Sean Penn, Michael Moore and Oliver Stone all had kind words for the former president of Venezuela, who died Tuesday; Israel Film Festival to honor first woman to head a major movie studio at Opening Night gala; plus news from the Brussels and First Time Film Fests.
The Tribeca Film Festival released details of its non-competition offerings, including the latest from Richard Linklater, David Gordon Green and even Whoopi Goldberg, plus more screening in its Spotlight section. Also announced were the re-branded Midnight and new transmedia Storyscapes sections.
Selections screening in the Tribeca Film Festival's narrative and documentary competitions were unveiled Tuesday. The festival also announced titles in its out of competition Viewpoints section.
Organizers of the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled 10 Narrative Features and 12 Documentaries that will compete in the 2013 edition of the event taking place April 25 – May 9. The selection includes several North American and U.S. debuts.
Critic, programmer, and former NYFF Selection Committee member Dennis Lim has been named the new Director of Cinematheque Programming for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He's stepping in to replace Robert Koehler.
Steven Spielberg, who collaborated with the late filmmaker on Artificial Intelligence in 2001, is working with Stanley Kubrick's family on a script he abandoned in the 70s. Also in today's FilmLinc Digest: War Witch triumphs at Canadian Film Awards, Richard Burton finally gets his star, and China launches U.S. scriptwriting contest.