Monday, March 14, 2011

Tribeca premieres Puncture and shows first production still with Chris Evans

Tribeca casts a Spotlight on 33 highly anticipated new releases and festival favorites, sure to provoke discussion and entertain audiences.

Today, we've announced the next round of feature films in the slate for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, which will take place April 20 to May 1. This year's Spotlight section, co-sponsored by JetBlue Airways, includes 33 films—16 docs and 17 narratives—that highlight the work of established directors and rising talents. 16 of the films in this exciting mix of current global cinema will world premiere at Tribeca.

"Now that the majority of the program has been announced, I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year,” said David Kwok, Director of Programming. “The program is about both discovery and showcasing a broad range of filmmaking to our eclectic and diverse audiences who are passionate about film."

“This year’s Spotlight is a mixture of carefully selected festival favorites from around the globe, highly anticipated releases, a number of new works by high profile filmmakers and films with subjects of special note,” said Genna Terranova, Senior Programmer.

In a record year for submissions, the 2011 film slate was chosen from a field of 5,624 entries. TFF 2011 will include feature films from 32 countries, including 43 World Premieres, 10 International Premieres, 19 North American Premieres, 7 U.S. Premieres and 9 New York Premieres. 99 directors will present feature works at the Festival, 54 of whom are making their feature directorial debuts. 12 feature film directors are making a return to Tribeca.

Directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen
Written by Chris Lopata
(USA) – World Premiere, Narrative
Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is not your typical lawyer. The tattooed and drug-addicted townie has more than his share of personal demons, but can he straighten up long enough to lead a renegade safety-needle inventor to victory against a monopolizing medical supply corporation? This David and Goliath legal drama, based on a true story, exposes the corruption and kickback schemes threatening the lives of millions of health care workers.



  1. This is good news that there will be a showing of the movie which couldn't be further from Captain America in style.

  2. I know. Pretty excited about this one.