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Here are 10 films you have to check out at Tribeca Film Festival

Jesus Sanchez-Velez as Ricky in Stand Clear of

Jesus Sanchez-Velez as Ricky in Stand Clear of the Closing Doors. Credit: Jesus Sanchez-Velez as Ricky in "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors."

The Tribeca Film Festival opens Wednesday night with a screening of “Mistaken For Strangers,” a documentary about the Brooklyn-based band The National. But there’s a lot more to the festival than films for audiophiles.

amNewYork has picked out 10 films we like or are excited to check out:

‘A Case of You’
Justin Long writes and stars in this comedy about a guy who creates a fictional online profile to woo the girl of his dreams (Evan Rachel Wood). Also featuring Peter Dinklage, Brendan Fraser and Sienna Miller.

‘At Any Price’
Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron play an Iowa farmer and his disaffected son in the terrific new movie from director Ramin Bahrani.

‘Before Midnight’
The third installment in director Richard Linklater’s trilogy about the romance between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy).

‘Bending Steel’
Follow the story of Chris “Wonder” Schoeck as he tries to fulfill his dream of becoming an old-time Strongman.

‘Big Shot’
“Entourage” star Kevin Connolly directs this documentary chronicling the 1997 story of John Spano, who paid out $165 million to buy the Islanders, but turned out to be a fraud.

‘In God We Trust’
This documentary has a fascinating subject: Bernie Madoff’s personal secretary.

‘Prince Avalanche’
Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch star in a small-scale David Gordon Green flick about two men bonding as they paint a Texas highway. It’s better than we just made it sound.

‘Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic’
The documentary chronicles the life of the groundbreaking comedian, featuring interviews with Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle and Robin Williams, as well as some rare footage.

‘Stand Clear of the Closing Doors’
A drama that’s set in the Rockaways, “Stand Clear” was partially filmed during Superstorm Sandy.

‘Star Wars Uncut’
“Star Wars” fans provide 15 second clips they made for a fully fan-created version of “The Empire Strikes Back.”


New York on Screen

As a New York movie festival, Tribeca heaily features the Big Apple. Here are some New York-based films:
-- “Cutie and the Boxer”
-- “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”
-- “Flex is Kings”
-- “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”

Tribeca Film Festival runs from today through April 28. Go to for a full list of films, schedules and ticket information.

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