The crowd-pleasing Cinemania section returns to the Tribeca Film Festival, tempting audiences to experience the most exciting genre films from all corners of the globe. Typified by tense thrillers of all types, this year’s program takes viewers from the simmering home invasion drama Replicas to a twisty underworld kidnapping plot in Graceland; from the intense action of France’s Sleepless Night to online gaming run amok in Rat King. The Cinemania films this year also embrace a darkly comic edge, including the darkly satirical Eddie – The Sleepwalking Cannibal, the over-the-top comedic violence of Revenge for Jolly!, and Jackpot’s heist-comedy-gone-wrong. This gripping lineup, alternately suspenseful and hilarious, serves up just the right number of twists and laughs for late-night filmgoers.
I spoke with Tribeca Festival Programmer Cara Cusumano this morning, and in her words, “ The section itself is supposed to be for late-night audiences. A lot of horror movies, a lot of extreme comedies, a lot of intense thrillers. A lot of stuff that will be exciting for late night screenings. We really want to represent the best of genre filmmaking because it’s really thriving and we want to celebrate it in a special way.”
Hit the jump for the lineup, some stills and a few more words from Cusumano! READ MORE