Alma Har’el, whose 2011 doc Bombay Beach claimed the best feature documentary prize at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, will return to the 2015 edition to present excerpts from her latest project, LoveTrue.
The news comes as the festival unveils more documentary screenings for its upcoming edition, as featured in the Spotlight, Special Screenings and Works in Progress programs.
According to the festival, Har’el’s latest “weaves three challenging relationships, while examining non-fiction performance as a documentation of truth and a purveyor of memory.” Har’el and executive producer Shia LaBeouf will be on hand to preview scenes from the film and take part in what the fest bills as “an intimate discussion about True Love.”
Also within the Works in Progress program, Patrick Creadon’s All Work All Play, which explores the popularity and intensity of arena video game competitions, will have its work in progress cut presented.
Creadon’s filmography includes 2006’s Wordplay and 2008’s I.O.U.S.A.
Elsewhere in the festival, the Spotlight program will host world premieres of Among the Believers, a look into the radical Islamic school the Red Mosque; two docs from ESPN Films, including Jeff Tremaine’s skydiving doc Angry Sky and Jason Hehir’s Down in the Valley, which follows the fight to save the Sacremento Kings; Abigail Disney’s The Armor of Light, which explores the ties between American gun culture and its evangelical Christian movement; David Gelb’s look at the Ford Mustang, A Faster Horse; Jonathan Hock’s baseball doc, Fastball; David Evans’ A Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did; Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s Peggy Guggenheim – Art Addict; Christopher Bell’s Prescription Thugs; and the Noam Chomsky-featuring Requiem for the American Dream, from Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott.
The Spotlight program will also feature the world premiere of Roseanne for President!, Eric Weinrib’s look at actor/comedian Roseanne Barr’s campaign to get on the 2012 American presidential election ballot; and Erin Lee Carr’s Thought Crimes, an HBO documentary that explores the “thought crime” case of an NYPD officer called “The Cannibal Cop” by the press after being convicted of conspiring to kidnap, rape, kill and eat several women, only to be later acquitted.
Documentaries in the Special Screenings program include two world premieres: A Ballerina’s Tale from Nelson George, which follows Misty Copeland, the first African-American female soloist at New York City’s American Ballet Theatre; and Sam Wrench’s Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions, which documents the singer’s work on her 13th studio album. In both cases, performances will follow the screenings, with George’s film to be followed by a special ballet performance from Copeland’s mentees Erica Laa and Naazir Muhammad, and Blige performing live at the Beacon Theatre following the screening of Wrench’s film.
Short film selections for the upcoming fest will be announced tomorrow (March 6).
The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 15-26. For more information, click here.