Published March 07, 2013
Cat videos, images and memes have taken over the web. And now they’re taking over the Tribeca Film Festival.
“Lil Bub & Friendz” is a documentary about internet cat sensations, such as Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat, and Keyboard Cat. The movie, according to Vice, “examines the internet cat phenomenon.”
But in case cats aren’t your thing, the Tribeca Film Fest will have plenty of other flicks to please every type of movie-goer. The New York festival will feature 89 movies in total.
Some of the films, like Linklater's "Before Midnight" and Green's "Prince Avalanche," will be continuing on the festival circuit after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Others, like Goldberg's documentary "I Got Somethin' to Tell You" on the comedian Moms Mabley, will be showing for the first time.
Documentary subjects range from fracking ("Gasland Part II," a sequel to Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated film), Richard Pryor ("Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic"), Bernie Madoff's longtime secretary ("In God We Trust"), Somali pirate hunters ("The Project") and Elaine Stritch ("Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me").
Tribeca will also attract a number of stars, with films featuring Zac Efron (the father-son drama "At Any Price"); Paul Rudd and Paul Giamatti (the holiday comedy "Almost Christmas"); John Cusack and Emma Roberts (the sex shop comedy "Adult World"); Melissa Leo (the addiction drama "Bottled Up"); and Julianne Moore (the schoolroom comedy "The English Teacher").
The 12th-annual Tribeca Film Festival runs April 17 through April 28. The festival earlier announced its opening night film as the documentary "Mistaken for Strangers" about the National. The Brooklyn rock band will perform at the premiere, as well.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.