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Tribeca Film Festival preview

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Featuring nearly 100 films, the Tribeca Film Festival can present a challenge in terms of figuring out what to see. Don't panic: amNewYork has come to your rescue with our picks. Just select a genre and go from there.

COMEDY

"A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" "Saturday Night Live" funnyman Jason Sudekis plays a thirty-something party animal who refuses to grow up - even though all his friends have - and throws one last bash at his father's Hamptons digs.

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"The Trip": Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star in this road-trip flick set in the English countryside. 

"Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame": Picture Sherlock Holmes in ancient China. In Mandarin with subtitles.

NEW YORK

"Newlyweds" Ed Burns' latest flick sees him return to the TriBeCa neighborhood he's lived in since 2000. In "Newlyweds," which will close the festival on April 30, Burns tells the story of a couple whose wedded bliss is disturbed by family drama. 

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"New York Says Thank You": A documentary about New Yorkers whose lives were affected by September 11.

"Limelight": The chronicle of Peter Gatien, who owned nightclubs Limelight, Tunnel and Palladium before being deported to Canada.

RELATIONSHIP DRAMA

"Everything Must Go" Will Ferrell tests the dramatic waters in this adaptation of the Raymond Carver short story "Why Don't You Dance?"

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"Last Night": A married couple (Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington) spend one night apart and face temptation.

"Romantics Anonymous": A French love story set in the world of the chocolate biz.

"Janie Jones":  Abigail Breslin plays the daughter of a drug-addicted mom who forms a moving relationship with her absent musician-father.

MUSIC

"The Union" The film-festival opener pairs director Cameron Crowe with music legend Sir Elton John for an intimate look at John's recent collaboration with the legendary Leon Russell.

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"Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest":  Filmmaker Michael Rapaport follows the 1990s New York City hip-hop stars for eight months.

"God Bless Ozzy Osbourne": This doc looks at the 40-year career of the heavy-metal legend.

SPORTS

"Catching Hell" Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney turns his lens on sports scapegoats - specifically Steve Bartman, the bane of all Chicago Cubs fans - and the sometimes-crazed mental state of fans. Part of ESPN's "30 for 30."

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"Fire in Babylon": This doc looks at cricket in the West Indies during the time of liberation in the '70s and '80s.

"Klitschko": Championship boxing brothers Vitali and Wladimir are profiled in this documentary. In German, English, Ukrainian with subtitles.

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