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American Express is taking the Tribeca Film Festival on the road and Houston is one of their stops

This October the Tribeca Film Festival is going on the road. American Express is teaming up with Tribeca Film to take a selection of the festival’s movies to various cities — bringing a piece of the prestigious film festival to a town near you. Well, guess what Houstonians? We’re one of the stops!

 
American Express is taking the Tribeca Film Festival on the road and Houston is one of their stops

UPDATE: Due to a scheduling change, Sunday screenings for Tribeca Film Festival on the Road are no longer available. Also, for all card members purchasing tickets a complimentary food & beverage voucher will be presented at the box office courtesy of American Express. Finally, Abigail Breslin, star of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and ZOMBIELAND, will be at the Drafthouse on Friday for the screening of JANIE JONES.

This October the Tribeca Film Festival is going on the road. American Express is teaming up with Tribeca Film to take a selection of the festival’s movies to various cities — bringing a piece of the prestigious film festival to a town near you. Well, guess what Houstonians? We’re one of the stops!

The three-day Tribeca Film Festival On The Road event will kick-off October 14 at our West Oaks location and will feature an eclectic mix of independent feature films. Each film will be accompanied with a Q&A session featuring actors, directors and others involved in the film productions.

Tickets for the screenings are now on sale and available to purchase at tribecafilm.com/amex. Sales will benefit the Tribeca Film Institute, a year-round nonprofit arts organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff. The Institute empowers filmmakers through grants, professional development and resources — while also helping students to discover film and filmmaking.

Here’s a complete line-up of the films that will screen as part of the three-day event:

JANIE JONES

 

In this David M. Rosenthal directed film, Alessandro Nivola stars as a rocker whose band is on their comeback trail when a reunion with on old flame (played by Elisabeth Shue) unearths a huge surprise — he has a thirteen-year-daughter named Janie Jones (played by Abigail Breslin). A family drama with a musical backbone, the film also features Peter Stormare and Brittany Snow.

All screenings of the film will be accompanied by a Q&A with David M. Rosenthal (Director), Keith Kjarval (Producer) and Eric Bassett (Producer).

 

Friday, October 14 at 7:30 PM (Ticket includes after-party with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)

Saturday, October 15 at 6:45 PM

 

ULTRASUEDE: IN SEARCH OF HALSTON

This 2009 documentary is directed by Whitney Sudler-Smith and explores the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity designer — Halston, a man who was synonymous with ‘70s fashion and became a fixture of New York City nightlife. The film includes interviews with friends and witnesses including Liza Minnelli, Anjelica Huston and Billy Joel.

All screenings to include a Q&A with Whitney Sudler-Smith (Director)

Saturday, October 15 @ 3:15 PM

 

THE MAN ON THE TRAIN

 

Director Mary McGucklan directs this English-language remake of Patrice Leconte’s award-winning French film of the same name. Donald Sutherland and musician Larry Mullen, Jr. star as two unlikely friends — one a would-be bank robber, the other a retired poetry professor. As their friendship grows, their chance meeting causes the two to reexamine their own lives.

All screenings to include a Q&A with Martin Katz (Producer)

Saturday, October 15 @ 3:45 PM

 

THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY

 

Legendary “tough guy” actor Dennis Farina stars in writer/director Joe Maggio’s homage to early ‘70s films. Farina stars as Joe May, a short-money hustler who returns from a stay in the hospital to discover his apartment has been rented out to a single mother (Jamie Anne Allman) and her daughter. As Joe plots a comeback scheme, the dominos leading to his downfall begin to fall into place.

All screenings to include a Q&A with Joe Maggio (Director), Bill Straus (Producer) and Stephanie Striegel (Producer).

Saturday, October 15 @ 6 PM

 

NORTHEAST

David Call stars in writer/director Gregory Kohn’s film about Will, an unemployed and aimless playboy in New York. While he has spent his 20s in a string of casual, distant relationships, the realization that all of his friends have begun setteling into steady jobs and committed relationships prompts Will to take one last shot at finding a connection with someone.

All screenings to include a Q&A with Gregory Kohn (Director), Jason Selvig (Actor) and Elenore Hendricks (Actor)

Saturday, October 15 @ 9 PM

 

DON’T GO IN THE WOODS

 

Vincent D’Onofrio (FULL METAL JACKET, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”) makes his directorial debut on this twisted musical/horror hybrid that mixes the spontaneous performances of GLEE with the terror of a cabin in the woods film and should keep audiences captivated, terrified and entertained in equal measure.

All screenings to include a Q&A with Vincent D’Onfrio (Director) and Sam Bisbee (Composer)

Saturday, October 15 @ 9:45 PM

 

MR. STACHE

A short film from director Jac Schaeffer, MR. STACHE is the winner of “My Movie Pitch,” a contest launched by American Express to bring unique independent movie ideas to life. The film itself is a story about a man who grows a mustache which everybody hates.

This short film will be screened with select films throughout the festival.

All filmmaker appearances are subject to change without notice. 

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