The Tribeca Film Festival in New York will have a strong lineup of Irish premieres, movies and talent this year including Brendan Gleeson's “The Guard” and Alexandra McGuinness' "Lotus Eaters.”
Irish feature-length movie "Lotus Eaters,” directed by McGuinness, will have its world premiere at the event. “The Guard” will have its New York debut at the festival, having received excellent feedback at the Sundance Film Festival.
"We’re thrilled to be having the world premiere screening of ‘Lotus Eaters’ at the Tribeca Film Festival,” McGuinness said. "It’s a privilege to be included in the Viewpoints Program alongside such an unusual and exciting mix of films and filmmakers. I just hope I have time to see some of the other movies while I’m out there.”
Also included in the festival are Domhall Gleeson's directorial debut "Noreen,” Lance Daly's new film "The Good Doctor" and "The Swell Season," a documentary on Oscar winners Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.
Programming director for Tribecca David Kwok said, "I believe you will see the rich variety and quality of the films and talent that we are presenting at Tribeca this year. The program is about both discovery and showcasing a broad range of filmmaking to our eclectic and diverse audiences who are passionate about film.”
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