Israel's first slasher horror film features a psychotic serial killer on the loose in the woods who crosses paths with a group of unsuspecting teenagers. Soon people are dying one by one, but the bad guy isn’t who you think. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
To see a list of short films available for viewing click here.
Other online programs include:
Live From ... enables online audiences to watch live streams of Festival events, including the opening press conference, red carpet premieres and award show, and engage with other audience members and onsite participants.
Tribeca Q&A invites the online audience to submit questions to a pool of 20-25 film and new media experts including Whoopi Goldberg, Brian Williams, David Gordon Green, Zach Braff and participating Tribeca (Online) filmmakers, programmers, actors, jurors, film experts, and more. Community members will vote on individual questions, and top-rated queries will be submitted for official response.
Filmmaker Feed contains aggregated information on all Tribeca (Online) Film Festival filmmakers, each of whom will have a custom page on the feed with a biography, interviews, favorite links, social media feeds (Twitter/Facebook), blog posts, video updates and more.
To keep up with all Tribeca initiatives click here.