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Documentaries on Brian Wilson and Anthony Bourdain front Tribeca Film Festival


This year’s Tribeca Film Festival has had to make the switch to digital, but that still hasn’t stopped the annual festival from putting forward a fantastic roster of forthcoming films. Leading the line-up this year are documentaries on the late Anthony Bourdain and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. 

The festival will be online from June 9-20. In a flurry of announcements, the pictures that will be presented released yesterday (April 22nd). 

A statement from Brian Wilson’s official Twitter account read: “The Brian Wilson documentary Long Promised Road will have its world premiere at Tribeca this June. Dates and details to come.”

The other headlining film is the new documentary on Anthony Bourdain. The filmmaker Morgan Neville will be presenting Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, which tracks the life of the late culinary and cultural legend, with “the same energy, curiosity, and deep humanity that made Anthony Bourdain the superstar whose life touched so many.”

Also prominent on the festival’s roster is the quarantine comedy How It Ends, directed by Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein and the directorial debut of Ilana Glazer, False Positive

Elsewhere, the festival will also see the debut of a new Ted Bundy based feature where Elijah Wood will take on the role of the serial killer in No Man of God. 

“After a year of closed cinemas, cancelled gatherings, and virtual everything, it is with joy and hope that we finally invite New Yorkers out of their homes and back to the movies,” said Cara Cusumano, Festival Director and Vice President of Programming for the Tribeca Festival.

Adding: “Immersed in the city itself, Tribeca 2021 will bring once-in-a-lifetime big-screen experiences to filmmakers and audiences alike as we reconnect, re-imagine, and reopen through the shared experience of film.”