Tribeca Adds ‘Despicable Me 4,’ Hannah Einbinder Stand-Up Special and Roger Federer, WNBA Docs

The 2024 Tribeca Festival has added even more films, including eight world premieres, to its lineup.

The annual New York event will now include the world premieres of two sports documentaries: Roger Federer‘s Twelve Final Days, directed by Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia, about the 20-time Grand Slam tennis champion’s decision to retire from the sport, and Dawn Porter’s Power of the Dream, about the WNBA‘s fights for fair pay, better airtime and social justice. Both docs are set to stream on Amazon’s Prime Video.

And it’s adding the North American premiere of Nanette Burstein’s Elizabeth Taylor: The Lost Tapes as well as the world premiere of Sabrina Van Tassel’s Missing From Fire Trail Road, about the efforts to find out what happened to missing Native American woman Mary Ellen Johnson-Davis, who disappeared more than two years ago from the Tulalip Indian reservation near Seattle.

“At our core, we are an activist festival, united by the belief that art can inspire change,” Tribeca co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. “We’re excited to add 11 new films to our Festival lineup, including Missing From Fire Trail Road about the injustices of unsolved crimes against Indigenous women and Power of the Dream, about the WNBA’s effort to fight for fair pay, plus many more films that will inform and engage audiences.”

On the narrative front, Tribeca is adding two more features to its international competition: Alonso Ruizpalacios’ La Cocina, an immigrant story about an undocumented cook at a New York kitchen, starring Rooney Mara, and Celina Murga’s Freshly Cut Grass, a dramedy about married university professors who start affairs with younger students, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.

And the festival has added two titles to its Spotlight narrative section: The world premiere of Hannah Einbinder‘s Max stand-up special Everything Must Go and Deena Kashper’s Nuked, about a marijuana-fueled 40th birthday party that turns chaotic when partygoers become aware of a nuclear missile headed toward them. The star-studded cast includes Justin Bartha, Anna Camp, Maulik Pancholy and Natasha Leggero.

On Father’s Day, the last day of this year’s festival, Tribeca will present a members-only screening of Despicable Me 4, directed by Chris Renaud and written by Mike White. The Steve Carell-starring Illumination title is set to hit theaters on July 3.

And Tribeca has already announced a high-profile event, after the end of this year’s festival, as part of its year-round programming: the Imax premiere of A Quiet Place: Day One on June 26, debuting the Michael Sarnoski-written and -directed prequel starring Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff and Djimon Hounsou.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring the premiere of A Quiet Place: Day One home to New York — and on the biggest screen in New York City,” said Tribeca Festival director and senior vp, programming Cara Cusumano. “We can’t think of a more perfect way to close out our programming this June than with some big screen thrills and a film that celebrates the magic of the shared theatrical experience.”

The 2024 Tribeca Festival runs from June 5-16. More information about this year’s festival is available here.

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